Daniel R. Antonelli

Daniel R. Antonelli

Managing Partner
  • Antonelli & Antonelli
  • 225 Broadway Suite 1200 New York, NY 10007
  • 212-227-2207

Daniel R. Antonelli handles all aspects of probate, trust and estate administration, and litigation including will contests, kinship hearings, contested accountings, fiduciary misconduct, and wrongful death compromise proceedings. Daniel graduated from California Western School of Law in 2006 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2007 when he partnered with his father, Richard. He also serves as a court-appointed fiduciary in New York State Surrogate’s Court.

While New York City attorneys can sometimes seem unapproachable, clients find Daniel to be easy to talk to. They appreciate his responsiveness and candor. He understands that legal issues involving the death of a loved one can be very emotional.

“I love hearing from clients that I did something to put them at ease. While many attorneys want to be viewed as a ‘pit bull,’ the role of an attorney is really more dynamic. Aggressive representation in a litigated matter is a must, but when working with a client, the most important skills are empathy, clear communication, and responsiveness.”

Professional Interests

Daniel is a long-time trustee of the Brooklyn Bar Association where he currently serves as second vice-president. He is also co-chair of the Trusts & Estates Section. He is an active member of numerous other bar associations.

“The opportunity to be part of the New York legal community is very special. Participating in bar associations is the best way to be involved. It fosters an environment of competitive camaraderie and facilitates mentoring, education, and networking.”

Daniel gives back to the community by representing those with limited means on a pro bono basis, and by mentoring younger lawyers through his bar association affiliations. He also speaks periodically at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars on topics such as trusts and estates, attorney ethics, and law practice management.

Personal Life

Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey, Daniel always wanted to come back to the city life of New York. He loves the diversity of people, architecture, and culture of each borough’s distinct neighborhoods. While outside the office, Daniel enjoys spending time with his family, especially outdoor adventures with his wife and two sons.

Professional Organizations

  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section
  • New York County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section
  • Brooklyn Bar Association, Second Vice President / Trusts & Estates Section, Co-Chair
  • Queens County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association


  • California Western School of Law, JD, 2006
  • Rutgers University, BA in Psychology/Philosophy, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York


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Do You Need Legal Help Regarding Probate  Or Estate Litigation In The New York Metro Area?

If a loved one died with or without a will and you need legal assistance regarding the probate process, or you find yourself involved in estate litigation you should be speak with an experienced probate attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our New York City office directly at 212.227.2424 to schedule your free consultation. We proudly serve clients throughout New York and northern New Jersey including Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx, Nassau County and Westchester County.