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May 15, 2012
May 3, 2012
Albert W. Petraglia
Albert W. Petraglia is a partner in the firm's Trusts, Estates & Taxation Practice Group. He has served as Chief Clerk-Referee at the Nassau County Surrogate's Court for 30 years prior to joining the firm.
In his key role as Chief Clerk-Referee, Mr. Petraglia was responsible for the daily operation of the Nassau County Surrogate's Court, including supervising, training and assignment of court personnel, interviewing and hiring new employees, and serving as liaison with the Office of Court Administration, news organizations, the Bar and the public. Mr. Petraglia also prepared court budgets, three-year plans, and conducted conferences and referee hearings.
Mr. Petraglia was instrumental in modernizing the Nassau Surrogate's Court. Under his leadership, one of the most advanced computer systems in the state was installed. He initiated a program to digitize the courts files as a way to preserve the files integrity and to provide easy access to the data.
Active in the Surrogate's Courts Chief Clerk's Association, Mr. Petraglia is the outgoing Chairman of the Surrogate's Law Association, where he has held positions on numerous committees. While serving as the Fiduciary Clerk for the Nassau County Surrogate's Court, he conducted numerous seminars for Guardians and potential Guardians ad Litem.
Prior to joining the Nassau Surrogate's Court, Mr. Petraglia was a member of the New York County Surrogate's Court Law Department, where he trained with some of the best estate lawyers in the court system. Before that he was in private practice in the areas of trust and estates, guardianships, and real estate. Mr. Petraglia was also an Instructor in the Engineering/Cooperative Education Department at Pratt Institute.
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Moot Court Judge, Brooklyn Law School
St. John's University School of Law, Juris Doctor
Adelphi University, Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
Pratt Institute, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering; Dean's List - Third Year, Graduate of the Cooperative Education Program, Exchange Student through United Nations' I.A.E.S.T.E. Sponsorship