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Joseph G. Milizio is the Managing Partner of Vishnick McGovern Milizio, and a Partner in the Business & Real Estate
Practice Group at Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP. He has significant
experience in all areas of transactional law, with an emphasis in
general business transactions including acquisitions, sales, entity and
owner representation, franchising, leasing and transactional real estate
matters. Mr. Milizio represents a wide range of business entities,
including retailers, manufacturers, healthcare providers and

His diverse corporate and real estate finance experience includes the
representation of both borrowers and lenders. Mr. Milizio regularly
advises clients on corporate governance matters, dispute resolution and
estate and succession planning for business owners. In addition to his
business and real estate practice, he has been an executor and trustee
of significant estates and trusts. Mr. Milizio has been quoted in
numerous periodicals for his expert opinions in the areas of corporate
and real estate law.

One of New York’s leading advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender (LGBT) community, Mr. Milizio facilitates the Gay and
Lesbian Representation Practice Group at Vishnick McGovern Milizio. The
practice group offers legal counsel and representation on key issues in
the LGBT community, including domestic partnership agreements, co-owner
agreements, spousal rights and obligations, adoptions, life and estate
planning, health care proxies/living wills and employment
law/discrimination. Vishnick McGovern Milizio plays an active role in
various business networking groups for LGBT entrepreneurs and

Mr. Milizio is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Long Island
Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is the team
captain of Vishnick McGovern Milizio’s MS Walk Team, which participates
in the annual MS Walk as one of Long Island’s largest MS Walk teams. He
is also an MS Society Leadership Award recipient, which recognizes Long
Island’s business leaders. Mr. Milizio is a member of the New York State
Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association, where he serves
on the Lawyer Referral Committee, as well as the Corporation Law and
Real Estate Committees.

Mr. Milizio received his Juris Doctorate in 1983 from Brooklyn Law
School. He graduated magna cum laude from St. John’s University in 1980.

Mr. Milizio is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.


Practice areas


  1. Residential Real Estate: 20%
    32 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    32 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Contracts: 20%
    32 years, 3 thousand cases
  4. Corporate: 20%
    32 years, 5 thousand cases
  5. Business: 20%
    32 years, 3 thousand cases

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Contact info

Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP

3000 Marcus Ave., Suite 1 E 9
Lake Success, NY, 11042


NYCurrently registered 198403/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
50 Around 50 - Top Business PeopleLong Island Business NewsN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyBoard Member2004 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The SideBarBeware Another Corporate Scam is in the Mail2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
St John's UniversityN/AN/A1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nassau County Bar AssociationReligious Freedom and Gay RightsN/A