Adam J. Osterweil is a partner in the Estate Planning & Administration Group, focusing on estate, gift and income tax planning, as well as estate and trust administration.
Mr. Osterweil helps move clients toward their estate planning goals by drafting wills, insurance trusts, GRATs and other forms of trust agreements. Mr. Osterweil also works with executors and trustees in all aspects of estate and trust administration. In addition, he advises public and private charitable organizations on a variety of matters, including establishing tax-efficient structures, securing tax-exempt status, and other matters related to the ongoing administration of charitable organizations.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Mr. Osterweil was an associate in the Private Clients Group of Cummings & Lockwood, LLC advising clients on estate planning and estate and trust administration.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and Connecticut Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut state courts.
awards & recognition
2011 Connecticut Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers magazine
2010, 2014 - 2020 "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine
University of Pennsylvania (BA)
Syracuse University College of Law (JD)
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
Surrogate’s Association Spring Meeting 2018
Adam J. Osterweil presents at the Surrogate’s Association Spring Meeting on “Drafting Estate Planning Documents 101” held at the NYC Bar Association.
May 17 2018
Estate Planning Basics for Everyone
Far too often, people don't have Wills or other necessary estate planning documents in place. Failing to plan could have undesirable consequences. For example, in the absence of a Will, the state determines who receives a decedent's property. Inadequate planning can also leave an individual without a say in who is appointed to administer the decedent's estate or serve as a Guardian of his or her minor children. Read more.
January 28 2014
news & press
New York Extends Remote Notarization and Document Execution to January 29, 2021
By Executive Order 202.87 issued December 30, 2020, New York’s remote notarization and document execution procedures are extended through January 29, 2021. Read more.
New York Implements Substantial Changes to Power of Attorney Law
On December 15, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law a long-awaited bill regarding New York’s Power of Attorney form, which will take effect in the summer of 2021. Read more.
New York Extends Remote Notarization and Document Execution to January 1, 2021
By Executive Order 202.79 issued December 2, 2020, New York’s remote notarization and document execution procedures are extended through January 1, 2021. Read more.
New York Extends Remote Notarization and Document Execution to December 3, 2020
By Executive Order 202.72 issued November 3, 2020, New York’s remote notarization and document execution procedures are extended through December 3, 2020. Read more.
Thirty-six Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers Metro List for 2020
The list includes: Christopher R. Chase, Victoria Cook, Lisa E. Davis, Catherine M.C. Farrelly, Michael P. Frankfurt, Hayden Goldblatt, Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, John B. Harris, Richard B. Heller, Richard Hofstetter, Nicole Hyland, Candice Kersh, Rick Kurnit, Brian E. Maas, Richard Maltz, Jeffrey Marks, Kimberly Maynard, Mark Merriman, Ronald C. Minkoff, Brian G. Murphy, Edward H. Rosenthal, Terri Seligman, Thomas D. Selz, Barbara E. Shiers, Wendy Stryker, Linda Wank, S. Jean Ward, Craig Whitney and Maura Wogan. Marcie Cleary, Christina Jenkins, Sasha Levites, Danielle Maggiacomo, Tyler Maulsby, Adam Osterweil and Rachel Santori are listed as “Rising Stars.” Read more.
Frankfurt Kurnit Elects Seven New Partners
Frankfurt Kurnit has elected as partners Tiffany R. Caterina, Marcie Cleary, Daniel M. Goldberg, Sasha H. Levites, Tyler Maulsby, Julie Murray, and Adam J. Osterweil. The promotions take effect January 1, 2021. Read more.
New York Extends Remote Notarization and Document Execution to October 4, 2020
By Executive Order 202.60 issued September 4, 2020, New York’s remote notarization and document execution procedures are extended through October 4, 2020. Read more.
How COVID-19 Affects Estate Planning Today
The pandemic has prompted many of our clients and friends to focus on their estate planning -- finalizing Wills and estate planning documents that had been in progress, or just getting the planning process started with a new sense of urgency. Read more.
New York Remote Document Execution Expires August 5th
New York State Executive Order 202.48, issued July 6, 2020, which extended New York’s remote document execution procedures, is set to expire on August 5, 2020. Read more.
New York Extends Remote Document Execution to August 5, 2020
By Executive Order 202.48 issued July 6, 2020, New York’s remote document execution procedures are extended through August 5, 2020. Read more.
Tax Alert: Emergency Tax Deferral Period is Almost Over
New York State Surrogate’s Courts Continue to Reopen
After weeks of uncertainty regarding commencement of probate petitions and the admission of Wills to probate, the New York State (NYS) Surrogate’s Court system has taken steps toward reopening for both essential and non-essential matters. Read more.
Remote Document Execution: Current Rules in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
For the past month, we have been supervising the execution of our clients’ Wills and related estate planning documents through the use of audio-video technology, allowing for the completion of planning projects while maintaining appropriate social distancing. We conduct these signing conferences through the use of various technological platforms, depending on clients’ preferences or limitations – and all coordinated with clients beforehand. Read more.
Estate Planning Opportunities During the Pandemic
The pandemic’s effect on the economy has led to reduced valuations for many privately-owned and publicly-traded businesses, as well as reduced valuations for real estate and other assets. At the same time, interest rates remain at historically low levels. This unique economic environment can create estate planning opportunities for certain individuals and families. Read more.
Thirty-two Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers Metro List for 2019
Super Lawyers magazine lists thirty-two Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in its 2019 NY-area edition. Read more.
Thirty-five Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named in Super Lawyers Magazine for 2018
Super Lawyers magazine lists thirty-five Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in its 2018 edition. Read more.
April Sports Industry News
So much is happening at the intersection of sports, marketing, and entertainment that we've been inspired to send you summaries to help you put it all into context. Please enjoy this month's content. Read more.
Protecting Your Legacy: Every Athlete Needs A Game Plan For Estate Planning & Philanthropic Ventures
Athletes Quarterly recently published Adam Osterweil's article, “Protecting Your Legacy: Every Athlete Needs A Game Plan For Estate Planning And Philanthropic Ventures” which discusses unique considerations to be aware of as one starts the process of estate planning and deciding which philanthropic ventures to invest your time in. View Article
Thirty-five Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” for 2016
Super Lawyers listed thirty-five Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in its 2016 edition. Read more.
Thirty-three Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” for 2015
Super Lawyers listed thirty-three Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in its 2015 edition. Read more.
Thirty-one Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” for 2014
Super Lawyers listed thirty-one Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in its 2014 edition. Read more.