Eric Penzer is a partner concentrating in trust and estate litigation. His practice includes contested probate proceedings, fiduciary accounting proceedings, discovery proceedings, and other litigation related to estates and trusts. He is a frequent contributor to Farrell Fritz’s New York Trusts & Estates Litigation blog.
Mr. Penzer is a frequent author of articles on trust and estate litigation practice and lectures extensively on the subject. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, a Chairperson of its Practice and Ethics Committee, and a former Chairperson of its Litigation Committee. Mr. Penzer is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Trusts, Estates, and Surrogate’s Court Committee, and the Nassau County Bar Association’s Surrogate’s Court Estates & Trusts Committee.
Mr. Penzer has an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. In 2016, he was selected to The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Penzer was selected for inclusion on the 2014 and 2015 Super Lawyers New York - Metro Edition list (Estate & Trust Litigation), having previously been included on the 2011 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. In 2009, he was the recipient of Long Island Business News’ “40 Under 40” award, honoring professionals for their business leadership and community involvement.
Mr. Penzer is a Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of The Safe Center LI, a non-profit agency serving the victims of domestic abuse and child abuse located in Bethpage. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Elite, an organization dedicated to promoting the growth and development of Long Island’s business executives by combining community outreach, fundraising for Long Island charities, mentoring, and professional networking. In 2015, Mr. Penzer received the Nassau County Bar Association’s Access to Justice Award for his pro bono work.
Mr. Penzer is a former intern to the Honorable Arthur D. Spatt, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York. He received his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Practice Areas — Estate Litigation and Trusts & Estates