Dennis Wiley focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration and Surrogate’s Court litigation.
A Partner in Rivkin Radler’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group, Dennis helps clients formulate comprehensive estate plans and effectuate those plans through wills, trusts, customized beneficiary designation forms, and other estate planning documents. He also assists individual and corporate fiduciaries with all aspects of estate and trust administration, including the commencement of probate and administration proceedings, post-mortem tax planning, preparation of estate tax and fiduciary income tax returns, and fiduciary accountings.
Dennis often provides advice to clients with respect to the planning and eventual administration of New York property owned by non-residents. He engages in all aspects of Surrogate’s Court litigation, with a particular emphasis on complex contested accounting proceedings, enforcing claims against fiduciary bonds, and will contests.
Dennis is a co-chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Surrogate’s Court Estates and Trusts Committee, where he has spoken on contested accounting proceedings and trust decanting. He also is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association and its Estate Litigation and Estate Planning subcommittees, and the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Dennis is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Dennis graduated cum laude from the University at Buffalo Law School, where he served as the executive publication editor of the Buffalo Law Review and was a member of the Moot Court Board. Before law school, Dennis was a licensed physical therapist, working primarily with patients with acute and chronic neurological impairments and adults with developmental disabilities.
926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkBar Affiliations
American Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Co-Chair – Surrogate’s Court, Trusts & Estates Committee
New York State Bar AssociationEducation
University at Buffalo Law School, Juris Doctor cum laude
University at Buffalo, School of Public Health and Health Professions, B.A.