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Michael L. Kaplan is licensed to practice law in the New York State Courts, the New Jersey State Courts, the Federal Courts for both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the Federal Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court.


Martindale-Hubbell has given Mr. Kaplan its "Distinguished" rating in Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience as well as its very high ethical standard rating. Martindale-Hubbell’s ratings are generated from legal evaluations by other attorneys.


Michael L. Kaplan is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Mr. Kaplan is a panel member of the AARP Legal Services Network. He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association where he is also a member of its Trusts and Estates Law Section and the Brooklyn Bar Association.



Mr. Kaplan has extensive experience in the areas of Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates, Estate Litigation, Elder Law, Real Estate Practice and Litigation, Matrimonial Actions and family matters. In addition to representing numerous clients in these areas, Michael L. Kaplan is regularly appointed by the courts as a "Guardian Ad Litem" to represent persons who are unable to adequately represent themselves, due to age or incapacity. Mr. Kaplan has also given presentations to community groups about estate planning.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 20%
    4 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    4 years
  3. Trusts: 20%
    4 years
  4. Wills: 20%
    4 years
  5. Elder Law: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Michael L. Kaplan, Esq.

2911 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY, 11229


NYCurrently registered 198303/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael L. Kaplan, Esq.1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2010 - Present
AARP Legal Services NetworkNetwork Attorney2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law SectionMember1983 - Present
Brooklyn Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember1983 - Present
AARP Legal Services NetworkMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pace University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York City Bar AssociationEstate Planning and Elder Law2015
New York City Bar Association - Brown Bag Lunch Speaker SeriesWills, Trusts and Estates2013