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45 Nassau Law. 1 (1997)

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NASSAU LAWYER-

V01. i5 No. I

'I'IIE ,IOURNAI, OF TIlE IAR ASSOCIAI'iON OF NASSAU COUNTY, N.Y., INC.
January 1997

NCBA Calendar
hlnti fii, (his, mullh anl ir
Ils uitillis;h. alheadl wilh out h°art.11111
Bar Round Up
Once nalam flits nitonth,
Ccli'sl Curry has much Ii, rr'p1rl
iii lier cllhiuiu lli 11he  rionsu
speirial inlr'sl  bar ,ssiiciflspus III
Nassail Counly. Read aloifd shl'
hluidly eu'nls and otlu'r scfiz'ilies
Ii llaiyer groultp it Na.sa.
Power of Attorney
NCBA meiilwr Aruuail T.
Terlienin disciisses a new alld
linl iruold userfrtidly' slalllory
Iprwer ofattorneyform.
ProBonothon '96
*'h Valiuleer lolwyers
Projct shanks you. lit Nassau
COluily liar Ass.,iati tan Ihuiks
you, i all thalk thie gcnrous
cointribulors to last year's NCIJA
PrI Bonui funili driies. They tire
listed in lie cetlerf!ld.
Academy Schedule
Tile celcrfold lists Ihe many
excellent nntiltiting legal
d'nitaliol olilortiilic antilalle
Iforirusi the Nassau Acai.lemy if
Itol in lie comingq uuntlhs.
Sharing
Thanksgiving
This yesarfor Iiefirstlitte, I te
NCBA's WE CARE Coimmitlee
organizel and rats a frefnasl at
Dounis n  irrhank.-uvig Vay.
Signl Caterers donalt tiefitsl
and V WI CARl zvlutnil'r. s,'rivll
lite mseal I approximalely 71)
s'uiurs.
a SUPREME COURT
Term: 2/3 - 2128
Special Term, Part II
Hon. Joseph A. DeMaro
N COUNTY COURT
Term: 213 - 2128
Grand Jury and Walk-In Judge
Hon. Oonald E. Belli

BPPLA Briefs
NCBA Board Welcomes NYSBA Leaders

fly M. Kathryn Meng
As ,piwpv+. I hjluys ils livnillitully
tll .,i-zp 'lor  I  l ihii y..  lilt' lilt'-t
ing pf lilt h iartl pi )'rs ill tie
;rtt  ull ,1 tv ,ls   perits  illilt '1111 h le. hi
%+howl  4i1 [lilt.  t'. 14   tl- tll it th s ll  111 4.It
Na,sl  ;'.  nslily IBar Assiociatio,. W'
wvere  it'  ,   is   ieicoo e it  'resident
I,1 lit,  New  Y irk  Stlk Ilar Ass oiatili'.
M. L'alhle Rit-   rd~n ,rdhe lPr¢.:
itlt-'it.Flev ,    M P   l' i llky  (ll.c
lurid *iI righl)
ilt'    ll llt hl'pill t pllli llt'nhil
tle N,lslU lhar when liv ri-1,11vd lhhll

Catherine          Joshua
Richardson         Pruzansky
tie New Y11rk  lels Bar Asspciatioln
Ines it kieep op with it,. She  pnti l
11111 lHoard  tilt .I+ira  11l concer1'n  it, 1,11h

Nomiona &n of Atlornle-
Draftsperson as Fiducwy

By Donald J. Fatinaccl
*f i' pll- l; .. llVill Ill lilt,' llolrnil) -
tIrllp i'r.tin .is fitidilny Uiider i Vill
hu s tom tiiIotier sici close -itriny in
n.'st'iil )'t,11i  lilili  ipt  iplillt-   l ' ' li
latu ,ind Il tril drlls i ilt Codie if
l'orft'ssilnmi  Itspililitltiy, thal it
s,e'u ,in   ihimugh I stigna is. alaths'h tit
il
1 he Irtilh is thaitlIt' alhiir'ny as h'il-
ciairy Is .i Itrnpitlilia rlit' giiifng btck ili
th  oiliilltll hlaw. Very i1f1ilt- I  ,llhtr-
ln'y It  s's inknos ,re abutl the It'shiltpr's
busint.s and psnl utial lfairs that any-
tine  else,  'njoys  i  ,-p- cial  p li i n  of
Iruti Intl confidence' with tlhat persoln
anld is uniquely quallified by Ilml era-
i1nt'i. training ,ind tipv'itncs' Ini s'rv'
1s hduitary.
'[ere I. noithing inhentlily wlong
in naming ol's .utitlilley Is esicuttir or
trustee, and it I! ufiten the most senusible,
1 lie probhns have been caused by ,
small minority ,pf pracliiilns'rs whit
have 'ibused their posilion iii trust and
confidence by intucing thivr appioint.
nuenis through tiidue ifilliit'vlC  Int
overrle.aching
It Is hai tim inligine Ihil uiu)' ,lther
i'vV l   II I iIIti  illsl 1, Liot  is  illi,4
iloht'ly reguhltd ll1u lv ppini1,n
oi  ,ttulin vd  raoisl wlls in  as  idluciairy.
irsl, uilt' ClOie iit I'lultt'ssin,li  It'-
pl~|iiv  iC. 5-o.ob id l Il i ,alloir-
nt'y ti cinseitouisi,) infiiut-'it' a clitnt Ili
naem' him    ,Is p't'lcllir, In tste','  ir
laiwy'er  Iil,1 Ili isrllilll, anldl  .1thlli ll-
ishts Iih¢ i Iltornv'y h ton old ewven Ih, aill-
ii iti on, ths't signallin lit alttlro
n.v drais'r aks tilt hilly Is l1 say sublit I
ii tight liih, i.iIntl tiisiitis t' v rtil.i'
Ilion, w.liich haid its lVll'ilt- li the' |,-
pinu. Isiiilit its iil Mo t# .i, i hililt, 2;7
NYI4tl (l 111 ) A isil  id Iiros  pralc-
lilii hutin t ils,' il t .hlulsithiihe  r
%%, ilt1 Ih¢  rllt, Ilit Plilliu lit h K1i.l'lil  C
Illt, l %% h t   it- ' ,vIntl ta ,Iil  I-t-tilt  ill
tilll ,,I', i  ailh  il -, I l n  .11

tlmey-fiduciary appi~intmenl.
rvso-called  Putnam    Role    in-
IiIpIuc' ¢ ly lilt Coln 1f Aip'.Pls In
I1931 Is , luially ,It. s11111 in lh1.ll Case .jld
lhie cae, dueii, nt ipiVliol'v  I litlutiary
aipl- lnvol. liul whelr ,I IwinI. b~y
lhie.'  ,st1lti ll tiser rt'ittuIry  .i.Malt tp
iitr .lhitlpniy, lht dr~alter 11 lht lwiil I lit
l'uilhmi  Role 'sIttes thai such gifts .ine
viewed with great suispiciiin     nlest '
lhi llloirny cells  rward wish iPIom'
pvltnlt, evidence 'it 11,linl She v+lllcont,
stac,ls's. a trier 1i lhe facts iiiay li.'   lst-
itd in drawig   inference' i1 udtuv
in'lu    .lctallhiigh the burden of prltv-
Ilg upndull t' in'luenrt nt'vv'r shifts flm
tIpe obj'ciati. 'Ille Il'tilnam Rule is  ive
and well II,,a  hil it is ihe underlin-
ning tio the rpl which lit.s at th1  heart
it tile striclures Invollving apptnnt
nit'p1t% t1t tll    llhi'l+,, lt   h tn.
derlying basis fir the nt' is ih' V'lls-
Itnce o ,I confidtntial r'lationship b.
Iwrt'en i tet'iatr ,Int ,llllit'  I poisl.
film tlo have 5'i',tlrd jinluiieitnce over
him.
Malt'r iof ptla pav' the way hpt
Ih landmark New York Ciurt of Ap-
loc.ls  ttecilhi  g 1vtrning  allrn 'y.
lituciany appuiinllvn', in Mallh'r ,i  V'.
isinu k, 40 NY2d I (197h),
Irlt .I li I% tilillto i.'y 1s1illyllalv.1h
fi' 1.th usI ills lpip', t'1'il, i uI'r,.i'nil1
111 lt'  way eourts ,Ind iothers Vliw ,at-
hilrn'y-iiciary dt'igna.ln 11 hls
1i1 kno1w soti   ngllhl ab1o1l the ltt I,+in
Vullltii hi und.sind Ih' l pt' iI sit-
nlilps ons whiclh iltIst iiffnd Iirists' st'i.
siplitit's
Mattelr oI,/ VI'lll+4h4- oliigililihtel Ill she
Nassau    Cluniy   Suruirlitp.s  Liiiirt.
where then suriolll,h Deilllut Ii, tht-
drastic action tit tlthlaing invlid It,l
striking froit ih %Vill ii Jullul   -Vin-
slockt the priislilis ihinliniig l'wi illi-.
oitys  ,' t'lis, .itl ievokinig Ih'ir
prliminalry lsters h' hinvnlryv  I Ilie
cam-l eve'ntllyl woundilll op Ini Ihll
i,1 Appe'l.s I% tul siiiphilluc'l itsim lit is
as ll,hws

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pn.o,lllh, otpenin}g iI lhn-d i hlll 1I+r
ploti..pi.. as iat.pphit,.l ho ihllrv %% htll
shy: ht-g~lallll  priop1t ,  ,Iit o, ~ll 1+. ig 4.
Ill. juilht hl grlll- J.lh1- litt.'   1lh .1l~
Ii), C ii hFir pit'V  i  ,l tl't .illhllh's
iiy  14197, a hn l  ,in ll   llllorni '.  l's  1I lh,
tP lll ~ orlsir eort i ling  ill pi i  l tio ,.
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lhrou1gh orali+ll/ed st-11 t  14. lli, In hd-
PIg  plIt lilip lp  Vpthlil plt' o I. h'lt.'  usI
gal dv'rliiig. iwhi Ih 11vltis . HIrst
A   nptinill (.nlstliti1,oil proilmi
li addition, the e is , it'spiu plep I ,I
Altetvel~+ Disjoint¢ Resltionq anld ,i
la.k flrce tin fMily law. i'r stih,
Rictar lsn suggest Id t.1 tpsh Ni...lii
Bar tak an active rlt' iii' lh-' ,pii,,
liar s u irt ly  unl y  low   1.i .,  oh,,l   .
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ie al'tus'll
I lp  .,hl' il.fl, , 11  '. t .1111 0  Hot  I M o
iHigihs  110 atti h.'pp. has ai Itlrpwd .1
hpsk flr'e for I.i tivpshstir plan-
ning. I i¢ All hilt, di'l ipit.,It ist i
i'Iwys'r k'ili'r ws ti   ..l's'l .is %Ni'll
tilt' rtv'i 'iln  iI  i' %t 'sih p.i p t'td . -
ippl ti llri li/ig  t1ilip  I 1hh,'r  I  .s
plannllig fill, tanIivra,' til she1 stoursl.
rulnli h.'gpsi o  It11ii11  lip  li  rltt v,1i ,Int,
bec.i'i tit sIollit' rt'vni hghly-lhli-
cited ca'. it'. th ianCess  r silts, '. aret
nI favolrable. ih' SMlt' Iixips .ist', iM
i'mpling it haw lilt'  ,asycr, i'i 's ri't
i111 (tV goi io fulfl ttvst'r pilist. I 1p1
st'.ipt Id inh, itilt gl  I1-'r.i 1pipi
isth 'rl/.nlsky .I membe1niir it tilt'
Nas.app Cuiinty itKir As,- it 1,111ill tir I
yea,,rs Intl lh. f11rmer I-it,idetl i, li11t,
Sillolk Cpi'pnly iBar Aso4 i,11, o i is
Invll..ed [it'l I iIll I't- j'r, 1,-lh the'
bench iil tile ' lar hs' e ret ei'd tn .1
Votl t' r  i t'ni a l lt, halnds i t.'
int'+s  ,pnd  tilt' illh1i1.  1 li retole, lilt'
4State Ba~r's, ne¢w  u llulh ,Rlations, IlowI
%Vill work Ip ,llvilpl 11 i h.111' 14' iin-
RIgv litwiyer piP llil lit-' is .,,  ,lt
iiriih.sll i l tlpd i  dphlh'o  .I1 s 11ut11  i  pi i
lll'l ti, public s-rvit' aIo  ahndmiiii..ipt
thalt I1 till'IIII111 I atv'i-F IIoU'lI llt
iii wi'lv if  lltvd
Ken  hilorltll  it'p lri'l  i itlhic   i%%in-
,IcrI'  wr iI WI L A itii 1 i   hihil  ,i
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11 In cIll n l in t   I iiii1 tlh  .i ct~lv  IL .h-v+
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