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Anthony M. Brown

Estate planning Attorney at Rockville Centre, NY

4.9   17 reviews

About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Basic and specialized estate planning, with a specialty in estate planning for unmarried couples.

    18 years, 125 cases

  2. Adoption
    25%
    Specializing in second and step parent adoptions, securing non-genetic parents' rights to their partner or spouse's children.

    18 years, 54 cases

  3. Family
    20%
    Assisted Reproductive Technology Law. Drafting of known egg and sperm donor agreements, co-parenting agreements and compassionate surrogacy agreements.

    18 years, 25 cases

  4. Probate
    15%
    Full service probate, administration, small estate administration and probate litigation.

    18 years, 18 cases

Anthony currently is an associate with the law firm of Albert W. Chianese & Associates heading their Family and Estates Law division serving individuals, couples and families in Manhattan and on Long Island.  Anthony specializes in all forms of estate planning, probate, second and step parent adoption, adult adoption, provate placement adoption and real estate law.  Anthony is the founder of TimeForFamilies.com, a web environment dedicated to assisting gay and lesbian couples create their own families. Anthony is the Board Chairman of Men Having Babies, a non-profit organization created to assist gay men looking create families through surrogacy and is a legal consultant for Family By Design, a co-parenting information and matching website. Anthony was the Executive Director of The Wedding Party and has been a Board member since its inception in 1999.   The Wedding Party is a non-profit educational organization that educates the public about marriage and its importance to all citizens through outreach programs and strategic media placement.

Licensed for 18 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2004
Updated 07/18/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/04/2022

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

Contact Anthony

Albert W. Chianese & Assoc. P.C.
100 Merrick Rd Ste 103 E
Rockville Centre, NY, 11570-4801
Anthony M. Brown
122 E. 42nd St., Ste. 3900
New York, NY, 10168
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Jennifer | May 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Legal Help from a Kind and Reliable Attorney
I highly recommend Anthony Brown for help with family law and estate planning. His knowledgeable meticulous helpful way with experiences that were new and out of our league put us at ease, and delivered in a way that we could not have done without him. He was clear an explanation throughout the process including about his fees which were reasonable. My family has gone to Anthony twice for help legal help that we have no expertise in and will continue to go to him when with our estate planning. He is also very responsive to questions
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Posted by Jashvant | April 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would Definitely Recommend To Family/Friends!
This was by far the best experience I had working with a lawyer. Anthony is extremely client-oriented, transparent, checks in regularly and takes time and goes out of his way to explain any legal issues which can get complicated very easily. He helped us with the adoption of our son and we had an amazing experience and would recommend him to any of my friends or family members.
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Posted by Sara | March 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So helpful!
I called Anthony Brown to understand my options regarding a Sperm Donor Contract. Suffice it to say, though NY State laws sadly do not protect the parental rights of single parents, Anthony led the conversation with honesty and sensitivity. He spent time and gave attention so that I could fully understand the legalities of using a known donor and took the extra time to review additional options. He was a pleasure to speak with and clearly an expert in this area of the law.
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Posted by Joseph | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adoption
We retained Anthony for the second parent adoption of our twins. Anthony made the process easy and was extremely organized and thorough. He was able to answer any questions we had and made the adoption as stress free as possible. I would not hesitate to hire Anthony at any time in the futre
Posted by Daniel | July 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adoption Assistance
Anthony was a great guide in the adoption process. He is very organized and thorough and most of all patient. The process is complicated and requires many documents. Anthony is very responsive to questions and provides thoughtful answers. Lastly, Anthony really is engaged and empathetic in the process which made him an even better advisor. Thanks Anthony!
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Posted by Robert | December 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Yes
Anthony Brown was wonderful. He was efficient and very helpful. We prepared an estate package and will for me. Service could not have been better from Anthony. I thank him very much.
Posted by Patrick | May 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient, knowledgeable and reassuring
Anthony drafted my husband and my wills and other estate planning documents. He was a wealth of knowledge about the specific needs of gay and lesbian couples, in language we could easily understand. We got personal attention that we truly valued.
Posted by Chris | May 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, caring and efficient -- great combo!
My husband and I had a fantastic experience working with Tony. He was the perfect mix of professional and personal, and we felt taken care of throughout the entire estate planning process. It's a great feeling to have these plans in place!
Posted by Al | May 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service. Exactly what I needed.
Anthony was recommended to me by a friend when I needed someone to handle the details of my dead mother's estate. He was exactly what I needed. Efficient, professional, and a friendly personality as well. The whole process went smoothly and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding attorney
Over the years I have consulted with many attorneys. Mr. Brown is the first that provided me with a service that did exactly what it was supposed to do without surprises and errors. He had the patience to explain the overall issue at hand in plain English, he followed through on all the details without you having to remind him, and offered the human element to address and reassure you regarding your anxieties about the issue at hand. I recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Second Parent Adoption
Anthony Brown was our attorney for a Second Parent Adoption, and he made the entire process extremely easy and efficient. His communication was outstanding. At every point in the process, he clearly explained what would required and what to expect. As a result, there were never any surprises, and we always felt as though we fully understood all of the steps that we were working through. His strong relationships at the Surrogate Court were also extremely helpful. He is obviously well respected. We felt that our case benefited from his contacts and strong reputation, even for things as simple as being processed quickly through the system. We also greatly appreciated his general demeanor. We always felt as though he viewed our case as a top priority, both in his prompt responses to any questions (even through the holidays) as well as through his apparent genuine interest in this very meaningful event for our family.
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Posted by Joe | February 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
My husband and I hired Anthony for assistance with a surrogacy & adoption process. His counsel throughout was excellent, and we wouldn't hesitate to work with him again in the future.
Posted by Joshua | February 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anthony M. Brown is a fantastic adoption lawyer!
We hired Anthony to help us with a second-parent adoption. He was exceptionally organized, explained the process to us in great detail, with patience, and was a pleasure to work with. Though adoptions can be a challenging, tedious and emotional process, we felt confident that Anthony was going to get us to the finish line without issue. We are incredibly grateful for his guidance and the extra work he put in to support us from initial paperwork to birth and beyond.
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Posted by John | January 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Anthony Brown is a very thorough attorney. This is the third time he has helped our family with estate planning and the settling of an estate. We appreciate his patience.
Posted by Julie | January 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant. Trustworthy. Sincere.
We have known and worked with Tony on many occasions for different legal matters for over a decade. He KNOWS the law and if by odd chance there is something he wasn't 100% certain about, he would find the answer and get back to us immediately. Through the years, he has been consistent, and that is how I judge someone's business ethic and character. I felt safe with Tony at the helm; that is what I needed when hiring an attorney. Not only is he a brilliant attorney, he is a GOOD man. In my experience with Tony, he wasnt just out to make a buck, he honestly cares and it shows. Time and time again. I TRUST HIM. What more could you want from your attorney?! I would refer my family members to him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer who Knows the Law
Anthony was fantastic. He handled our step-parent adoption and always kept us informed. He was also familiar with the players (the judges, clerks, etc.) so he was able to keep on top of our case and give us insight regarding what to expect. He also helped us with a question we had that was outside of the adoption (regarding a pre-birth order) and he had the correct answer even though our agency did not. I would hire him in a minute and have already referred Anthony to other couples.
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Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
We used Anthony for estate planning. We liked him the first time we met him, from his warm and open demeanor and were happy to trust him with such an important and private matter. We highly recommend Anthony as he is trustworthy, meticulous and experienced.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Albert W. Chianese & Associates, PC
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Juilliard School
  • BFA
  • 1988

Associations

  • American Acedamy of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys
  • Fellow
  • 2019 - Present
  • Men Having Babies
  • Board Charirman
  • 2012 - Present
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • The Wedding Party
  • Executive Director
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • 2016 10 Best
  • AIOFLA
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • LGBT Impact Award
  • Gay City News
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is the best. A great lawyer and a wonderful person. He really cares about his clients. Anyone would be fortunate to have Anthony as their lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Anthony is a knowledgeable, conscientious and caring attorney who goes the extra mile for his clients. I highly recommend him for Wills, Trusts, Estates, Guardianship, Parental Rights and Estate Planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Anthony Brown for many years. He is an excellent attorney . He is meticulous and responsive to his clients at all times. He is respected by his colleagues and adversaries alike. I would not hesitate to recommend Anthony to any client."
Adoption Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer. Tony is a very capable attorney and is dedicated to his clients. He is very professional and handles matters that many others are incapable and he does so at very reasonable rates"
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Rockville Centre Estate planning Lawyer Anthony M. Brown
Anthony M. Brown
Estate planning Attorney
Rockville Centre, NY
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation