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Alfred Polizzotto III

Litigation Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

4.7   14 reviews

Licensed for 32 years

About Alfred

Learn Alfred’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    20%
    Medicaid planning, Asset Protection, Pooled Income Trusts, Guardianships, Home Care and Nursing Home Applications,Wills, Trusts (Irrevocable and Revocable) Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Life Insurance Trusts (ILIT and SLAT)

  2. Family
    20%
    Divorces, Separations, Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements

  3. Immigration
    20%
    Obtaining LPR, citizenship, family based petitions, 601A waivers

  4. Litigation
    20%
    Real Estate (Easements, Adverse Possession, Constructive Trusts, Partitions) and Commerical Contract and UCC Litigation

  5. Real estate
    20%
    Residential and Commercial Purchases and Sales, Mortgages, Condo and Coops

Since my admission to practice in 1990, I have dedicated my professional practice to ensuring that my clients receive personalized attention and superior service.  I learned from my father who founded in the firm in 1962 that there is nothing more important than a satisfied client who receives everything they have asked for...and more.

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Licensed for 32 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/04/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1990
Updated 06/05/2022

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

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The Law Offices of Polizzotto & Polizzotto, LLC
6911 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11204
Polizzotto & Polizzotto, LLC
1129 Northern Boulevard - Suite 404
Manhasset, NY, 11030
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Posted by Mary | September 28, 2014
Elder Law
As a Senior Citizen, I needed an attorney who could address all my concerns, not only my Last Will and Testament, but Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and Living Will. I found Al very helpful and patient in answering my questions, he returned my calls promptly and he also camE to my home on L. I. To discuss all of the above mentioned documents. I have and will continue to recommend him to my friends, Al is extremely knowledgeable in Elder Law which is important to Seniors.
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Posted by Donna | July 27, 2014
Excellent Legal Services
Mr. Polizzotto is very professional and detail oriented. He explains legal matters in a way you can understand and always makes you feel comfortable. My family and I have seen him several times in the last 15 years for Wills, Trusts, Elder Law advice, Deed Transfers and Medicaid planning. He has always confidently guided us in the right direction. I would highly recommend his legal services.
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Posted by Lisa | July 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent Litigator - Will fight to the end for you
I went to Alfred Polizzotto Esq. for an estate matter involving litigation, 2 complex real estate transactions which involved a lot of money numbers that changed as bills were paid out on the real estate. The first day I went in to his office I felt comforted that the complex issues could be resolved with his calmness in handling and creating excel spread sheets to organize the 2 real estate transactions, private mortgage money, and bank accounts. He was extremely organized, great with computers, awesome in math, and extremely knowledgeable with the laws on all matters. He gave me a list of what documents to bring him. I had to Order 15 years of bank statements and checks. Once I gave him the copies. He put it all on to excel spread sheets. Then he called the estate attorney and told the attorney his demands for me. In the end everything Mr. Polizzotto asked for I received from the estate. Not one item did I lose because he knew how to litigate and apply real estate law and estate law to the facts at hand. I would not use any one else for law matters. He also worked Professionally with the opposing lawyer and the uncooperative executor. He’s a family oriented lawyer and treats such matters with delicacy and respect.
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Posted by FC | July 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior Professional
1. My wife and I are both over eighty. During the pandemic, instead of having us go to his office in Brooklyn, Mr. Polizzotto met with us close to our home on Long Island to discuss our case. 2. Mr. Polizzotto and his staff (Liz) always returned our email within twenty-four hours. 3. After we gathered all our original documents, we were not sure if we should mail to his office or hand deliver it. Mr. Polizzotto personally picked it up from our home, after a whole day's work and rush hour traffic in the dark! 4. When a clerical error was discovered in our application, Mr. Polizzotto redid the entire package himself! 5. Mr. Polizzotto always answered our questions with patience, clarity, reassurance, and in layman's terms so we could understand. 6. Mr. Polizzotto submitted our case on March 1st. It was approved by May 1st. Highly efficient! 7. It's been an unforgettable experience working with Mr. Polizzotto! He is truly a superior professional!
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Posted by Victor | October 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I hired Mr. Polizotto for assistance with elder law planning. It was clear that Mr. Polizzotto was intimately familiar with the nuances of this area of law. He knows how to structure a plan to ensure that the many interests of the client are well represented. He created a plan that included a trust to conserve assets and maximize tax advantages, aid in Medicaid qualification, and ensure favorable transfer of estate assets. Mr. Polizotto did not need to check the law when I had a question; he knew the law. I also hired Mr. Polizotto to assist with Medicaid hearings where the government was seeking to reduce benefits to a family member. We won the decision. In addition, I hired Mr. Polizotto in connection with the sale of a property. His real estate office is a well-oiled, efficient, professional machine. I highly recommend this seasoned lawyer.
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Posted by rosemarie | February 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mr. Polizzotto has been very professional and knowledgeable in dealing with our personal matters. He also responds quickly to any questions we have regarding our property. He has also helped with power of attorney, health care proxy, and trusts. You won't be disappointed with his services.
Posted by Alex | February 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
We went to Mr. Polizzotto for estate administration. He was polite, professional, & careful to guide us on all of the details of the process. His work reflected his professionalism, & he was always available to answer questions in a timely manner. We highly recommend Polizzotto & Polizzotto for your legal matters.
Posted by Marie | January 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Polizzoto & Polizzotto
This was our first home purchase and Mr. Polizzotto made this experience such a pleasure! The entire process was extremely smooth and he made it very easy to understand every step. I highly recommend Polizzotto & Polizzotto for any legal matters.
Posted by SUSAN OREFICE | August 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
OWNER/LANDLORD/REALTOR
I hired this attorney to set up my trust, he was so thorough and professional I hired him against to create LLc's for my properties, and now he is my attorney for life , I have recommended him to my family and they too hired him. I highly recommend Al Polizzotto to anyone who requires legal advice for their real estate needs & life estates, etc....
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Posted by Barbara | November 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Thanks to a Real Professional
From my first call to his office, I was pleased with the courtesy and professionalism I received over the phone. I actually spoke with Alfred Polizzotto. not office staff. He was extremely helpful in answering my questions over the phone. No other law office did that and I even encountered rudeness from other firms when I asked questions. I did call a few firms, since I do shop around for excellent customer service and expertise, especially for this sensitive matter of estate planning. I had my estate planning (will, living will, POA and Health Care Proxy) prepared and completed with him within a month. I was pleased with the recommendations he offered and I felt comfortable discussing these personal matters with him. He explained everything in layman's terms, so I was comfortable with his expertise. If you are looking to have your will, etc prepared, I would highly recommend Alfred Polizzotto. Thanks so much Alfred!.
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Posted by Ly | July 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Closing
Al and Chris represented me through my real estate closing. They were very professional and answered all my questions. The rate for their legal service was very reasonable. I highly recommend their legal services. Ly
Posted by Angela | October 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
My husband of 33 years was in a very serious accident at the age of 55 which left him with a traumatic brain injury. When I went to Alfred Polizzotto, I was a mess. He sat me down and said you have enough to handle right now, I will take care of everything for you. It was difficult at first, but as I got to know him and his staff (Liz) better, he was right. I couldn't handle everything. He is very professional and caring. He got my husband approved for Medicaid, and did my trust and will. I am very thankful for him at this difficult time. I highly recommend Polizzotto & Polizzotto!
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2014
Amazing Family Lawyer
Alfred is a great attorney. You are in good hands with him. My family has used him on a number of occasions and was very please with him. He has helped me with several matters as well. I found him very reliable and always able to answer any question thrown at him. He really is an expert in his field that you can trust.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2014
Costly Incompetence
In October 2013 I spoke with Mr. Polizzotto concerning having my sister who had a criminal record removed as Coexecutor of my parents' estate. He stated that he required a $7, 500.00 retainer. After I decided to retain him, I received a call from his young associate, Ms. Cindy Cheung. That was my first and last phone call from her. The remainder of our communication was through emails. After three months and $5,975 in charges, she did not have a petition filed with the Court. Each time she submitted something to the Surrogate Court, the Court sent it back (or so she said). I spoke with Mr. Polizzotto on several occasions about my concerns. He assured me he would follow up with her and get back with me. He never did. After receiving a motion from my sister's attorney to have me removed as Coexecutor, in total frustration, I dismissed Mr. Polizzotto's associate and retained another attorney. In two weeks my new attorney had a filed petition and a hearing before the Judge with my sister at the cost of $3,081. I do not recommend that anyone retain Mr. Polizzotto or any associate of his firm. Their incompetence can be very costly.
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Response from Alfred Polizzotto August 5, 2014
I am truly sorry that the client was unsatisfied with our firm. Unfortunately, her assertions are not accurate. After our retention in October 2013, there were numerous telephone conferences with the client, multiple drafts of complex relief for removal of her sibling as executor, issue an injunction and surcharge the executor(requiring extensive research). There was extensive communication during the weeks leading to Thanksgiving leading to the filing of the petition on November 15. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Court did not respond until 12/2 informing us that they wanted the various relief divided into two separate motions. The requested changes were made and the motions resubmitted to the client for signature on 12/17. The client returned them to us on 12/20 and they were filed on 12/23. Unfortunately, the sitting Judge on the matter was away for the holiday until 1/2/14. The client discharged my firm on 1/3/14. I write this only to illustrate that our firm is trustworthy and responsive to our client's input and calls/e-mail. I personally take any complaint seriously and wish the client nothing but gook luck in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Dynasty Advisors LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Owner
  • Polizzotto & Polizzotto, LLC
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Georgetown University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • 527 Smith Street Brooklyn Corp. v. Bayside Fuel Oil Depot Corp.
  • Case dismissed
  • Mottola v Mottola
  • Award lowered - reversed

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Best Divorce Lawyer
  • DIME Best of Brooklyn
  • 2018
  • Lead Counsel
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Inside the Minds: Representing Consumers in New York Real Estate Transactions
  • Helping Clients Close Residential and Commercial Property Deals
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Financial Stategy Seminar
  • Get the Facts
  • 2018
  • Estate Planning/Elder Law Update
  • Estate Planning & Long-Term Care Planning
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had a number of cases and real estate matters with Mr. Polizzotto. He is an exceptionally talented attorney, possessed of both the knowledge and skills that make him a fine litigator. If you don't hire me, I heartily endorse Mr. Polizzotto."
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