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Terence Elliot Smolev

Tax Attorney at Garden City, NY

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  • Licensed for 53 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1970
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Contested Estates, Trust and Wills

  2. Tax
    Defense of Criminal and Civil Tax Matters.

  3. Business
    Incorporation, Business Planning, Agreements and Purchases/Sales.

  4. Estate planning

Terence E. Smolev has been practicing Tax Trusts and Estate law since 1970. As an accountant and attorney started his practice with the accounting firm, Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG) in 1969.

For many years he has also represented special education students and acted as a Hearing officer in special education matters.

Mr. Smolev has a long history of involvement in tax matters. He has been a member of the Internal Revenue Service Commissioner’s Small Business Advisory Committee. In addition he has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University teaching all areas of law in the Business School and Estate Planning in the Law School. He currently lectures at the Washington College of Law of the American University about Criminal Tax Fraud.

Mr. Smolev served as Counsel to The North Merrick UFSD for many years, was the President of the Board of Directors of the Hamlet community in Jericho, New York, long time member of the Board of Trustees of Hofstra University, and a member of the Board of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. In addition, he serves on the Board of the Gurwin Jewish Health Care Foundation, the Board of Directors of the New York City Police Museum as Vice Chair and Counsel, and the American University Washington College of Law Dean’s Advisory Committee.

Mr. Smolev is an avid photographer, having been a professional photographer for news and sports prior to attending law school. He was a PR photographer for WMCA Radio (the Good Guys) in NYC.


100 Garden City Plaza
3rd Floor
Garden City, NY, 11530

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Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Washington College Of Law At American University
  • 2015 - Present
  • President
  • Terence E. Smolev, PC
  • 1992 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • North Merrick Union Free School District
  • 1975 - 1998
  • Commissioner's Small Business Advisory Committee
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 1974 - 1977
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Hofstra University Schools Of Law and Business
  • 1971 - 1999
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  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1974
  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1969
  • Hofstra University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration-Accounting
  • 1966


  • American Bar Association
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  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • New York State Association of School Attorneys
  • Member
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  • New York State Association of School Attorneys
  • President
  • 1984 - 1984
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Who's Who in Tax Law
  • 2006
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
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  • Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)
  • Chapter Title - Estate Planning Client Strategies
  • 2009
  • New York Law Journal
  • Unknown
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  • Newsday
  • Unknown
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Speaking Engagements

  • Chaykin CLE Organization
  • Criminal Tax Law
  • N/A
  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • Criminal Tax Law
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Garden City Tax Lawyer Terence Elliot Smolev
Terence Elliot Smolev
Tax Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 53 years