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Michael Camporeale

Estate planning Attorney at Staten Island, NY

4.8   18 reviews

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    20%
    HAVE YOU DONE THE PROPER PLANNING IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR EXTENDED FAMILY’S ASSETS FROM THE CATASTROPHIC COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PLACING A LOVED ONE IN A NURSING HOME.

    19 years

  2. Probate
    20%
    Do you need help getting an estate established in order to obtain estate assets?

    19 years

  3. Elder law
    10%
    HAVE YOU DONE THE PROPER PLANNING IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR EXTENDED FAMILY’S ASSETS FROM THE CATASTROPHIC COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PLACING A LOVED ONE IN A NURSING HOME.

    19 years

  4. Guardianship
    10%
    Do you need help in getting guardianship over a loved one.

    19 years

  5. Medicaid and medicare
    10%

  6. Power of attorney
    10%

  7. Trusts
    10%

  8. Wills and living wills
    10%

The Law Offices of Michael Camporeale P.C., is a firm with extensive legal experience and dedication to the practice of elder law, estate planning, Medicaid planning, asset protection from nursing homes, qualifying individuals for Medicaid homecare or institutional Medicaid nursing home care, wills, power of attorney, living wills, living trusts, life estates, health care proxies, estates, guardianships, probate, estate litigation, special needs planning, personal injury, medical malpractice, elder abuse, bed sores cases, nursing home accidents, and real estate closings in NY. The firm services clients throughout the entire New York City metropolitan area. We maintain offices in lower Manhattan, Westchester, White Plains, Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Long Island and Queens in New York.

We Bring Peace Of Mind During Difficult Times

We are NY elder law attorneys dedicated to helping the elderly, disabled, persons with special needs and those suffering from alzheimers and dementia. Understanding the legal and practical issues and needs of these elderly individuals takes a special type of attorney. Estate planning, elder law, Medicaid and estate law can be daunting and confusing to the general public, those who work in the health care field and even attorneys who do not truly practice in this specific area.

As a result, in my practice every day, I see and hear from my clients a lot of misinformation and bad advice going around by these people that brings about catastrophic results when it comes to protecting and preserving assets in the face of the astronomical cost of long term nursing care and elder care cost in NY. Our offices are located in Staten Island, New York, Brooklyn, Bronx, White Plains, Garden City, Melville, NY.

We are New York elder law lawyers dedicated in educating our clients and their families in taking a proactive approach to estate and Medicaid planning so that family members will have the proper legal documents, tools and advice at their disposal to properly protect and preserve assets against NY nursing homes and the high cost of long term care, so that we can insure the proper transfer of wealth to the next generation and not have the family’s inheritance wiped out and spent on the catastrophic costs associated with long term care costs.

We are New York elder law attorneys dedicated to providing our clients and their families with the finest legal representation available in Manhattan, White Plains, Bronx, Long Island, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens, NY. Our understanding and experience in this highly complicated area of the law helps our clients and their families make the right choices when it comes to protecting and preservation of their assets at a very vulnerable time in their lives and qualifying them for NY Medicaid in the face of the high cost of long term care in New York so that assets can be passed on and properly inherited by those who the client wishes to inherit and not spent on New York nursing home care. We are there to secure that family member the health care services and placement they need at a very vulnerable time in their lives and we are also there to make sure that the proper transfer of wealth takes place with the proper reduction or elimination of estate and capital gains tax.

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We Take A Personal Approach To Your Family And Its Needs

In addition, to our vast legal expertise in New York Medicaid and estate planning, we are a New York firm that is distinguishable from others because we are service oriented to our clients’ needs in New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn, Westchester, Bronx, White Plains, Queens, and Staten Island. This is due to the level of personal attention every client receives regardless of the nature or size of the matter. We are NY elder law lawyers that are here to assist you in your time of need. We work diligently to service our clients’ needs. Client attorney contact is a very important component of our practice that allows clients ease in speaking with their lawyer.

We take the time to get to know our clients and their unique issues. We encourage a free consultation with our clients and their children if they wish so that the proper estate planning and Medicaid planning can be accomplished to qualify clients for Medicaid, protect assets from nursing homes and transfer wealth and lessen estate, and capital gain taxes.

The NY elder law attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael Camporeale, are there to qualify you and secure you the NY Medicaid benefits that you are legally entitled to and to protect and preserve your assets so that the high cost of your elder care needs is paid by Medicaid and not by your private assets so that your estate can have the proper transfer of wealth to the next generation and not spent on the catastrophic cost of your long term health care needs.

We have been successfully qualifying and securing individuals for NY Medicaid and protecting and preserving family assets including their home from the high cost of nursing home care for individuals in the New York City metro area, Long Island, Westchester, Bronx, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and White Plains for well over a decade. Some of the other practice areas our firm focuses on include elder law, probate / estate administration, estate litigation, Medicaid applications, wills and trusts, living trusts, special needs planning, elder abuse and nursing home accidents, as well as power of attorney. Contact us for a Free Consultation by calling (718) 475-9639 today!

Practice Areas: (Click The links below to read more)

Elder Law

Probate/Estate Administration

Estate Litigation

Medicaid Applications

Wills and trust

Living Trusts

Special Needs Planning

Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Accidents

Power of Attorney

Living Will / Health Care Proxy

Guardianships

Home Transfers and Retained Life Estate

Long Term Care Insurance

Reverse Mortgage

Asset Protection from Nursing Homes

Real Estate Closings

Personal Injury Medical Malpractice / Accidents

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Licensed for 19 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2003
Updated 06/05/2022

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

Contact Michael

Law Office Of Michael Camporeale, P.C.
1688 Victory Blvd
Suite 201
Staten Island, NY, 10314-3533
Law Office Of Michael Camporeale, P.C.
48 Wall Street
11th Floor
New York, NY, 10005
Law Office Of Michael Camporeale, P.C.
147 Prince Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Law Office Of Michael Camporeale, P.C.
3867 East Tremont Avenue
2nd Floor
Bronx, NY, 10465
Law Office Of Michael Camporeale, P.C.
1600 Harrison Avenue
Suite 306
Mamaroneck, NY, 10543
Michael Camporeale
1225 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY, 11530
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Camporeale
Mr Camporeale helped us through a difficult time after my mother had passed away suddenly with no will. We were lost and had no idea what to do and Mr Camporeale successfully helped us navigate the probate process and administrative distribution of her estate. He clearly explained the process and gave accurate timelines and was very straightforward making it a less stressful process
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2017
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Cover your bases.
Michael Camporeale helped my unprepared mother to get her final affairs in order. You don't realize how much paperwork and official documents are needed until the serious times come. Have all your bases covered. Aquire his services as soon as possible!
Posted by James | December 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
We hired Mr. Camporeale for assistance with long term care planning for my mother after my father passed away. He was very helpful in providing answers to our many questions and provided help with the complicated process of applying for Medicaid. He has been with us every step of the way and we are very thankful for all his support.
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Posted by Scott | October 28, 2017
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Grandmothers Medicaid
I met with Michael because I was having trouble getting Medicaid for my grandmother. Michael was able to walk me through all of the steps that I needed to take and made it very easy and clear. Michael was able to help me get Medicaid and attain the proper care for her.
Posted by BUMSOON KIM | October 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
SURROGATE
Atty Camporeale was proactive in every aspect. Will recommend to anyone who needs legal assistance.
Posted by Faith | October 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Camporeale
MichaelCamporeale was hired to complete power of attorney,health proxy, creating a trust and final will for my mother. I appreciated the patience he took with my mom by explaining everything to her, and staying in communication with me throughout the process. Upon my mothers passing, Michael explained steps that needed to be taken, and communicated with personnel out of state on my behalf. Michael is currently involved in the probate process of my mothers will.
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Posted by Ann | October 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Made a potentially difficult situation run through swiftly and painless. Very pleased!
Posted by Samuel | October 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
I have been working with Micheal for over a year now. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and accommodating. Unlike another attorneys he actually calls you back when you need him. He is an all around great guy. He assistance Edward, is really on his game.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very good lawyer
Mike is extremely helpful and has gone above and beyond for me and my family with various issues. He delivers a personal touch that other larger firms can't deliver. He takes his time and understands your needs and works with you to develop an effective strategy.
Posted by Dennis | October 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael greatly eased a stressful situation
Anyone reading this has probably experienced the stress of elder care and related concerns. The various entities the responsible party has to deal with (hospitals, insurance, banks, local and federal government, etc.) are complex and very inconsistent in their expectations (i.e. Power of Attorney). Within no time at all, one goes from feeling in control of a situation to overwhelmed. Hiring an Elder Care attorney was the smartest move I made, and I was fortunate to find one with the expertise of Mr. Camoporeale. Soon after I relayed my information to Michael, he responded with an itemized plan. No, not everything is going to be handled in real time, but an initial plan was a big relief. His handling of face-to-face meetings, where elder care situations can become emotional and unique, was equally as skillful. Combined with his obvious expertise is his excellent responsiveness. In my case, I was handling affairs outside of my home state, thus compounding difficulties. Michael, knowing I was in town for a limited time, quickly rescheduled appointments to fit in my time-sensitive needs. Michael does not blunt the communication of potential problems, which I appreciate. He’s able to think through and move rapidly to resolution, so be prepared to keep up! In conclusion, Michael enabled me to concern myself more with the personal needs of my loved one than with wrestling complicated legal and financial arrangements.
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Posted by Jacob | October 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Will and Trust
Very Professional, my Will and Trust activated. I will recommend this Lawyer to my friends
Posted by Daniel | November 7, 2013
Highly recommend Mr. Camporeale
Mr. Camporeale has represented my family with multiple matters throughout the years, including two home closings, settlement of an estate, two an auto accident claims, and consultation on estate planning. I have found Mr. Camporeale to be very hard working knowledgeable on every matter and the results often exceeded my expectations. He and his staff have always been prompt on returning calls, providing me with necessary documents, being accessible for in person meetings, and most importantly he makes you feel comfortable because he is down to earth. I highly recommend Mr. Camporeale and will definitely continue using him in the future.
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Posted by Jim | November 15, 2012
Brilliant, Responsive, Professional, Trustworthy and The Best Decision...
To start, hiring the right lawyer is a tough decision. After speaking with Michael Camporeale the first time, I felt comfortable to work with him and I didn't feel like I was just another client. He took his time with me and gave me his undivided attention. Michael provided me with feedback and brought additional details to my attention that I overlooked. Michael prepared my documents in a timely fashion and answered all of my questions to the fullest extent. I couldn't ask for anything more and I do plan on continuing my relationship with him. Michael Camporeale is very brilliant, responsive, professional, trustworthy and the best decision.
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Posted by Frank | July 30, 2010
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My family and my wife's family have used Me Camporeales' services and have been very satisfied with his work.
Posted by Stephen | July 26, 2010
Title Transfer
When my parents requested to change the title of their properties to my siblings and me, Mr. Camporeale made the transition seamless and hassle free. His expertise in this matter comforted my parents and confirmed that they were in the right place and with the right attorney. Mr. Camporeale took the initiative by requesting all of the proper documentation from the county clerk and followed up with them every other day to ensure the required paperwork was received and delivered in a timely manner. The staff at Mr. Camporeale’s office was very courteous, friendly and professional where they, not only kept me up-to-date with the progress, but also explained the process to me in a way that made my family feel comfortable and right at home. I would definitely use Mr. Camporeale's office again for any other legal concerns I will have in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2010
a great lawyer
he helped us close on our house and was very informative. he guided us on every step we needed to take and really went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly.
Posted by Michele | December 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Michael Camporeale
Mr. Camporeale was recommended to me by a friend at work. She said he was well-read and up to date with the current revisions . I wanted my homes put into a trust for my children . He was articulate, knowledgeable and caring. His staff is also more than courteous and helpful.
Posted by Charles J Lewis | July 30, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
star only review
Brief but insightful phone consultation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Michael Camporeale
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • Insurance Defense Firm
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Claims Analyst
  • Aig Insurance Company
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Corporation Counsel City Of Yonkers
  • 2001 - 2001
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Education

  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • St John's University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • discrimination law suit aginst large retail store
  • $435,000 settlment
  • Pedestrian Knock down
  • 100k settlment
  • wrongfull death
  • settled matter for 375K, 75k of proceeds were above policy limits obtained from defendant

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2004 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Best of New York
  • Italian Tribune
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Alzheimers Association, NYC Chapter
  • Elder Law
  • 2013
  • YMCA
  • Elder Law
  • 2013
  • Alzheimers Association, Staten Island Chapter
  • Elder Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Elder law Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an outstanding attorney, very caring to his clients, possesses high ethical standards, and works very hard to get the best possible result for his clients. I have worked on matters with him for the last couple of years and I have been very impressed. He deserves the highest rating."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have met Michael through my brother as they went to law school together. Michael Camporeale has always been a knowledgable, smart, and trustworthy attorney who gets fantastic results for his clients. My family trusted Michael to create Wills for my parents. As my parents aged we again turned to Michael to put my parents real property into a trust so that our assets would be safe should my parents health fail. However what has been most impressive about Michael is how he worked tirelessly to get my father's Medicaid application approved. Despite 3 administrative denials and 4-5 required appearances to "court" Michael would not take no for an answer and he prevailed! You need an attorney who can cut through bureaucratic red tape to get results; Michael Camporeale gets results. I have referred several of my own clients to Mike, and each time they called me back to thank me for the introduction. Call Mike and let him help you or your family."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a very hardworking and trustworthy attorney. I refer him many clients. My clients are very happy with his services and knowledge."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike has significant experience working with elder and estate law issues. Whether it is estate planning, medicaid planning, probate or other surrogate court matters, when I have a questions in these areas, I call Mike. He is knowledgeable, approachable and easy to talk to. For those reasons, I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally dealt with Mr. Camporeale in multiple legal mattes and I have also referred clients to Mr. Camporeale for Wills and Estate Law matters. Mr. Camporeale's office has proven itself to be a professional, reputable and competent firm."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Other
"I'm a lawyer, and I entrusted him to represent my parents. I went to law school with Michael and worked on some matters with him. When my elderly parents required advanced estate planning it was Michael who I retained for my parents. Like I said, I'm a lawyer and I entrusted him to represent my parents. need I say more?"
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Staten Island Estate planning Lawyer Michael Camporeale
Michael Camporeale
Estate planning Attorney
Staten Island, NY
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation