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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.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Elder Law: 40%
    10 years, 3.2 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    10 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Medicaid & Medicare: 15%
    10 years, 500 cases
  4. Business: 10%
    10 years, 210 cases
  5. Probate: 10%
    400 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

28 total 

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  • Meg Ellen Obenauf

    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.

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    Meg Obenauf Estate planning Attorney
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  • Timothy James Moore

    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.

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    Timothy Moore Estate planning Attorney
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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200707/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberNew York State Bar Association2016
Certificate of AppreciationNAMI Queens/Nassau2016
Certificate of AppreciationNAMI2015
New York State Bar AssociationNew York State Bar Association2013
Veteran's AccreditationVeteran's Administration2012
New York State Bar AssociationNew York State Bar Association2011
Certificate of AppreciationMerrick Lions Club Foundation, Inc.2010
memberAmerican Bar Association2010
memberNew York City Bar Association2010
Certificate for Mediation SkillsHofstra University School of Law2006
Dean's List, 2003-2006Hofstra University School of Law2006
Regent's ScholarshipNew York State1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerVictor Law Firm, P.C.2010 - Present
OwnerThe Law Office of Ellen A. Victor2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyBoutique Law Office2007 - 2008
N/ACommunity Legal Assistance Clinic2006 - 2007
Assistant Vice PresidentShearson Lehman Hutton1985 - 1988
Assistant Vice PresidentDonaldson Lufkin Jenrette1983 - 1985
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
WealthCounselMember2013 - Present
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember2012 - Present
National Alliance on Mental IllnessDirector2012 - Present
ElderCounselMember2011 - Present
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Trusts and Estates Section--NYSBAMember2008 - Present
Elderlaw Section NYS Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Medicaid PlanningSuccessful
Medicaid and Special Needs PlanningSaved gov't benefits for Medicaid client
Formation of CorporationSuccessfully inc. protecting personal assets
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Special Needs BlogThere is a Special Place in Hell2014
Long Island Business NewsKeeping it in the Family2011
Long Island Elder LawA Physician's Guide to End of Life Decisions2011
Long Island Special Needs LawyerSpecial Needs Trusts and Personal Injury Settlements2010
Long Island Small Business LawFree Tax Calendar for Small Businesses2010
Long Island Special Needs Law BlogTypes of Special/Supplemental Needs Trusts2009
Long Island Small Business Law BlogYour Federal Tax Dollars at Work--A Small Business Online Community2009
Long Island Special Needs Law BlogProviding for the Future of Your Special Needs Child2009
Long Island Small Business Law Blog7 Things Your Small Business Lawyer Can Do For You2009
Long Island Special Needs Law BlogWhen Family Wants to Help Your Special Needs Child2009
Long Island Special Needs Law BlogDisabled Students Paddled More Often in School2009
Nassau LawyerSpecial Needs Trusts: preserving government benefits for people with disabilities2009
Long Island Small Business Law BlogSmall Businesses and Federal Tax Help2009
Long Island Small Business Law BlogLong Island Small Business Development Centers2009
Long Island Special Needs Law BlogAction Plan--8 Weeks to a Letter of Intent2009
Long Island Special Needs Law BlogNew York State's New Power of Attorney2009
Long Island Small Business Law BlogMore Twitter Tips for Small Business Owners2009
Long Island Special Needs Law BlogIs Funding A Special Needs Trust a Guessing Game?2009
Long Island Small Business Law BlogHow to Incorporate Your Sole Propretorship2009
Long Island Special Needs Law BlogChoosing a Trustee for Your Special Needs Trust2009
Long Island Small Business Law BlogNY LLC Publication Requirements are a Burden for Small Businesses2009
Long Island Small Business Law BlogWhy Small Business Owners Need to Consider Twitter as a Marketing Tool2009
Long Island Special Needs Law BlogPlanning for the Future of Your Special Needs Child2009
Long Island Small Business Law BlogObama Calls Small Business The Little Engine That Could2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
State University of New York, Stony BrookEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarElder Law2016
Special Needs Long IslandSpecial Needs Long Island2015
NBI SeminarProtecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid2014
Obtaining Veteran's Benefits and Funding Long Term CareObtaining Veteran's Benefits and Funding Long Term Care2013
New York City Bar Association, CLE CommitteeEstate Planning Basics2013
Met Life Training ProgramElder Law Planning2012
Family to FamilySpecial Needs Trusts2012
Elder Law SeminarHow to Pay for Long Term Care2012
Radio WGBB 1240AMLong Island Special Needs2011
Met Life TrainingEstate Planning for Life Insurance Agents2011
Legal Issue Planning for Mental Health Consumers and their FamilieSpecial Needs Trusts2011
SeminarRevocable Living Trust2010
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)Special Needs Trusts for Mentally Disabled Relatives2010
How to Start Up and Operate a Small BusinessHow to Start Up and Operate a Small Business2009
Helping Your Business Thrive ExpoSmall Business2009
Estate Planning for Life's TransitionsWills, Trusts, Advanced Directives2009
Alzheimers Support GroupNew York States' New Power of Attorney2009