Author Archives: George H. Dippel, Attorney at Law

About George H. Dippel, Attorney at Law

George H. Dippel has been practicing law for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Cornell Law School and a former partner at the law firm of Rivkin Radler in their real estate/banking department. Mr. Dippel opened his own law offices in 1993 in Bayside, Queens, New York. Mr. Dippel has assisted thousands of clients throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island and Westchester with their wills, probate, trusts, real estate and business matters. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Dippel has taught real estate courses in Long Island University’s paralegal program. He is also a licensed real estate instructor and has taught real estate licensing courses in the New York Metropolitan area. Mr. Dippel is admitted to practice in all New York State Courts and the Federal Eastern and Southern District Courts.

How can I administer a New York estate during a will contest?

In a proceeding to probate a will in New York State, all the heirs of the deceased testator must consent to the will being admitted to probate or be served with a citation.  The citation advises the heir that a … Continue reading

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What are the duties of an Executor of a New York Will?

One of the most important decisions you will make when preparing your last will and testament is your choice of an Executor. An Executor is the person(s) or entity such as a trust company, who is responsible for seeing that … Continue reading

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Am I Entitled to a Fee for Being Appointed an Executor of a New York Will?

Executors of New York estates (and Administrators appointed when a person dies intestate, i.e. without a will) are entitled to receive a fee, called “commissions” to compensate them for their services provided to the estate. The law provides that commissions … Continue reading

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I am a Florida resident selling a home in New York. Will I have to pay New York State income tax?

I am often retained by out of state residents selling real property in New York who inquire about their tax liability in connection with the sale.  New York State does impose an income tax on non-residents selling New York real … Continue reading

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What is a Good Guy Guaranty of a New York Lease?

Whether you are just starting your business or are moving to a new location, leasing suitable space is one of the most important decisions you will be making. In addition to signing a lease, if your business is in the … Continue reading

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How Can I Obtain Title to My Deceased Spouse’s Car in New York?

Many people are aware that a married couple’s joint bank accounts and jointly owned real property passes by operation of law to the survivor upon a spouse’s death .  In such cases, it is often unnecessary to probate a will … Continue reading

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Should I use a Quitclaim Deed to transfer a New York Home to a Family Member?

When I’m retained by clients to convey real property, such as a one-family home to a family member, I’m often asked if I will be preparing a quitclaim deed.  I tell my clients that in the New York Metropolitan area, … Continue reading

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Do I need an attorney to prepare my New York will?

With the proliferation of computer software and websites promising to save you money by assisting you in preparing legal documents, naturally people wonder whether they need an attorney to prepare their last will and testament.  Since you’re reading my legal … Continue reading

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I own a New York City Co-op but can’t find my stock and lease. Will I be able to sell my apartment?

As an owner of a cooperative apartment in New York City, you already know that your ownership interest consists of shares of stock in the cooperative corporation and a proprietary lease which entitles you to possession of  your apartment.  When … Continue reading

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When I buy or sell a home in New York do I have to close on the closing date in the contract?

Almost all contracts for the sale of homes, including contracts for the sale of co-op apartments and condominiums, in the New York Metropolitan area have an “on or about” closing date.   This date is typically  approximately 60 calendar days … Continue reading

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