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Matthew Lenza

Estate planning Attorney at Staten Island, NY

4.7   15 reviews

Licensed for 18 years

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%

    12 years, 300 cases

  2. Elder law
    25%

    12 years, 100 cases

  3. Litigation
    15%

    19 years, 300 cases

  4. Real estate
    10%

    12 years, 35 cases

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Whether you are looking to prepare for the future or need help with a current legal issue, you can find comfort in knowing that Matthew will be protecting your interests no matter how big or small. While many estate planning and elder law issues can be very complicated, Matthew can explain all available options in an easy to understand manner. Lenza Law, PLLC was founded with the goal to bring a new approach to estate planning and elder law.  When clients are informed and prepared, the estate planning and administration process becomes as stress-free as possible.

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Licensed for 18 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/28/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/06/2022

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

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Lenza Law Firm, PLLC
1110 South Avenue
Suite 54
Staten Island, NY, 10314

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Sandra | January 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate
Kind, compassionate, and very patient. His legal assistant Jeannine is great. Handled an estate matter regarding my late husband. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Maria | January 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Matt Lenza was highly recommended to me by a friend. I have dealt with lawyers for many years as a paralegal. Matt made me feel very comfortable as if I knew him for many years. He advised me of ways I can set up my estate & was able to decide what to do at this time & also in the future.
Posted by Steven P. | December 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Only Lawyer you should use to put your house in a trust
His consultation was the greatest consultation I ever had with a lawyer, he explained every aspect of putting my house in a trust for my children. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.
Posted by jean | November 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer !
If you are in need of an understanding and competent lawyer, Mr. Lenza is the person for you.I am very satisfied with his service, still calling him with questions which he answers politely and patiently. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Josh | January 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
From stressful to stress-free
I put off my estate planning for many years and decided to get it done. My wife and I were researching several law firms and didn't know where to start, so I looked at reviews on the internet and came across Lenza Law Firm. I called and spoke with Matthew Lenza and scheduled a consultation. He was very patient with us and took the time to explain the details of an estate plan. He is professional and cares about his clients. We will definitely be hiring Mr. Lenza to finalize our estate planning. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Marc | January 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matthew is excellent
Couldn't have asked for a better real estate needs experience & would highly recommend Matthew!
Posted by Margaret | August 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matthew Lenza
We sent to Matthew to help plan our estate. He helped draw up wills and a trust. He was on point and very helpful. We would recommend him highly.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Matt helped us plan our estate now that we are retired. He was very knowledgeable and considerate of our needs. He gave us options and explained them thoroughly. Matt is also a nice guy and made us feel very comfortable. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful & Patient
We went to Matthew to learn about estate planning. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and set up a plan from A to Z for us. He answered every question we had and encouraged us to call anytime. That is a competent attorney. We highly recommend Matthew.
Posted by Joseph | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Really Sharp Guy
I went to Matt with a very complicated family issue. He helped us all to "see the forest through the trees" and come to a resolution that worked for everyone involved. Even the opposing attorney on my case was impressed in how he took care of it. I have also referred him three other clients who unanimously have told me that they were impressed as well.
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Posted by Elizabeth | February 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
Matthew was very attentive and understanding of our estate planning needs. He explained the process and options so clearly and went over all of the paperwork with us that we left his office knowing we were in the right hands.
Posted by Robert | December 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and Patient attorney
Matt helped me when my dad wasn't doing so well. We were a family in crisis and did not know where to turn but after meeting with Mr. Lenza my whole family felt better about the situation. He explained the options, provided a recomendation and in my opinion was fair with the legal fee. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a smart, kind, and competent attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very nice guy and smart attorney
I was very guarded in dealing with an attorney based on past experiences but had no choice when a family member passed on. I was recommended to Matthew by a family friend and could not be happier with the experience. He was very compassionate during what was a difficult time and was able to explain the process in very easy to understand terms. I know in the past he has been a professor so I'm guessing this is why he can explain things as a teacher would. He kept me up to date and was constantly patient and responsive when I had questions. I have already recommended him to others and will continue to do so.
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2012
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Lenza is an excellent Attorney. He helped my family with my mother's estate. He is very knowledgeable and such a pleasure to work with. His demeanor is very friendly and reassuring. I would highly recommend him to anyone dealing with estate issues, or anyone who has an elderly family member who is in need of an estate plan.
Posted by Donald | January 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AUTION: STAY AWAY FROM THIS MAN! He will not return your calls or emails
Good luck getting him to call you back or respond to your case. He will just leave you hanging.
Response from Matthew Lenza January 12, 2021
Concerned with this review as I have not had any clients named Donald in quite a while. My staff and I take great lengths to ensure that clients receive prompt responses to inquiries and provide timely updates. Please email me at [email protected] and I will be sure to personally address any concerns that you may have.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Managing Partner
  • Lenza Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • Civil Court, City Of New York
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Danna and Associates
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor
  • St. John’S University
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Amabile & Erman, PC
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Amabile & Erman, PC
  • 2001 - 2003
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Education

  • St John's University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2003
  • St John's University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • Curtis High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Derek Robb and Katie Robb
  • Satisfied Estate Planning Clients
  • Jeanette Minkowitz
  • Client was very pleased with the outcome and has referred me several clients

Associations

  • Civil Court of the State of New York
  • Arbitrator- Small Claims Court
  • 2006 - Present
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Kings County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member (Firm Membership)
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Golden Key Society
  • President
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Rising Talent Award
  • Upwork Legal
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer (Firm- Amabile & Erman, P.C.)
  • New York Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer (Firm- Amabile & Erman, P.C.)
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • National Honor Society- Saint John's University
  • Golden Key
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • St. John's University- Adjunct Professor
  • Business Law
  • 2009
  • Saint John's University- Adjunct Professor
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (38)
Given (97)
Endorse Matthew
Litigation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lenza is a highly capable attorney committed to providing clients experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive representation. I endorse him without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on personal interactions, I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Lenza provides a valuable service on Avvo. He gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lenza provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew is one of the finest lawyers I've ever had the privilege of working with. He takes time to explain complex legal issues an a client friendly manner. He loves his work and it shows in his results. He is absolutely top class and I'd be happy to work with him anytime!"
Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lenza is a detail-oriented lawyer who will go the extra mile for your case. I highly recommend him for your legal needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clearly dedicated to assisting those with concerns by answering questions in meaningful ways on AVVO.I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mathew is a very knowledgeable estate planning attorney. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lenza's participation in this legal community demonstrates his knowledge and commitment to others. He is someone whom prospective clients in his area should sit down with for a consultation."
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