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About me

I am a frequent speaker on a variety of estate planning topics, regularly presenting educational seminars for the public as well as charitable organizations, employers, associations, special interest groups, support groups, and financial advisors in our community. I always do my best to try and reduce complex legal principles into understandable concepts.


 


I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to be of service to so many families.  I  enjoy making a difference in the lives of people I work with.  While protecting financial assets is often why someone often seeks my help, strengthening and maintaining family unity is my primary goal and probably the number one reason why clients refer their friends and family to us.


 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Trusts: 34%
    21 years
  2. Elder Law: 33%
    18 years
  3. Estate Planning: 33%
    24 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Mark Shaban Eghrari

    I endorse attorney Leo McGrath without reservation. I have worked with Leo on a number of matters over the past 10 years. He has great technical expertise in the areas of estate planning, elder law and investing, yet he can explain these topics in a way that is always easy to understand - a rare combination. Leo is a person of integrity and compassion. He is totally committed to his clients. Leo provides a comprehensive solution to the problems that many middle class families face. Again I recommend and endorse Leo McGrath

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    Mark Eghrari Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David Emmanuel Rosen

    I know Leo in his capacity as an estate planning attorney and financial adviser. Leo provide's his clients a holistic approach to planning. What's more, he provides the one-key relationship to help clients make money and keep it.

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    David Rosen Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

McGrath Law

162 Prospect Hill Road
Suite 100
Brewster, NY, 10509

Dutchess County Satellite Office

1436 Route 52 Fishkill,.
Fishkill, NY, 12524

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198803/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
20 Years of Community ServicePolice Officer Christopher Hoban Run Committee2015
Client Satisfaction AwardHudson Valley2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Recognition of Community ServiceTarrytown Fire Department2013
25 Years of Community ServiceMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client Satisfaction AwardHudson Valley2013
Client Satisfaction AwardHudson Valley2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Moot Court AwardPace University School of Law1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalMcGrath Law Firm1996 - Present
Trial AttorneyWilson Bave Conboy & Bave1991 - 1995
AssociateJ.Russell Clune PC1987 - 1991
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysBoard of Governors2011 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2007 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2007 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law SectionMember2001 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Putnam County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1987 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate Plan of the Jones FamilyTypical Family client receives Peace of Mind
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Coauthor Michael BonfriscoThe Modern Investor2016
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pace University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Manhattanville CollegeEconomics/FinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FDNY Retired FirefightersEstate Planning2016
Estate Planning SeminarsProtect Your Spouse and Life Savings2016
Estate Planning SeminarsWhy Wills are Obsolete for Seniors2015
FDNY Retired FirefightersEstate Planning2014
TEG Federal Credit UnionProper Estate Planning with a Living Trust2010
Omni Financial MembersThe Death Tax is Back2010
Town of Carmel School Teachers AssociationAvoid Probate; Living Probate & Death Probate2009
Sarah Hull Hallock Free LibraryWhy Powers of Attorney (POA) have Lost their Powers2009
Pawling Free LibraryABCs of Living Trusts2009
East Fishkill CommunityLibraryAre You Protected from Nursing Home Costs?2009
Bethel Missionary Baptist ChurchCharitable Giving Estate Planning2009
Rockland County Health Department EmployeesFive Myths of Estate Planning2008
Milbrook Public LibraryWhy your Will is Not Enough2008
Mahopac Public LibraryProper Planning with a Living Trust2007
Kent Public LibraryWill vs Living Trust; To Plan or Not to Plan2007
Desmond-Fish LibraryNursing Home -Medicaid Planning2007