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Ashwani Prabhakar is an attorney for Davidoff Hutcher & Citron’s Trusts and Estates, Planning and Litigation group in our New York City office.  For five years, Ashwani served as the Principal Law Clerk for New York Surrogate Court Judge Margarita Lopez Torres, where he learned Trust and Estate litigation.  He later became an Associate Attorney in two regional law firms, focusing on Surrogate Court litigation.  Ashwani is well-versed in trusts and estates litigation and helps trusts and estates clients identify and recognize potential litigation disputes that can arise from a will and wealth preservation plans at probate.


Ashwani frequently shares his thought leadership through writing, speaking and teaching. He has published articles in the New York Law Journal and the New York Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates magazine.  He is also a frequent instructor of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes aimed at trusts and estates attorneys, some of his classes include:
  • “How Litigation Can Solve Cases of Elder Abuse”
  • “Ethical Issues in Trusts and Estates Litigation”
  • “The Nuts and Bolts of Surrogate Court Proceedings”
Ashwani has also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at New Your Law School a course on Principals of Legal Analysis, and he leverages all his experience and knowledge when addressing the individual needs of his clients.


Focused on giving back and serving his community throughout his career, he has served the indigent population of New York helping others understand their ability to obtain and remain in their homes at the office of the Attorney General and as a Supervising Attorney at The Legal Aid Society.  Accordingly, he brings the same care, concern and compassion to his clients along with a sympathetic approach to their trusts and estates needs.


Ashwani is admitted in New Jersey and New York; both the federal Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York.

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