Lenard Leeds has been involved with some of the largest estate and contested probates in the New York area. He has set aside wills in Nassau County, Queens County and Westchester County. In Nassau County, Mr. Leeds was the first lawyer to set aside a will in 10 years. In another case, Mr. Leeds was successful in obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars for the beneficiaries of the largest estate probated in Nassau County. The ancillary litigation involved accounting and fraud proceedings with respect to a billion dollar cooperative conversion.
Newsday stated that “He [Mr. Leeds] was the first lawyer to represent media darling Anna Nicole Smith when she was blocked from money belonging to her billionaire husband J. Howard Marshall. Newsday also sated that “Leeds is a prominent specialist who has won millions of dollars for victims . . .” In connection with the Anna Nicole Smith case, Mr. Leeds appeared as an estate expert on Court TV, Hannity and Combs, MSNBC, FOX News, and other prominent networks.
The New York Law Journal recently wrote, “Mr. Leeds has a reputation as a tough litigator, he was the attorney who filed liens and froze Nassau’s assets when the county would not pay one of his clients . . . ,” and Long Island Business wrote, “Leeds is one of the island’s most respected attorneys.”
Your estate plan is an expression of who you are and what you value. For the attorney who helps you develop one, it involves translating the very personal decisions you make into legal documents that will stand up to challenges and effectively make those decisions a reality when the time comes — something that cannot be done if they have not taken the time needed to get to know you.
At Leeds Brown Law, P.C., our lawyers provide a full range of essential estate litigation, probate administration and contested estate litigation services to clients on Long Island and throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our practice includes the drafting of wills and codicils, the preparation and establishment of both revocable and irrevocable trusts, business succession planning, asset protection, management of estate tax considerations, and a great deal more.
More publicized areas of this practice have involved contested estate situations representing parties interested in either preserving or overturning an existing will. In one contested estate involving a prominent family of real estate developers, our lawyers took on the entire Surrogates’ Court system and were able to secure a multi-million-dollar settlement on their behalf.
In all cases, whether we are simply revising a will for one of our clients or representing the legitimate heirs to a fortune in litigation, building long-term relationships with those we represent is the foundation of our practice and the foundation of sound estate planning as well.
The Employment Attorneys at Leeds Brown Law, P.C., located in Nassau County as well as New York City offer high-quality legal services and representation to clients throughout the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. Our services extend throughout Nassau County and Suffolk County, including, but not limited to: the Northshore, the Southshore, and areas such as Garden City, Carle Place, Hempstead, Mineola, Melville, Westbury, Hicksville, Levittown, Freeport, Massapequa, Valley Stream, Long Beach, Glen Cove, Syosset, Huntington, Bayside, Forest Hills, Manhasset, Whitestone, Commack, Brentwood, Riverhead, and the Hamptons, New York.