Albert W. PetragliaOf Counsel
Albert W. Petraglia concentrates his practice on Surrogate’s Court litigation, trusts and estates administration, and complex estate planning and related tax matters.
Of Counsel to Rivkin Radler’s Trusts, Estates & Taxation Practice Group, Albert is routinely appointed by the Surrogate’s Court to act as a guardian ad litem. He also regularly defends guardians and other appointed fiduciaries against claims alleging breach of duty.
Previously, Albert served as Chief Clerk-Referee at the Nassau County Surrogate’s Court for more than 30 years, where he was responsible for the daily operation of the Nassau County Surrogate’s Court. There, he oversaw the installation of one of the most advanced computer system’s in the state and initiated a program to digitize Surrogate’s Court files as a means to preserve file integrity and provide easy access to data.
He was a speaker at a New York State Bar Association continuing legal education program entitled, “What You Need to Know as a Guardian,” and he spoke out a sold-out program in Washington, D.C., on the topic of estate settlements.
Active in the Surrogate’s Courts Chief Clerk’s Association, Albert is the outgoing chair of the Surrogate’s Law Association, where he has held many committee positions. He also is a past president and current member of the Columbian Lawyers’ Association.
He was the recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation from the Lawyer’s Fund for Client Protection for the help he extended his client in securing an award of reimbursement.
Albert has been actively involved in the American Kidney Fund for the past seven years, most recently serving on the nonprofit organization’s Gala Committee.
926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkCourt Admissions
New York State
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkBar Affiliations
Chairman of the Surrogate’s Law Association
Past President of the Columbian Lawyers’ Association (First Dept.) 1992
Lecturer: New York State Bar Association, The Nassau Bar Association, The Columbian Lawyers’ Association, Nassau County and First Department, New York County Lawyers’ Association,
Nassau County Department of Senior Citizens
Moot Court Judge, Brooklyn Law SchoolEducation
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