Brooklyn and Long Island Trusts and Estates Law Firm
For over one hundred years, the Firm has assisted and advised clients with asset planning and the transfer of wealth. We serve clients that reside in the five boroughs of New York City and the counties of Suffolk and Nassau on Long Island.
Ensuring that assets are protected and passed on to loved ones remains a vital objective in our ever-changing and complex society. Wingate, Kearney & Cullen, LLP assists our clients in achieving these goals through a diversified trusts and estates practice. We are well versed in trusts whose purpose is tax avoidance and control of assets into the future, such as insurance trusts, housing trusts, QTIP trusts, generation skipping trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and supplemental needs trusts
Not all planning relates only to assets. It is also necessary to plan for our clients during their lives. We consider it imperative that we assist our clients in maintaining a high standard of living and one that maintains their dignity. To achieve this goal, we emphasis the need for health care proxies, living wills, living trusts both revocable and irrevocable, and extended powers of attorney. To provide peace of mind to our clients we are also well versed in drafting burial proxies.
The Firm can also assist our clients in setting up guardianships to protect family members. The lawyers of Wingate, Kearney & Cullen, LLP are well versed in guardianships under both Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law, which allows for the appointment of a guardian for incapacitated individuals, and under Article 17-A of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act, which ensures guardianship for developmentally disabled or mentally retarded individuals.