Richard T. Kerins, partner of the firm is counsel to the Nassau County Public Administrator. Mr. Kerins is the former Public Administrator of Nassau County. While Mr. Kerins served as Deputy Public Administrator from 1988 until 1999 and as the Public Administrator from 1999 to 2001, Lawrence Mahon and Kenneth P. Mahon served as his counsel. Accordingly, the expertise of the firm in cases requiring the appointment of the Public Administrator as a fiduciary is unparalleled.
The Public Administrator’s primary duty is to administer estates that would otherwise remain unadministered; to protect the decedent property from waste, loss or theft; make appropriate burial arrangements when no close relative is available to make the decisions; conduct thorough investigations to discover all assets; liquidate assets at public sale or distribute assets to heirs; pay the decedent’s bills and taxes; and to locate persons entitled to inherit from the estate and ensure that the legal distributees receive their inheritance.