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A New York Estate Planning Lawyer with a Record of Client Satisfaction

Albert Goodwin, Esq. is a New York estate planning lawyer who is widely praised by his clients and is respected in the legal community. Contact us to see what we can do for your legal needs.

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  • Avatar Glen Davis ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    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 … More 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. Glen Davis
  • Avatar carl straker ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Albert Goodwin is one of the most professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and honest attorneys I know. I had been searching … More 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!
  • Avatar SUVin ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Mr. Goodwin is professional, knowledgeable, honest, persistent, compassionate and responsive - isn't this the definition … More of a good lawyer! He's very meticulous and down to the point , always ready to explain things in great detail, so at all times I had clear understanding of the case status and the steps to be taken next.
    Immediately after our initial conversation - as I was still "shopping" for an attorney to handle an Estate case - my search for a lawyer was over - based on how that conversation went I knew right away that I found one whom I can trust and whom I can rely on to get the case to the desirable outcome. never even once through the case I had any regrets of that decision - just in contrary I consider myself lucky to have hired Mr. Goodwin.
    I deeply appreciate all his work on my case, his legal advise and all his guidance.

As experienced New York estate planning lawyer, I recommend wills for younger clients and trusts for middle-aged and older clients. Wills are great because they are relatively quick and easy to make. Trusts are great because they can help you qualify for Medicaid, avoid the courts, and control what happens to your money after your death. Here to answer your questions about estate planning:

Some people need an estate plan more than others.

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.

As a New York estate planning lawyer, and I have seen all kinds of situations. If you are wondering if you need a will, a trust or nothing at all, I am ready to offer my honest opinion. You can give me a call at (212) 233-1233.

Make a Virtually Challenge-Proof Will

People with diminished capacity or a medical condition who can still make a Will but are concerned that it may be challenged after their death need defensive estate planning. They need someone to make sure that the Will is as solid as it can possibly be under the circumstances. More...

Minimize or Avoid Estate Taxes

We offer many ways to minimize or avoid estate taxes. We can help you set up a variety of trusts, including bypass trusts, credit shelter trusts, charitable trusts, life insurance trusts, AB trusts. We can also help you form a family company to hold your family's wealth estate tax-free, or set up an annuity to capitalize on long-term gains. More...

Plan for Your Own Disability

The law allows you to leave directives for your family in case you will not be able to make your own medical or financial decisions in the future. This can be accomplished by having a New York City estate planning attorney provide you with a healthcare proxy, living will and financial power of attorney. More...

Avoid Disputes between Current and Past Spouse

If you have been married twice, and especially if you had children with more then one person, you may avoid a serious family disagreement by setting up a will or a trust. As part of estate planning, you may require a pre- or post-marital agreement.

Protect Your Assets

We can preserve your wealth from the risk of being taken over by creditors. We do this by settling up various asset protection entities, such as trusts, family-owned companies, and annuities to protect your assets. More...

Provide for Minors or the Disabled

If you have minor children, you should seriously consider giving guardianship directions and setting up a trust for the children's behalf. Disabled persons may need you to set up a special needs trust (also known as supplemental needs trust) to avoid losing their government benefits such as SSI and Medicaid after inheriting an estate. More...

Avoid Probate

Setting up a trust will save your family thousands of dollars in probate costs, as well as help you avoid other negative aspects of the probate process, such as its substantial delay and public nature. More...