Nicholas G. MonetaAssociate
Nicholas G. Moneta is an Associate in the Personal, Family & Business Planning Practice Group. His practice is focused on trusts and estates law, with an emphasis on estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning and estate and trust administration. He regularly prepares wills, codicils, trust instruments and amendments, advance directives, gift and estate tax returns, and opinion letters. Nicholas frequently facilitates, among other things, irrevocable trust decantings and sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts.
Nicholas represents clients throughout all aspects of probate, administration, and judicial accounting proceedings in the Surrogate’s Court. He is certified to serve on the Part 36 fiduciary list as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem, Guardian, Court Evaluator, and Counsel for Alleged Incapacitated Persons.
Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Nicholas was an associate in a Long Island firm’s trusts and estates group, an intern for the Community & Economic Development Clinic at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, which is dedicated to counseling corporate and not-for-profit clients, and a judicial intern for Hon. Kathleen A. Tomlinson, Magistrate Judge, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Nicholas is Co-Chair of the Estate Planning Committee of the Trusts & Estate Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and serves as the Section’s Tenth District Representative. Nicholas is also a Student Member of Class III of the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a Committee Member of the Associate Membership Committee of the Nassau County Estate Planning Council. Previously, Nicholas served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Trusts & Estates Law Section Journal of the New York State Bar Association.
Nicholas earned two awards for excellence in the study of property law and served as the Managing Editor of Articles for the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal while in law school.
Nicholas has appeared in a handful of episodes in such crime show dramas as Law & Order: SVU, Blue Bloods, and Unforgettable.
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Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkBar Affiliations
New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Law Section
The Nassau County Estate Planning Council
Nassau County Bar Association, Surrogate’s Court, Estates & Trusts CommitteeEducation
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Juris Doctor, cum laude
Adelphi University, B.F.A., magna cum laude
News & Publications
What Trustees and Executors Should Know About FDIC Coverage
March 27 | 2023
Got a Charitable Interest? Revisiting the Registration Requirements for Charitable Estates and Trusts
March 22 | 2023
La Ferlita and Moneta Elected Co-Chairs of the NYSBA’s Estate Planning Committee
December 15 | 2022
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