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Ellyn S. Kravitz is of counsel to Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Einiger, LLP. She specializes in elder law, estate planning, estate administration, special needs planning, and veterans’ benefits. Ellyn is an authority on issues affecting adults and children with disabilities, our senior population, and military veterans.

Ellyn is certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association. She was named as a “New York Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  She was included in the list of Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area for 2012 in the New York Times Magazine.

Ellyn has been accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to present and prosecute claims for veterans’ benefits. 

She is member of Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and the current Vice Co-Chair of the Guardianship Committee. She was former co-chair of the Estate and Tax , the Legal Education and Health Care Committee. She served as past Co-Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association. Ellyn is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of New York City, Inc. 

Ellyn is a member and former co-chair of the Legal Advisory Board of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation. She serves on the Legal Advisory Committee of the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program of Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. She also serves on the Benefit Committee of the Kellner Family Pediatric Liver Disease Foundation.

She is a frequent presenter to both consumer and professional groups and has provided input to state and national programs addressing legal, financial and other related matters involving persons with disabilities and our senior population.

Ellyn received her Juris Doctor degree from the New England School of Law and her LL.M. in estate planning from the University of Miami. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.



Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
  2. Probate: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 25%

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  • Richard E Weltman

    Ellyn is a true professional in the fields of elder law and estate planning. As a business and bankruptcy attorney, I've worked closely with Ellyn on several matters requiring nuance, creativity and sophistication and she delivered every time. I've also recommended Ellyn to colleagues and clients and will do so again without hesitation.


    Richard Weltman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Abrams Fensterman Fensterman Eisman Formato Ferrara & Einiger, LLP

630 Third Avenue
New York, NY, 10017


NYCurrently registered 199303/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top Women Attorneys in the NY Metro AreaSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law FoundationN/A
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New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
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New England School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
New England School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of LawsN/A
University of MichiganN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NYSBA 2013 Annual Meeting- Elder Law ProgramPanel Discussion on the Most Current Medicaid Planning Strategies and Techniques2013
Cardozo Hot Topic SeriesCareers in Elder Law2013
WeiserMazars Women's Network Lunch and LearnDo You Know What You Need to Know to Address the Needs of Elderly or Disabled Family Members?2012
Private Client Services For Women LuncheonDo You Know What You Need to Know to Address the Needs of Elderly or Disabled Family Members?2012