July 03, 2013Â Â Â
James Gandolfiniâ€™s will, quietly filed in Manhattan Surrogateâ€™s Court Tuesday, leaves his son first dibs on the â€œSopranosâ€ starâ€™s Greenwich Street condominium in Tribeca, the New York Post reported.
Michael, 13, stands to inherit the bulk of Gandolfiniâ€™s estate, which will go through a trust set aside for him until he turns 21. The trust allows the younger Gandolfini a first option to purchase his fatherâ€™s right, title and interest in Unit 5C at 429 Greenwich Street, which comes complete with a parking space, at the unitâ€™s â€œfair market value.â€
â€œIt is my hope and desire that they will continue to own said property and keep it in our family for as long as possible,â€ the elder Gandolfini stated in the 17-page document.
Michael and his half-sister will also share their fatherâ€™s estate in Italy, splitting it 50-50 when Liliana, now 8 months old, turns 25. Gandolfini also owned, at the time of his death, a $1.1 million home in California, N.J., and a $7 million, 3,000-square-foot duplex penthouse in the Fairchild Building in Tribeca, neither of which was specifically mentioned in the will. [NYP] â€“ Julie Strickland