Ross Katz

Bar Admission

New Jersey
New York
U.S. District Court, District of NJ
U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and
Western Districts of New York


Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1996
Lafayette College, B.A., 1993


New Jersey State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

Specialized Practice Areas

General Litigation, Trusts and Estates Disputes, Commercial Litigation, Business Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution

ROSS KATZ is an experienced attorney who concentrates his practice on commercial, probate, fiduciary and general litigation.

Throughout his career, Ross has prosecuted and defended clients in a wide variety of matters, including will contests, trustee removal proceedings, contested accounting proceedings, contract matters, real property disputes and personal liability cases. He has significant experience arguing matters before both the trial and appellate courts. In addition to his litigation practice, Ross represents and advises clients in asset purchase agreement transactions as well as the purchase and sale of real estate.

Ross is a member of the Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association where he serves on its Litigation Committee. He has lectured on a variety of litigation topics, including most recently before the Trust and Estate Administration Committee of the New York State Society of CPAs on the topic of “The Basics Of Fiduciary Liability And What A Fiduciary Can Do To Attempt To Stay Out Of Trouble.”

Prior to entering private practice, Ross served as the law clerk for Honorable John D’Amico of the Superior Court in Freehold, New Jersey.

Ross graduated with his B.A. from Lafayette College in 1993, and Boston University School of Law with his J.D. in 1996.


Co-Author of the following Publications:

  • Issues of Liability for Estate Planners in a Post-“Schneider” World, New York Law Journal, September 9, 2015.
  • A Wrinkle on 3-2 Discovery Rule in Surrogate’s Practice, New York Law Journal, February 19, 2015.
  • Requisite Mental Capacity for Executing an Intervivos Trust, New York Law Journal, September 10, 2013.
  • Imprudent Conduct Could Result in Denied Commissions, New York Law Journal, January 28, 2013.
  • Look What Passes as a Valid Will Across the Hudson River, New York Law Journal, October 10, 2012.
  • To Notify or Not to Notify: Temporary Injunctive Relief in Surrogate’s Court, New York Law Journal, June 8, 2012.
  • Should Trusts and Estates Practitioners Stress Over Duress as a Ground for Invalidating a Will?, NYSBA Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter, Spring 2012.