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Michael Davidov

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate

About Me

I  am a leading estate planning attorney and certified financial planner.  I've been honored as a Rising Star by Super Lawyer magazine in the area of estate planning and probate.


 


I frequently speak on a variety of estate and financial planning topics, regularly presenting educational workshops for the public as well as  business organizations, corporations, associations, special interest groups, support groups, financial advisory firms and other legal professionals in our community. I always do my best to try and reduce complex legal and financial principles into understandable concepts.


 


I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to be of service to so many families.  I enjoy making a difference in the lives of people I work with.  While protecting financial assets is often why someone often seeks my help, strengthening and maintaining family unity is my major goal and probably the number one reason why clients refer their friends and family to our practice.


 


I think it is important to make the most of every day and always find a way to laugh even when times are difficult. 


 


I am married to my law firm partner, Ilana, and we enjoy raising our four children. 

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Languages Spoken: Hebrew, Russian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Estate Planning: 38%
    800 cases
  2. Elder Law: 32%
    530 cases
  3. Probate: 30%
    250 cases

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Catherine Hammond

    I've known Michael well for many years as a fellow member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is exceptionally smart, and one of my "go to" people if I'm looking for technical assistance with a case. More importantly, he and the Davidov firm are also incredibly warm and compassionate. I highly recommend Michael and their whole team!

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    Catherine Hammond Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Anthony Vincent Falcone

    I endorse this lawyer. He is an extremely knowledgeable estate planning practitioner whom I would refer without hesitation for my own parents.

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    Anthony Falcone Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Ste 605
Kew Gardens, NY, 11415

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers / Thompson Reuters2013
Series 65 LicenceFINRA2013
Member, Board of GovernorsAmerican Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys2013
King of QueensQueens Courier2012
FellowAmerican Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys2012
Certified Financial PlannerCFP Board of Standards, Inc.2011
2011 Estate, Gift & GST Tax - What To Do And How To Do ItAmerican Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys2010
Tax Court AdmissionUnited States Tax Court2009
VA Accredited AttorneyVeterans Administration2008
Ed Slott IRA AdvisorEd Slott, CPA2007
AdmissionUnited States Eastern District Court of New York2006
AdmissionUnited States Southern District Court of New York2006
New York City Law ReviewCUNY School of Law2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerDavidov Law Group2006 - Present
Teaching Assistant - Trial PracticeCUNY School of Law2005 - 2005
MemberNew York City Law Review2004 - 2004
Senior Title ExaminerCity Title Agency, LLC2004 - 2006
Law Clerk for the Honorable Frederic BlockFederal Court - Eastern District of New York2003 - 2003

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysBoard of Governors2013 - 2013
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysFellow2012 - Present
Medicaid Practice SystemsMember2011 - Present
Financial Planning Board of StandardsCertified Financial Planner2011 - Present
Senior Umbrella Network of QueensSecretary2011 - 2012
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2006 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2006 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember, Elder Law and Trusts & Estate Sections2006 - Present
Queens County Bar AssociationMember, Sections on Surrogate's Court and the Elderly & Disabled2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Estate Planning for $133 Million Lottery WinnerReduced income, gift, estate and GST taxes.
Estate of Bernard KushnerObtained > 45% additionally for client
Medicaid Home Care QualificationObtained 12 hours per day of Medicaid home care services

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
CUNY School of LawEstate Planning and Financial Planning for Seniors2011
Elder Law and Medicaid Planning CLEElder Law and Medicaid Planning2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
CUNY School of LawLawJuris Doctorate2005
Pace University School of BusinessCertified Financial Planning CertificationN/A2001
Stony Brook UniversityEngineeringBE1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Senior Umbrella Network of Queens Annual Legal UpdateTax Law Update2013
How To Protect Your Assets From Nursing Home ExpensesEstate Planning and Elder Law2013
Estate Planning EssentialsEstate Planning Essentials2011
Estate Planning and Financial Planning for SeniorsEstate Planning and Elder Law CLE2011
Continuing EducationHow to Obtain Veterans Benefits2011
Elder Law and Medicaid Planning CLEElder Law and Medicaid Planning2010
York College - Symposium on the ElderlyVeterans Aid and Attendance Benefits2009
Financial Advisor Continuing EducationEstate Planning for IRAs and Other Retirement Assets2009
Changes in New York's Power of Attorney LawsThe New Power of Attorney Statute2009