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Vincent James Russo

Elder law Attorney at Garden City, NY

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Vincent J. Russo

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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 34 years
    New York - NY 44 years
    Massachusetts - MA 45 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Vincent

Learn Vincent’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    30%
    Elder Law is the practice of specially-trained attorneys who can help you protect your assets in the event of illness and dispose of your assets upon your demise, with a minimum of taxes and problems. Elder Law attorneys address long term care and estate planning needs of each individual based on his or her unique situation.

    39 years

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    Estate planning is not only for the rich or the elite. If you have assets and own property, you have an estate and therefore you need to have a plan! Your estate is what you leave after you pass away. You want to control how it is done, who gets your property, and when.

    44 years

  3. Guardianship
    10%
    For those individuals who do not have advance directives, the inability to make personal and financial decisions can result in the need for a court-appointed guardian.

    39 years

  4. Probate
    10%

    44 years

  5. Trusts
    10%

    44 years

  6. Wills and living wills
    10%

    44 years

  7. Real estate
    5%
    In the good old days, a real estate lawyer or a real estate attorney was someone who represented you at the closing of your house. There is much more to this story. Your home is your castle, it's not just mortar and bricks. It is your largest financial investment and it represents the even larger emotional investment you have made in your family. Your home represents the manifestation of the American Dream, of owning your own plot of earth and throwing down roots.

    44 years

CHAMPIONING THE RIGHTS OF SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS SINCE 1985

VINCENT J. RUSSO, Managing Shareholder of Russo Law Group, P.C., Long Island’s Signature Elder Law, Special Needs and Estate Planning Law Firm with offices in Garden City, Islandia, Lido Beach and Manhattan, New York has championed the rights of seniors and people with special needs since is a Founding Member, Fellow and Fifth President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is a Founding Member and First President of the New York Chapter of NAELA. He is the only NAELA member to receive the prestigious President’s Award twice. He is also a member of the invitation only, NAELA Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP). He is a Founding and current Chair of the NAELA Foundation (NELF) and the current Chair of the NELF Programs Committee. Vincent is a Founding Member and Past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and Co-Founder and Past Chair of the Board of ElderCounsel, is also a Member of the NYSBA Advocacy Committee on the Medicaid Budget. He is a Co-Founder of the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP), Past Board Member and current President of the Guardianship Corporation of United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County and a Co-Founder of Theresa Alessandra Russo Foundation for children with special needs.

Vincent is the Founding Chair and current member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter and a former Board Member of the Arthritis Foundation Long Island Chapter and United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County.

His professional achievements include an invitation to join the WHITE HOUSE 2005 Conference on Aging as an at-large delegate. This invitation followed two other major events in Washington, D.C. as a representative of NAELA: (1) Testimony before the UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGING on the proposed, detrimental changes in the Medicaid Program and (2) Featured Speaker at the Policy Forum of the CATO INSTITUTE on the subject of “Medicaid and the Long Term Care Crisis.”

Joining a special group of New York attorneys, Mr. Russo is Co-Chair of the New York State COMPACT Working Group, introducing new and innovative long term care program which is being considered by the New York State Legislative.

As a national advocate for people with disabilities, seniors and their families, Mr. Russo has appeared on the NBC’s TODAY SHOW, WNBC NEWS, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CNN, NEW YORK TIME FORUM, CNBC, the FOX NEWS NETWORK, CSPAN II, WCBSRADIO, TELECARE, NEWS 12 LONG ISLAND, as well as numerous, other local radio and television programs. He created and co-hosts Family Comes First on cable TV, which won two Telly Awards, one for the Alzheimer’s Impact on Family, The Henley Family Story and another for Military Moms.

His press interviews include The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, the Washington Post, and Newsday. His articles have been published in the New York State Bar Journal, The Elder Law Report, Nassau Lawyer, Trust and Estate, National Underwriter and the NAELA Quarterly. His 1993 cover story in Financial Planning – The Official Magazine of the International Association of Financial Planning – was well received by a whole new audience of professionals serving seniors. Since that lead article, Mr. Russo has written for a host of other professional organizations and has co-authored, New York Elder Law and Special Needs Practice and two consumer books on Estate Planning and Elder Law.

Mr. Russo is a nationally recognized speaker and noted authority on Elder Law, Special Needs and Estate Planning. His distinction in Elder Law, Special Needs and Estate Planning has made him one of the most prominent attorneys in his field.

 

Mr. Russo earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law and his LLM in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. He is admitted to the New York, Massachusetts and Florida State Bars, and is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation.

Location

Russo Law Group, P.C.
100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd Suite 102
Garden City, NY, 11530
Russo Law Group, P.C.
Russo Law Group, P.C.
3740 Express Drive South
Islandia, NY, 11749
Russo Law Group, P.C.
485 Madison Ave
Floor 15
New York, NY, 10022
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Reviews

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Posted by John | November 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Highly Recommended
I am a long time client of Russo Law Group. Vincent Russo is a genuine and compassionate lawyer that was invested in obtaining the best possible outcome for me and my family. Every interaction I had with him and his team was met with full attention and a proactive approach. I have highly recommended Vincent Russo to many of my own clients and he has provided the same level of investment to everyone. Wonderful attorney!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2011
client
I would recommend Vincent Russo why. I trust him with all my needs

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Shareholder
  • Russo Law Group, P.C.
  • 1985 - Present

Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • Masters of Law
  • 1979
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Boston
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1971

Associations

  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Programs Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Public Policy Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board
  • 2006 - Present
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Co-Founder, Officer
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Advanced Practitioners Council
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (New York chapter)
  • Founding Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • 1995 - Present
  • The Alzheimer's Association-Long Island Chapter
  • Legal Advisory Board, Committee Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Adelphi University
  • Member, Suburban Aging Committee
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Arthritis Foundation-Long Island Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2010
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (New York chapter)
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Chair, Medicaid Strategies Task Force
  • 2003 - 2007
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Chair, Special Legislative Task Force
  • 1997 - 1997
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Chair, Symposium
  • 1995 - 1995
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Chair, Long Range Planning Committee
  • 1995 - 1998
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Chair, Public Policy Committee
  • 1993 - 1994
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • President
  • 1992 - 1993
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Chair, First Annual Elder Law Institute
  • 1991 - 1991
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • President-Elect
  • 1991 - 1992
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Fellow
  • 1990 - 1990
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Founding Member
  • 1989 - 1989
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Board of Directors
  • 1988 - 1993
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Treasurer
  • 1988 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Platinum Professional
  • Parker Jewish Institute
  • 2016
  • Elder Law Lawyer of the Year for Tri-State Area
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 in New York State
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Phenomenal Hero Degree
  • CP Nassau
  • 2014
  • Elder Law Lawyer of the Year for Tri-State Area
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Honoree for 28 Years of Caring For Long Island Families
  • Alzheimer’s Association Long Island
  • 2011
  • LI's Top Lawyer (Elder Law)
  • Pulse Magazine
  • 2011
  • Who's Who
  • Strathmore's
  • 2009
  • Community Service Award
  • United Cerebral Palsy's Nassau
  • 2008
  • President's Recognition Award
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2006
  • Medal of Honor and Citation
  • New York State, Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi
  • 2005
  • Elder Law Section Award
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2005
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement in the New York Chapter
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2005
  • Un-Award for the Institute
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2002
  • President's Recognition Award
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 1998
  • New York Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Thomson West publication
  • New York Elder Law and Special Needs Practice
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Russo is of the most accomplished and experienced estate planning and elder law attorneys in the nation. He profoundly understands the law, writes and lectures about the law, and provides excellent legal services to individual clients . We have referred many matters to the office of Vincent J. Russo over the years. Referred clients report that they have been uniformly pleased with work done by this office."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Vincent Russo for over 25 years both as a leader in the fields of Elder Law, Special Needs Planning and Estate Planning and as a compassionate and effective advocate for his clients. His experience in these fields is invaluable and second to none in the Long Island area. In addition the legal team at Vincent J. Russo & Associates is equally caring and client friendly. I strongly recommend Vincent and the law offices of Vincent J. Russo & Associates if you are looking for the best in your area."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Friend
"I have known and worked with Vincent Russo for two decades. He is a national leader in the field of elder law, an inspiration to fellow practitioners and a mensch."

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Garden City Elder law Lawyer Vincent James Russo
Vincent James Russo
Elder law Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 45 years
Virtual consultation available