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2023 Fiduciary Litigation Update

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This program provides a wide-ranging discussion of developments in fiduciary litigation. Challenges to the validity of an estate, claims involving non-probate transfers, and trustee liability cases litigation are covered.

The program covers claims based on a fiduciary's management of assets in a time of extreme volatility and crisis.

This program provides a a practical guide to recent developments in fiduciary litigation.

  • Review of significant case law developments and trends in fiduciary litigation
  • Challenges to validity of an estate
  • Claims involving non-probate transfers
  • Trustee liability cases
  • Failure to diversify trust assets in a time of volatility and crisis
  • Claims based on distribution polices or abuse of discretionary distributions


  • Michael Kenny

    Michael Kenny is counsel in the New York City office of Wiggin and Dana LLP, where his practice focuses on commercial, probate, construction, and maritime litigation. He has represented clients in domestic and international arbitrations, including proceedings before the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. His litigation and arbitration experience includes the preparation and trial of warranty claims and ship repair disputes.

    Michael earned his B.A. from the College of The Holy Cross and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

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  • Steven B. Malech

    Steven B. Malech is partner in the New York City office of Wiggin and Dana, LLP, where he is chair of the firm's probate litigation practice group. He is represents beneficiaries, fiduciaries and creditors in disputes involving alleged violations of the Prudent Investor Act and its predecessors, alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, disputed accountings, and will contests. He represents clients in cutting edge probate litigation matters involving trusts and estates with assets in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Mr. Malech received his B.A., with special honors, from the University of Texas and his J.D. from the Connecticut School of Law.

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  • Matthew "Matt" Smith

    Matthew "Matt" Smith is a partner in the Westport, Connecticut office of Wiggin and Dana, where he advises clients on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and probate litigation. His estate planning practice focuses on assisting individuals and families with practical estate, gift, and tax planning, including the preparation of wills and trusts.

    Before joining the firm, Matt was a litigation associate for Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP.

    Matt earned his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

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May 5, 2023
Fri 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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