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My greatest satisfaction in practicing law comes from knowing that I've helped people solve their legal problems. That could mean planning a client's estate with care so that he or she knows that things will go smoothly when the inevitable happens. In other cases it means obtaining my client's rightful share from the estate of a loved one, or helping manage that estate in an a careful and efficient way. In all cases it includes being available for the client on the phone, by email or in the office for a consultation, and taking the time to explain what I'm doing and what the options are.


Also, I'd like you to know that In each of my forty years of pracitce I've become more convinced that treating not only clients, but also other lawyers and the many other people I deal with in a respectful way, while still being hard-nosed about enforcing my client's rights, gets the best results.


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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 50%
    39 years, 150 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 50%
    39 years, 250 cases



Hourly ($350-550/hour), contingent (25-34%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

McGarry & Simon

1185 Avenue of the Americas
18th Floor
New York, NY, 10036


NYCurrently registered 197603/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
av RatingMartindale-Hubbell1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMcGarry & Simon1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York City Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawCorporate LawLL.M - Master of Laws1983
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Duke UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1969