Speciality: Trusts & Estates
Jay is laser-focused on efficiently obtaining wins for his clients, who hire him for his seasoned judgment in dispute resolution both in and out of the courtroom. A trusted counselor, he has deep expertise representing all types of stakeholders in sophisticated and complex trust and estate disputes. Jay has significant experience litigating all manner of breach of fiduciary duty actions in trusts and estates, as well as Will contests and other contested probate matters. As part of this practice, he counsels private clients in potentially contentious business and personal matters regarding, among other areas, closely-held businesses, real estate, tax and insurance. Jay’s practice also includes guardianship actions and other contested elder law matters. A carefully aggressive advocate, Jay’s clients look to him for their thorniest matters.Jay is well-known in his field, and often speaks and writes on fiduciary litigation topics,
including undue influence, no contest clauses, and accounting proceedings. Jay is a Fellow in the peer-elected American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He is pro bono trust and estate litigation counsel to the New York Public Library. And he is also the chairperson of the Litigation Committee of Trusts & Estates magazine. Through his network,
Jay provides seamless counsel to his multi-jurisdictional clientele.
Prior to forming Elman Freiberg, Jay was the chairperson of Katten Muchin Rosenman’s New York fiduciary litigation practice. He was also previously an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where he taught legal writing. And Jay served as a law clerk for the Honorable Diane Weiss Sigmund, judge for the US Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Jay resides in Manhattan with his wife and two children. When not with his family or in the office, he can be found training for his next race. Jay is a veteran of numerous road races and triathlons and, on happy occasion, makes the podium.
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