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Linda Anne Amato

Trusts Attorney at New York, NY

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Linda Amato is a New York City-based attorney in private practice. Linda’s unique background in asset management, health care, and law have developed her expertise in estate planning matters, enabling her to identify and create optimal plans for each of her clients.

Linda is passionate about working with individuals, families, and businesses. She is dedicated to helping her clients avoid probate, and minimize Federal and State taxes. Linda understands that although most clients share many of the same concerns—such as tax planning, health care cost in the event of illness, and wealth preservation—she is committed to crafting the best possible, customized estate plan for every client.

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Licensed for 17 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2019
Updated 11/05/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/17/2022

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Amato Law, PLLC
667 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY, 10065

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Posted by Joseph | September 20, 2022
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Estate Plan professionally completed
My wife and I recently engaged Linda's firm for our estate planning. Linda and her associates were extremely professional throughout the entire process. We had some complications to deal with, yet the plan was completed with fully executed documents within a month and a half! We appreciated Linda's sage advice and her diligence in moving the process forward with us. I have been a service professional for 43 years, and I can say that we were treated with such rare and invaluable care that I would recommend this firm to anyone.
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Posted by Susan | June 24, 2022
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Linda Amato was a pleasure to work with.
Linda Amato was an absolute pleasure to work with for estate planning. We delayed in doing this and yet, to our surprise and relief, the process was painless and so satisfying upon completion. Linda’s attention to our specific needs was introspective, personalized, and involved comprehensive and sensitive analysis. She was patient and responsive when answering our questions and clarifying the complexity of trusts and wills. We recommend her wholeheartedly and without reservation.
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Posted by Kevin | March 29, 2022
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Exceptional listener and attention to details.
My husband and I hired Ms. Amato to create our estate plan and trust and we are so glad that we did. Throughout the entire process Linda always listened to what we wanted and answered our questions while patiently guiding us through the process. As a married, gay couple we wanted to be sure that we were working with an attorney that understands the specificities of LGBTQ marriages and why having a sound plan for our healthcare and financial futures is critical.
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Posted by Michael | December 27, 2021
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Competence and Humanity Combined
We hired Linda Amato to put together an estate plan from scratch, one we had delayed too long in making. She listened to our needs and wishes, probed for clarity when necessary, answered our questions with patience, and crafted a plan whose strategies will work in the near and far term. We recommend her without hesitation.
Posted by Paul | June 12, 2021
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Excellent
I had the pleasure of crossing paths with Linda of the Amato Law Firm. Linda was thorough, professional and extremely patient as I had to create my estate plan. I recommend Linda without hesitation or reservation. If you’re thinking of doing a will or trust, this is the lawyer to contact. You won’t be sorry you did.
Posted by Jamie | June 1, 2021
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Highly recommended:
Linda Amato, Attorney at Law, did a superb job in setting up all aspects of our estate: Family Trust, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Wills, Power of Attorneys, Health Care Documents, etc. She was extraordinarily helpful in dealing with complicated aspects and communicating with financial advisors, accountants, life insurance representatives and other lawyers. Linda was patient with our many questions and clear in her explanations and reasoning. We were completely satisfied collaborating with Linda and would recommend her without reservations.
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Posted by LUDOVICO | November 20, 2020
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Peace and comfort in Estate Planning
Very professional and competent yet very personable and compassionate. She has spent time understanding my personal situation in details and has guided me through all the decisions. I now have the comfort of knowing that my Estate plan was developed by a skilled professional and a great human being.
Posted by Beverley | November 6, 2020
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Estate Planning Services
Thank you for the amazing service and guidance you provided in estate planning. Your knowledge, professionalism, and commitment to us, your clients, was greatly appreciated.
Posted by James | October 23, 2020
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Excellent service
Linda lead us through this complex process with clarity, efficiency, and integrity. She was patient and explained the issues well. She followed up on details and loose ends which are inevitable in such a process. We highly recommend her for estate planning services.
Posted by Denise | July 26, 2020
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Recommend without reservation
Linda is very knowledgeable and hard working. I consulted with her as she created a trust and health care documents for an elderly friend of mine. She was always patient and caring in working with my friend and I observed Linda proactively advocate on my friend’s behalf when she couldn’t do it herself. After my friend’s passing, as Executor of her estate, I hired Linda to be the estate attorney. She has been enormously helpful to me, patiently walking me through what turned out to be a rather complicated estate process. I trust her judgment, find her dependable, responsive and easy to work with and will soon be engaging her to set up my own estate.
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Posted by Madeline P | June 18, 2020
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The best
I had been wanting to do estate planning for quite a while nd had no idea on how to get started and what to do. I hit the jack pot when I found Linda Amato. Not only is she knowledgeable and very professional but she had gone above and beyond what I paid for, which was more than reasonable.
Posted by Karen | May 3, 2020
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Highest Recommendation for an elder-lawyer
Ms. Amato was the third elder-law, estate planning lawyer with whom I consulted. Happy am I that I continued my search until I found her. I thought my will would be straight forward, but her expertise and careful analysis of my situation proved otherwise. She crafted an instrument that addressed all my needs, even ones I had not anticipated. Ms. Amato, experience as an elder-lawyer and knowledge of the ins and outs of elder law became immeasurably helpful to me. Her work is meticulous. Ms, Amato is not only professional, she is patient and kind as she walked me through what information I needed. The final result is a three ringed binder which includes various needed schedules, lists and estate planning documents, a copy of my will and all other estate documents/ health care documents, as well as my power of attorney . I could not be more satisfied with her work. It is a burden off my shoulders to have this completed. I cannot recommend Ms. Amato more highly. If there are questions you may email me at [email protected]
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Posted by Cesar | March 28, 2018
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Exceptional services and professionalim
For a long time, I was searching for an attorney that I felt comfortable with and that in opinion was knowledgeable in the arena of estate planning, wills and trusts. I was more than pleasantly surprised when not long ago I attended a seminar presented by Ms. Amato at a local church in my community. Not only is she an expert in the above fields but she also has experience in the health care industry to supplement her legal expertise. Once the seminar was over, I immediately knew that she was the professional that I was looking for. Shortly after that, I engaged Ms. Amato to prepare my will. Legal matters could be very complex but she has the skills necessary for anyone to be able to follow the message that she is conveying. I can honestly say that if you are searching for an attorney to prepare your will, you will not be disappointed with her services. Her services and professionalism are exceptional. I am more than happy with her services.
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Posted by Barbara | March 23, 2018
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Highly recommend!
My husband and I were looking for an estate lawyer to set up a family trust and feel very fortunate to have found Linda Amato. We have a complicated family situation which includes 2nd marriages with children from our first and current relationships. In addition we have a child with special needs. We found Linda to be intelligent and very knowledgeable as well as personable and compassionate. She had an understanding of our situation including issues that we did not foresee. Linda provided us with extra time needed without an additional cost to create a family trust that fit our needs. We highly recommend her!
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Posted by Sam | March 19, 2018
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Great experience with Linda Amato
My wife and I were looking for guidance with our estate planning and we had such a terrific experience with Linda Amato and her firm. Linda was able to talk us through the intricacies of our situation and made us think about issues that had not been on our radars - but ought to have been. Her calm manner (and patience!) was very reassuring. Finally, the end product was really comprehensive and she guided us through the process effortlessly, with great follow-up when we dealt with other vendors (such as banks and real-estate lawyers). We recommend Linda highly.
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Posted by Roberta | March 18, 2018
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my experience with Amato Law
I originally met with Amato Law to update my will. In consultation with Linda Amato, we reconsidered and defined those legal documents tailored to best serve me in my lifetime, and, also ultimately, would ease the responsibilities of those, who would inherent my estate. Linda and her team efficiently created for me a Revocable Living Trust, Pour-Over Will, Certificate of Trust, Durable of Power of Attorney, Gift Rider, as well as all Health Care Documents. Whatever questions I had during the preparation of those documents were answered promptly and thoroughly. I sleep better knowing that I have been able to tackle those end-of-life concerns, addressed in these all-important legal documents, through the expertise and prompt follow-through of the highly professional, responsive services of Amato Law.
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Posted by Anita | March 14, 2018
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" Awesome Attorney
I went to see Ms. Amato for Estate Planning I wanted to get all my affairs in order. (Wills,advanced directives and etc.).Ms. Amato guided me in the right direction and made suggestions that would benefit me. She walked me through each step,she was patient answered all my questions. She got all of my paperwork done in a timely in a timely fashion. Having that done helped bring peace of mind to my life. She is a class act.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2018
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Expert advice. Attention to detail. Personal touch.
I hired Linda to help me with my estate planning, including transferring all of my assets into a revocable trust, establishing power of attorney, healthcare proxy, and other related matters. I had put off handling these things because although I'm young and healthy, I was uncomfortable thinking about and dealing with such potential end-of-life issues and scenarios. And as a single woman with no children, I found contemplating these issues even more difficult. It's sobering to face end-of-life "what ifs" when you're alone. Linda is not only an expert in these legal matters, she's also a very caring advocate--especially for single women. I truly appreciated the time she took to explain the pros and cons of all the options available to me and that she did so in a very personal and supportive way. I highly recommend Linda as an estate planning attorney.
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Posted by kathleen | March 12, 2018
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Kathleen, client
I have had the pleasure of consulting with Ms. Amato on several occasions while preparing a revocable trust. I found her extremely competent, incredibly knowledgeable and most importantly, sensitive to a client's concerns and needs. She is supportive and thorough and guides the client through the process. She returns calls and emails in a highly timely fashion, and explains legal issues in a manner that is inclusive to your expectations and own experiences. I hope to continue to seek her services in the future.
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Posted by paula | September 14, 2015
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Trustworthy
My husband and I I were introduced to Linda Amato at a church senior session. I was impressed with Ms. Amato's straight forward approach to the needs of seniors. Since we were looking for someone to help us estate plan, after some research we chose to make an appointment with Ms. Amato . Our first consult proved to be An excellent one. Ms. Amato proved to be professional, courteous , and above all listened to our concerns . Her knowledge of estate planning especially for the elderly was evident. We were satisfied and hired her and staff to plan our affairs. On our second visit we were presented by a well thought out plan,which we reviewed and found most satisfactor. It addressed what we wanted in full details so that we could follow through with our life. We unreservedly recommend Ms. Amato , as our experience proved that she is a knowledgable lawyer, who respects her clients' wishes and plans accordingly . Paula
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Federal Judiciary Externship, Justice Nan Nolan
  • Northern District Of Illinois U.S. Court
  • 2001 - 2001
  • LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • NYU Hospital
  • 1996 - 2000

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • New York University
  • MSW
  • N/A
  • Seton Hall University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • National Association of Divorce Professionals
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020

Publications

  • DePaul Law Review
  • Editor & Contributor
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • The Specific's of Specific Devices of Some Suspiring Situations-CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Distribution Standards Incentive Discretionary and Ascertainable-CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 3 Day Event Annual Meeting Attended
  • 2022
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Contested Accounting Proceedings in Surrogates Court-CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • October 2021 4 Day Event-Conf/CLE Attended
  • 2021
  • Classic Stage Company/"CSC"
  • ABCs of Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • NYU/Neighbors2Neigbors
  • How to Avoid Costly Mistakes When Caring for a Loved One
  • 2015
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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Linda on several Estate Plans and I would definitely take the opportunity to work with her again because of her professionalism and knowledge of Estate Planning. Linda is very skilled and has in-depth knowledge, but more importantly really sticks out for making every client and his or her family a priority."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Linda on a number of matters. She is very professional and knowledgeable. Her primary concern is how to take care of her clients and give them the advice and guidance that they need."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is thorough and personable - a true professional."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked with Linda for many years, I can say she is truly a master in her field. She is extremely well versed in all aspects of estate planning and in handling complex matters."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Linda for a number of years and highly recommend her as an estate planning and elder law attorney. She is professional, thorough, competent, caring and capable."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
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New York Trusts Lawyer Linda Anne Amato
Linda Anne Amato
Trusts Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 17 years