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Hon. John M. Czygier, Jr.

Hon. John M. Czygier, Jr.

Suffolk County Surrogate's Court
Judge of the Surrogate's Court
Riverhead, NY, USA


Judge Czygier has been the Surrogate of Suffolk County since May 2001, after twenty-five years of trial practice in the New York metropolitan area.  He was awarded an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, has served as a Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Court Examiner for New York and Suffolk Counties, and was counsel to the Public Administrator of Suffolk County. 

Judge Czygier is currently the only sitting Surrogate in New York State who is a Judicial Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.  He is also a member and past president of the Surrogate’s Association of the State of New York.

In addition, Judge Czygier has served as a member of the Surrogate’s Court Advisory Committee to the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of the State of New York since 1999 and has been a member of the EPTL-SCPA Legislative Advisory Committee.  In 2009, he was appointed Chair of The Administrative Board for the Offices of the Public Administrator.  He has written for Warren’s Heaton on Surrogate’s Courts, the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Newsletter, the New York Law Journal, and the New York State Bar Association Journal.

Hon. John M. Czygier, Jr. is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Attorney’s Retention of Wills for Safekeeping - Estate Planning Institute (47th Annual), Thursday, September 15, 2016
Attorneys as Beneficiaries and/or Fiduciaries - 48th Annual Estate Planning Institute, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Estate Planning: Ethical Considerations for Attorneys as Beneficiaries and/or Fiduciaries - 48th Annual Estate Planning Institute, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Estate Planning: Ethical Considerations for Attorneys as Beneficiaries and/or Fiduciaries - Estate Planning: Ethical Considerations for Attorneys as Beneficiaries and/or Fiduciaries, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Estate Planning: Ethical Considerations for Attorneys as Beneficiaries and/or Fiduciaries - Estate Planning: Ethical Considerations for Attorneys as Beneficiaries and/or Fiduciaries, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 48th Annual Estate Planning Institute, Thursday, September 14, 2017, New York, NY
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