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Ellen A. Victor

Elder law Attorney at Garden City, NY

4.0   4 reviews

About Ellen

Learn Ellen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    40%
    Medicaid Planning both crisis and pre- planning. Wills, Trusts, Probate.

    16 years, 3,200 cases

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    Living and Irrevocable Trusts, Special/Supplemental Needs Trust. Tax planning.

    16 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    15%
    Crisis Planning and pre-crisis planning.

    16 years, 500 cases

  4. Business
    10%
    Small business formation, contract and lease negotiation, partnership/shareholder/buy-sell agreements

    16 years, 210 cases

  5. Probate
    10%

    400 cases

Ellen Victor concentrates her practice in all aspects of elder law, small business and estate planning. She is qualified to serve as attorney to incapacitated persons in a guardianship proceeding.

 

While Ellen provides estate planning and elder law to a wide variety of clients, as the parent of an adult special needs child, her passion is serving the legal needs of families with disabled children.  Ellen's Mom is currently in a nursing home, and Ellen finds working with families in this difficult situation very rewarding.

Licensed for 15 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2007
Updated 06/21/2022

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

Contact Ellen

Victor Law Firm, P.C.
666 Old Country Road
Suite 810
Garden City, NY, 11530

Reviews

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Posted by VL | December 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and detailed
Ellen assisted my mother and I with estate planning, probate and 2 real estate deals. She helped clean up what another attorney left hanging so to speak, with a probate issue that involved a property and was able to handle everything as well as advise us on best practices given our situation, she was "down to earth" and easy to talk to. I was impressed with her service and responsiveness so we chose to use her services for 3 real estate transactions for us. She is attentive to detail and has in all cases protected us as her clients down to the smallest detail. I was recommended to her and would recommend her for estate planning, real estate or probate as these are the services I've personally have had with her services.
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Posted by Carol | December 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Eldercare, Trust Attorney
Love her...our family has used Ellen for 7-8 years to handle Trust & Elder Care issues for both parents and siblings. Ellen works dilligently, thoughtfully and with great patience. Ellen has spent countless hours with family meetings accomodating multiple time zones, always responding to our questions, calls and emails. Because I don't live locally, Ellen has been a great resource of available services on LI which has been key. Bottom line-she's a great attorney who truly loves what she does and it shows.
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Posted by Stuart | December 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Five years ago my wife was diagnosed with early onset dimentia. I knew it was time to get my financials in order. A good friend recommended me to Ellen Victor. She was caring, knowledgeable and very reasonable. She advised me to set up a trust to protect our assets. Since then I have recommended her to all my friends. Many have used her and were all satisfied .
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unscrupulous
Extremely unprofessional and unscrupulous. Will do anything to just get her check and no moral or ethics

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Victor Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Ellen A. Victor
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Boutique Law Office
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Community Legal Assistance Clinic
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Shearson Lehman Hutton
  • 1985 - 1988
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette
  • 1983 - 1985
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Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • Medicaid Planning
  • Successful
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Successful
  • Medicaid and Special Needs Planning
  • Saved gov't benefits for Medicaid client
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Associations

  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Director
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Elderlaw Section NYS Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Trusts and Estates Section--NYSBA
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Walk Sponsor
  • NAMI Queens/Nassau
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • NAMI Queens/Nassau
  • 2016
  • Member
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Walk Sponsor
  • NAMI Queens/Nassau
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • NAMI
  • 2015
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Veteran's Accreditation
  • Veteran's Administration
  • 2012
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2011
  • member
  • New York City Bar Association
  • 2010
  • member
  • American Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Merrick Lions Club Foundation, Inc.
  • 2010
  • Certificate for Mediation Skills
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • 2006
  • Dean's List, 2003-2006
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • 2006
  • Regent's Scholarship
  • New York State
  • 1973
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Met Life Training Program
  • Elder Law Planning
  • 2012
  • Met Life Training
  • Estate Planning for Life Insurance Agents
  • 2011
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
  • Special Needs Trusts for Mentally Disabled Relatives
  • 2010
  • Helping Your Business Thrive Expo
  • Small Business
  • 2009
  • Alzheimers Support Group
  • New York States' New Power of Attorney
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (27)
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ellen is very knowledgeable in this area. I have referred clients to her and am always confident they will be well taken care of."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is the epitome of professionalism and treats every client with the utmost respect and care in handling their legal matters."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Ellen from years of attending the same elder law and estate planning conferences. I referred my clients to her for assistance with their aging parent, and they were over the moon about her services. I recommend her highly."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In addition to being an excellent estate planning, elder law and special needs planning attorney, Ellen is just a wonderful person. She comes with my highest recommendation."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've come to know Ellen quite well through online communities and a national attorney listserv. She knows her practice areas well, and she is clearly devoted to her clients. I wouldn't hesitate to refer a client to Ellen."
Elder law Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ellen is a knowledgeable, articulate & logical attorney with a fantastic work ethic and deep sense of loyalty to her clients and peers."
Estate planning Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ellen is an accomplished attorney with a level of professionalism, responsiveness and balanced approach to the practice of law that clients deserve."
Estate planning Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Other
"I have known Ellen Victor through an organization to which we both belong. I believe that she is truly dedicated to providing excellent service to her clients. She offers a lot of knowledge and experience to her clients as well as to other professionals. She is smart, thoughtful and kind. I would not hesitate to recommend her to clients in her geographical area."
Estate planning Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm blessed to know Ellen Victor. she is smart, experienced, straight-forward, yet compassionate and caring. She is extremely efficient and very perceptive about clients' unique needs. I have no reservation whatsoever in recommending her."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure to interact with Ellen on numerous occasions and I am impressed with her compassion and professionalism with her clients."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Other
"I know Ellen through her bar association work as well as working with her on a project to better educate citizens about the work of lawyers on Long Island. Ellen epitomizes the kind of attitude and drive one looks for in a lawyer. She is compassionate and caring about her clients. Her Client-centric practice makes her a highly effective lawyer on behalf of the elderly or others seeking to put their affairs in order. In all, it is a understatement to say I highly endorse the work of this marvelous lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Ellen from a national group of lawyers committed to providing the highest possible level of client service. Ellen is an active member of this group and based on her contributions and experience, I recommend her to any clients looking for a competent and caring estate planning attorney on Long Island."
Education Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Ellen Victor through several online communities. Ellen's posts on the list, her advice to other colleagues and her excellent blog all show her familiarity with education law and estate planning and she has helped many other attorneys on the list with her advice. Ellen is extremely conscientious and a consummate professional, and as a lawyer, I would readily refer business to her firm."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ellen always finds time to help others and has a tremendous amount of energy. I would feel very comfortable and reassured referring a client to her."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Ellen from several listservs we are on together and through her writing on her blog. She is a well respected attorney in the field of special needs and estate planning, and her passion for assisting families is clear."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ellen is a very knowledgeable and skilled lawyer who is thorough and conscientous about making sure her clients' needs are met. Her experience, skills and concern for her clients make her an attorney who anyone should be confident having on her side."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ellen is a conscientious and competent estate planning attorney. I participate in a national attorney group with Ellen and am continually impressed with the ethics, knowledge and compassion she demonstrates. She even has an excellent sense of humor. I would not hesitate to send a trusted referral her way on Long Island."
Business Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have found that Ellen is an extremely knowledgeable attorney in the area of small business law. I have met Ellen in person and she has a dynamic personality. She really cares about her clients in long islands. I recommend subscribing to both of her blogs as she has a wealth of information."
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