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Michael Lawrence Pfeifer

Elder law Attorney at Melville, NY

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Michael L. Pfeifer, Michael Pfeifer

  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Pfeifer Law, PLLC
105 Maxess Road
Suite N116
Melville, NY, 11747

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Posted by Donna | May 13, 2017
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Michael Pfeifer, Esq, Amazing Attorney!
We had the distinct pleasure of engaging Michael Pfeifer for the purpose of estate planning. He immediately made us feel comfortable as we began our journey into the world of Elder Law. Mr Pfeifer is extremely knowledgeable and was able to convey complicated issues to us in terms we could readily understand. We feel secure in knowing that the Living Trust and related documents he prepared for us were of the highest quality, ensuring the wellbeing of our estate. It was our privilege to deal with such an incredible attorney whose commitment and sincerity was apparent throughout our journey.
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Posted by Michael | June 8, 2015
Michael Pfeifer of Pfeifer & Choi
Michael Pfeifer did an incredible job resolving all my mother's issues in regard to attaining Medicaid. He also petitioned the Court in helping me become my mother's guardian. He resolved all the existing problems with her estate and her will. It was a privilege and a pleasure working with him and his wonderful staff. I highly recommend him and his firm. Michael Palmer NYC
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Posted by Barry | February 20, 2015
Legally retained for my mother's will & brother's trust
Did an incredible job on partitioning the court on the difficult situation of changing my brother's standard trust to a special 3rd party trust. Worked on my generating on wife & my wills. Advised on the paperwork for my mother-in-law's medicaid application Totally helpful
Posted by Christine | August 1, 2014
Help with an estate
Mr. Pfeifer ( and his staff ) has been very helpful throughout the process of handling my mothers estate. My sister and I originally spoke to Mr. Pfeifer when our mother was ill and possibly needed assistance from Medicaid. Our mother passed away and Mr. Pfeifer then guided us through the process of dealing with her estate. He has been consistently willing to answer any and all questions we may have. He explains things in a way that is understandable and always in a timely manner. Mr. Pfeifer has made this whole estate process easier with his knowledge and willingness to help.
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Posted by Rosemary | July 30, 2014
Great service!
All our affairs, including wills, dealt with using highest degree of professionalism, thoughtfulness, concern, patience and care!


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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Firm of Michael L. Pfeifer, P.C.
  • 1990 - Present


  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Matter of AN
  • Administrative Law Judge held that the promissory note was valid for Medicaid planning.


  • Nassau County Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Former Chair
  • 1990 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Life's WORC Pooled Trust
  • Former Board of Trustees
  • N/A
  • Gerontology Professionals of New York
  • Former President
  • N/A
  • Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation
  • Advisory Board
  • N/A
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals
  • Former Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law
  • Instructor
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers
  • New York Law Journal
  • 2012
  • Honoree
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • 2005


  • Elder Law Attorney NYSBA
  • The Benefits of Using a Pooled Trust
  • 2008
  • Elder Law Attorney NYSBA
  • Capacity News: Loose-Leaf Trusts
  • 2004
  • Elder Law Attorney NYSBA
  • Capacity News: Capacity to Execute a Health Care Proxy
  • 2003
  • Elder Law Attorney NYSBA
  • Capacity News: Capacity Required to Execute a Trust
  • 2003
  • Elder Law Attorney NYSBA
  • Capacity News: Fraud and Undue Influence
  • 2003
  • Elder Law Attorney NYSBA
  • Capacity News: What to Do When Your CLient is Illiterate or Speaks a Foreign Language
  • 2003
  • Elder Law Attorney NYSBA
  • Capacity News: A Few More Interesting Cases
  • 2002
  • Elder Law Attorney NYSBA
  • Capacity News: Granting of Summary Judgment
  • 2001
  • Elder Law Attorney NYSBA
  • Capacity News: Worldwide Web
  • 2001
  • Elder Law Attorney NYSBA
  • Capacity News: Determining & Defending Capacity
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Club Meeting
  • Why Do I Need a Will
  • 2014
  • Monthly Meeting
  • From Your House to the Dog House
  • 2013
  • Elder Law Committee Meeting
  • Pooled Trusts: What Are They?
  • 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Medicaid Recoveries, Liens & Strategies
  • 2013
  • Monthly Meeting
  • NY's Power of Attorney Law Should be Repealed
  • 2012
  • Grumman Retirees
  • Estate and Long Term Care Planning
  • 2012
  • WLIE 540AM Radio "Physcial Therapy...Physical Health"
  • Elder Law
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a wonderful attorney and extremely knowledgable. He is my go to resource when I hit a dead end. I highly recommend him."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is very knowledgeable in his field and possesses the professionalism and caring required to provide his clients with top notch representation."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is an outstanding elder lawyer with whom I've worked on several matters. I do not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking a competent, compassionate elder lawyer on Long Island."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Michael Pfeifer. I have known him for over a decade, and we have spent considerable time during that period discussing legal matters, as members of the same legal community, both geographically as well as through several groups to which we have belonged together. He is a thoughtful, caring, experienced, intelligent, and reliable practitioner in Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Trusts Law -- it's not all that often that all of these qualities are found in one lawyer. And that, in large measure, is why I can give Michael the ultimate endorsement of all: He is the lawyer, out of the many whom I know, who was selected to do my parents' Wills and Estate Plan."
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Melville Elder law Lawyer Michael Lawrence Pfeifer
Michael Lawrence Pfeifer
Elder law Attorney
Melville, NY
Licensed for 37 years