Sandra Pendrick practices as an associate in the Estate & Tax Planning/Probate Law and Estate Administration Practice Groups at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP.
She drafts wills, complex trust agreements and other estate planning vehicles. She plans for the disposition of wealth and the minimization of taxes through comprehensive pre-death and post mortem planning. Ms. Pendrick’s surrogate’s court practice includes probate and guardianship proceedings. She also assists in elder law matters.
Ms. Pendrick spent the first five years of her legal career at two boutique trusts and estates law firms in New York City. From there, she relocated to Long Island and spent two years at Certilman Balin. She took a leave from Certilman Balin for an opportunity to be in-house counsel to the world-renowned artist, Peter Max. Sandra rejoined Certilman Balin in August, 2008.
Recently, she represented the Putnam Avenue Family Trust in claiming the Connecticut Powerball jackpot of $254,000,000. She assisted in drafting the Trust document which claimed the prize. She also advised the client in regard to numerous sophisticated estate planning strategies.
She earned her Masters of Taxation degree from New York University in 2003; her Juris Doctor, with honors, from the George Washington University in 2000; and her Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from the University of Michigan in 1997.
Active in her community, Ms. Pendrick and her family participate in the Light the Night walk to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and they were recently recognized for their fundraising efforts.
She is admitted to practice in the state of New York, and in the Eastern District.