Regina Kiperman

My Goal is to help you Accomplish Your Goals.

Regina leads the firm’s New York City office and advises clients in the areas of Probate, Estate & Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Contested and Uncontested Guardianship matters, Will Contests, Contested Accountings, and Special Needs Planning.

To this end, Regina:

  • Prepares estate planning documents (from basic to complex), including, but not limited to: Wills, various Trusts (e.g.: Revocable, Irrevocable, Life Insurance, Charitable, and/or Personal Residence), and Advance Directives;
  • Prepares Probate and Estate Administration Petitions to help fiduciaries obtain Letters Testamentary, Limited Letters Testamentary, Letters of Administration, or Letters of Administration, C.T.A;
  • Counsels fiduciaries (e.g.: executors, administrators, trustees, and guardians) on the administration and taxation of their (or their ward’s) estates;
  • Advises trustees and trust beneficiaries on the administration and taxation of trusts;
  • Represents family members in kinship proceedings to prove their right to inherit property;
  • Represents individuals in contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings;
  • Advises individuals on elder law issues, including reviewing existing care plans and long-term care insurance policies, and assesses possibility of Medicaid planning (community and institutional);
  • Advises disabled individuals and their family members on special needs planning;
  • Negotiates with NYC Human Resources Administration to reduce or eliminate various “Medicaid claims”
    Represents individuals in estate and trust litigation, including will contests, turn-over proceedings, and contested accountings.

Regina lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband, John, and their two young daughters – Sophie and Mikaela. Regina likes to balance work with traveling, hiking, baking, and helping her children explore the world around them.

 

HELPFUL RESOURCES
Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court for Probate proceedings
Manhattan Surrogate’s Court for Probate proceedings
Abandoned property that belongs to a deceased relative
IRS Tax Forms & Publications
IRS General
Find a referral for a lawyer from the Brooklyn Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Real property ownership in New York City
New York registration of attorneys – Attorney Directory
Guardianship Q&A and Forms, Kings County
Guardianship Q&A and Forms, New York County
Guardianship Q&A and Forms, Queens County
Guardianship Article 81 Collected Cases

HELPFUL PROBATE POSTS

“Probate – Letters of Administration C.T.A.”
“To Probate – or Not to Probate. That is the Question. Below May Be The Answer”
“So You Need Immediate Access to Your Descendent’s Assets…”
“Owed Money from a Dead Person? File a Claim Against the Estate”
“Do You Need to Probate when Real Property is the Sole Estate Asset?”
“Probate Will Tips for New York City”

 

Areas of Practice

  • Probate, Trust, and Estate Administration
  • Kinship Hearings
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law (Medicaid & Guardianship)
  • Estate Litigation
  • Trust Administration

Education

  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    J.D. – 2009
  • Binghamton University, State University of New York
    B.A. – 2005

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Languages

  • Russian