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About me

I have family members who have suffered from both cognitive and physical difficulties related to aging.  Having gone through these experiences, I appreciate the difficulty families face in discussing these issues with their loved ones.


I am significantly aware of the need to understand and explain the intracacies of Elder law, estate planning solutions, and obtaining Medicaid and/or Veterans Benefits to provide additional income to Seniors and their families.


I am particularly knowledgeable and successful in obtaining these benefits, and knowing how these multiple benefits interact.  This specific and unique knowledge allows my clients to obtain all possible benefits with little difficulty.


I counsel my clients daily on these issues related to Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Veterans' Benefit planning to ensure that they are well versed in all planning strategies:  agressive or conservative, we cover the entire spectrum of planning opportunities.   Again,  I strive to ensure that all possible planning opportunities are utilized; no opportunities are missed or overlooked.


Check out my firm's website for more information regardings Seniors, Veterans, Disabled Individuals, and Estate Planning issues.


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 45%
    17 years
  2. Estate Planning: 45%
    17 years
  3. Administrative Law: 10%
    22 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Sally O Landback

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Matt at Zangari Cohn Cuthbertson for several years - Matt is very knowledgeable about Elder Law, especially in the area of Veterans Benefits. Matt really cares about his clients.


    Sally Landback Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jack Reardon

    Matthew is a very knowledgeable and passionate Trusts, Estates and Elder Law attorney. I have known Matthew for many years. He is highly respected by his colleagues in the community. I recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone looking for top notch assistance.


    Jack Reardon Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Stillman & Associates, LLC

23 Boston Street
2nd Floor
Guilford, CT, 06437


NYCurrently registered 199603/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AccreditationU.S. Veterans' Administration2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate CounselZangari Cohn Cuthbertson PC2008 - Present
Associate AttorneyRiccio & Beletsky, LLC2005 - 2008
PrincipalStillman & Associates, P.C.1999 - 2005
PrincipalParking Ticket Brokers, Inc.1995 - 1999
Asst ClerkNY State Supreme Court1992 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
CBA Veterans and Military Affairs CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2013 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2011 - Present
CT NAELAPublic Policy Committee2011 - Present
CBA Veterans' Estate Planning WorkgroupChairperson2010 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys- CTBoard of Directors2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
RECP- Estate of Andrew$90K to surviving spouse
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawEstate Planning and Elder LawLL.M - Master of Laws2010
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Michigan, Ann ArborLiterature Science and the ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Middlesex M.I.L.E. program for SeniorsElder Law and Estate Planning advice2011
Elder Law seminarsElder Law topics-various2011