The Multi-State Practice Committee focuses its efforts on a wide array of projects and issues relating to trusts and estates practice. Past projects have included a review of relevant law and recommended legislation regarding (I) revocation of non-probate transfers by divorce, (ii) anti-lapse of life insurance policies, retirement plans, and accounts with payable-on-death designations, and (iii) the slayer statute. In the near future, the Committee intends to concentrate more directly on issues relating to practice across State lines, such as the differences in practice among States, traps for the unwary New York lawyer dealing with an ancillary probate, forum shopping, and state requirements for important estate planning documents such as living wills and health care proxies.

Section Committee Co-Chairpersons

Susan H. Accetta- [email protected] and Darcy M. Katris- [email protected]

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Committee Roster

Mr. Jonathan Adam Galler

Prof. Ira M. Bloom

Albany Law School

Mr. Jonathan J. Rikoon, Esq.

Vice-Chairperson

Ms. Linda J. Wank, Esq.

Ms. Amy B. Beller, Esq.

Ms. Susan H. Accetta, Esq.

Chairperson

Mr. Daniel Robert Bernard, Esq.

First Vice-Chairman And Fiscal Officer

Mr. Daniel Patrick Buckley

Mr. Michael J. Sullivan, Esq.

Mr. Thomas Jay Solomon, Esq.

Mr. Joseph Brachfeld, Esq.

Mr. Daniel N. DeFio, Esq.

Ms. Deborah S. Kearns

Mr. Michael P. Stafford, Esq.

Mr. Paul R. Comeau, Esq.

Hodgson Russ LLP

Mr. Jerome L. Wolf, Esq.

Mr. Ronald S. Kochman, Esq.

Prof. William P. LaPiana

Vice-Chairperson

Mr. Pierre-Thomas John Ernest Taponier, Esq.

Ms. Michelle Nancy Daly, Esq.

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