Chaya R. Biskin-Sitko

Knowledgeable, compassionate and innovative.

Chaya R. Biskin-Sitko takes a comprehensive approach to estate planning and estate administration.  With planning clients, she is warm and accessible and readily takes the time to explain the nuances of complex matters and legal documents.  Administration clients rely on her grasp of the panoply of details that must be addressed.  

Ms. Biskin-Sitko is the lead attorney in Holm & O’Hara LLP’s Trusts and Estates practice.  Her work touches on every area of estate planning and estate administration, from the initial plan to the final distribution of assets and closing of the estate.  She strives to be a full service advocate for her clients, who include individuals wishing to initiate or revisit estate plans; estate trustees and institutional trustees; and estate beneficiaries, as well as those who believe they have been wrongly deprived of their share of an estate.  Ms. Biskin-Sitko assists these clients by, among other things:

  • Creating flexible estate planning packages that can adapt and grow strategically with clients’ changing life circumstances.
  • Overseeing full lifecycle estate administration, from probate through termination of an estate.
  • Preparing the necessary documents and representing clients through accountings, contested administrations and estate tax audits.
  • Ensuring tax compliance through preparation of required estate tax returns and working with both federal and state taxing authorities.
  • Serving as litigation counsel in trusts and estates matters.
  • Representing trustees, institutional trustees and beneficiaries before federal, state and tax courts.



  • JD, New York Law School
    • Dean’s List for High Honors
  • BA, Sarah Lawrence College
    • Three-time recipient of Elizabeth Welt Trahan Scholarship


  • State of New York
  • United States Tax Court

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Member, State and Local Taxation Committee
    • Adjunct member, Trusts, Estates and Surrogate’s Court Committee
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
    • Member, Business Referral Group #7
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