Estate Planning including Trusts and Wills Lawyer
Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP
David Goldfarb is the managing partner of the law firm of Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP. David is a nationally recognized authority in the field of elder law, Medicare, Medicaid and the use of trusts in health care planning. He is the co-author of the legal treatise New York Elder Law (formerly New York Guide to Tax, Estate & Financial Planning for the Elderly), (Lexis-Matthew Bender, 1999-2016). David was formerly an attorney and supervisor for the Civil Division of the Legal Aid Society in New York City. He is listed in New York Super Lawyers since 2008. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Elder Law since 2010, and named Best Lawyers’ 2014 New York City Elder Law “Lawyer of the Year.” He has achieved the highest rating (AV) in Martindale-Hubbell.
David was President of the Historic Districts Council (2003- 2007) ; he is Chair of Preserve & Protect, Inc.; and was on the board of the Preservation League of Staten Island. He is the past president of Staten Islanders for a Unified New York, the St. George Civic Association, and the Friends of the Alice Austen House.
David is also active in the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is currently Chair of the Elder Law & Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association. He has written extensively on civic and legal issues including two op-eds in the New York Times. He was featured on August 22nd, 2003, in a “Public Lives” column in the New York Times and on August 26th 2003, in a column in the Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin). His promotion of neighborhood and historic preservation on the World Wide Web has received extensive coverage including articles in Preservation, the Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the New York Times and a Year 2000 Statewide Preservation Award from the Preservation League of New York State.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Trusts and Estates||Contested Trusts and Estates, Decedents Estates, Estate Administration, Estate Bankruptcy, Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Childre, Estate Planning for the Disabled, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Estate Settlements, Family Trusts, Family Wealth Transfer, Fiduciary Law, Fiduciary Liability, Fiduciary Litigation, Financial Planning, International Estate Planning, International Trusts, International Trusts and Estates, Living Trusts, Offshore Trusts, Personal Planning, Pet Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Retirement Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Surrogates Court Practice, Trust Administration, Trust and Estate Collections, Trust Law, Trust Litigation, Trust Planning, Unclaimed Property, Wealth Planning, Wealth Preservation|
|Wills||Contested Wills, Will Drafting, Inheritance, Living Wills, Missing Heir Searches, Successions|
- New York
Managing Partner | Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP
For over 20 years the law firm of Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP has advocated for the elderly and people with disabilities.
JD - Juris Doctor | New York University School of Law
1970 - 1972
BA - Bachelor of Arts | University of Wisconsin, Madison
1966 - 1969
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