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Kenneth Anthony Gonzalez

Elder law Attorney at Staten Island, NY

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1994
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Kenneth

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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.

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Merlino & Gonzalez Attorneys At Law
394 Manor Road
Staten Island, NY, 10314

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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2024
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Outstanding Legal Team
Ken Gonzalez and his team at Merlino and Gonzalez assisted and represented us in a residential home sale on Staten Island. He and his team at Merlino & Gonzalez excelled in every stage of the process. From start to finish the process was completed with the utmost care, professionalism, courtesy, support and with a solid understanding and knowledge of all steps in the legal process. We entrusted him and his team and are so pleased with the smooth and professional process. I highly recommend Ken Gonzalez and his team at Merlino and Gonzalez!
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Posted by Sergei | April 23, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Kenneth was referred to me by my real estate agent. Ken made the entire process of selling my home stress free. He did all the necessary research and made some specific recommendations that I needed to address. By following his advice and taking care of issues that he pointed out, the closing took place without any delays. Ken was pleasure to work with, he always answered my questions very clearly and patiently. He always returned my calls promptly. I never felt rushed when talking to Ken. When I couldn’t be at the closing due to a scheduling conflict, Ken was able to take care of the closing in my absentia with no hiccups. Ken’s professionalism and knowledge made the whole process seem smooth and easy. The entire staff at his office was a pleasure to deal with. Everyone was always friendly, attentive and helpful. I would definitely recommend Ken and his firm of Merlino and Gonzalez to anyone looking for an experienced real estate attorney. They will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Lee | July 19, 2021
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An Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Kenneth Gonzalez was recommended to me by my realtor, and I’m so glad she did! Ken handled the sale of my home with utmost professionalism and care. He was wonderful to me. He answered every single question I had clearly and effectively. He was kind, considerate, and sympathetic - as this was a very emotional time for me and my children. His staff - Stephanie and Melissa were wonderful to me as well. They were so kind and patient with me, no matter how many times I called. I would highly recommend Mr. Kenneth Gonzalez and his staff without giving a second thought. Thank you all!
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Posted by Sally | July 12, 2021
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Real estate
Ken was recommended by my realtor. He proved to be very professional, as well as personable. He handled both the sale and purchase of my homes. When a problem arose, Ken communicated with me through phone and email. Each closing went smoothly. I would recommend Ken to others.
Posted by Evelyn | July 10, 2021
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Real Estate Sale
I was referred to Ken Gonzalez by my realtor when I was selling my house. Through this very emotional process each step was clearly explained. Ken and his staff were all ways available to answer any question, no matter how insignificant, before and after closing.
Posted by Cathy | June 27, 2021
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Staten Island and New Jersey’s finest
My husband and I can’t thank you and your office enough for everything you have done for us in representing us in the sale of our home. You went above and beyond as you also did with our estate planing 13 years ago. Ken Gonzalez has been representing our family needs in estate planning and real estate transactions for the last 20 years
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Posted by Leah | February 3, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer
Ken Gonzalez was referred to us by our accountant, and we could not have been in better hands. We first went to Ken for estate planning and developed a familiar relationship. It was only natural to turn to Ken for our recent real estate needs. His office is warm and welcoming as is his staff. Ken is very knowledgeable, and something rare for a lawyer, He's a good listener! I would and already have recommended Ken Gonzalez to friends and family members with out hesitation, knowing they too will be in good hands.
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Posted by Phil | May 12, 2016
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A lawyer who will represent your house as if it was his home
Ken Gonzalez has been representing my family for over 10 years. He has held our hand through several real estate and estate planning transaction over the years, always keeping our best interests at heart. He has went above and beyond to make sure that we not only understood every step in the process, but that we were comfortable with the decisions and outcomes of his counsel. Whatever our goals were, Ken has always been there to show us both sides of the coin, enabling us to make informed, and smart decisions. His friendly and attentive staff consistently provide the highest level of service to his clients. Naturally, when it came time for our current buying and selling adventure, Ken was the first person we called - and so should you.
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Posted by Karen | April 21, 2016
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The best of the best!
I had the pleasure of hiring Ken during a most difficult time. My mom had passed and I had to deal with her affairs. Ken was professional, knowledgeable, but most of all, was kind and sympathetic to my situation. He handled everything in a swift manner and was always available for questions. I have hired him again for a house sale because I couldn't think of going to anyone else He has a personality that makes him easy to work with and never makes a client feel dumb for asking a question. His office staff members are also very helpful and very nice. I will surely hire him again if the opportunity arises.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Merlino & Gonzalez
  • 2001 - Present


  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
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Staten Island Elder law Lawyer Kenneth Anthony Gonzalez
Kenneth Anthony Gonzalez
Elder law Attorney
Staten Island, NY
Licensed for 30 years