James H. Cahill, Jr.
From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Cahill served as an appellate law assistant to the Justices of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department. There, he was responsible for the preparation of confidential bench memoranda analyzing pending appeals for the Justices. In 1996, he joined Cahill & Cahill. His practice is in trust and estate related litigation, estate planning and estate/trust administration.
Mr. Cahill has been involved in numerous contested Guardian and Surrogate’s Court proceedings and has participated in various trials and hearings in the Suprme and Surrogate’s Courts. These matters have involved diverse issues such as the validity of a estate planing documents, objections to wills and accountings, the jurisdiction of the Surrogate’s Court and the validity of pre-death gifts.
In addition, he has been appointed as a guardian ad litem to represent the interests of minor children in New York and Kings County Surrogate’s Court in contested probate, miscellaneous, and accounting proceedings.
Bret concentrates his practice in the areas of estate litigation, estate administration, Article 81 guardianships, and estate planning.