Forest Hills Estate Planning Lawyers

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Tejash V. Sanchala
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Tejash V. Sanchala

Experienced Representation for Your Estate Planning Needs! Dedicated Advocacy!

I provide dedicated and skilled estate planning counsel and representation. I am committed to advocating for my clients’ rights and interests! Visit my website for client testimonials. Call now for a consultation! Read More »
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Barry M. Lasky
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Barry M. Lasky

Free Consultation! Experienced Estate Planning Attorney! Protect Your Interests!

I am an effective and dedicated estate planning attorney. I work tirelessly to help families achieve the results they need! Visit my website for information about estate planning law and call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Barry Carl Weiss
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Barry Carl Weiss

New York Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years of experience

I am an experienced New York Attorney. I provide dedicated and skilled representation for an array of legal matters. My practice areas include Criminal Law, Real Estate, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime, Domestic... Read More »
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Louis Lepore
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Louis Lepore

New York Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years of experience

My firm is dedicated to helping you and your loved ones achieve your estate planning objectives in a caring and compassionate manner. He fully recognizes the emotional challenges of preparing for the time when you will... Read More »
Jason Stern
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Jason Stern
(718) 261-2444 108-18 Queens Blvd. Ste. 902
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Free ConsultationForest Hills, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years of experience
Estate Planning and Probate
Hofstra University
Jason W. Stern, Esq., is a graduate (B.A.) of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a graduate (J.D.) of Hofstra University School of Law. After graduation from law school, Mr. Stern was employed by the Yankowitz Law Firm before founding his own firm in 2002.

No other NY will contest lawyer has successfully overturned more fraudulently attorney drafted and witnessed wills than Mr. Stern. Mr. Stern has fiercely litigated and recovered more than fifty million dollars in estate assets on behalf of NY estate litigants alone.

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Albert Cohen
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Albert Cohen
Forest Hills, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years of experience
(718) 275-7779 104-70 Queens Blvd Suite 312
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Albert Cohen is the owner and founder of the Cohen & Cohen Law Group, P.C. As a highly esteemed advocate, author, and community leader, Albert Cohen’s mission has been to improve the lives of his clients by helping them navigate through complexity of estate planning and elder law. Mr. Cohen has experienced firsthand how emotionally and financially devastating it can be not to have a proper estate plan. Mr. Cohen combines legal skills with compassion and understanding, in developing estate plans personalized to each client’s unique circumstances. He is known for his ability to reduce estate taxes, minimize or avoid...
Kevin Dean Ribakove
Queens, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years of experience
(718) 793-5600 10719 71st Ave
Queens, NY 11375
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Real Estate
State University of New York at Buffalo
Scott Mitchell Davis
FOREST HILLS, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years of experience
(718) 268-2986 11835 QUEENS BLVD STE 1500
FOREST HILLS, NY 11375
Estate Planning, Criminal and DWI
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Arthur Aaron Anderman
Queens, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 60 years of experience
(718) 268-4000 108-18 Queens Blvd
Queens, NY 11375
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
New York University School of Law
Jacob Azoulay
Queens, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(718) 268-9193 118-21 Queens Blvd
Queens, NY 11375
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Joel Eric Budnetz
FOREST HILLS, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 49 years of experience
(718) 793-0101 10818 QUEENS BLVD
FOREST HILLS, NY 11375
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
St. John's University School of Law
Nicholas Corona JR
Queens, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years of experience
(718) 261-5343 98-20 Metropolitan Ave
Queens, NY 11375
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Fordham University School of Law
Barry S. Seidel
Queens, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years of experience
(718) 793-1133 88-03 69th Ave
Queens, NY 11375
Estate Planning and Real Estate
The University of Texas School of Law
Richard Cary Spivack
FOREST HILLS, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years of experience
(718) 544-1000 11821 QUEENS BLVD STE 504
FOREST HILLS, NY 11375
Estate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Elder
St. John's University School of Law and St Johns Univ Sch Of Law
Scott Steinberg
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Scott Steinberg

Free Consultation! Experienced Legal Counsel & Advocacy for Estate Planning!

I skillfully represent individuals and families with estate planning needs. I will provide personal attention and dedication to achieve your goals! Visit my website for more information. Call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Mr. Roman Aminov
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Mr. Roman Aminov

Helping You Protect Your Family and Your Legacy

It is never to early to contact an estate planning attorney to help protect your loved ones. Call us today for a free no obligation phone consultation. Read More »
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Linda Salza Lebwohl
FOREST HILLS, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years of experience
(718) 544-7701 11835 QUEENS BLVD STE 1515
FOREST HILLS, NY 11375
Estate Planning and Real Estate
St. John's University School of Law
Ronnie D. Wax
FOREST HILLS, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years of experience
(718) 263-7758 9820 METROPOLITAN AVE
FOREST HILLS, NY 11375
Estate Planning and Business
Brooklyn Law School
Robert Allen Stidolph
Forest Hills, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years of experience
(718) 263-6430 7020 108th St Unit 9c
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Estate Planning and Real Estate
St. John's University School of Law
Stephen Bernard Nathan
FOREST HILLS, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 48 years of experience
(718) 268-9226 9820 METROPOLITAN AVE
FOREST HILLS, NY 11375
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Brooklyn Law School and Brooklyn Law
Sarah Ellen Scofield
Queens, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(303) 322-4087 67-15 Thornton Pl
Queens, NY 11375
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Real Estate
Steven Lee Gellerman
FOREST HILLS, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years of experience
(212) 261-2300 11835 QUEENS BLVD
FOREST HILLS, NY 11375
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
St. John's University School of Law
Richard N. Golden
FOREST HILLS, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years of experience
(718) 261-2600 11835 QUEENS BLVD STE 1220
FOREST HILLS, NY 11375
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
Jonas R. Miller
Queens, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 49 years of experience
(718) 261-5665 118-21 Queens Blvd
Queens, NY 11375
Estate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Real Estate
New York University School of Law
Robert A. Kaplan
Queens, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(718) 268-4200 70-20 Austin St
Queens, NY 11375
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
New York Law School
Irina Yadgarova
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Irina Yadgarova
Rego Park, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(347) 699-5529 63-50 Wetherole Street
Rego Park, NY 11374
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Attorney Irina Yadgarova focuses her practice on Trusts & Estates, Probate & Administration, Elder Law, and Real Estate. She is licensed to practice law in the courts of the State of New York, the State New Jersey, and the U.S. District Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Ms. Yadgarova's practice encompasses all aspects of Estate Planning, Elder Law (Medicaid) and Real Estate. She provides legal services to residents of New York and New Jersey and handles matters pertaining to Wills, Trusts & Estates and Long Term Care Planning, including, but not limited...
Benjamin Z. Katz
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Benjamin Z. Katz

Providing High Quality, Personalized Legal Service to You and Your Family.

My goal is to form and maintain long term relationships with my clients. I am blessed to be a happy husband, a proud father and a joyful pet owner. I have always felt that a life well lived is one filled with... Read More »
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Jules Martin Haas
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Jules Martin Haas

Free Consultation! New York Estate Planning Attorney with Determination & Skill!

I am dedicated to knowledgeable advocacy for clients with estate planning needs. I will work diligently to meet your estate planning goals! Visit my website to see reviews and results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Jimmy Johnson
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Jimmy Johnson
Flushing, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(347) 426-8803 Law Offices of Jimmy Johnson PLLC
149-45 Northern Blvd, #1N
Flushing, NY 11354
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and DeSales University
Attorney Jimmy Johnson is Juris Doctor (JD) graduate of Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills Campus, Michigan, USA. In fact, Jimmy Johnson, Esquire is a skilled US Immigration Attorney, Private and Public Criminal Defense Attorneys, and a General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Lawyer with great talents and proven experiences in legal immigration matters including Individual-Family-based and Business-based immigration issues for Jimed Johnson Immigration Services, LLC, Flushing, NY; Law Office of Osa Igunbor, Poughkeepsie, NY; Proskauer Rose, LLP; & Law Office of Adebukola Adetula, Irvington, NJ.

Besides having his Juris Doctor (JD) Law Degree with concentration on...
Mr. Roman Aminov
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Mr. Roman Aminov
Flushing, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years of experience
(347) 766-2685 147-17 Union Turnpike
Flushing, NY 11367
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
St. John's University School of Law
The Law Offices of Roman Aminov is a client centric trusts and estates practice concentrating in estate planning, elder law, and probate. We handle the drafting of wills, powers of attorney, health care proxies, and trusts of all types. Mr. Aminov's expertise lies in being able to sit down with a client and properly ascertain their current situation and plan the most effective way forward. He has successfully implemented estate plans in high net worth individuals and middle income clients with complicated family situations. Mr. Aminov also helps elderly clients structure their estates to qualify for Medicaid. Allow us to...
Frank Xavier Bruno
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Frank Xavier Bruno
RIDGEWOOD, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years of experience
(718) 418-5000 69-09 Myrtle Ave
RIDGEWOOD, NY 11385
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
New York Law School
The Law Offices of Frank Bruno provide an array of legal services to Queens and Brooklyn residents. From our office in Glendale, we assist individuals and families with divorce cases, issues involving elder law and estate planning, bankruptcy, criminal law, real property law and more. With over 25 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys have the training and knowledge to analyze your situation and advise you on how to achieve your goals. Whether you need an aggressive litigator to represent you through a contested divorce or a skilled adviser to prepare reliable documents such as wills, trusts and guardianship...
George Howard Dippel
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George Howard Dippel
Bayside, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(718) 229-1505 42-40 Bell Blvd
Bayside, NY 11361
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Cornell Law School
The Law Office of George H. Dippel provides quality legal services in the areas of wills, probate, trusts and estates, real estate closings (house, co-op, condo), business sales and purchases, incorporation of businesses, health care proxies and power of attorney.

We are committed to providing the highest level of one-on-one personalized service to every client. Your matter is of the utmost importance to us and receives individual attention and expert care.

Utilizing his extensive knowledge and decades of experience, Mr. Dippel has provided thousands of clients throughout Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Long Island and Westchester with personalized, professional...
Arthur Irving Blutter
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Arthur Irving Blutter
Queens, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(718) 529-7777 61-43 186th Street
Queens, NY 11366
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Tax
Hofstra University
Experienced Foreclosure & Bankruptcy Attorney serving Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk & Kings County. Helping clients with back taxes, tax audits, chapter 7, chapter 11 and chapter 13 bankruptcies.
Barry Carl Weiss
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Barry Carl Weiss
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
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Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Kew Gardens, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years of experience
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
I am an experienced New York Attorney. I provide dedicated and skilled representation for an array of legal matters. My practice areas include Criminal Law, Real Estate, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime, Domestic Violence, Construction, Estate Planning, and Family Law.

I received my J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 1977. Thereafter, I was licensed to practice law in the State of New York. I am committed to providing exceptional service and representation in pursuit of the best possible outcomes.
Elliot S. Schlissel
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Elliot S. Schlissel
Jamaica, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years of experience
(718) 350-2802 80-30 164th St.
Jamaica, NY 11432
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Established in 1978, The Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel is a multi-service firm of five lawyers committed to client-focused, cost-effective legal services in the Five Boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Our law office provides high quality, personalized legal services regarding divorce, family law, foreclosure defense, criminal cases, real estate, personal injury, elder law, bankruptcy, and wills, trusts and estates. Mr. Schlissel graduated from SUNY Oswego in 1972 and attended the Hofstra and Buffalo law schools.
Elisha Wellerstein
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Elisha Wellerstein
Maspeth, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years of experience
(718) 473-0699 60-45 Eliot Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Touro College
I am the founding principal of Wellerstein Law Group, P.C. With my years of experience as an accountant and business consultant, I am able to offer the most sound advice when it comes to your legal needs. My focus is on Estate Planning and Elder Law. My knowledge in law and tax matters come together to offer you and your family the best advice while you are planning for your future. I also heads the firm's Seminar Division. I am available for seminar/presentations to educate you and your groups in the basics of ElderLaw and Estate Planning. I can...
Barry M. Lasky
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Barry M. Lasky
Kew Gardens, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 47 years of experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
#218
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Patrick R. Garcia
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Patrick R. Garcia
Kew Gardens, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years of experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
#218
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Patrick R. Garcia is an experienced attorney in the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates. His practice areas include Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Elder Law and Estate Planning. Mr. Garcia received his J.D. from the New York University and has been licensed in the State of New York since 1983.

Suzanne A. Ettinger
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Suzanne A. Ettinger

Free Consultation! Experienced & Dedicated Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorney!

I provide attentive and knowledgeable legal counsel for estate planning and elder law matters. I am dedicated to helping you achieve your goals! Visit my website for more information and call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Daniel F. Gallivan
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Daniel F. Gallivan

Free Consultation! Experienced & Focused Estate Planning Counsel & Advocacy!

I am committed to skillfully representing clients with estate planning needs. I will work tirelessly to meet your needs and goals! Visit my website to see client reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Martin Allan Pollak
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Martin Allan Pollak
Queens, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years of experience
(718) 229-1904 214-08 41st Ave.
Queens, NY 11361
Estate Planning, Divorce, Probate and Real Estate
New York Law School
If you are on the hunt for a Queens lawyer, you have found just the law office for you!! At Pollak & Slepian law firm, your case can receive the attention it requires. Attorney Jack I. Slepian obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Brooklyn College and his Juris Doctorate at New York Law School. He is a member of the New York State Bar and the American Bar Association. Attorney Martin A. Pollak received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Queens College of the City University of New York. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School...
Monet Stephanie Binder
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Monet Stephanie Binder
Fresh Meadows, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years of experience
(718) 514-7575 61-43 186th Street
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Touro Law Center and Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
My passion is helping individuals and families achieve peace of mind, by developing and implementing customized, well-structured and comprehensive plans. As part of my family oriented estate planning process, I have an initial meeting with every client, so I can clearly understand their needs and intentions. At that meeting, I use my legal experience, of over 20 years in practice, to inform my clients about how their estate planning documents will advance their cherished family goals.

This thoughtful and caring guidance is given in plain English, so my clients know what they need to do, in order ensure that their...
William Thomas Toohey
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William Thomas Toohey
Kew Gardens, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(800) 696-9529 125-10 Queens Blvd
#218
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, DWI, Divorce and Probate
New York Law School
Simon Bardizbanian
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Simon Bardizbanian
Richmond Hill, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(718) 487-4468 135-24 Hillside Avenue
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
St. John's University School of Law
Simon Bardizbanian Esq. is the principal of the firm. He began his legal career as a trial attorney at a large Queens based law firm in 1999. He has personally helped hundreds of accident victims get their medical bills paid, receive re-reimbursement for their lost time from work and has secured lucrative settlements and/or verdicts to compensate them for their pain and suffering. Despite experiencing early success he longed to open his own practice. He wanted to be able to offer all of his clients the individualized attention they needed and deserved. He hopes to...
Norma E. Ortiz
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Norma E. Ortiz
Astoria, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years of experience
(718) 522-1117 3272 Steinway Street, Suite 402
Astoria, NY 11201
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
New York University School of Law
Albert Maxmilian Maimone
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Albert Maxmilian Maimone
Whitestone, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years of experience
(718) 357-1216 148-29 Cross Island Parkway
Whitestone, NY 11357
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Insurance Claims, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
David Reich
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David Reich
Flushing, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(917) 533-1621 72-10 136th St.
Flushing, NY 11367
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Over 27 years of experience in business, financial services, real estate, health care and various business development projects and ventures. Extensive background in Accounting, Governmental Affairs, Regulatory Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Data Privacy and Risk Management.
Giovanni Silvagni
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Giovanni Silvagni
Ridgewood (Queens), NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years of experience
6631 Freshpond Road
Ridgewood (Queens), NY 11385
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Giovanni P. Silvagni is the founding partner of the Law Firm of Silvagni and Como, Attorneys At Law. The son of Italian immigrants, he was born and raised in Queens, NY. He attended St. John's University School of Law where he graduated with honors in 1999. He practices in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Probate and Real Estate. The firm has 3 offices located conveniently throughout Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan and also offers out of office visits. Our attorneys speak fluent Italian and conversational Spanish. Free Initial Consultation.
Edward A Vincent
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Edward A Vincent
Whitestone, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(718) 767-3333 19-02 Whitestone Expressway
Suite 302
Whitestone, NY 11357
Estate Planning, Appeals, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
University of Kentucky College of Law
Ira Cooper
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Ira Cooper
Queens, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years of experience
(718) 793-1311 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd #300
Queens, NY 11415
Estate Planning, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Hofstra University
Ira Cooper graduated from Hofstra Law School and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1975. In addition to his 40 years practicing as an attorney in New York, Mr. Cooper has distinguished himself as a leader in Landlord & Tenant Litigation having formerly acted as the President of the Housing Court Bar Association. Mr. Cooper has also been a Lecturer at the New School for Social Research; a Member of the Civil Court Committee of the New York City Bar Association; a Member of the Landlord/Tenant Committee of the New York State Bar Association; and a Lecturer...
Stephen Bilkis
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Stephen Bilkis

Free Consultation! Skilled New York Estate Planning Attorney!

I am an experienced and accomplished estate planning lawyer. I am dedicated to advocating for the rights and best interests of you and your family! Visit my website for more information, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Carolyn L. Weiss Esq.
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Carolyn L. Weiss Esq.

New York Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years of experience

Case Western Reserve University School of LawNew York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.

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