Bernard Vishnick, Senior Partner of Vishnick McGovern Milizio’s Litigation Practice group, has over 40 years of experience in various areas of litigation, with specific focus in Trusts and Estates. His extensive litigation background includes Will contests, both for and against the probate of the Last Will and Testament; accounting proceedings; defense or removal of fiduciary and other fiduciary related proceedings; discovery and turnover proceedings of Estate property; defense of and removal of Trustees of Trusts; rights of various parties to assets of, or formally belonging to, the decedent; and a myriad of other Trusts and Estates and Supreme Court-related matters. Mr. Vishnick also acts as Executor and Trustee of significant Estates and Trusts.
Well known in the professional and judiciary community for his particular experience, Mr. Vishnick acts as counsel to members of the judiciary, colleagues and fellow attorneys, both for the protection of their individual interests, as well as for representation of their clients in complex litigation involving Trusts and Estates. He has represented both attorneys and litigants in various other states, having been admitted to the Courts of each such state by special application.
Mr. Vishnick is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the Queens County Bar Association, at which he serves as Vice Chair of the Grievance Committee, as a member of the Judiciary Committee and as Chair of the Unlawful Practice Committee. He is also a member of the New York State 11th Judicial District Qualification Commission for those seeking positions of the judiciary. Other professional service includes membership in the Nassau County Bar Association Estates and Trusts Litigation Committee. He is also a member of the Flushing Lawyers Association and Great Neck Lawyers Association and is Vice President of Brandeis Lawyers Association.
Mr. Vishnick has lectured before the New York State Bar Association, Queens County Bar Association, numerous committees and sub-committees of the Nassau County Bar Association including its Trusts and Estates Committee; the International Association of Financial Planners, the New York Attorneys Association, bank institutions and various major brokerage firms located throughout the United States and abroad.
A crusader against the destructive nature of prejudice, hatred, apathy, and violence against all minorities, Mr. Vishnick serves as a director of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County.
Mr. Vishnick graduated from New York University in 1962 and received his LLB from New York Law School in 1965. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.