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Scott Gary Kaufman

Probate Attorney at Melville, NY

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    90%
    Trust and Estate Litigation, establishing Kinship

    30 years

  2. Guardianship
    10%
    Contested Guardianships, Accountings

    30 years

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Location

Scott G. Kaufman P.C.
290 Broadhollow Rd
Suite 220E
Melville, NY, 11747

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Reviews

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Posted by Brian | April 9, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazingly Helpful
Briefed me on what was happening and always got back to me with answers. Friendly face when I arrived in NY. Thanks
Response from Scott Kaufman April 10, 2024
Thank you Brian! It was our pleasure assisting you in this matter! Best regards,
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
LEGAL SERVICES
Great firm to work with. Always on top of things. Kim was particularly great to work with. This was a complicated estate with all the parties located out of State. The Kaufman firm made it easy to settle the estate. I highly recommend them.
Posted by David Geller | July 5, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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Posted by Scott | July 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific Lawyer!
Scott was great to work with. Both he and Kim were responsive and communicative throughout the legal process. I would be delighted to work with both of them again!
Response from Scott Kaufman July 6, 2023
Thank you for the feed back. it was our pleasure working with you and obtaining positive results for your family. Best regards!!
Posted by Ronald Bernstein | July 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic
Best in the business you can feel you’re in great hands with Scott.His paralegal Kim is also great at answering all your questions. Would hire them again in a heart beat.
Response from Scott Kaufman July 6, 2023
Thank you Mr. Bernstein! it was our pleasure in assisting you an obtaining a favorable result! Best Regards!
Posted by Stephan | August 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!
Great communication from Scott and his office. The handling of our case was very professional with an eye towards minimizing our involvement. The office took care of 75% of the daily needs which was greatly appreciated while we were in Covid lockdown.
Response from Scott Kaufman August 19, 2022
Thank you Stephan! It was our pleasure to see your matter to a favorable conclusion. All the Best! - Scott Kaufman
Posted by Michelle | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott goes above and beyond.
Scott was recommended to me through American Research Bureau. I hired him to help me recover an inherited property, which came with a squatter and was stuffed with garbage. Scott was instrumental in helping us get to an agreement with the squatter so that she would willingly leave while there was a moratorium on evictions. He spoke with her personally numerous times, which often meant going to the property in-person because there was no other way to communicate. Mr. Kauffman also recommended a great real estate broker who orchestrated the cleanup of the property so that it showed well and sold quickly. Scott and his team are responsive, professional, and reputable. If it weren't for them, I'd probably still be awaiting eviction proceedings now, instead of enjoying my inheritance. Scott Kaufman has my highest recommendation.
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Response from Scott Kaufman February 17, 2022
Thank you Michelle! We were delighted to obtain the results for you. All the Best. Scott Kaufman
Posted by Efrosini "Effie" | November 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client!
Excellent service not only by Mr. Kaufman but also of his paralegal, Kim.. Informative of the legal process and diligence was a major plus. Professional, yet friendly, giving me confidence I had the best of the best in representation.
Response from Scott Kaufman November 17, 2021
Thank you Effie! It was our pleasure to assist you in this matter. Scott & Kim
Posted by Paul | November 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Scott Kaufman took our case and came through for us. However the case took over a year in a half due to the courts where closed due to Covid-19.
Response from Scott Kaufman November 10, 2021
Thank you Paul! It was our pleasure to obtain the results for you. All the Best!
Posted by Christopher | May 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made life easier for a busy Physician
Scott Kaufman and his excellent Paralegal Kim made what was a daunting task painless. I am an Anesthesiologist practicing in Arizona . Suddenly I am Executor of an estate with assets in two states. Scott and his team took charge , made some of the arcane legal terms understandable and took care of the details. I would highly recommend his firm for your legal needs.
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Posted by Anthony | May 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Scott established kinship and sorted out an estate matter for us. What I liked about Scott was he did exactly what he said he would, no BS. Efficient and professional staff as well.
Posted by Steven | April 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
Scott Kaufman has worked with myself , my friends and family for many years . Scott is accountable ,pragmatic , efficient and conscientious .
Posted by Peter | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kinship Proceeding-
Scott represented my brother and I in a kinship Proceeding, County of Queens, NY. As we both resided out of the state of New York, we depended on Scott and his staff for their experience in both establishing our legitimate next of kin contention, and their knowledge of NY state law as applicable. He did a great job, in establishing our rightful kinship claim, and keeping us informed as the legal process progressed over the next year, during the full blown pandemic. We were able to make informed decisions when necessary, and ultimately received an appropriate monetary settlement. I would certainly recommend Scott to represent a party requiring similar legal experience>
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Posted by Robert | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bob Kascsak
Scott and his team were excellent in resolving a complicated probate case. Without his help the case would probably still not be completed.
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2013
KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EXPERIENCED
Scott is a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable attorney. He was receptive and acted quickly and was receptive to the needs of our case! He took control of our case and was respected by the other attorneys, as well. Scott was fantastic and I would recommend him highly!! He is high class and sophisticated and just great!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Court Attorney/Member of Law Department
  • Surrogate's Court, Queens County
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Queens County District Attorney
  • 1993 - 1996

Education

  • Cuny School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • City University of New York, Queens College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • Queens Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Co-chair Committee on Surrogate' Court Practice
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Charter Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Part 36 Training Program for Guardian, Court Evaluator and Counsel for the Alleged Incapacitated Program.
  • Guardianship pursuant to Article 81/Panelist
  • 2021

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Litigation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a worthy adversary and a pragmatic attorney. He knows when to play "hard ball"and when to negotiate in a client's best interest. We have been on opposite sides of several cases as well as on the same side in others. He is responsive, considerate, knowledgeable, ethical and always available. I would hire him if i had a trusts and estates litigation."
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Melville Probate Lawyer Scott Gary Kaufman
Scott Gary Kaufman
Probate Attorney
Melville, NY
Licensed for 29 years