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About me

After working for one of the premier elder law firms in New York City, I opened my own practice in 2009. I pride myself on providing personal service to dozens of middle aged people and seniors through the New York City metropolitan area. My work ranges from drafting wills and trusts, including life insurance trusts and supplemental needs trusts, to drafting powers of attorney and health care proxies; doing Medicaid planning and applications,often involving asset protection; handling probate and estate administration; working on guardianship matters; and co-counseling on elder abuse and personal injury cases. Before starting to practice law in 2005, I was a legal affairs journalist for approximately 20 years. 


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 35%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Guardianship: 15%
  4. Probate: 15%
  5. Personal Injury: 5%


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Peter Vincent Arcese

    I highly endorse this lawyer. Peter is a an experienced and thoroughly professional elder law attorney. He brings a wealth of experience, expertise and diligence in representing his clients. I always think to consult with Peter when an estate planning matter comes before me which involves an aspect of elder law.


    Peter Arcese Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard Bryan

    I endorse this lawyer. I turn to Peter frequently to discuss some of the most technical aspects of Community Medicaid and Nursing Home Medicaid for my New York City clients. I trust Peter Aronson's advice because he is thorough in how he goes about practicing his profession. I never have to worry that Peter Aronson may not have researched every aspect of the law. He has a fine attention to detail in an area of the law where the rules seemingly change from year to year. And, on those rare occasions where Peter Aronson does not have the answer, I am confident that Peter will not pretend to know what he does not. If Peter doesn't know the answer, he'll tell me so, and that's extremely important for knowing that an attorney is giving credible advice. I endorse this lawyer.


    Richard Bryan Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Peter Aronson

11 Broadway
Suite 615
New York, NY, 10004


NYCurrently registered 198303/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
For Outstanding Pro Bono ServiceLegal Aid Society, Brooklyn Office for the Aging2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateGoldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin, LLP2005 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York City Bar AssociationLegal Referral Service, focus on Elder Law and Trusts & Estates2011 - Present
New York State Bar AssocaitionMember Elder Law and Trusts & Estates sections2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
New York State Bar Association Elder and Special Needs Law JournalNew York State Partnership for Long-Term Care2013
New York State Bar Association Elder and Special Needs Law JournalPlanning 2013 and Beyond2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern UniversityJournalismMA - Masters1983
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Union CollegePolitical ScienceBA1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Planning for the Future (informal presentations)Elder Law, Medicaid Planning and Trusts & Estates2013