Cirriculm Vitae

1 Station Court
Bellport, New York 11713
(631) 475-3100



Attorney for Public Administrator of Suffolk County

Partner          Wruck & Wallace, L.L.P.


Law Assistant to Suffolk County Surrogate’s Court




Valparaiso University School of Law

Valparaiso, Indiana

1979 Graduate J.D. Degree


East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

1976 Graduate B.S. Degree


The Stony Brook School

Stony Brook, New York

1972 Graduate

Admission to

Practice of Law

New York State 2nd Judicial Department 1980

U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York 1980



New York State Bar Association

Trust & Estates Committee



Suffolk County Bar Association

Assistance for Lawyers Program

Surrogate’s Court Committee

Past Committee Chairman 1985-86

Suffolk Academy of Law

                                    Long Island Estate Planning Council


Civic and

Social Organizations


Patchogue Chamber of Commerce

Past Vice President 1994/95

Board of Directors 1995-00


                                    Patchogue Business Improvement District

                                                Board of Directors 1995-2004


New York Sport Fishing Federation

                                                Board of Directors 1995/96


South Shore Marlin & Tuna Club

Past President 1993/94

Board of Directors 1995-00


Senator Kenneth P. LaValle

                                    Eastport School District Commission



Southampton Town Citizens’ Advisory Committee


Southampton Town Board of Assessment Review


Southampton Audit Review Committee



New York State Bar Association

                                                * Administration of Decedent’s Estates and Related

Surrogate’s Court Proceedings

* Practical Skills Probate and Administration of Estates

* Settling an Estate

* Estate Planning


Suffolk Academy of Law

* Trusts and Estates

* Legal Secretaries and Paralegal’s Estate and Probate

Practical Skills

* Estates Update Series

* Estate Planning Series

* Practicum Project

* Mock Will Trial

* Basic Will Drafting

* Estate Practice

* Testamentary Trusts

* Contested Accountings

* Foreclosures for Non-Real Estate Attorneys

*All About Wills

*Challenges in Will Drafting


Long Island Estate Planning Council

* Annual Tax Symposium


North Fork Bank

* Estate Symposium, Mock Probate Trial


Bank of New York

* Estate Symposium Mock Trust Trial


Fox News Network

* O’Reilly Report “Avoiding Estate Problems”


New York Times

                                                * Only a Will Can Insure That Thy Will Be Done”