N.Y. SCP. LAW § 2307-a : NY Code - Section 2307-A: Commissions of attorney-executor 1

Disclosure.  When  an attorney prepares a will to be proved in the
  courts of this state and such attorney, a then affiliated  attorney,  or
  an employee of such attorney or a then affiliated attorney is therein an
  executor-designee, the testator shall be informed prior to the execution
  of the will that:
    (a) subject to limited statutory exceptions, any person, including the
  testator's  spouse,  child,  friend  or  associate,  or  an attorney, is
  eligible to serve as an executor;
    (b) absent an agreement to the  contrary,  any  person,  including  an
  attorney, who serves as an executor is entitled to receive an executor's
  statutory commissions;
    (c)  absent execution of a disclosure acknowledgment, the attorney who
  prepared the will, a then affiliated attorney, or an  employee  of  such
  attorney  or a then affiliated attorney, who serves as an executor shall
  be entitled to one-half the commissions he or  she  would  otherwise  be
  entitled to receive; and
    (d)  if such attorney or an affiliated attorney renders legal services
  in connection with the executor's official duties, such  attorney  or  a
  then  affiliated  attorney  is  entitled  to receive just and reasonable
  compensation for such legal services,  in  addition  to  the  executor's
  statutory commissions.
    2.  Testator's written acknowledgment of disclosure. An acknowledgment
  by the testator of the disclosure required by subdivision  one  of  this
  section  must  be set forth in a writing executed by the testator in the
  presence of at least one witness other than the executor-designee.  Such
  writing,  which must be separate from the will, but which may be annexed
  to the will, and which may be executed prior to,  concurrently  with  or
  subsequently to a will in which an attorney, a then affiliated attorney,
  or  an  employee  of  such  attorney or a then affiliated attorney is an
  executor-designee and must be filed in the proceeding for  the  issuance
  of letters testamentary to the executor-designee.
    3. Models of acknowledgment of disclosure. The following are models of
  the testator's written acknowledgment of disclosure:
    (a) When set forth in a writing executed prior to or concurrently with
  a will:
    Prior to signing my will, I was informed that:
    (i)  subject to limited statutory exceptions, any person, including my
  spouse, my child, a friend or associate, or an attorney, is eligible  to
  serve as my executor;
    (ii)  absent  an  agreement  to the contrary, any person, including an
  attorney, who serves as an  executor  for  me  is  entitled  to  receive
  statutory commissions for executorial services rendered to my estate;
    (iii) absent execution of this disclosure acknowledgment, the attorney
  who  prepared  the  will,  a then affiliated attorney, or an employee of
  such attorney or a then affiliated attorney, who serves as  an  executor
  shall  be entitled to one-half the commissions he or she would otherwise
  be entitled to receive; and
    (iv) if such attorney serves as my executor, and he or she or  another
  attorney  affiliated  with  such  attorney  renders  legal  services  in
  connection with the executor's official duties, he or she is entitled to
  receive just and reasonable compensation for those  legal  services,  in
  addition to the commissions to which an executor is entitled.
          ______________________               _________________________
                 (Witness)                            (Testator)
          Dated:________________               Dated:___________________
    (b) When set forth in a writing executed subsequently to the will:

    I,                                ,  have  designated  {my  attorney},
                            , {an attorney affiliated  with  my  attorney}
  {an  employee  of  my  attorney  or  an  affiliated  attorney,} {a} {an}
  {executor}  {alternate   executor}   {co-executor}   (delete   what   is
  inapplicable) in my will dated ___________________.
    Prior to signing my will, I was informed that:
    (i)  subject to limited statutory exceptions, any person, including my
  spouse, my child, a friend or associate, or an attorney, is eligible  to
  serve as my executor;
    (ii)  absent  an  agreement  to the contrary, any person, including an
  attorney, who serves as an  executor  for  me  is  entitled  to  receive
  statutory commissions for executorial services rendered to my estate;
    (iii) absent execution of this disclosure acknowledgment, the attorney
  who prepared my will, a then affiliated attorney, or an employee of such
  attorney  or a then affiliated attorney, who serves as an executor shall
  be entitled to one-half the commissions he or  she  would  otherwise  be
  entitled to receive; and
    (iv)  if such attorney serves as my executor, and he or she or another
  attorney  affiliated  with  such  attorney  renders  legal  services  in
  connection with the executor's official duties, he or she is entitled to
  receive  just  and  reasonable compensation for those legal services, in
  addition to the commissions to which an executor is entitled.
          ______________________               _________________________
                 (Witness)                            (Testator)
          Dated:________________               Dated:___________________
    4. Compliance. (a) The testator's written acknowledgment of disclosure
  that conforms or substantially conforms to either model in subdivision 3
  of this section shall be deemed compliance with subdivision  2  of  this
  section.
    (b)  An  attorney's  compliance  with  subdivision  2  of this section
  creates neither the presumption nor the inference:
    (i)  that  the  testator's  designation  of  such  attorney,  a   then
  affiliated  attorney,  or  an  employee  of  such  attorney  or  a  then
  affiliated attorney, as executor, is proper;
    (ii) that such attorney has complied with the  disciplinary  rules  of
  the code of professional responsibility.
    5.  Effect  of  absence  of acknowledgment. Absent compliance with the
  requirements of subdivision 2 of this section,  the  commissions  of  an
  attorney, or an employee of the attorney who prepared the will or a then
  affiliated  attorney,  who  serves  as an executor shall be one-half the
  statutory commissions to which such person as executor  would  otherwise
  be entitled pursuant to sections 2307 and 2313 of this article.
    6.  Rents.  Notwithstanding  the  provisions  of subdivision 5 of this
  section, the additional commissions to which an attorney, or an employee
  of the attorney who prepared the will or a then affiliated attorney, who
  serves as an executor may be  entitled  pursuant  to  subdivision  6  of
  section 2307 shall not be diminished.
    7.  Time of determination of compliance. A determination of compliance
  with the requirements of subdivisions 1 and 2 of this section  shall  be
  made  in  a  proceeding  for  the issuance of letters testamentary to an
  executor-designee to whom subdivision 1 of this section applies.
    8. Definitions. For purposes of this section,  the  words  or  phrases
  hereafter shall be construed as follows:
    (a)  Affiliated  attorney.  An attorney who, by reason of partnership,
  share holding, association or other relationship,  express  or  implied,
  could participate directly or indirectly, with the attorney who prepared
  the will in fees for legal services rendered.

    (b) Executor-designee. A person named in a will or codicil, separately
  or jointly with one or more persons, as a primary, successor, ancillary,
  or preliminary executor.
    (c)  Employee.  A person who was employed by the attorney who prepared
  the will or an affiliated attorney when the will was executed.
    9. Application. (a) This section shall apply to wills executed  on  or
  after  January  1,  1996  and,  irrespective of the date of any will, to
  estates of decedents dying after December 31, 1996.
    (b) With respect to wills executed prior to January 1, 1996:
    (i) subdivisions 1 and 2 of  this  section  shall  not  apply  if  the
  testator  has  acknowledged  the disclosure required by subdivision 1 of
  this section in a writing that conforms or substantially conforms to the
  model in paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of this section; and
    (ii) the court in its discretion may waive application of subdivisions
  1 and 2 of this section for good cause shown; good cause shall  include,
  but not be limited to:
    (A)  a good-faith effort after the enactment of this statute either to
  make to the testator the disclosure required by subdivision  1  of  this
  section   or   obtain   from   the  testator  a  written  acknowledgment
  substantially  conforming  to  that  set  forth  in  paragraph  (b)   of
  subdivision 3 of this section, or
    (B) otherwise establishing to the satisfaction of the court reasonable
  grounds to excuse the absence of a written acknowledgement substantially
  conforming  to  that set forth in paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of this
  section; and
    (iii) section 4519 of the civil  practice  law  and  rules  shall  not
  apply.