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At the Law Offices of Albert Goodwin, we have been helping people achieve their legal goals since 2008.  We consistently achieve superior results, are widely praised by our clients and are respected in the legal community.

Our law firm has helped hundreds of people just like you. We have secured millions of dollars for our clients. We help people recover and protect what is rightfully theirs.

Over the years, we have built up substantial experience practicing in the areas of estate litigation, estate planning, guardianship, and Medicaid.

Estate litigation. Whether you are a beneficiary and you feel that you are being short-changed or you are a fiduciary and you feel that you are being wrongly accused, we have the expertise to help you win.

Estate planning. We can set up a will or trust that will allow you to pass your estate to those you want it to go to, while avoiding those who you don’t want.

Guardianship. We can help you become a guardian or defend against guardianship.

Medicaid. We set up Medicaid plans to help people qualify for Medicaid. We defend people accused of Medicaid fraud.

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Practice Areas

Estate and Trust Litigation for Beneficiaries

Do you suspect that you are getting short-changed on your rightful inheritance? Have a feeling that the Executor or Trustee is not fulfilling their duties? You may need a New York, NY estate and trust litigation lawyer if you feel any of the following:

Executor and Trustee Defense

Being a fiduciary can feel like there's a target on your back. We are estate and trust litigation lawyers who can help you get your peace of mind back.

Are the beneficiaries accusing you of cheating them? Are they trying to contest the will or trust? As experienced estate and trust lawyers in New York, NY, we can help you fight back.

Guardianship Litigation

Albert Goodwin, Esq. is a New York guardianship lawyer who can help you establish a guardianship for a loved one or defend against a guardianship that you feel is being forced on your loved one.

Estate Planning

You may need an estate plan more than you think. For example, if you are planning to leave your property to your wife and kids, you may not even need a will because they would get your property anyway - half to the wife and half to the kids. But what if you want all of your property to go to your wife? Then you need a will. And what if you want your wife to use the property during her lifetime and then the property to go to your kids? Then, my friend, you need a trust. Here is what an estate planning lawyer can help you achieve:

Medicaid

If you received a letter from the Bureau of Fraud Investigations, we can represent you in your defense and protect your rights. And if you would like to qualify for Medicaid, we may be able to help you by using the following techniques:

  • Medicaid Trusts can protect your assets from being counted as for Medicaid eligibility.
  • Special Needs Trusts if you are or your loved one is disabled.
  • Gift and Loan allows an applicant to transfer half of their assets to a loved one without incurring a penalty.

Albert Goodwin is an experienced New York estate lawyer who has successfully represented clients all over NYC. He is your local estate lawyer near me - he has experience in all parts of the city and beyond, including New York County (Manhattan), Kings County (Brooklyn), Bronx County, Queens County, and Richmond County (Staten Island). He has also successfully litigated estates in Nassau County and Suffolk County in Long Island, as well as in Westchester County (the White Plains court).

Resources for New York Estate Attorneys - If you are a New York attorney who is looking for a specific form or for guidance in representing a client in an estate case, you may be able to find it here. We are also available as co-counsel and are ready to step in as a trial lawyer on short notice if necessary.

If you are looking for an experienced New York City estate attorney, we are here for you. You can give us a call at 718-509-9774 or send us an email at attorneyalbertgoodwin@gmail.com.

Client Reviews

Albert Goodwin, Esq.

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  •  Sergey Vinokur ★★★★★
    I am an out of state resident, and needed legal representation in regards my recently deceased brother’s estate in NYC.
    To begin with, out of all attorneys I have spoken to initially, while “shopping” for legal representation
    in NY, Mr. Goodwin was the most competent, through, helpful and responsive right from the first conversation we had on the phone. So, naturally it was my immediate decision to hire him, dismissing all considerations of the lawyers I already spoken to at that time and eliminating any need for me to look any further.
    Ultimately I am happy to say that this first impression I had of Mr. Goodwin has been proven to be 100% correct: he’s a great lawyer My case was handled from start to the conclusion with the utmost professionalism and thoroughness. All and any questions I had were being answered by Mr. Goodwin promptly and with great clarity. Despite the fact my situation turned out to be not as simple as an “open and shut” case as it may have appeared in the beginning on the surface, it has been fully resolved to my satisfaction and comparatively quickly – much faster than I initially expected.
    Mr. Goodwin, thank you so very much for your professionalism and compassion!
  •  Sash ★★★★★
    Mr. Goodwin has exceeded my expectations with his professionalism and effectiveness. He’s always there to answer your questions and help you throughout whatever the process may be. He’s knowledgeable and honest. He made me feel comfortable and safe, during a time where I found my self so confused, lost and scared.
  •  Lawrence Hawk ★★★★★
    Mr. Albert Goodwin represented me as the beneficiary of a trust. This very complicated & difficult issue had been resolved for 24 years! I finally received my rightful share, only after Mr. Goodwin used his intelligence, observational skills & foresight to win. He has excellent morality…..something sadly missing in most people in the 21st Century. I am thankful & grateful I hired Mr. Goodwin as my attorney. He went above and beyond to win. I highly recommend his services.
  •  carl straker ★★★★★
    Albert Goodwin is one of the most professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and honest attorneys I know. I had been searching for an attorney to set up a trust for my family and after I called him, he explained the entire process to me in detail. It was this phone call that made me realize that I had the best person for my estate planning services. If you need an attorney to handle all of your estate planning issues, DO NOT hesitate to call Albert Goodwin. He is a great attorney and a better person. Mr. Goodwin, thank you for your services!
  •  Glen ★★★★★
    Thank you for the work you provided regarding the trusts. I would be remiss if I didn’t let you know I feel you did an outstanding job. You analyzed the information I provided from a legal perspective and your experience with trust law. Then you providing me with not only commission figures (Supplemental Memorandum) but a comprehensive narrative (Memorandum of Law) explaining why and how you came to your conclusions. This narrative was written in language I could easily understand (not legalese), often not the case between council and client communications. What’s more, you caught several of my errors regarding calendar-day-counts as well as arithmetic calculations. Your attention to detail is outstanding.
    I took a shot and contacted you after an internet search for an attorney with trust expertise, not knowing what to expect. You far exceed my expectations and I suspect the scope of work you did exceeded the reasonable fee you charged. If anyone ask you for a reference, feel free to give them my number.
    Thank you for your help. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the future. 
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 by Mrs. Michele Hines Diaconescu.

My husband died in Australia on a scuba diving vacation that turned out to be to much for his heart, leaving a substantial estate.

Before I was aware of what was going on his sister rushed in naming herself next of kin, claiming that her brother was divorced attempting to cheat me out of my inheritance.

I was devastated at the loss of my a strained yet very loved husband.

I spoke to some attorneys in the state of North Carolina where I reside however I was informed that they were unable to take the case as my husband's estate was in New York, therefore I would have to acquire a New York attorney.

I went on the internet and just prayed that the lord would bless me with a good attorney, I was blessed with not just a good attorney but a great one.

A tearful frantic call to a busy Albert Goodwin, who to my surprise answered his phone, after all it was after hours but this man was still there, upon hearing my situation told me he would move some things around and would be happy to take my case, I think he disliked the way I was being treated.

This is a great firm they helped me every step of the way even though I lived out of state.

Mr. Goodwin took control of this situation we became a team, he requested documents once he had those documents my worries were over, soon I was executive of my husbands estate executing his wishes as I know he would have wanted.

I will never forget Mr. Goodwin's last words to some people we will not name, "After All She Is His Wife"

Thank you for everything.

Mrs. Michele Hines Diaconescu.

 by Russell Kivatisky, Ph.D.

During a long, drawn-out estate settlement, I was very fortunate to have Albert Goodwin as my attorney. He is extremely competent, straightforward, and very effective. Albert was my confidant and legal guide as he tackled my case. I always felt that he was looking out for my interests and giving me sound advice. Prior to Albert's involvement, my case had come to a halt. He moved it along and brought it to a satisfying conclusion. I attribute my eventual success solely to Albert's actions. I greatly appreciate all that he did for me. Russell Kivatisky, Ph.D.

 by Mrs. Michele Hines Diaconescu.

My husband died in Australia on a scuba diving vacation that turned out to be to much for his heart, leaving a substantial estate.
Before I was aware of what was going on his sister rushed in naming herself next of kin, claiming that her brother was divorced attempting to cheat me out of my inheritance.
I was devastated at the loss of my a strained yet very loved husband.
I spoke to some attorneys in the state of North Carolina where I reside however I was informed that they were unable to take the case as my husband's estate was in New York, therefore I would have to acquire a New York attorney.
I went on the internet and just prayed that the lord would bless me with a good attorney, I was blessed with not just a good attorney but a great one.
A tearful frantic call to a busy Albert Goodwin, who to my surprise answered his phone, after all it was after hours but this man was still there, upon hearing my situation told me he would move some things around and would be happy to take my case, I think he disliked the way I was being treated.
This is a great firm they helped me every step of the way even though I lived out of state.
Mr. Goodwin took control of this situation we became a team, he requested documents once he had those documents my worries were over, soon I was executive of my husbands estate executing his wishes as I know he would have wanted.
I will never forget Mr. Goodwin's last words to some people we will not name, "After All She Is His Wife"
Thank you for everything.
Mrs. Michele Hines Diaconescu.

 by Valerie Kahn

He took a case that another lawyer refused to take and got us a settlement. Very happy with his abilities as a lawyer.

 by Lawrence Alexander

Mr. Albert Goodwin, Esq., represented me as the beneficiary of a trust. This very complicated & difficult issue had been unresolved for 24 years!

I finally received my rightful share, only after Mr. Goodwin used his intelligence, observational skills & foresight to win. He has excellent morality...something sadly missing in most people in the 21st Century.

I am thankful & grateful I hired Mr. Goodwin as my attorney. He went above & beyond to win. I highly recommend his services.

 by Howard Tom

Mr. Albert Goodwin, Esq. does your legal matters correctly the first time. He does his legal work in a very effective and sensitive way. In my case the legal work was for a will, health care proxy and power of attorney. He has become the go-to-man for me to find an appropriate lawyer- an additional great benefit of our professional relationship. I recommend Mr. Albert Goodwin, Esquire highly.