Experience + Diligence = Results.

Scott G. Kaufman, P.C. provides thoughtful and innovative legal solutions to clients in the Queens and New York City area.

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Your Attorney in the Queens County Surrogate’s Court.

Our practice is focused primarily on the specialized areas of Probate and Estate Administration, Surrogate’s Court litigation, Wills and Trusts, Guardianships pursuant to Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law, and real estate related matters.


  • Contested Accounting
  • Trust Contests
  • Defending and Representing Fiduciaries
  • Protection of Beneficiary Rights
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Spousal Right of Elections
  • Article 81 Guardianships
  • Removal of Fiduciaries
  • Recovery of Wrongfully Transferred Assets
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Proving Kinship


We aggressively and skillfully advocate for our clients to reach the best possible resolution.

At SGK, P.C., we are results-oriented and we use our substantial experience to achieve practical and individualized solutions best suited for the client’s legal issues. We pride ourselves on maintaining an exceptional level of professionalism while giving each client personalized attention.

Meet our team.

Scott G. Kaufman, Esq.

Scott is a graduate of Queens College and received his Juris Doctor from City University of New York Law School at Queens College in 1993. Scott is a well-known and well respected practitioner in both Surrogate’s Court Practice and Guardianship. He is a former Assistant District Attorney in Queens County and has also served as a Court Attorney in the Law Department of the Surrogate’s Court of Queens County. Mr. Kaufman has been appointed and has served as Guardian ad Litem and as counsel to the Public Administrator.

He is also a former court examiner assigned to review annual accounting of Guardians in the 1st Judicial Department. Mr. Kaufman has also been appointed and has served as Court Evaluator and counsel for alleged incapacitated persons. Mr. Kaufman currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Queens County Bar Association’s Committee on Surrogate’s Court Practice. He is a frequent lecturer for the Bar Association sponsored Continuing Legal Education Seminars in the areas of Surrogate’s Court Practice and Guardianship. As a Queens Surrogate’s Court Attorney, Scott has also been published in the Queens County Bar Bulletin on Queens Surrogate’s Court Practice. Read some of Scott’s publications here.

Kimberly Ferrara, M.S.

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. John University in 2003. Thereafter, she received her Master of Science Degree from Long Island University in 2005. Kimberly has over 17 years of paralegal experience focusing primarily on Surrogate’s Court matters. She is an expert genealogist and a member of the International Genealogical Society.

Our firm is an experienced legal team focused on Surrogate's Court and Guardianship matters

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What our clients say.

Scott assembled a team of accountants and real estate brokers who worked on the financial obligations and the sale of my aunt’s apartment. His team of paralegals are extraordinary.

Donna G.

I can’t say enough good things about Scott and his staff. As an attorney myself, I always appreciated the prompt responses and professionalism of the office.

Lucille D.

It was a pleasure working with this firm and would highly recommend them in the future.

Sandy P.

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