Josephine Pignataro

Josephine has almost 20 years of experience in the area of estates and succession law. She is an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates with the Law Society of New South Wales. She is also a trained Collaborative Estates Law Practitioner.

Josephine acts for private clients in relation to estate planning, including for individuals and families with relatively simple structures to those with ultra high net wealth. She also acts for individuals and companies on grants of representation and estate administration. As an Accredited Specialist, Josephine often deals with the administration of estates involving complex, urgent or unusual circumstances. Josephine is also involved in estate litigation, with experience in family provision proceedings and probate proceedings dealing with the validity and construction of Wills.

A respected practitioner in the field, Josephine has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide for Estate Litigation and Estate Planning – New South Wales in 2022. She is also proficient in Italian.


Josephine’s experience includes advising:

  • A private client on the first successful statutory Will application in New South Wales;
  • A trustee company on various estate litigation matters, estate administration and construction of Wills;
  • A private client with a blended family on estate planning with a multitude of trusts and companies;
  • A private client on the successful grant of representation of a Will that was not formally executed; and
  • A private client on the defence of family provision claims from multiple plaintiffs.

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