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Daniel Alan Timins

Estate planning Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Drafting legal documents such as Wills, Revocable Trusts, ILITs, Supplemental Needs Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies. Review of accounts, policies, retirement plans, and associated Beneficiary Designation Forms.

    16 years, 800 cases

  2. Elder law
    30%
    Preparation of asset transfers for Medicaid eligibility. Home Care and Nursing Home Medicaid Applications, Medicaid-Compliant Promissory Notes, Spousal Refusals, Medicaid Trusts, First and Third Party Supplemental Needs Trusts.

    15 years, 300 cases

  3. Probate
    30%
    Prepare Probate and Administration Petitions and related Waivers and Citations, Inventory of Assets, Disclaimers / Renunciations, Fiduciary consulting, Wills Contests and Estate Litigation, Post-Mortem planning.

    16 years, 250 cases

I feel as though clients should be fully educated on the decisions that they are making, and that the work they ask for be completed.

There are many aspects of trusts and estate planning that falls outside of the actual documents drafted for clients: Deed changes, updating beneficiary designation forms for life insurance and retirement plans, identifying the nature of assets in a person's accounts. My past profession as a Certified Financial Planner (R) allows me to ensure these matters are addressed properly with the client.

Post mortem issues are even more complicated: Tax elections, settlement options, and smoothing over possible disputes are too often neglected by the administering attorney. And pricing for these services can be userous for the unwary. I do charge a fee for these services, though they are reasonable and accountable.

My clients just like me. I cannot say why, aside from the fact I tend to be cautious, provide full disclosure, and treat them like my human equals.

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Location

Law Offices of Daniel Timins
477 Madison Avenue
Suite 240
New York, NY, 10022

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Reviews

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Posted by Yvette | October 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Fearless, Effective
Daniel is an extraordinary attorney who guided our family by creating a Trust during a very difficult time. His comprehensive legal knowledge, solid experience and honesty gave us the ability to move forward without hesitation. His pleasant demeanor, prompt responses and consideration were very much appreciated as well.
Posted by Frank | May 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Last Will and Testament, Living Trust
Daniel generated a well structured presentation discussing LWT, Living Trust, and more. His highly organized set of sessions proved very helpful. Daniel has a very pleasant disposition and was always available for advice with timely responses.
Posted by Chiu | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient, helpful, and took the time to explain things
I found Dan to be very helpful. He was patient with my ignorance, and took the time explained things clearly.
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely recommend
Dan Timins was knowledgeable, honest and efficient. He worked quickly, was able to answer my questions in a way that was easy to understand, and explained the pros and cons of each option in a way that was helpful and clear. He also answered my miscellaneous emailed questions quickly and at all hours, and just generally was easy to work with.
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Posted by Mindy | May 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful
I was very happy with my work with Dan, he was very professional and knowledgeable. He guided me through the maze of estate planning. I would most certainly use him again.
Posted by Elizabeth | May 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Last Will and Testament
Became acquainted thru my brother who had his LW&T by Dan. When my new husband and I decided to have our wills done we also chose Dan because he is thorough, organized, upbeat and allows time for all our many questions. In addition, the staff is courteous and helpful.
Posted by Judith | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Available and Committed to Your Cause
Dan Timins has been a great help to me during some problematic times in my life over the past few years. He has been prompt and professional and very re-assuring to me in those tough times.
Posted by Bob | April 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Attorney Recommendation
Dan Timins was easy to work with, always responsive, always cordial and very effective in accomplishing the issue at hand. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Christopher | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timins
Dan did a comprehensive estate plan for us. He fully explained the options and the legal cosiderations. He covered all issues.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate
Daniel Timins set up an estate for me. He is very efficient, explaining every detail of the process. Mr. Timins is very thorough with his explanation, he always available to answer questions. It was a pleasure to work with him, I already recommended my friends and they are happy as well.
Posted by Irina Yadgarova, Esq. | May 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific lawyer
Daniel is extremely knowledgeable in the fields of Estate and Financial Planning, Elder Law and Probate. I consult with him regularly and am always pleased with his advice and impressed by his sharp legal acumen. Daniel is likewise amicable and professional. I recommend him without any reservations.
Posted by Wendy | April 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Knowledgable Estate Planning
Dan is an extremely professional, knowledgable guy who has helped us set up trusts, wills, and has helped us navigate a complex estate inheritance. He has full command of options for wealth management and their related tax implications. He's responsible, professional, and friendly.
Posted by Toby | April 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Combines warmth, empathy and attention to detail
Daniel did my will 10 years ago and recently updated it. Many details needed change. I am grateful for his speaking plain English rather than legalise. I have recommended him to several friends and they are all very grateful for his skill and compassion and reasonable fees.
Posted by Clare | April 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Dan doesn't ask me to come in to his office unnecessarily. He works professionally and efficiently when possibe over the phone and through email. He is thorough and has always kept my welfare in mind. I feel he forms an alliance with me as a client. When it can help my case, he asks me to write up an incident so that he can use it after my death to protect me and my distributes. This gives me a sense of confidence that after my death, my wishes will be followed.
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Posted by Linda J. | April 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong recommendation for Dan Timins as general and estate attorney!
Dan completed all my needed legal documents: Will, Power of Attorney, and Living Will. Since he is also a certified financial planner (CFP), his advice on money matters is exceptionally well informed. He was sensitive and interested in my particular situation. He also helped me with other matters such as income tax issues and real estate problems. Where he did not feel comfortable giving advice, he recommended another competent attorney. As well, he was generous enough to assist my niece with understanding the distribution implications of an inheritance from her Mother. I wholeheartedly recommend Dan Timins. His service was quick, ethical, and complete.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent and caring trusting estates lawyer.
Dan prepared my will, POA, and other documents. He was very competent, plus, he took time with my husband and I to check into every detail. He cared about each of the decisions we were making and took the time to discuss other possibilities with us. Great attorney!
Posted by Linda | June 16, 2015
A Lawyer Who Donates His Time and Expertise to Help People in Need
Dan is a knowledgeable and experienced professional who uses his passion for the law to help others in need. For several years now, Dan has provided a free Wills workshop for survivors of domestic violence where the participants leave with a valid, notarized and executable will tailored to their specifics needs and desires. During the 2-hour long workshop, he presents the information in clear layman's terms so that the participants are able to construct their own wills. He is also very good at patiently answering questions and addressing concerns during brief private consultations. His respectful, relaxed and easygoing approach puts participants at ease and makes this learning experience an enjoyable one.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2014
Estate Planning for Family Member with Special Needs
We went to Dan Timins for comprehensive estate planning work in order to provide for a family member with special needs. We were very pleased with the thorough and thoughtful way he approached our legal issues and documentation; he set our minds at ease for the future.
Posted by Alan | August 29, 2014
Client Review of Daniel Alan Timins
Dan Timins is an excellent attorney. I am one of his clients, and so far he has given me very good advice on how to handle my will and on how to handle technical matters concerning the running of my small, independent film/media business. He is highly prepared every time I see him, and his organizational skills help me sort through some of my floundering estate problems. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Harriet | August 25, 2014
Outstanding Legal Advise
I was so pleased with Mr. Timins professionalism, courtesy, patience and understanding during my visits to his firm - he made my visits so very comfortable and his legal advise was reassuring (especially since I discuss with my nephew who is an attorney). I have already recommended him to my family and friends; including friends from the MOAA (a military organization for officers).
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney of Law
  • Law Offices of Daniel Timins
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney, Partner
  • Timins & LaMagna, LLP
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney, Partner
  • Timins & Durante, LLP
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • Pace Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Elizabeth Eizikovits
  • Positive and desired outcome for client

Associations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • Lawyer's Assistance Program
  • 2015 - Present
  • Financial Planning Association of New York
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Business Networking International, Chapter 67
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2015
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 2010 Public Education Award
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society's New York City / Southern New York Chapter
  • 2010
  • 40 Under 40 Rising Stars
  • Business Council of Westchester
  • 2009
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • New York Family Justice Center
  • Drafting Your Will
  • 2016
  • Bronx Family Justice Center
  • Will Drafting for Single Women with Children
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (23)
Endorse Daniel
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a highly qualified Trust and Estate attorney, whom I am comfortable referring my clients to. He is a knowledgeable and well rounded attorney and person. I highly recommend him."
Probate Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan was incredibly helpful on an ancillary probate matter for a Pennsylvania Estate that I was handling. He was very responsive, professional, and knowledgeable. After our matter was finished, I would occasionally run questions by him on matters that might affect my clients with NY ties. He was more than willing to provide me with clear guidance. I would highly recommend his services."
Estate planning Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Daniel is a dedicated and enthusiastic attorney. His passionate and assiduous nature is a benefit to current and potential clients and a rare find in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is very knowledgeable, very thorough, and clearly cares about his clients. Whenever I have a question (either about a tax issue or about a proper document drafting), Daniel always gives me a careful and accurate answer. I would consider any client lucky to have met with Daniel!"
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan has a great reputation among the estate planning community. He is known for his deep knowledge about tax and estate planning laws and the careful attention he pays to his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Friend
"Dan is an excellent attorney, extremely knowledgeable and personable. He can handle all matter of probate and administration issues with diligence and supreme client care, and is an excellent estate planner for both simple and complex needs. He has a great wealth of knowledge on financial matters and a level of dedication to his clients that is unmatched. I give Dan the highest of endorsements!"
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is a superb attorney and resource for those seeking to plan their estates and require someone with keen insight into financial planning. I frequently consult with Dan on complex matters and find him to be not only knowledgeable, but also highly personable. I endorse Dan without any reservations."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an exceptional advocate whose reputation speaks for itself. He works diligently to get the best results for his clients. I highly recommend his services."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a go to attorney for any and all estate planning and administration issues. He not only knows the intricacies of tax law and the requirements for the proper formation of testamentary instruments, but he also sees the big picture in helping clients choose the best way to move forward. He is passionate, tough, and works hard for his clients."
Elder law Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Dan is my go-to attorney for all elder care and special needs planning. Dan provides the knowledge, expertise, charisma and warmth necessary for this practice area. Dan is also a CFP, so his wealth of knowledge is expansive and much appreciated by both his clients and colleagues."
Estate planning Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a phenomenal super power in the world of estate planning, elder law and probate. I am a fellow attorney in this space and he takes time out of his day to answer complex questions and work through numerous issues together. You will be hard pressed to find a lawyer that is as knowledgable or as hardworking as Dan. I wholeheartedly endorse Dan and know that all of his clients are and will continue to be well taken care of."
Trusts Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is very well versed in the complex area of trusts and elder law. Knows of all possible options to address potential scenarios, which can be varied in the area of Wills, and can think outside the box. Clients will be in good hands."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the areas of Wills, Estates, Trusts, and Elder Law and I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Timins also is author of many articles on the topics of estate planning and administration."
Trusts Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney who brings to the table a varied and extensive background. I endorse this lawyer."
Trusts Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is an excellent trusts and estates attorney. He is very bright and understands this area of law well. He is personable and easy to get along with and will make his clients feel comfortable. Clients will be in good hands."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an experienced attorney who goes the extra mile for both his clients and colleagues. He doesn't shy away from complicated cases and devotes time and energy to understand all the legal nuances. As a colleague he is generous with his knowledge and time."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is highly skilled and knowledgeable in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate / Administration and Elder Law. He is devoted to serving the needs of his clients and to finding customized solutions for them. Daniel is sensitive to his clients' goals and is a pleasure to work with. As a colleague in my field, Daniel is generous with his time and is available for discussions and sharing ideas."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Dan on varying matters. Dan is conscientious, focused, personable and knowledgeable in his field. He is an excellent source for information in estate planning, financial planning, and probates & administrations. I highly recommend Dan to anyone who is in need of an attorney in these fields."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Friend
"I went to law school with Dan Timins and have known him for several years. He is a very bright, knowledgeable trust and estate lawyer. He cares about his clients and his work. I have always known Dan to be very professional and he is well-respected in the legal community. I recommend him without reservation."
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