Happy Holidays from Antonelli & Antonelli!

2014: The Year in Pictures   Continuing Legal Education Program and Nets Game Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, February 2014     Fundraiser for the Volunteer Lawyers Project Brooklyn Wine Exchange, Brooklyn, NY, February 2014     Young Lawyer Section Chairs, Daniel Antonelli and Adam Kalish, with fellow members of the Brooklyn Bar Association, at the 2nd […]

FAQ: What is an Administrator’s bond in Surrogate’s Court?

An Administrator’s bond is a type of insurance policy that guarantees the proper administration of an estate. In Surrogate’s Court, an Administrator is usually required to post a bond before he or she qualifies to receive the appointment (also known as being granted Letters of Administration). Executors are usually exempt from the bond requirement because […]

Daniel Antonelli Named “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers Magazine recently released its annual list of “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars.” The New York Metro 2014 list included Daniel Antonelli, of Antonelli & Antonelli, as a Rising Star for his work in Estate Planning and Probate. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years of age, […]

Inheritance by Non-Marital Children (aka Children Born Out of Wedlock)

Special rules apply to inheritance by “non-marital” children, previously known as “children born out of wedlock”, when it comes to establishing the child’s right to inherit. Under New York’s Estates Powers & Trusts Law (EPTL) §4-1.2, a non-marital child is the legitimate child of his mother and may therefore inherit from his mother; however, a […]

FAQ: What is a Public Administrator?

The Public Administrator administers the estates of deceased persons (“decedents”). There is a Public Administrator in every county in the City of New York. The Public Administrator of each county administers the estates of that county’s residents who die without anyone who is willing or able to administer the estate. The Public Administrator’s primary duty […]

2014 Changes to New York’s Estate Tax (Part 1)

The way our government taxes our estates is changing once again.  This time it’s at the state level for New York domiciliaries.  Similar to the federal government’s 2001 legislation, which increased the federal exemption amount in increments from 2001 through 2011, New York State enacted legislation which incrementally increases the NYS exemption amount from April […]

Daniel Antonelli Receives Distinguished Service Award From Brooklyn Bar

On May 14, 2014, Daniel Antonelli was honored with the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award.  Each year, the Association recognizes attorneys “For Outstanding Service on Behalf of the Brooklyn Legal Community.”  At the 2014 Annual Meeting, Brooklyn Bar President Andrew Fallek chose Daniel Antonelli as one of the honorees for his dedicated service to the […]