John M. Czygier, Jr.

Judicial Experience:

  • Surrogate, Suffolk County Surrogate's Court, Elected, 2002 to 2011

Other Professional Experience:

  • Law Offices of John M. Czygier, Jr., 1995 to 2001
  • Board of Advisors Chicago Title, 1994 to 1999
  • Partner, Gatz, Arnoff & Czygier, 1977 to 1995
  • Board of Advisors Security Title and Guaranty Company, 1988 to 1992
  • Associate, Gatz and Arnoff, 1975 to 1977
  • Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, 1974 to 1975
  • Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Court Examiner, New York and Suffolk Counties
  • Special Examiner of Guardian Accounts, 1991
  • Counsel to the Public Administrator, Suffolk County, 1999
  • Arbitrator, Southampton Justice Court, 1995

Education:

  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 1974
  • B.A., Adelphi University, Magna Cum Laude, 1970

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States Supreme Court, 1980
  • United States Tax Court, 1978
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1976
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1976
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1975

Publications/Lectures:

  • Amendment of SCPA 2307-a (Hon. John M. Czygier, Jr. and Marilyn G. Ordover), NYSBA Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter, Spring 2005, Vol. 38, No. 1
  • Recent Developments for Attorney/Fiduciaries and SCPA 2307-a (John M. Czygier, Jr.), NYSBA Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter, Spring 2001, Vol. 34, No. 1
  • Contributing Author to Warren's Heaton on Surrogate's Courts (Matthew Bender) and to Weinstein, Korn & Miller New York Civil Practice (Matthew Bender)

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2000-2002; Judicial Fellow, 2002 to present
  • Surrogate's Court Advisory Committee to the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York State, 1999 - present
  • Member, EPTL-SCPA Legislative Advisory Committee, 2007 - present
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Trusts, Estates and Surrogate's Courts Committee
  • Member, Estate and Trust Administration Committee, Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • Former Vice-Chairman, Estate Litigation Sub-Committee, Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • Former District Representative, Tenth District, Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association Task Force on Court Reorganization, 1997
  • Director, Suffolk County Bar Association, 2000 - 2003
  • Member, Continuing Legal Education Faculty, Suffolk Academy of Law
  • Former Director, Suffolk County Women's Bar Association
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