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Daniel J. Reiter, Esq.

Phone: 646-820-4011

Daniel J. Reiter is an adult guardianship and estate litigation attorney in New York City. He authors the Adult Guardianship Law Blog and Surrogate's Court Monitor.

Mr. Reiter routinely represents petitioners in proceedings for the appointment of a guardian, guardians, alleged incapacitated persons, and incapacitated persons. He also serves as an independent court-appointed guardian.

Mr. Reiter is an experienced estate litigator and practitioner in Surrogate’s Court, where he handles kinship proceedings, will contests, turnover proceedings, contested accounting proceedings, creditors’ claims against estates, wrongful death compromise proceedings, and a variety of other matters. He is regularly appointed as a Guardian ad Litem for disabled individuals in Surrogate’s Court proceedings.

During law school, Mr. Reiter interned in Richmond County Surrogate’s Court, where he played a leading role in drafting a judicial decision regarding a guardianship dispute.

Mr. Reiter is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Mental Health Law Committee.

He is also certified by Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge to serve as Attorney for the Guardian, Guardian, Attorney for the Alleged Incapacitated Person, Court Evaluator, Guardian ad Litem, and as a Supplemental Needs Trustee.

Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked as a political reporter for Politicker.com, providing political coverage from the floors of the 2008 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Following his departure, he was lauded as an “omnipresent” reporter by the Baltimore Sun.

Mr. Reiter lives in New York City with his wife, a health care professional and photographer.

Practice Areas
  • Adult guardianship
  • Kinship proceedings
  • Estate litigation
Education
  • Suffolk University Law School, Juris Doctor, 2013
  • New England College, Master of Arts Degree in International Relations, 2010
  • New England College, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, 2018
Certificated: Part 36 Rules of the Chief Judge
  • Attorney for the Guardian
  • Guardian
  • Attorney for the Alleged Incapacitated Person
  • Court Evaluator
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Supplemental Needs Trustee
Admissions to Practice
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of International Trade
Professional Memberships and Associations
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Trusts and Estates Law Section
    • Elder Law and Special Needs Section
  • National Guardianship Association
Publications
Speaking Engagements