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Louis P Lepore

Elder law Attorney at Staten Island, NY

4.9   34 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

Virtual consultation available

About Louis

Learn Louis’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    50%
    Enabling seniors to protect their assets and qualify for Medicaid. As people age, protecting assets and protecting their legacy become a top priority. I can assist seniors with issues such as trusts, health care planning, durable powers of attorney.

    27 years, 100 cases

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    I will make an extensive assessment of your assets and recommend an estate plan that will ensure that your wealth is passed on according to your wishes and your assets are protected. Each estate plan is individually tailored to meet your needs. I will assist you with issues such as trusts, health care planning, living wills, durable powers of attorney and retirement planning.

    27 years, 50 cases

  3. Probate
    20%
    After a death in the family, individuals are dealing with grief, uncertainty and often confusion about the inheritance process. I will help administer the estate, identify assets, handle a will contest, manage guardianship proceedings and serve as executor if requested. There are many administrative and legal tasks executors are required to do, and most people cannot get through this process without skilled legal assistance.

    27 years, 50 cases

  4. Medicaid and medicare
    10%
    Enabling seniors to protect their assets and qualify for Medicaid

    18 years, 50 cases

THE ATTORNEY WHO IS ACCESSIBLE AND RESPONSIVE TO YOUR NEEDS

 

“The guiding principles of my life and my firm

have always been to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring.”

 

 

The firm is dedicated to helping you and your loved ones achieve your planning objectives in a caring and compassionate manner. I fully recognize the emotional challenges of preparing for when you will pass your assets, values and family legacy to your heirs and loved ones. My practice is dedicated to caring for you, the ones that you love and the things that you care about most. The focus is to build solid, trusting and lasting relationships that you and your family can count on now and in the future. Our goal is to help you maintain your independence and control your affairs. We have a genuine desire to learn about you and your family. Share with us your dreams, desires, aspirations and passions. The firm is here to help you navigate through the process by providing competent and caring legal services. We will address your questions and concerns so that we may eliminate or reduce your worries.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2022 2017 2016 + 1 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Licensed for 30 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/06/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/23/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Louis

Louis Lepore, Esq.
Louis Lepore, Esq.
Louis Lepore, Esq.
331 Newman Springs Road
Building One, Fourth Floor Suite 143
Red Bank, NJ, 07701
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  34 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Louis received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney that treats you like family
I highly recommend him. I hired Louis for a complicated and delicate matter. Louis was very professional and courteous to my family and me. I trust his advice and recommendations. I found him to be was very knowledgeable and helpful, providing practical and straightforward advice. He treated me like family.
Posted by John | August 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped a bad situation
Very knowledable, professional. Helped my family detect and correct a previously incorrect elder plan set up. Clearly explained the laws to us and what can and cannot be done. Would absolutely recommend.
Posted by Farhan | February 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helped a bad situation
Clearly explained the laws to us and what can and cannot be done. Would absolutely recommend it.
Posted by Frank | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Louis Lepore Ensured my Father's Last Wishes Were Honored
Mr. Lepore is the definition of an excellent lawyer. My father passed away in 2019. My cousin, a local lawyer, who drafted my father's will, claimed he didn't remember he made it. Faced with obstruction, I did my research and found that Mr. Lepore is highly rated. I was not disappointed. The process was needlessly long because of my cousin's lack of cooperation, and delayed because of the Covid-19 crisis, however, I was armed to the teeth in proof and with Mr. Lepore's dedication, knowledge and skill we were able to honor my father's final wishes and have the Probate Court rule in my favor as my father's only child, executor and beneficiary. I recommend Louis Lepore wholeheartedly. A quiet man, he has a keen analytical mind and a determined sense of dedication. I will be making an appointment soon to make my own will and estate planning.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended.!!
Louis Lepore helped my parents and I in creating family trusts, Powers of attorney and wills and obtaining Medicaid benefits for my Mother and Father. He explained all the options available to my family in a clear and concise manner, and has always been available to answer any questions. He is highly professional, and his knowledge of the law is excellent. I recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by Mario | April 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney you can "trust" in
Upon high recommendation, I hired Mr. Lepore to create a trust. He certainly knows how to handle delicate matters regarding families and finances. The entire process was completed in two visits. His staff was and is always available for any subsequent questions that might arise.
Posted by Ruth | January 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When You Need The Best....
I went to Mr. Lepore when faced with a devastating diagnosis for my husband. He explained my options in a caring way, and has always been available to answer any questions. He has always demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, and his knowledge extends well beyond the law - to strong financial expertise. His staff is wonderful - always available when needed. I have recommended him to family and friends without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Handled with care!
Mr. Lepore helped my parents and I navigate the creation of their family trust. Lou knows his business and facilitated some difficult family conversations with ease. I would highly recommend using him for your estate planning needs.
Posted by Lorine | April 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elder care attorney
Louis Lepore did nothing but exceptional work for us. If we had any questions, he would call us back even after hours. His staff was phenomenal..They helped us with everything that we needed. And a shout out to Joanne and treated us like we were the only one they were taking care of...I highly recommend Louis Lepore and his firm for you legal matters for the elderly..
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Posted by Elissa | June 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elder law and Estate Planning
Mr. Lapore is not only extremely knowledgeable in the area of elder law and estate planing, he is a kind, compassionate, and patient individual . My mother and I have been using Mr. Lapore to help us with her estate planning. This can be quite a difficult and overwhelming process, but Mr. Lapore has put us at ease with his expertise in the area. He is responsive and efficient in addressing all of our needs. I would strongly recommend Mr. Lapore to anyone seeking legal assistance In area of elder law or estate planning.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Principle
  • Louis Lepore, Esq.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Counsel
  • Menicucci Villa & Associates PLLC
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Assistant Counsel
  • New York State Department Of Taxation & Finance
  • 1994 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Lanter and Ouslander
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Intern
  • Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato
  • 1991 - 1992
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1992
  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD
  • 1991
  • Saint John's University
  • B.S.
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • B. DOE V. THE DOE REVOCABLE TRUST
  • CASE SETTLED ON THE RECORD
  • NYS COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE
  • Turnover Granted

Associations

  • Staten Island Economic Devolvement Council
  • Business Council
  • 2012 - Present
  • Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorney
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Flordia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Richmond County Kiwanis Club
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Sons of Italy
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1998
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trust & Estates Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers-Will, Trusts and Estates
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Attendance of Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning
  • Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Attendance of 46th Annual Heckerling Institue on Estate Planning
  • Heckerling Institue on Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Attendance of 44th Annual Heckerling Institue on Estate Planning
  • Heckerling Institue on Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Excellence in Elder Law and Special Needs
  • Elder Counsel
  • 2009
  • Ten years of Service
  • NYS Department of Taxation
  • 2004
  • Spirit of America Volunteers Award
  • IRS
  • 1990
  • Community Service Award
  • Township of Huntington
  • 1990
  • Volunteer Income tax assistance
  • American Bar Association
  • 1990
  • Volunteer in Taxpayer Service Program
  • NYS Department of Taxation
  • 1990
  • Oral Advocay Award
  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • 1989
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Publications

  • Richmond County Bar Association Journal
  • Expanded Estate Recovery and Life Estates- What is the impact on your clients with life estates?
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Met Life Estates Planning and Elder Law
  • Estates Planning and Elder Law
  • 2015
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • Putting the Case to Rest: Closing the Estate
  • 2014
  • Staten Island Chapter Annual Tax Conference
  • 2014 Changes to New York’s Estate, Gift and Trust Income Taxes
  • 2014
  • Staten Island Chapter Annual Tax Conference
  • Estates, Trusts and Elder Law for the Tax Professional
  • 2014
  • Estate Planning: An Overview
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Richmond County CPA Society
  • Grantor Trusts
  • 2013
  • Ocean County CPA Society
  • Elder Law and the Tax Professional
  • 2013
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Qualified fund conversion is it the right choice?
  • 2013
  • Richmond County CPA Society
  • Section 79 Planning
  • 2011
  • Richmond County CPA Society
  • Elder Law and Life Estates
  • 2011
  • Richmond County CPA Society
  • Elder Law and the Tax Professional
  • 2011
  • Ocean County CPA Society
  • Elder Law and CPA
  • 2011
  • Ocean County CPA Society
  • Elder Law and the tax proffessional
  • 2011
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • The 2010 Basis "Step-Up" Rules
  • 2010
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • The Estate Planner’s Liability and the Use of Life Estates
  • 2010
  • CPA CE EVENT
  • Intentional Defective Grantor Trust
  • 2010
  • National Life Insurance of Vermont
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Metropolitan Life
  • Premium Financing for Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • CPA CE EVENT
  • Estate Planning Basics for the CPA
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (12)
Endorse Louis
Elder law Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lepore is an expert in elder law and estate planning. He is a valuable contributor to the community both on AVVO and locally here on Staten Island."
Trusts Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Mr. Lepore for many years. He is well respected in the legal community and very knowledgeable."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lepore has extensive experience in the area of Elder Law and I highly recommend him for all of your Trust & Estates, Wills, Probate as well as Elder Law matters"
Estate planning Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Louis is very knowledgeable in the Estate Planning and Elder Law area of law. I have heard him speak on numerous occasions and he takes great pride in what he does and that he is helping his clients protect their assets and interests."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Louis Lepore is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I see Louis Lepore several times each year at various continuing education events. He is very knowledgable in his practice areas, and he really cares about his clients!"
Business Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lou is a great attorney and his clients love him. He has an excellent representation in the legal community and I would not hesitate to refer a friend or family member to him."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lepore is undoubtedly one of the foremost experts in estate planning in the New York City area and possess a strong work ethic. I full endorse and recommned him."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lou is a talented, dedicated professional. He spends countless hours staying abreast of new developments in his field in order to properly advise his clients. His dedication to perfection in his field is surpassed by none. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Louis Lepore for several years and continue to be impressed by his breadth of knowledge and expertise in all areas relative to elder law, estate planning and taxation. Mr. Lepore possesses the unique ability of being able to explain a very complicated area of law in simple terms, thereby putting his clients at ease. All those that choose Mr. Lepore as their attorney can be confident that they truly have the best in the business protecting their assets and interests. I heartily endorse this attorney without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Louis P. Lepore, Esq., for several years here in the Staten Island legal community. Louis is a brilliant attorney in the areas of his expertise: estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, etc.), elder law, probate litigation, and Medicaid asset protection. Not only is he a wonderful lawyer, but he also has very good social skills in dealing with people. In addition, he also finds time for charitable causes. For these reasons, I give this peer endorsement to him."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Louis Lepore is a talented practitioner who is passionate about his craft and his clients. Louis takes the time to develop all-encompassing estate plans that fit each client's unique needs. Mr. Lepore is honest, knowledgeable and caring; I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Lepore's services."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Lepore for well over 25 years. I have watched him grow into one of the premier Estate Planning Lawyers in the state. I have not only recommended him to clients, I have recommended him to family. He is a true and trusted professional and I am happy to endorse him."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable in a wide range of legal areas that may affect your financial well-being."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.I have known and worked with him for many years, he is very knowledge and professional."
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