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 Peter F. Zupcofska

Peter F. Zupcofska


Office Phone: 212.231.2237
Location: New York, NY
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Bar Admissions:

New York
U.S. Supreme Court


Mr. Zupcofska heads up the Firm's New York City office. His areas of focus include will contests, contested accountings, reformation of trusts, pre-marital agreements, divorce, adoption, guardianship, conservatorship and paternity proceedings and the specialized needs of the gay and lesbian community in all areas relevant to private client issues.

Prior to re-joining Burns & Levinson LLP, Mr. Zupcofska was a partner in the Estate Planning Group at the law firm Bingham McCutchen LLP. He was formerly Assistant Register at Norfolk County Probate and Family Court. He has served as guardian ad litem in a number of probate and family law cases, special administrator, as commissioner in insolvency, discovery master, commissioner for purposes of partitioning real property and as counsel for children.

Mr. Zupcofska has been sought out to provide commentary on pending family law and probate matters, having been quoted in TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and has been interviewed on NPR radio. He is also noted in a Gentlemen's Quarterly (GQ) magazine article in the July 2007 issue and the subject of a DETAILS magazine profile in the October 2011 issue. Mr. Zupcofska is a contributing author to the MCLE publication A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Massachusetts.


Additional Information:




  • 12/1/2013, ABC News - In Some States, Gays Fight for Right to Divorce
    Peter Zupcofska was quoted in this article by Holbrook Mohr and David Crary.
  • 7/2/2013, The New York Times - Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage May Help Resolve Status of Divorce
    Peter Zupcofska was quoted in this article by Erica Goode.
  • 6/26/2013, - Applause for the Supreme Court from local gay marriage advocates
    Lisa Cukier and Peter Zupcofska were quoted in this blog post by Jim Lopata.
  • 6/19/2013, - Master Bedroom, Extra Closet: The Truth About Gay Marriage
    Peter Zupcofska was quoted in this article by Steven W. Thrasher.

Recent Articles and Publications:

Fiduciary Litigation in the Probate Court
MCLE, 2013
Editors: Peter Zupcofska and Lisa Cukier. Other Burns & Levinson contributing authors: Brian Bixby, Elizabeth Crowley, Lisa Cukier, Andrea Dunbar, Tiffany Howard, Robert O'Regan, Sharon Quinan, Susan Stenger and Peter Zupcofska.

DOMA: He Said, She Said (DOMA Decision's Dichotomy)
Boston Spirit Magazine, September / October 2013

The Legal Etiquette of Same-Sex Marriage
Boston Spirit Magazine, March/April 2013

State of our unions
The Boston Globe, June 10, 2012

Speaking Engagements:

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program, 5.8.2014
Role: Co-Chair
Topic: Fiduciary Litigation in the Probate Court – Rebooted

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MCLE Program, 6.10.2010
Role: Chair
Topic: Fiduciary Litigation in the Probate Court

The Anatomy of Enforceable Ante-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements, 5.3.2010
Location: Massachusetts Bar Association
Role: Faculty Member

MCLE 13th Annual Family Law Conference 2010, 3.19.2010
Location: MCLE Conference Center, Boston MA
Role: Speaker
Topic: Caselaw and Legislative Update 2010