Edward (Ed) D. Baker is an associate in the firm’s estate litigation department. His practice includes probate contests, contested accountings, discovery proceedings and removal proceedings.

Mr. Baker earned his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Binghamton.

 

John (Jack) J. Barnosky is a partner who focuses in the area of Trusts and Estate Law. His practice includes estate litigation; estate planning; probate and administration of estates and trusts; and taxation. He provides estate planning and counseling advice to families, individuals, banks, foundations, and other institutions. Mr. Barnosky represents clients in litigated trust and estate matters, including will contests and disputes over the validity of trusts, before the Surrogate’s Courts and other courts throughout New York State.

Mr. Barnosky received his L.L.M in Taxation in 1974 from New York University School of Law, and his Juris Doctor in 1967 from St. John’s University School of Law. Mr. Barnosky is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Tax Court. Jack joined Farrell Fritz in 1969 and practices in the firm’s Uniondale office.

 

Ilene S. Cooper is a partner at Farrell Fritz concentrating in Trusts and Estates. She practices litigation in Surrogate’s Courts throughout the Metropolitan area. Her area of work has required her to prepare objections, answers, discovery demands, motions and memoranda of law. She also has experience in the drafting and execution of will and trust instruments, powers of attorney, health care proxies and living wills.

Ms. Cooper is a 1979 graduate of Hofstra University Law School and is admitted in the State of New York. Ilene joined Farrell Fritz in 1994 and practices in the firm’s Uniondale office.

 

Jaclene D’Agostino is an associate in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department, concentrating in trusts and estates litigation.

Ms. D’Agostino received her Juris Doctor in May of 2006 from St. John’s University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York. Jaclene joined Farrell Fritz in 2006 and practices in the firm’s Uniondale office.

 

Hillary A. Frommer is counsel in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department, concentrating in trusts and estates litigation. She focuses her practice in litigation, primarily estate matters including contested probate proceedings and contested accounting proceedings. She has extensive trial and appellate experience in both federal and state courts. Ms. Frommer also represents large and small businesses, financial institutions and individuals in complex business disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes, employment disputes and other commercial matters.

 

Robert M. Harper is an associate in Farrell Fritz’s Trusts and Estates and Commercial Litigation Departments.

Mr. Harper earned his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, in May 2007 from Hofstra University School of Law and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. He is also admitted in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Robert joined Farrell Fritz in 2007 and practices in the firm’s Uniondale office.

 

Jordan S. Linn is planning and administration counsel in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department.

Mr. Linn earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1999 from Hofstra University School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Binghamton University, State University of New York in 1996. Jordan is admitted in New York State. Jordan joined Farrell Fritz in 2008 and practices in the firm’s Uniondale office.

 

John R. Morken is a partner with Farrell Fritz concentrating in the area of Trusts and Estate Litigation in the Surrogate’s courts and other trial and appellate courts throughout New York. His practice includes probabe contests, discovery proceedings, accountings, and commercial litigation related to estates.

A graduate of New York University School of Law, Mr. Morken received his Juris Doctor in 1977. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the Southern and Eastern Districts of the Federal Court, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Tax Court. John joined Farrell Fritz in 1984 and practices in the firm’s Uniondale office.

 

Eric W. Penzer is a partner at Farrell Fritz concentrating in Trusts and Estate Litigation. His practice includes probate contests, discovery proceedings, accounting proceedings, and other litigation related to estate and trusts.

Mr. Penzer received his Juris Doctor in 1996 from Fordham University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Eric joined Farrell Fritz in 1998 and practices in the firm’s Uniondale office.

 

Spencer L. Reames is counsel in the firm’s Trusts and Estates department.

Mr. Reames earned his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He received two Bachelor of Arts degrees, in English and Philosophy, summa cum laude, from St. John’s University.

Mr. Reames is admitted to practice in New York State. He is a member of New York State, Queens County and Nassau County Bar Associations.

 

Frank T. Santoro is counsel in Farrell Fritz’s Trusts and Estates Department, concentrating in trusts and estates litigation.

Mr. Santoro graduated in 2001 from Brooklyn Law School. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York. Frank joined Farrell Fritz in 2006 and practices in the firm’s Uniondale office.

 

Lou Vlahos is a partner and leads the firm’s tax practice. He has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate, individual and partnership income taxation, and in estate and gift taxation, including tax planning, transactions, ruling requests, and tax controversy. Lou has lectured extensively and has written for various legal and business publications.

Mr. Vlahos received his LL.M. in taxation from New York University, his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and graduated with an A.B. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia College. He is admitted to practice in New York State and in the U.S. Tax Court. Mr. Vlahos has an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.