Meltzer Lippe Adds Former Surrogate's Court Attorney Referee To Trust & Estates Practice

Written by Lynn Bishop  |  11. October 2011

The Trusts & Estates Practice of Long Island's business law firm, Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP (Meltzer Lippe) has just added veteran Surrogate's Court referee and litigator, Sally M. Donahue, to its practice. Sally has close to 20 years experience in the practice of trusts and estates, most recently as a Court Attorney-Referee at the Nassau County Surrogate's Court. Meltzer Lippe managing partner Lew Meltzer made the announcement. Sally Donahue is ranked among the top echelon of Trusts & Estates litigators, said Meltzer. She was closely involved with a tremendous variety of cases during her time at the Surrogate's Court. While in private practice, Sally tried cases in the Surrogate's and Supreme Courts and argued appeals in the Appellate Division. Her reputation among the attorneys and Judges is well deserved. We are extremely pleased to welcome her to the firm. She is a valuable asset. As a Court Attorney-Referee, Sally presided over non-jury hearings; rendered rulings at depositions, conferenced cases; mediated cases to settlement, assisted the Surrogate at trial and prepared decisions and orders, stipulations, trial memoranda and jury instructions. Sally will be concentrating her practice at Meltzer Lippe on Trusts and Estates litigation as well as accounting proceedings and Guardianships. For more than a dozen years prior to her tenure at the Court, Sally was an associate and then counsel at Farrell Fritz, P.C., where she concentrated her practice in Trusts & Estates, Guardianships and Commercial Litigation. Sally is a former Law Clerk to a federal Judge and a magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York. Sally graduated magna cum laude from Touro Law School, which she attended on a full three-year academic scholarship. A Dean's List scholar throughout the course of her studies, Sally also won five American Jurisprudence Awards and First Place in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition. She was also a Notes and Comments Editor of the Touro Law Review. From 1991 through 1996, Sally taught Legal Ethics as part of Adelphi University's Lawyers' Assistance Program. A lifelong Long Islander, Sally lives in Huntington. About Meltzer Lippe Meltzer Lippe, known as Long Island's Business Law Firm, is one of the largest law firms on Long Island. The firm's practice encompasses all aspects of corporate and business law, tax law, employment and labor law, partnerships, limited liability companies and joint ventures, litigation, real estate, tax-exempt organizations, wills & trusts, estate planning & administration, bankruptcy, construction law, employee benefits and executive compensation and government relations and regulatory affairs. For more information on the firm, visit www.meltzerlippe.com.

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