Amy F. Altman
516-747-0300 Ext. 506
Amy F. Altman is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. She focuses on estate litigation matters such as probate contests, discovery proceedings, accounting proceedings and other miscellaneous litigation related to trusts and estates. She has also been appointed as a guardian ad litem, by various Surrogates in several counties to represent minors, unknown heirs and incapacitated individuals.
Amy is sensitive to the needs of each individual client. She provides them with the time and attention and the tools to understand how to best navigate their matter within the Surrogate’s Court.
Amy drafts a variety of estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, health care proxies, powers of attorney and living wills and disposition of remains. She also advises clients on the issues that may arise from administering an estate in addition to their potential tax consequences.
Amy is a contributor to Trusts & Estates Magazine, Law.com, the New York Law Journal and the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Newsletter.
Amy has presented to the New York State Bar Association on topics including Lifetime Gifting and Special and Alternative forms of Letters in Surrogate’s Court.
Amy enjoys writing about cutting edge topics in trusts and estates. To view her recent articles, click on the title of the article on the right hand column. Some of Amy’s recent publications include:
• Preventing Morbid Litigation, publication in 2017 pending.
• Have We Got it All Wrong, Rethinking the Fabric of Estate Planning, Trusts & Estates magazine, published February 2016 and republished in the Senior Lawyer, Winter 2016.
• Art Law Part 2: The Legal Entanglement of Modern Art from Degenerate Art to Cornelius Gurlitt, published, September 30, 2014
• Lost Trusts in New York—the Case for Statutory Intervention, NYSBA Trusts and Estates newsletter, Summer 2014
• Art Law Part 1: From Eagles to Ivory, The Art of Lost Value, published May 12, 2014, and republished in the NYSBA Trusts and Estates Section newsletter, Fall 2014
• Inheritance Issues Abound for Children Conceived After Death, published March 10, 2014.
Amy is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. Amy speaks conversational Hebrew and Polish.
Prior to joining Meltzer Lippe, Amy acquired estate administration and estate planning experience as an associate at Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C.
Amy, a Brooklyn native, now lives on Long Island with her husband Erik, and their two lovely daughters.