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Susan G Parker

Estate planning Attorney at Briarcliff Manor, NY

5.0   44 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 12 years
    New York - NY 42 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Susan

Learn Susan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    30%
    During a consultation we can discuss a wide variety of estate planning tools: wills, living trusts, irrevocable trusts, Tax and business planning, Medicaid planning and planning for special needs and other unique situations.

  2. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    We review and prepare agreements for a variety of matters: real estate, business agreements, pre-nups, employment agreements, and negotiated resolutions to difficult matters. Contact us if you need help.

  3. Probate
    20%
    We are contacted by clients all over the country whose parents or families live in New York. We know the ins and outs of probate and keep your costs down as much as possible.

  4. Tax
    20%
    We help clients with Estate Tax Planning and Tax Planning.

  5. Business
    10%
    We help clients form new businesses and are well versed in the tax laws which apply to them. We also specialize in business agreements and sales of small businesses.

OUTSTANDING REVIEWS AND CLIENTS' TOP CHOICE FOR ESTATE PLANNING, PROBATE, CONTRACTS, TAX/BUSINESS MATTERS AND REAL ESTATE. BIG FIRM EXPERTISE IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

We offer professional excellence and the highest level of personal service available when it comes to estate planning, probate, asset protection and a variety of business matters. Our lead attorney, Susan G. Parker, has many years of experience counseling clients of all ages and economic levels, on these deeply personal and family matters, with compassion and wisdom that makes her an invaluable trusted advisor.  Susan and her assistant Karen are the firm's frontline in making clients know their needs will be met.

In addition to the core practice areas, the firm handles many related areas of law including tax planning, Medicaid asset protection, employment agreements, real estate transfers, house closings and trust administration. We also help people start businesses, sign leases, create partnership and business agreements, write and review employment contracts, handle employment law matters and undertax personal and business tax planning.

We work with  people  from all over the country and world, who need to probate the estate of a loved one in the NY metro area.   A good deal of our practice is also devoted to planning for people who have family roots in country's around the globe.  The key difference between this law firm and many others with similar specialties, is  we care about our clients - each and every one - no one is just a number.  Personal service is the key differentiator.  At the law firm of Susan G. Parker Law Associates, we deliver on our word - integrity remains in vogue at our firm. It has never gone out of style.   

When it comes to elder law, Susan shares the experience that many of her clients face: shepherding  parents through their golden years - often with an unforeseen snafu - and the economic and emotional toll this can take on all involved.  

Althought we live in a DIY "do it yourself" world, this can be unrealistic when it comes to your own plans and needs, and the needs of your loved ones.  As many of us know, DIY isn't as easy as it sounds.  Although many web services, offer online estate planning or agreements you can print and sign,often it's not that simple. All states have laws about how a will has to be signed, to be valid.  Did you know that by having a will signing overseen by a lawyer, there is a presumption that things were done properly - if the will is ever challenged?

We are avid pet lovers, and volunteer our legal talents on behalf of the SPCA of Briarcliff Manor - to help those who want to leave a bequest to the SPCA, and also to help the SCPA collect legacies left to them.  We afford those interested in making this type of gift special treatment.  And at the office, be sure to say hi to Susan's golden retriever - Kurbis!

 

 Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2019 2018 2017 + 1 ...

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Check out my line of legal self-help books at www.reallifelegal.com.

Location

Susan G. Parker, Attorney At Law
141 North State Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY, 10510

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Laura | March 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer who makes you feel comfortable & taken care of
Susan helped my grandfather with his will & estate. We had several meetings with three generations of our family at the table, each time Susan answered all of our questions, provided a view on pros and cons and drafted several options so our family could confidently make a decision. She was prompt in her communication, avoided jargon and was attentive to detail. Shortly after, I looked to Susan for advice on a new business venture; she was equally as helpful with those matters. I would highly recommend her!
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Posted by Howard | April 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will preparation under viral lockdown
We contacted Susan about preparing our wills, living will, power of attorney, etc. The process was well underway when NY state went on lockdown. And then it stalled--until Susan informed us that Gov Cuomo acted to allow virtual signing and witnessing of the documents. The Zoom call (with witnesses arranged by Susan) went off without a hitch and we finalized the paperwork. We highly recommend Susan to anyone in need of legal counsel within her area of expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great
Susan helped us with our estate planning and made a complicated topic easy to understand. She is very patient and walked us through each component of the planning process. She was happy to meet in person and go through all our questions until we were comfortable. She genuinely cares about your specific situation and pragmatic in her approach. We highly recommend her to anyone seeking a highly professional lawyer.
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Posted by Doug | March 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Top Professional
Susan is a true professional not only because she knows her craft, but because she uses her knowledge to find creative and cost effective solutions and was an excellent negotiator. Additionally, many clients complain about fees they have to pay their attorneys - I don’t regret a single dollar I paid to Susan - she saved us a tremendous amount in what could have been excessive legal and accounting costs by doing her job quickly and efficiently, rather than by running up billable hours. I will gladly use Susan again if/when the need arises and will recommend her without reservation.
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Posted by Carol | April 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Better experience than I could imagine.
What a fantastic experience. My husband and I were looking for an Estate Planner. Susan and her staff were so helpful and knowledgeable making the process painless. Susan went the extra mile as my husband was in rehab during the process. She worked with us and came to the house to not only explain everything to him, but to have all the necessary paperwork completed. A wonderful experience , and we would highly recommend Susan G Parker to family and friends.
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Posted by Scott | February 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
I reached out to Susan for estate planning needs. From our initial meeting, I could see that she was going to be great to work with. She explained the whole process, listened to our concerns, answered all of our questions. She is very knowledgeable, professional and patient. Susan and her team did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend for anyone looking for legal counsel. Thank you Susan, JJ and Karen.
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Posted by Linda | August 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Totally Impressed
I sought Susan's legal advice on an existing Will and was impressed with her kindness, compassion, and ability to answer any question I posed to her. Susan is confident, very knowledgeable, and responds immediately to all emails. She is both proactive and reactive and I plan to hire her for future business. I have recommended Susan to family and friends and hope they will do the same.
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Posted by Terence | February 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
We hired Susan to prepare a complete set of estate planning documents. We had many questions and concerns and Susan answered them all with patience and thoroughness. She is a real professional and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Ida | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Experience!
I chose this firm based upon posted reviews on Google and Avvo. I am very happy that I did. I was seeking assistance regarding documentation associated with WBE certification. I worked with Susan G. Parker and Jacqueline Johansen. Both were professional, responsive (in a timely manner) to all of my questions, and provided me with the quality documents I required. I already have referred this firm to colleagues.
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Posted by Alex | March 17, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kind, quick and informative advice.
Susan was able to answer questions regarding my LLC quickly and informatively. She really knows her stuff. I feel confident in her legal advice and would strongly consider working with her in the future.
Posted by Ralph | March 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Susan Parker was able to complete the estate planning needs that Anne and I had. Susan was both professional and amicable in explaining all of our questions. I have already recommended her services to a friend.
Posted by Meghan | October 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Susan is knowledgeable and has your back!
Susan helped me with my estate planning initially. She guided me through an arduous process seamlessly. She is extremely knowledgeable. While I was in her office, I notice a business start up book she authored. Since our initial meeting, I have worked with Susan on starting and now running my CBD business, Ergo Hemp Co. CBD is a new market and the laws regarding the industry are intricate. Susan made everything clear! I know she is looking out for me and that is what is most needed when it comes to having a lawyer on your side. I HIGHLY recommend Susan!
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Posted by Cindy | March 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful lawyer
I contacted Susan Parker and asked a number of questions. Not only was she very nice and very helpful, but she went above and beyond, looking up information and providing and explaining detailed answers for me. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Leah | March 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience with Susan!
Susan assisted my boyfriend and I with our estate planning. She was very thourogh and concise, and answered all the questions we had through out the process. I would highly recommend using her, and I definitely will continue to!
Posted by Edna | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Susan G. Parker, Esq. PC
I needed help in transferring my Trust from Virginia to New York. My husband had passed soon after I moved back to N.Y. and needed changes in my Trust. I was so happy I chose Susan to help me take care of my needs. I found her to be caring and understanding, and her fees were reasonable. I also requested my co-op apt. be put in the Trust. Susan took the initial steps, and advised me I could finish the transfer as a cost savings to me. I received no fee from her. Just a smile and congratulations.. I highly recommend Susan for your needs. She is friendly and knowledgeable. I`m sure you will be as happy and satisfied as I am.
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Posted by Annette | October 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney
Susan updated my will, living will, health care proxy, power of attorney In a efficient and thorough manner. She is knowledgeable, patient and a pleasure to work with . I would not hesitate to use her again if needed for other legal advice. Highly recommend her !
Posted by John | September 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Contract
We hired susan to create a line of credit customer contract. She was a pleasure to work with, quickly understanding and meeting our needs. She was able to deliver our contract under her estimated price as well.
Posted by David | September 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney!
We recently used Susan for the preparation of Estate Planning documents which we had ignored for years. From the initial meeting through completion of all documents Susan was excellent to work with. She was very knowledgeable and professional while at the same time very down to earth, practical and pragmatic. Her process was exceptional and took the fear and mystery out of what can be a very challenging subject. We were both remarried and our children were "hers, mine and ours". The best we can say is that at the end of this process we were very pleased and can "sleep well at night" knowing all of our concerns had been dealt with clearly and effectively.
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Posted by Ken | September 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peace of mind
Susan drew up a will, living will, health care proxy and POA for me. It was a pleasure to work with her. She is intelligent, caring, knowledgeable and thoroughly experienced in elder law. I now have peace of mind knowing my loved ones will be well cared for.
Posted by Scott | September 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience - and gained a new friend
My wife and I used Susan for a full set of will/POA/trust etc documents. Susan listened carefully to us, proactively offered suggestions, recommendations, and always provided us complex legal issues in a simple-to-understand plain English. Susan is very experienced in elder law, and I highly recommend her
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Susan G. Parker, Esq. P.C.
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1986
  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Associations

  • American Bar Association, New York Bar Association, FLorida Bar Association
  • 1981 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Endorsed
  • Better Business Bureau
  • N/A

Publications

  • Book - Reallifelegal.com
  • Business Owner's Start-up Guide
  • 2016
  • Warren, Gorham & Lamont publication
  • Benefits Guide - Contributing Editor
  • 1999
  • RIA publications
  • Guide to Employee Leave
  • 1999
  • Aspen Publications
  • Estate Planning Simplified
  • 1998
  • Commerce Clearing House (CCH) publication
  • Business Strategies - Contributing Editor
  • 1996
  • Commerce Clearing House (CCH) publication
  • Federal Tax Service
  • 1996
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • Your Will and Estate Planning
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • North Shore Animal League Donors Lunch
  • Making Charitable Contributions under the New Tax Law
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Susan
Tax Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Susan Parker. Susan is a veteran tax attorney with corporate experience that makes her unique as a private practitioner. She uses her expertise in advising those who are establishing new businesses; developing individual and family estate plans and shepherding families through the the difficult process of elder care and planning. Susan is distinguishable from other attorneys in that she provides individualized care and attention to each of her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Susan is an extraordinarily skilled attorney who understands and embraces the needs and unique circumstances of every client in drafting and implementing an estate plan. She has unquestioned integrity and an outstanding professional reputation. I recommend her with great enthusiasm"
Business Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent attorney and very caring person."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Susan's knowledge of the law and her ability to communicate its complexities is unsurpassed."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently referred a long-time client to Susan, whom I met many years ago at a social occasion. I did not know of her legal background and expertise at that time. However, I ascertained to my delight that she is a well respected---- estate planning expert- just what I was looking for. As a side matter, I asked her a question about estate taxation, to which she gave me the specific answer that I was looking for. It was only then that she disclosed that she had a Masters' degree in taxation, a very important component of estate administration, and that she had worked for a well-known Wall Street law firm. Needless to say, the client and I are extremely impressed with Susan's work in all of its complicated components. Edwin S. Shapiro (Harvard Law School, 1955)"
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Susan Parker is a dedicated and compassionate attorney who cares deeply for her clients. Her knowledge of Estate Planning and Elder Law is exceptional. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs representation in those areas. She is a true professional and a very diligent attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Susan Parker is a dedicated and diligent lawyer with exceptional legal ability. She has a Masters in Taxation and we have worked together at Bleakley Platt and with my firm, Ferguson Cohen. Susan is a fine a lawyer and individual."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked with Attorney Susan Parker on a variety of matters over the past ten years, I strongly endorse this lawyer."
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