Wiggin and Dana Private Client Services Partner Mark E. Haranzo Co-Authors New Edition of New York Estates Treatise

February 11, 2011


New York -
Wiggin and Dana's Mark E. Haranzo, a partner in the firm's Stamford and New York City offices is one of four co-authors of Harris 6th Edition New York Estates: Probate, Administration and Litigation just released by publisher West, a Thomson Reuters business.

The two volumes contain 29 chapters dealing with myriad probate and estate issues, including special forms of administration, contested administrations, will contests and contested accounting proceedings. The new 6th Edition of New York Harris Estates: Probate, Administration and Litigation constitutes a complete revision of the previous edition—which the co-authors have updated annually since 1994. The content has been reorganized from a volume/supplement format into a fully-integrated, up-to-date text with more detailed coverage, highlighted examples from case law, and valuable practice advice in what is considered the premier text on probate and estate administration matters in New York. The 6th Edition also features new and updated forms and pleading examples, along with useful checklists and other practice aids.

The Treatise, long known by practitioners simply as "Harris," has been used by law firms, trust companies, accounting firms and Surrogate's Courts throughout New York State since it was originally published more than 60 years ago by Homer Harris. Co-authors are Charles J. Groppe, of the Manhattan law firm of Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson, Colleen F. Carew, Court Attorney/Referee with Westchester County Surrogate's Court and Martin W. O'Toole, a partner with Harter Secrest & Emery in Rochester. The co-authors have also prepared the 2010 - 2011 Supplement of the companion volume, Harris 5th Edition, New York Estates: Estate Planning and Taxation.

Mark Haranzo represents domestic and international high net worth individuals and families and foundations throughout the United States and abroad. He regularly counsels corporate and individual fiduciaries regarding all aspects of administration of large, complex trusts and estates. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel and a member of the UK based Society of Trusts and Estates Professionals.