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Leonid G. Mikityanskiy

Estate planning Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

5.0   40 reviews

also known as Leo Mikityanskiy

  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 12 years
    New Jersey - NJ 13 years
    New York - NY 17 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Leonid

Learn Leonid’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    25%
    Developing estate and asset protection plans. Drafting and revising wills, trusts and estates to distribute wealth and property. Powers of attorney. Lifetime and testamentary trusts; revocable and irrevocable trusts. Bypass Trusts, QTIP Trusts, Totten Trusts, and Crummey Trusts. Support trusts and discretionary trusts. Advance health care directives. Probate services; estate and trust administration. Inheritance issues and disputes over estates of people who died without a will

    15 years

  2. Family
    20%
    Prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Consent and contested divorces. Separation, equitable distribution of property, alimony or spousal support, child support, and child custody and visitations. Domestic violence issues and protection from abuse litigation.

    15 years

  3. Trusts
    20%
    Drafting and revising trusts to distribute wealth and property: revocable and irrevocable trusts. Bypass Trusts, QTIP Trusts, QPRT Trusts, Totten Trusts, asset protection trusts, and Crummey Trusts. Support trusts and discretionary trusts. Estate and trust administration.

    15 years

  4. Patent application
    15%
    U.S. and International patent prosecution. Patentability searches and opinions. Infringement and non-infringement opinions. Due diligence patent analysis for investing in or acquisition of intellectual property. Patent licensing and assignments. Patent litigation: enforcing patents and defending against claims of infringement; preventing importation of infringing goods into U.S. Litigating trade secret actions and ownership of intellectual property. Reissue and Reexamination of patents.

    21 years

  5. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    Formation and dissolution of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. Corporate amendments, changes, corrections, and mergers. Operating and shareholders' agreements. Buying and selling businesses. Negotiating business and commercial transactions.

    15 years

  6. Trademark application
    10%
    U.S. Trademark prosecution. Trademark searches and opinions. Trade dress (product packaging) protection. Trademark licensing and assignments. Trademark enforcement: policing trademarks, litigating trademark infringement, counterfeiting, dilution, and defense against claims of trademark infringement; preventing the importation of infringing goods into U.S. Internet domain name disputes. False advertising and unfair competition.

    21 years

Leo is an experienced estate planning attorney and civil litigator, admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His law practice is focused on estate planning and administration, family law, intellectual property, and civil litigation.

In over fifteen years of practicing law, Leo has developed a unique and individualized approach for each of his client’s needs, regardless of the time required.  Leo has many years of experience working in top global law firms, but he never forgets that the reason why he got into the practice of law is to help people find the best solution to their problems.  He approaches each client with attention, patience, and dedication, and his paramount question is always "What’s best for the client?”

Leo received his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the New York Polytechnic University (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering). After spending five years as an engineering consultant, he pursued a law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  Upon graduation, he worked for a boutique firm and later for a Top 25 Am Law/Global 100 general services law firm.

After working in Big Law for several years, Leo opened his own successful law practice with offices in Brooklyn, New York, and Feasterville, Pennsylvania. In the years of practice, he made it a mission to help his clients navigate the complex world of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Whether it is helping to create an Estate Plan or to navigate the complicated rules of Medicaid Planning, Long Term Care or Estate Administration, Leo is always ready to help and educate the consumer in the complex legal maze. His dedication and work ethic are apparent upon the first meeting.

Our other practice areas are Family Law, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, custody and visitation rights, and property settlement agreements. Leo always fights for his clients’ rights to get them the best possible outcome. “He is a committed and dedicated advocate” as his clients have said about him.

His extensive engineering background and top 100 Law Firm experience have contributed immensely to his Patent and Trademark work. With many patents and trademarks received, as well as patent and trademark applications pending, Leo is extremely diligent and pays great attention to details in his patent work.

Leo is an experienced civil litigator and has fought for his clients’ rights in the most difficult litigation battles, and he will fight for your rights until the end.

 

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Location

Law Offices of Leo Mikityanskiy, P.C.
2801 Emmons Avenue
Suite 104
Brooklyn, NY, 11235
Law Offices Of Leo Mikityanskiy, P.C.
505 Lakeside Drive
Southampton, PA, 18966
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Posted by Alexander | May 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable Attorney and pleasant Experience
Leo’s knowledge of all aspects of multiple branches of law are very impressive. He helped our family with creating a trust that will protect family’s wealth. Highly recommend! Thank you, Leo!
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer!
I had a consultation with Leo about parents. He is very knowledgeable in the field and gave me good solid advice regarding my invention. I highly recommend him for all patent issues.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!!!
I am a long time seller on Amazon, and needed an attorney to help me protect my brand from being infringed on by other companies, who are copying my product. I researched online for an attorney who is local in Brooklyn, and also experienced in trademarks and brand protection, and is a registered patent attorney with uspto. I came across Leo Mikityanskiy, who has an impressive resume and a long list of accomplishments. He is Electrical Engineer (which to me means that he understand my line of business and product), and a USPTO attorney. He worked in big law, and has many years of experience working with business owners, trademarking, and patent law. I scheduled an appointment for a consultation with him, and I have to say that he was extremely professional and knowledgeable. He took time to listen to my concerns, and already had a plan of action that we needed to take against the company that was infringing on my brand. I am very satisfied with the outcome of this matter, and will be using Leos services for brand protection, and my trademarking need. Thanks again Leo Mikityanskiy.
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Posted by Anna | September 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Leo is a wonderful attorney!
We had an Estate/Medicaid Planning consultation with Leo. My parents are moving from NY to PA, and I needed an attorney who is licensed in both states, and knowledgeable Estate Planning, Elder Law, And Waiver Program Regulations in Pennsylvania. Leo was able recommend several viable options for my parents, and without his guidance I would have been lost. Leo is very detail oriented, and takes his time to explore all possible options. He really cares about his clients, and his friendly demeanor shows it. Another plus for us is that Leo has 2 office locations in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn and Feasterville, PA. We had meetings with him at both locations, which his office coordinated for us. We highly recommend Leo for Estate Planning, Elder Law, and exploring home care options available to seniors (waiver program). We thank you for all your help.
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Posted by Sofya | August 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Leo was very knowledgeable and helpful with my parents’ estate planning, including Medicaid/Medicare. He provided many suggestions and solutions to our specific needs. He was responsive to any questions and concerns in timely manner. Thank you Leo!
Posted by Maria | July 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Patent attorney
I had a consultation with Leo Mikityanskiy about getting a patent for my invention. I found Leo to be very knowledgeable with patent law and USPTO process. He clearly explained the entire process and all the steps involved. This was my first step in trying to apply for patent, and Leo was very insightful.
Posted by Felix | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Our family has been working with Leo Mikityanskiy for several months now, to set up a proper structure for our estate planning. Being a business owner and owning rental properties in the tri state area, things can get very complicated. It took us several meetings with Leo, to develop an estate plan, that will protect our assets, keep the money in the family, and also protect our family from life's misfortunes. Leo understand family dynamics, and ours is a complicated one. He was able to keep everyone happy, with the estate plan that was developed. I highly recommend Leo for estate planning, asset protection and business succession planning. You just have to do it, to protect your family. Now I finally have a piece of mind and can sleep at night knowing that my family is protected, and our fortune is not in the hands of orphans court. Thank you Leo.
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Posted by Jasmine Smith | June 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Trademark Attorney
I live in Brooklyn, and was searching online for a local attorney who specifically deals with patents and trademarks. I found Leo Mikityanskiy online, and due to his great review decided to call him to schedule my appointment for a consultation. Scheduling was easy by calling his office. During my consultation I found Leo to be very pleasant and east to talk to. He has been practicing patent law for well over 10 years. He is also licensed with USPTO, which not many attorney are, who also file trademarks. I felt I was in good hands with Leo handling trademarks for my business. I have an online business, and noticed my completion has been trying to sell the same products, so I had to get trademarks for my products. After our initial meeting, Leo has prepared all the trademark filing application within one week, after I review it, he filed it the next day. If you are looking a professional and diligent trademark attorney, I highly recommend Leo Mikityanskiy.
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Posted by Allison Singer | June 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Planning and Medicaid Attorney.
My elderly parents decided to move from Brooklyn to Philadelphia area for their retirement. We were referred by our friends to speak to an Medicaid and Estate Planning attorney, so we could understand about the difference in Medicare and Medicaid programs in NY and PA. Luckily for us, our attorney Leo Mikityanskiy is licensed in both states in New York and Pennsylvania, and also has 2 offices which made it convenient to meet with him. During our initial meeting, we discussed different options for my parents regarding Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Medicaid and Waiver Program Eligibility in Pennsylvania. The rules vary quite a bit between the states and Leos knowledge was remarkable in order for us to understand how the move will impact their healthcare and Medicaid. Leo set up a complete package for us: a Medicaid Trust, along with power of attorney and healthcare proxies. Throughout all of our four meetings, Leo was extremely knowledgeable, diligent and patient with our countless questions and concerns. We highly recommend Leo Mikityanskiy for Medicaid Planning and Eligibility issues and questions.
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Posted by Jason | June 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced Attorney!
After extensive online search to find the best attorney in Brooklyn, we found Leo Mikityanskiy. He had great reviews and customer testimonials, so I just knew that we must consult with him regarding our new ideas for a patent. Scheduling appointment was easy with his friendly staff, and they were very accommodating with our busy schedule. During our initial consultation with Leo who is a registered patent attorney, we received so much information and guidance for the next steps we had to take to file for a patent, that our heads very spinning. Leo is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in patent law, and all USPTO requirements. So next day we had a business meeting with our partners and proceeded with hiring Leo to file three patent applications for us. We highly recommend Leo as an excellent attorney who actually loves what he does. He is also a nice and friendly person, that we had a great pleasure to communicating with. He is always reachable by phone or email, and all of our phone calls and concerns received timely and prompt response. Highly recommend Leo Mikityanskiy.
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Posted by Ellen | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Attorney Leo Mikityanskiy represented me in a divorce matter, child custody and visitation rights in Kings County Family Court in Brooklyn. A divorce is always a highly emotional train ride and my ex made it even worse in every possible way. We owned a few businesses and rental properties in New York. He has been hiding assets and income for years from me. My attorney Leo Mikityanskiy has brought this information to me, that I had no clue about for years in my marriage. Leo has helped me to get a very favorable settlement agreement from my ex, and my fair portion of real estate, in addition to spousal and child support. I am very grateful and impressed by Leo knowledge, responsiveness and they way my divorces was handled. I always felt confident the Leo only has my best interests in mind. Working with Leo Mikityanskiy has been a positive experience for me in an unfortunate situation. I recommend Leo for all family law, custody, separation and settlement agreements matters.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Leo is a great patent and trademark attorney.
I have been working with Leo to recieve a patent. First off Leo is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to patent law, and intellectual property. He has years of experience as an engineer, and also working in Big Law, and both traits are a perfect combination. He is diligent, patient, and gave me some great suggestions. I have recieved 2 patents so far, and he has a few more that we are working on now. I found Leo online, based on his excellent reviews. I know I made a right choice, by choosing Leo as my attorney. Leo also helped me obtain trademarks for my online business. I highly recommend Leo Mikityanskiy and his firm.
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Posted by Scott | March 13, 2018
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Great Experienced Lawyer.
Leo represented us in a Estate litigation matter. He is extremely diligent, professional and a great litigator. We are more than pleased with the outcome of our matter. Highly recommended Leo for all litigation matters.
Posted by Nancy | February 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney in town!
Leo Mikityanskiy has been my trusted business advisor for over 6 years. He advised me about my corporate structure, making sure I have all my LLC documents in place. He helped me to resolve business disputes, and represented my interested in a business litigation matter. I highly recommend Leo and his firm. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. I have recommend his legal services to my friends, and they were also extremely impressed by him.
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Posted by Victor | January 15, 2018
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Great Attorney.
Mr. Mikityanskiy was recommended by my coworker, for whom attorney Mikityanskiy prepared a full estate plan. I scheduled an initial consultation with Mr. Mikityanskiy for Estate Planning. During my consultation, I was impressed by the depth of his knowledge and pleasantly surprised by his professionalism and understanding of my family situation. I am in the process of finalizing my own estate plan with Leo, which is more involved than an average plan. Mr. Mikityanskiy has been prompt, supportive and attentive to my comments and questions.
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Posted by Michael | December 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr
Leo is a thoughtful and excellent attorney. He has help led my family and I through the difficult process of Probate and Estate related planning. Additionally, Leo has also help us with setting up and preparing our LLC's and the related docs. He's thorough and leaves no stone unturned. We would recommend Leo because of his thoughtfulness, competence and dedication to his profession.
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Posted by Jonathan | November 11, 2017
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The Best Divorce Attorney!
Leo was my divorce attorney. He represented MY interests, and the divorce settlement was much better than I could even have though of. The other side, had it handled to them. Leo will fight, to get you the best possible outcome. Thank you again!
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best !!!
Leo is a very thorough and competent professional . He always has my family's best interests in mind. He is helping us with Estate planning, Trust and Will creation. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody that needs a legal representation.
Posted by Allen R | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney. A true professional.
Leo helped my family create an estate plan, for our family, and also business succession planning, for my parents. He worked diligently and tirelessly to make sure that we had everything covered, from asset protection, taxation, and creditor protection. We spent a lot of time working with Leo, and he always took his time with us, to make sure we understand everything. We also recommended Leo to our friends, and they were extremely pleased with his services as well. Thank you from Allen and Nancy.
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Posted by Durga | September 20, 2017
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Great Attorney
Leo helped me get 2 utility patents for an apparel design. Many of the attorney's I approached weren't sure if it was feasible and the larger firms that did were much more expensive. Leo was amazing! I highly recommend him!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Leo Mikityanskiy, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Summer Associate
  • Reed Smith
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Project Engineer
  • Dunn Engineering Associates, P.C.
  • 1999 - 2003
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Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Polytechnic University of New York (NYU Poly)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • High-Profile and High Net Worth Divorces
  • Obtained favorable equitable distribution, spousal support and child support, including non-traditional negotiated settlement packages of disputed issues.
  • High-Net-Worth Estate Planning
  • Successfully developed asset protection and wealth preservation plans for wealthy individuals.
  • Corporate Governance, Sales and Succession
  • Successfully helped business owners navigate the complexities of corporate governance, sales, and succession planning.
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Associations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Honors and Awards

  • Empire State Counsel
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2008

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Constitutionality of Federal, State and City COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

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Patent application Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am a Pennsylvania attorney, who recently had the pleasure of working together with Attorney Mikityanskiy in PA. Attorney Mikityanskiy was very knowledgeable, well-spoken and practical. I was very impressed with his knowledge and expertise in the areas of intellectual property and commercial transactions. Highly recommended."

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Brooklyn Estate planning Lawyer Leonid G. Mikityanskiy
Leonid G. Mikityanskiy
Estate planning Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 17 years