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Admitted to practice in 1979, Maureen Rothschild DiTata earned her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1974) and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.  She received her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law (1978). 


She is licensed to practice law before all New York State Courts and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and over the years has secured various pro hac vice admissions to practice in other states.  She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and serves on its Trusts & Estates and Elder Law Committees. 


She is the current Co-Chair of the Elder Law, Social Services and Health Advocacy Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association and serves on its Surrogate’s Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees.  She also belongs to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Long Island Chapter of the National Aging in Place Council [NAIPC], the Mineola/Garden City Rotary and the North Shore Service Group.  She serves on the Attorney Advisory Board of LIAF (the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation), on the Heart Advisory Council of the American Heart Association and on the Community Advisory Board of The Amsterdam at Harborside, a life care community in Port Washington.  She was honored by the Yashar Chapter of Hadassah as the 2010 Woman of the Year.  She is a frequent lecturer on issues concerning estate planning, asset preservation and elder law.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Medicaid & Medicare: 20%
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. Trusts: 15%
  4. Elder Law: 15%
  5. Other: 30%
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  • Elizabeth Pollina Donlon

    I endorse this lawyer. Maureen enjoys a superior reputation in the elder law and Surrogate's Court practice community and, based on my personal knowledge, she also excels as a mediator.

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    Elizabeth Donlon Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have worked with Maureen on a number of issues over the years. She is an astute, creative and knowledgeable elder law attorney. She is one of my "go to" people when I want to "bounce" something off someone.

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    Saundra Gumerove Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Berwitz & DiTata LLP

310 Old Country Road Suite 101
Garden City, NY, 11530

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 197907/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2010 Woman of the YearYashar Chapter of Hadassh2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBerwitz & DiTata LLP1999 - Present
PartnerKroll & Tract1990 - 1999
PartnerGreenhill & Rubin LLP1986 - 1990
AssociateLaw Offices of Ira J. Greenhill1981 - 1986
Assistant District AttorneyNew York County District Attorney's Office1978 - 1981
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nassau County Bar AssociationCo-Chair Elder Law Committee2015 - Present
North Shore Service GroupMember2014 - Present
Advisory Council of the American Heart AssociationMember2010 - Present
Yasshar - Lawyers and Judges Chapter of HadassahBoard Member2007 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
A Step AheadA Step Ahead2016
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
State University of New York at BuffaloCommunication Sciences and DIsordersBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Planning for Disabled Loved OnesSpecial Needs Planning: Legally Protecting and Preserving Assets for Disabled Persons2016
2016 Annual ConferenceSpecial Estate Planning: SNTs and Pet Trusts2016
Adult EducationA Guide to Medicaid and Medicaid Planning2015