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Jennifer F. Hillman

Jennifer F. Hillman

Partner

Jennifer F. Hillman is a Partner in Rivkin Radler’s Personal, Family & Business Planning Practice Group. Her practice includes all manner of Surrogate’s Court proceedings including accounting proceedings, probate contests, discovery proceedings, and commercial litigation related to estates. She practices in the Surrogate’s Courts as well as the trial and appellate courts throughout New York.

Jennifer is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate counsel (ACTEC). Before her promotion to chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Section, she served as chair of the Estate Litigation Committee and co-chair of the Government Relations and Legislation Committee, where she actively assisted the Section in promoting new legislation. Several of her own legislative proposals have been signed into law. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association where she served as co-chair of the Surrogates Court Committee.

A frequent speaker, Jennifer has lectured on probate and trust issues to the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Judicial Institute and other organizations. She has cowritten many articles for the New York Law Journal and is a contributor to the LexisNexis Estate Practice and Elder Law Community on a variety of issues related to estate litigation.

Notable Decisions:

In re Hoppenstein, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 30940(U)(Surr Ct. New York Co. 2017)
In re Dorfsman, 2016 N.Y. Slip Op. 32026(U) (Surr Ct. Nassau Co. 2016)
Matter of Panebianco, 50 Misc3d 1203(A) (Surr Ct Westchester Co 2015)
In re Elmezzi, 124 AD3d 886 (2d Dept 2015)
In re Saft, 41 Misc 3d 1219 (A) (Surr Ct. Nassau Co. 2013)
In re Demesyeux, 42 Misc 3d 730 (Surr Ct. Nassau Co. 2013)
In re Will of Friedlander, 34 Misc 3d 1216 (A) (Surr Ct. New York Co. 2011)
In re Nieto, 70 AD 3d 831 (2d Dept 2010)

Jennifer has received an AV Preeminent® ranking by Martindale-Hubbell®, given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.

Uniondale
F: (516) 357-3333

926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926

Bar Admission

New York

Bar Affiliations

New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Chair of the Section

Nassau County Women’s Bar Foundation, board of directors

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), fellow

Nassau County Bar Association

Education

St. John’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor

Marist College, B.A

Jennifer F. Hillman

Partner

Jennifer F. Hillman is a Partner in Rivkin Radler’s Personal, Family & Business Planning Practice Group. Her practice includes all manner of Surrogate’s Court proceedings including accounting proceedings, probate contests, discovery proceedings, and commercial litigation related to estates. She practices in the Surrogate’s Courts as well as the trial and appellate courts throughout New York.

Jennifer is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate counsel (ACTEC). Before her promotion to chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Section, she served as chair of the Estate Litigation Committee and co-chair of the Government Relations and Legislation Committee, where she actively assisted the Section in promoting new legislation. Several of her own legislative proposals have been signed into law. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association where she served as co-chair of the Surrogates Court Committee.

A frequent speaker, Jennifer has lectured on probate and trust issues to the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Judicial Institute and other organizations. She has cowritten many articles for the New York Law Journal and is a contributor to the LexisNexis Estate Practice and Elder Law Community on a variety of issues related to estate litigation.

Notable Decisions:

In re Hoppenstein, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 30940(U)(Surr Ct. New York Co. 2017)
In re Dorfsman, 2016 N.Y. Slip Op. 32026(U) (Surr Ct. Nassau Co. 2016)
Matter of Panebianco, 50 Misc3d 1203(A) (Surr Ct Westchester Co 2015)
In re Elmezzi, 124 AD3d 886 (2d Dept 2015)
In re Saft, 41 Misc 3d 1219 (A) (Surr Ct. Nassau Co. 2013)
In re Demesyeux, 42 Misc 3d 730 (Surr Ct. Nassau Co. 2013)
In re Will of Friedlander, 34 Misc 3d 1216 (A) (Surr Ct. New York Co. 2011)
In re Nieto, 70 AD 3d 831 (2d Dept 2010)

Jennifer has received an AV Preeminent® ranking by Martindale-Hubbell®, given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.

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