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Daniel J. Reiter, Esq.

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

Mr. Reiter routinely serves as guardian to incapacitated persons, counsel to guardians, counsel to alleged incapacitated persons, counsel to incapacitated persons, and counsel to petitioners in proceedings for the appointment of a guardian.

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

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 an active member of the New York City Bar Association’s Mental Health Law Committee, and belongs to the Orion Resource Group, a knowledge-sharing organization for senior and elder care professionals.

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 a Supplemental Needs Trustee.

Prior to his career as 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.

He lives in New York City with his fiancé, a health care professional and photographer.

Publications:

Continuing Legal Education

  • National Law Institute:
    • Adult Guardianship in New York 101 (MHL Art. 81 Overview)
    • Defensive Estate Planning: Strategies, Techniques, and Best Practices
    • Real Estate and Estate Planning Strategies (Continuing Education for Real Estate Agents with Co-Instructor Jennifer Weisser, Esq.)
  • LawLine.com
    • Preparing Discharge Applications in NY Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Proceedings
    • Administering Real Property in a Decedent’s Estate in New York
  • New York City Bar Association
    • Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity: Ethical Rules and Best Practices

Education:

  • Suffolk University Law School, Juris Doctor
  • New England College, Master of Arts Degree in International Relations
  • New England College, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science

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:

  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of International Trade

Affiliations:

  • New York State Bar Association
    • Trusts and Estates Law Section
    • Elder Law and Special Needs Section
  • New York City Bar Association
  • The Orion Resource Group
  • Aging Together
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