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Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz

Medicaid and medicare Attorney at Great Neck, NY

5.0   23 reviews

also known as Esther Zelmanovitz

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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Esther

Learn Esther’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    20%

    22 years

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills

    22 years

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    20%
    Medicaid planning and applications

    22 years

  4. Probate
    20%
    Probate and Estate Administraton

    22 years

  5. Trusts
    12%

  6. Wills and living wills
    5%

  7. Power of attorney
    3%

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Esther Zelmanovitz’s practice focuses on elder law and Medicaid planning, estate planning, probate and estate administration. Her individualized approach and legal experience in other areas including real estate, litigation, and corporate transactions give her an edge in assisting her clients with their estate planning. She tailors a plan specific to each client's unique situation with a client-centered approach and attention to detail. She values the importance of each client feeling comfortable and understanding his or her plan. Ask her about evening appointments and home visits.

 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021,2018
Client's Choice
2021 2018

Location

Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz, PLLC
1010 Northern Boulevard
Suite 302
Great Neck, NY, 11021

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Susan | March 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A good lawyer makes your job easier
Both Esther and Esty were great. My first meeting was with Esther and she was informative and helpful. Esty actually handled setting up the Irrevocable Trust, POA, Medicaid application, Pooled Trust. She was wonderful. She responded promptly to all questions and concerns. She recommended the consultant that handled my appeal when the MLTC didn't approve what I needed with regard to the CDPAS.
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Posted by Jonathan | October 14, 2022
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October 14, 2022 - My Review Of The Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz, PLLC Law Firm
The Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz, PLLC law firm located in Great Neck, New York is a totally first-class, very professional, and thorough company. The law firm did a magnificent job working on a very highly skilled project of obtaining Medicaid for my wife of thirty-seven and one-half years and with whom I have lived together for forty and one-half years. My beloved wife Gloria has been in the hospital and then the nursing home since August 08, 2021. Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz ESQ. and Esther P. Levinson ESQ. are magnificent attorneys who specialize in Elder Law And Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Long Term Care And Medicaid Planning, Medicaid Applications for Home Care and Nursing Home Care, And Special Needs Planning, etc. Esther P. Levinson ESQ. who handed over almost the entire law case project for my wife Gloria was very courteous, knowledgeable, patient, professional, thorough, and understanding during the entire law case that took three-quarters of a year to complete. This was totally due to the fact that the New York State Department Of Medicaid in taking so long to process the documents, forms, information, etc., that was needed for the law case project. I think that the Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz, PLLC law firm is the best law firm there is for Elder Law And Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Long Term Care And Medicaid Planning, Medicaid Applications for Home Care and Nursing Home Care, And Special Needs Planning, etc. in the types of work in that they specialize in. I highly recommend the Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz, PLLC law firm to anyone who needs help and guidance in Elder Law And Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Long Term Care And Medicaid Planning, Medicaid Applications for Home Care and Nursing Home Care, And Special Needs Planning, etc. Thank You. Jonathan And Gloria
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Posted by Scott | August 17, 2022
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Exceptional Expertise
Went to see Esther Zelmanovitz to update will and estate. But her eldercare law expertise helped tremendously in other areas.
Posted by Jody | February 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Elder Law
Esther and Esty are experts in Elder Law. They were very helpful in guiding me through the twists and turns to be navigated for estate planning, wills, setting up trusts, and the necessary follow-up during and after the deaths of my parents. The disposition and transferring of inheritance went seamlessly without any probate issues or any other complications because of all the planning that had been done in advance. They were always responsive, accessible, and answered all questions thoroughly and concisely.
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Posted by Brian | October 19, 2021
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Initital consultation very informative
Provided exactly the info I needed (and lots of useful info I didn't know I needed but am glad to now know.) Gave me time to ask questions and took the time to explain thoroughly when answering. Was extremely pleasant with a manner which clearly conveys her care and dedication to what she does for her client. Overall, it was just an initial consultation but I walked away feeling better, which given the situation goes a long way...
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Posted by Sharon | October 19, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
very helpful
Great experience. willing to help and answer all questions. Very informative.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Planning
Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz was a pleasure to work with. She is extremely knowledgable in the area of estate planning and wills. She listened to our needs and concerns and advised us on the best plan for our situation. She was patient and made sure that we completely understood all our options and the plan that we ultimately selected. She and her entire office staff are compassionate and professional. We would highly recommend her firm.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2021
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Integrity and knowledge!
We first consulted Esther to assist us with several legal documents regarding my mom. We were so impressed with her, my husband and I hired her to re-draft our wills and a variety of other papers.
Posted by Kathy | May 11, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Ms. Zelmanovitz is very informative & excellent consultant. She explained all our concerns & questions very well. I recommend everyone who needs estate planning.
Posted by Carisa | May 3, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Clear and personable
My mother, sister and I had a consult with Mrs. Zelmanovitz. She made us feel welcomed, used everyday language and even reviewed my current lawyer’s agreement with me. We had an issue that involved my mothers social benefits and inheritance from her exhusband. If we do, in fact need a lawyer for this issue we will definitely contact Mrs. Zelmanovitz.
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Posted by Jeff | March 2, 2021
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Very knowledgeable and straightforward
Esther listened carefully to my questions and concerns relating to my role as estate administrator. She was very candid in her comments, impressed me with her estate law knowledge, and made me aware of various factors to consider as I continue moving forward in my administrator activities.
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Unequivocal Recommendation Based on Esther's Professionalism
I just completed my estate planning with Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz and Esther P. Levinson and the experience working with them was extremely pleasant. My will and estate planning was somewhat complex due to family relationships, children’s needs, financial issues, etc.…. The professionalism and courtesy they showed me along with their genuine concern for doing the right thing was apparent immediately and continued throughout the whole process. What was also abundantly clear was their patience for my questions and their ability to answer all of them in a timely manner in a way that I would be able to understand. I was never made to feel like I was bothering them with my questions. They started the process by asking about me, my wants, my concerns and what I was trying to accomplish. During this discussion they asked additional questions to address or clarify things that I had not addressed or even considered. Everything said during that initial conversation was their guiding star throughout the whole process and the final documents reflect all of this. After delivering to me my documents Esther and Esty took the time to walk me through the documents, page by page, explaining to me what everything meant. They also took the time to point out where my specific concerns and wishes were addressed. If, at any point during the process, there were options to be considered, both Esther and Esty took the time to explain the options and ramifications of each and advised on how each option corresponded back to my overall goals for my estate planning. I am confident in saying that, should anything happen to me, my estate is in order and my children will be cared for. Prior to going to Esther and Esty, I had gone to two other law firms who used boilerplate forms that they plugged my information into it and presented that to me as my estate planning. They never took the time to fully understand my situation and advise me on how to proceed. The worst part was when I started to ask questions about how things were being addressed or the meaning of things in the will, if I received a reply, I was made to seem like I was annoying them with my questions and concerns. The experience here was the opposite. I would unequivocally recommend Esther and Esty to anyone asking for a reference for an estate attorney.
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Posted by Melanie | October 29, 2020
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Loved working with this firm!
I recently worked with Esty Levinson as she helped my 95 year old aunt revise and update her will. I live in Los Angeles and my aunt lives in Queens, so finding someone we could trust from afar was paramount. And Esty was wonderful! She was so incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and efficient on every level, but most of all kind, understanding, patient, and compassionate. Any time we had questions, she responded immediately and made the whole process for me and my aunt seamless, and surprisingly quick! I feel so lucky to have found her (thanks to a referral from my cousin) and I would highly recommend calling her for any of your estate planning/elder care legal needs. She was such a pleasure to work with! Thank you Esty!
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2020
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Our appreciation
In 2019 we had the unfortunate situation because our brother suffered an accident that left him disabled and needing rehabilitation and eventually permanent nursing home care. Since he was alone in New York and all his relatives resided in other states, we urgently needed orientation to face this unexpected situation. We contacted Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz, PLLC who received us at her office for a comprehensive orientation. We had a very cordial reunion where after reviewing our situation, Mrs. Zelmanovitz presented us her recommendations and options for a plan to provide for our brother’s long term care and wellbeing. Since the siblings lived out of state it was of tremendous help that, after we retained the lawyers, they prepared all the necessary legal documents to allow them to provide for his care and application for Medicaid. For several months we were in communication by telephone and by emails as all the documentation necessary for the Medicaid application was gathered and organized. Finally we received the good news that he had been accepted for Medicaid thus assuring for his long term nursing home care. We are very pleased with the pleasant, diligent and professional manner in which Esther Zelmanovitz and Esty Levinson and their office handled our case. EJWC
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Posted by David | April 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning & Elder Law
I’ve consulted and hired Esther for estate planning needs. Esther exceed all my expectations. Her review of existing documents offered valuable insight as to important areas where additional guidance was needed. I highly recommend Esther. Professional, very detailed & knowledgeable on all aspects in this highly specialized area of law.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2019
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Medicaid and Estate Planning
Esther L. and Esther Z. were both very professional. They took their time to analyze the situations of both my Mom and Dad, and presented realistic options. We weren't rushed into any decisions, which in the end saved us money.
Posted by John | June 21, 2018
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Exceeded our expectations
Esther and her team provided us so much needed help and guidance during our difficult times. My wife was diagnosed with a serious condition and Esther worked with us to set up Medicaid for her so that she can receive the proper care. Esther and her team are very flexible with their schedules and responded to us even during off work hours. So far we have no complaints.
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Posted by Angela | June 19, 2018
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One of the best in the area, always follows up
I found to Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz profile online and she seems to be one of the best lawyers in several areas, including Medicaid planning. I got a good impression the first time I spoke to her over the phone and she instilled a confidence in me about my case. She's very professional and punctual. When I spoke to her in person, she explained to me possible options and a clear plan step by step. Her office kept me in the loop with follow ups, I didn't need to call them to find out on my status. I find keeping a customer in the loop is one of the most important things when it comes to working with a professional lawyer, and Esther Zelmanovitz and her office are exactly that.
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Posted by Bethanny | June 12, 2018
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Pleasant to work with, responsive
I was looking for an attorney for a while, but was hesitant to start working with a new person. Esther Zelmanovitz was recommended to me by my friend who was able to successfully resolve issues with her Medicare with the help of Esther. I also checked her profile on this website and found I lot of positive reviews. I finally decided to work with her, and I'm glad that I did. First of all, she's very pleasant to talk to and seems to be very knowledgeable on the subject matter. She is also fast to respond or to answer my calls whenever I have questions. The most important thing was that we were able to resolve my Medicare mess up.
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Posted by Gail | April 15, 2018
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Extremely Professional and Patient
No-nonsense, straight to the point and very professional… these are the words I would use to describe Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz. I consider myself a very detail oriented person, sometimes pushing the boundaries on the patience of the person providing the details. I was very relieved and pleased when I found that Esther was not only very knowledgeable in her field but also welcomed any and all questions I had. Can’t say that about many attorneys. She knows her business and she is very good at it. She is extremely efficient and professional. She is always responsive to my phone calls and emails and always available to answer questions. I would definitely recommend her to my friends!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Counsel/Legislative Aide
  • Town of Hempstead
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Ronald A. Spirn, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Esther Zelmanovitz, Esq.
  • 2004 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Alan B. Hertz. P.C.
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Judicial Intern
  • Supreme Court Of The State Of New York, New York County
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law
  • John Jay College Of Criminal Justice
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 Top Rated Woman Leader in Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Selected to New York Metro List of Top 5% Attorneys
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • 2020 AV Preeminent Rating
  • Lawyers.com
  • 2020
  • 2020 AV Preeminent Judicial Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rating Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Highest Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Lawyers.com AV Preeminent Attorney
  • 2018
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • FPA Symposium and Trade Show
  • Special Needs Planning in Divorce
  • 2022
  • ACA/NY Member and Family Forum
  • Estate Planning 101 for People with Special Needs and their Families
  • 2022
  • Hempstead Republican Club Meeting
  • Estate Planning and Long term Care
  • 2018

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