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Rudolf Karvay

Rudolf Karvay

Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & Peddy, P.C.
  • Probate, Tax Law, Estate Planning
  • New Jersey, New York
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Rudolf is a frequent lecturer on estate and trust topics and is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association where he serves on the Surrogate’s Court Committee. He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Nassau County. COMMUNITY WORK He is active in his community and currently serves as the President of the Board of Trustees of Bleuler Psychotherapy Center a not for profit mental health clinic located in Forest Hills, New York. He also serves on the Professional Advisory Committee of the Long Island Community Foundation and is a volunteer attorney with Wills For Vets providing free basic estate planning documents for U.S. Veterans. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Hauppauge, NY. Rudolf represents clients in all New York state and Federal Courts. His main office is located in Garden City, New York. PRACTICE AREAS ESTATE ADMINISTRATION Rudolf efficiently manages the disposition of clients' estates, from probate through final accounting. He addresses the needs of surviving family members and counsels fiduciaries in the best way to manage a decedent's assets. Rudolf provides advice and representation on Federal and New York State estate, gift and income tax issues that affect the estate or trust, its beneficiaries or fiduciaries. ESTATE LITIGATION Rudolf is an experienced estate litigator and has handled high profile estate contests in New York State, and he fully understands the complicated issues that surround estate litigation. With an intimate knowledge of the Surrogate's Court system, Rudolf has represented parties in a broad range of litigated estate matters such as kinship proceedings, contested accountings, disputes over business succession, gifts, competency and undue influence concerns in probate contests, simultaneous death issues, a spousal right of election, and spousal abandonment. ESTATE PLANNING Rudolf possesses an in-depth knowledge of the legal, tax and personal issues that accompany planning an estate. He understands all

Practice Areas
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
  • Free Consultation
    Half hour free consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted.
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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  • English
Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & Peddy, P.C.
- Current
Senior Associate
Counsel to the Public Administrator of Kings County
Hesterberg & Keller
Brooklyn Law School
J.D. (1992) | Law
Honors: Richardson Scholar
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Hofstra University
B.A. (1985) | Art History
Honors: Dean's List
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Richardson Scholar
Brooklyn Law School
American Jurisprudence Award - Family Law
Lawyer's Cooperative
Professional Associations
Brooklyn Bar Association
Activities: Vice-Chair 1997-2003
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New York State Bar
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New Jersey State Bar
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Estate Planning Council of Nassau County
- Current
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Nassau County Bar Association
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Estate & Trust Accountings
Bud Rosner Memorial LI Estate, Tax & Financial Planning Conference
What the Practitioner Should Know About Informal and Formal Estate Accountings
New York Society of CPA’s Suffolk Chapter
Websites & Blogs
Rudolf J. Karvay's Website Profile
Rudolf J. Karvay New York Probate Attorney Website
New York Probate Blog
Contact & Map
Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & Peddy, P.C.
100 Garden City Plaza
Garden City, NY 11530
Toll-Free: (800) 939-0235
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed