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Kenneth A .Gonzalez is a partner and co-founder of The Law Firm of Merlino& Gonzalez.

Ken is committed to helping you understand that the foundation of estate planning is not just saving tax dollars, but also appreciating the value of planning for you and your loved ones. Ken has over 22 years of legal experience in the practice areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Probate, as well as all facets of Real Estate purchases, sales, and financing. He routinely prepares estate plans for asset protection, as well as wealth preservation. Additionally,he helps clients and their families qualify for Medicaid benefits. Ken is a member of the Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Sections of the New York State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Richmond County Bar Association and an Affiliate member of the Staten Island Board of Realtors. He is a distinguished speaker on estate planning, wealth protection, and business planning issues. He would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your estate planning needs.

Ken was born and raised on Staten Island, and is a graduate of Monsignor Farrell High School. He attended the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He earned his law degree at Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY. He currently resides in Central New Jersey with his wife of 18 years, and their two sons. Ken is active in civic events and is a frequent speaker to various organizations. Aside from practicing law, Ken enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing tennis and traveling.


Practice areas


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

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  • Ilana Sable

    When you are facing a sensitive (and often complex), estate planning matter, you want the best help possible. Ken is a trusted advisor and an authority in the areas of probate, wills, trusts and tax planning. I endorse him for his work ethic, depth of knowledge, and history of great service to his clients.


    Ilana Sable Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Merlino & Gonzalez Attorneys At Law

394 Manor Road
Staten Island, NY, 10314


NYCurrently registered 199407/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMerlino & Gonzalez2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Richmond County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
State University of New York, BinghamtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989