About BERNARD F. MCGOVERN, ESQ.
Telephone: 516.437.4385 x113
Bernard F. McGovern, a Partner in the Trusts and Estates Practice Group
at Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP, specializes in estate planning and estate
administration, skillfully advising fiduciaries and beneficiaries of their
rights and obligations. Mr. McGovern provides advice in all aspects of
contested probate and discovery proceedings, estate tax proceedings, and
estate and trust accountings. In addition, Mr. McGovern is experienced
in Guardianship proceedings, the rights of the elderly and real property law.
Mr. McGovern is a member of the New York State Bar Association, where he
serves on the Trust and Estate Section, and is a member of the Queens
County and Nassau County Bar Associations, and serves on their respective
Surrogate Court Committees. Mr. McGovern participates in the Queens Volunteer
Lawyers Project, providing legal assistance for those in need, in the
Queens County Bar Mentor Program, and in the St. John’s University
School of Law Externship Program. He has served as a member of the Advisory
Board of Ticor Title Guarantee Company, and has served on the Development
Committee of the American Cancer Society, Queens County Branch. He is
a past President of the Blackstone Lawyers Club, and is a member of the
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Knights of Columbus. Mr. McGovern
served in the United States Army Reserve, retiring after twenty-one years
of service with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Mr. McGovern received his Juris Doctor in 1973 from St. John’s University
School of Law (JD, Dean’s List) where he was the recipient of the
American Jurisprudence Award . He received his B.A. from Marist College
(cum laude) in 1970.
Mr. McGovern is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.