Daniel Reiter

Daniel Reiter


Law Firm of Daniel J. Reiter, Esq.

Daniel J. Reiter is an adult guardianship and estate litigation attorney in New York City. He authors the Adult Guardianship Law Blog and Surrogate’s Court Monitor. 

Mr. Reiter routinely represents petitioners in proceedings for the appointment of a guardian, guardians, alleged incapacitated persons, and incapacitated persons. He also serves as an independent court-appointed guardian.

Mr. Reiter is an experienced estate litigator and practitioner in Surrogate’s Court, where he handles kinship proceedings, will contests, turnover proceedings, contested accounting proceedings, creditors’ claims against estates, wrongful death compromise proceedings, and a variety of other matters. He is regularly appointed as a Guardian ad Litem for disabled individuals in Surrogate’s Court proceedings.

During law school, Mr. Reiter interned in Richmond County Surrogate’s Court, where he played a leading role in drafting a judicial decision regarding a guardianship dispute.

Mr. Reiter is an active member of the New York City Bar Association’s Mental Health Law Committee, and belongs to the Orion Resource Group, a knowledge-sharing organization for senior and elder care professionals.

He is also certified by Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge to serve as Attorney for the Guardian, Guardian, Attorney for the Alleged Incapacitated Person, Court Evaluator, Guardian ad Litem, and as a Supplemental Needs Trustee.

Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked as a political reporter for Politicker.com, providing political coverage from the floors of the 2008 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Following his departure, he was lauded as an “omnipresent” reporter by the Baltimore Sun.

Mr. Reiter lives in New York City with his wife, a health care professional and photographer.