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The executor hires the attorney, but all the fiduciary duties to individual beneficiaries are owed by the executor. The probate act describes the duties owed by the executor, it does not describe those fiduciary duties as owed by the attorney.
If the executor does not provide this information then the beneficiaries may petition the surrogate court to sanction the executor or even remove them and appoint a successor.
The executor is required to report to the court and those reports are public record. Also, the beneficiaries may petition the court to order an accounting.
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