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Christopher M. Petillo, C.P.A., J.D., CELA, is certified as an Elder Law Attorney ("CELA") by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association. The National Elder Law Foundation is not affiliated with any governmental authority. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.

He is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Elder Law Section) and the Nassau County Bar Association. Christopher is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. He earned his law degree at St. John’s University School of Law in Jamaica, New York.

Christopher completed his undergraduate studies at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. As the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship, Christopher earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, graduating with honors.

An alumnus of Price Waterhouse LLP (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP), Christopher’s areas of practice include Elder Law, Estate Planning, Personal Income Taxation, Gift Taxation and Fiduciary Income Taxation. Christopher is a frequent lecturer at consumer seminars on numerous Elder Law topics.

He was a speaker at the NYS Bar Assocation Elder Law Section Fall Meeting in October 2009 on the topic "Strategic Planning for Securing Medicaid Eligibility."


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 34%
  2. Estate Planning: 33%
  3. Wills: 18%
  4. Trusts: 10%
  5. Tax: 5%

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  • Christopher Patrick Ulrich

    Chris is an excellent attorney with a focus on elder law, estate planning and related elder issues. He has achieved great results and truly cares about his clients best interests. I highly recommend him.


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Contact info

Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C.

330 Motor Parkway, Suite 400
Hauppauge, NY, 11788


NYCurrently registered 199503/13/2015
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law FoundationN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CELA Certification Review CourseSpecial Needs Planning2011
New York State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionStrategic Planning for Securing Medicaid Eligibility2009