Prestigious Surrogate’s Court Advisory Committee Appointment for Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP’s Cheryl L. Katz

UNIONDALE, NY, MARCH 20, 2024 – Earlier this year, Cheryl L. Katz, an estate litigation partner at Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP, was appointed by Hon. Joseph A. Zayas to be a member of the prestigious state-wide Surrogate’s Court Advisory Committee.

This Committee is one of the Committees established pursuant to section 212(1)(q) of the Judiciary Law by the Chief Administrator of the Courts to assist in the execution of the functions of the office. The Committee annually recommends to the Chief Administrator proposals related to the Estates, Powers and Trusts Law, the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act and legal issues involving the practice and procedure of the Surrogate’s Courts. These recommendations are based on the Committee’s own studies, examination of decisional law and suggestions received from the bench and bar. In addition to recommending its own annual legislative program, the Committee reviews and comments on other pending legislative measures concerning estates, trusts and other matters (e.g., adoptions, guardianships) that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Surrogate’s Courts.

Ms. Katz, a Massapequa, NY resident, earned her J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and her B.A. from Stony Brook University.