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Drafting a Basic Will

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A will represents the wishes of a person that is no longer living. Therefore, the law requires a great deal of formality to insure that the document does truly represent the desire of a person that could no longer speak for him/herself. This lecture covers the basic clauses and formats for creating a will. It will also discuss the correct method of execution of the will.

Lecturer Bio

Jeffrey A. Helewitz, Esq.

Jeffrey A. Helewitz, Esq., is currently employed as an Associate Court Attorney in
the Law Department of the New York State Supreme Court, after having served as the
court attorney to the Hon. Eileen N. Nadelson until her retirement in 2008. Previously,
Mr. Helewitz maintained a private practice in corporate and trusts and estates law, and
was an Adjunct Professor of Law at both CUNY and Touro Law Schools, as well as an
Adjunct Professor of Paralegal Studies at various educational institutions in the New
York City area. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where he received his
J.D. and LL.M. degrees, and New York University, where he received an M.B.A. in
Finance, Mr. Helewitz is also the author of twenty legal texts and almost two dozen legal

Some of Mr. Helewitz’ publications can be accessed at:

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