Passionate about client service, understanding client needs and finding the best, cost effective and legally sound solution. Seniors and their families deserve patience, attention and legal expertise. I also strive to explain all their legal issues and options in a manner they will fully understand.
Memberships: The New York Bar Association's Elder Law Section, and the Nassau County Bar Association's Estates and Trusts, Elder Law, and Surrogate's Court Committees.
Education: Matt is an alumnus of Hofstra University School of Law and Rutgers University - New Brunswick, where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in political science. While at law school, he was a member of the Mediation Clinic, where he gained extensive experience in alternate dispute resolution, and externed at the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, where he assisted in representing indigent clients.
Before joining the firm, Matt was an associate attorney at an Elder Law and Family Law firm in New Jersey where he practiced elder law, estate planning, and estate administration.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Transformative Mediator Qualification||Hofstra Law School Mediation Clinic||2012|
|Associate Attorney||The Law Offices of Brian A. Raphan, P.C.||2013 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||The Law Offices of Lynda L. Hinkle||2012 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|Decedent’s Former Partner Can Inherit Estate, Judge Says||Success. Judge Upholds Will.|
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|New York Law Journal||Gay Marriage Legalization Not Retroactive, Panel Says||2016|
|THE NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL||DECEDENT'S FORMER PARTNER CAN INHERIT ESTATE, JUDGE SAYS.||2015|
|ELDER LAW NEWS||CAREFUL…GIFTING TO FAMILY CAN AFFECT MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY||2015|
|Hofstra University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2009|
|Legal Workshop||Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts||2016|
|Swiss Benevolent Society - Seminar New York City||ELDER LAW - PLANNING FOR YOUR LATER YEARS||2015|
|Penn South Senior Center||Wills & Estates: What You Need to Know||2014|