William A. Simon
Probate Attorney in New York NY

William A. Simon

Location: New York, New York
Phone: 877-300-7112
Fax: 212-843-8933
Email: E-mail Me

William A. (Bill) Simon is a native of New York City and grew up in Pelham, a nearby Westchester suburb, where he attended public schools. In 1969 he graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in History. He obtained a J.D. (Doctor of Laws) degree from Washington University in 1974 and an LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree from New York University in 1983. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1976. Since then he has practiced law continuously with small law firms in Manhattan. Since 1991 he has been a member of the law firm of McGarry & Simon, which has offices at the corner of Madison Avenue and 42nd Street.

Throughout his career, Bill has represented individuals and small businesses in a wide range of legal fields, always maintaining a special concentration in the field of trusts and estates. He regularly handles both estate planning and estate administration, including litigation in the Surrogate’s Court, such as will contests.

He frequently represents clients in real estate matters including purchases, sales and leasing of houses, condominiums, cooperative apartments and commercial properties.

Bill has organized and advised many small business entities including corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s), partnerships, and charitable organizations.

An experienced courtroom attorney, Bill Simon has represented clients in property ownership disputes, personal injury matters, property damage claims and other civil litigation in both the New York State and Federal courts.

Outside of his professional life, Bill enjoys jazz and classical music, reading (particularly in his college major of history), cycling and other active sports. He has served on the boards of directors of several musical organizations and is the President of his cooperative apartment building. He resides in Manhattan with his wife and son.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1991

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Practice
  • Estate Law
  • Trust Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1981


  • Washington University School of Law, St Louis, Missouri