John O. Delamater, Counsel

John O. Delamater is a member of the Personal Services Practice where he concentrates in estate and trust administration, including related property transactions, adversary proceedings and taxation issues. Among other things, Mr. Delamater provides drafting of wills, advance directive documents and trusts for various purposes. His practice includes planning for the continuity of businesses; use of family limited liability companies; succession planning; and general estate planning. His experience in adversary proceedings includes discovery proceedings, turn-over proceedings, contested trust documents and will contests.

Representative Matters:

Retained by residuary legatee to represent her interests in a contested Probate Proceeding, where a natural heir of the decedent filed Objections to the validity of the Will in Surrogates Court, Kings County.  Discovery completed; decision on motion for summary judgment denied, but successfully resolved and will allowed to probate after appeal to Appellate Division, Second Department.

Professional Activities:


  • New York State Bar Association, Member (Estates Law Section; Elder Law Section)

Service To The Bar:

  • New York County Lawyers Association

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551 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10176
Phone: 212-661-5030
Fax: 212-687-2123

Practice Groups:
Areas of Concentration:
Estate administration, planning and litigation; Taxation; Real Estate

B.A., Cornell University, 1961;
J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1964, Casenote Editor, Buffalo Law Review, 1963-1964

New York

U.S. District Courts: Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Western District of New York;
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Tax Court