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Wendy Kaufmann Goidel

Estate planning Attorney at Melville, NY

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Wendy K. Goidel

  • State Years
    New York - NY 36 years
    Connecticut - CT 36 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Wendy

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Location

Estate Planning & Elder Law Center, A Division of Goidel Law Group PLLC
290 Broadhollow Road
Suite 200E
Melville, NY, 11747

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Reviews

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Posted by Barbara | October 14, 2023
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Breast Cancer Awareness
Thank you for sharing your story of strength and courage. I am so happy our paths have crossed. Thank you for all you do for our elder care community .
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2023
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Top Notch
The Goidel Law Group is an awesome firm. Estate planning can be very stressful and hard to comprehend. There are many moving parts. Wendy and her team are fantastic at making the process easy to understand and thus a smooth execution of documents follows. My family and I are grateful for their professionalism and would highly recommend the firm to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2022
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Difficult will
After my husband’s death, I needed to make a new will. It was quite a headache because we were a blended family with children and grandchildren and other familyliving in different states and European countries. We wanted to be fair and avoid jealousy and disputes. Wendy patiently helped me figure it out. Hercwill was thorough and meticulous in every detail. Her fee was extremely modest.
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Posted by Angela | November 28, 2022
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Attorney was excellent
Excellent service would hire again Very professional no problems at all. We were very satisfied with their service.
Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2022
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Very happy
Wendy helped us with our estate planning. She did a wonderful job explaining the options available to us. She also reviewed our existing end of life documentation including proxies, poa’s, and wills. We felt very confident in accepting her advice.
Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2022
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intake coordinator
Wendy and her team are caring and efficient. I enjoy working with them to help provide care for our elderly population.
Posted by Ruben A Martinez | November 24, 2022
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Great work
Wendy Goidel and staff are great. They did a great work for me. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who would be looking for a great lawyer and a great staff. They know the work well. As anyone can know how stressful it is when you have to go through in getting the person and group to work for you, this is a great group.
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Posted by Teresa A. Freaso | July 12, 2022
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Teresa A. Freaso
Congratulations Wendy, you impressed us at our first meeting. Our daughter, an Attorney in Manhattan, felt the same and has recommended you and only you to others, especially a future family member. You deserve to be proud of yourself and the Plaque would be just one more legacy to leave your children!
Posted by Wendy | July 12, 2022
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Great accomplishments!
I think your thoughts about the past 35 years were very poignant and relatable. I also think That collaborated efforts are the best way to get the best results for this growing and vulnerable population. Kudos to you and what you have built!
Posted by Robert | April 15, 2022
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Architect
GL Group is an amazing attorney. Their team works with you and responds within 24 hours and keeps you updated on your case. I’m referring them to all my friends and family.
Posted by Monica | March 9, 2022
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A Lawyer for All Elder Estate and Care Plans
Since age 45 due to a chronic illness, I have updated my estate plans every 5 years to coincide with the ages of my children. I am now 62. Previously a PA resident, I moved to NY 18 months ago and was referred to Wendy Goidel. Despite all my previous experience, I was impressed. The information obtained in order for the team to understand the needs of the client is phenomenal. The attention to detail in documents leaves nothing to chance (and shouldn't-but in signing my final documents I watched Wendy remove a page after I asked a simple question because she thought that page required more detail). The client is provided a binder completely organized with their documents to make life easier for them and for those handling their affairs when that time comes. Support services are available after the final bill is paid. I have dealt with many attorneys in many different ways, but Wendy surpasses all. She is knowledgeable, sensitive, and fair.
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Posted by Anna | October 29, 2020
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Absolutely wonderful
Wendy created a will and a trust for me. It’s hard enough to understand all the legal stuff that goes on and then to add trust and taxes to it. Wendy made it super easy, made me comfortable and explained everything at least 3 times. She is super smart, funny, and most importantly patient and caring. I am so thankful that Wendy helped me through this.
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Posted by Lois | August 21, 2019
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Estate Planning
Wendy and her office were a pleasure to work with. Wendy was very informative throughout the process of handling my mother's estate planning. Her and her team were patient, kind, and so helpful. I highly recommend her firm.
Posted by gail | May 16, 2019
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My Estate Plan
I could not be happier to have had Wendy prepare my Estate Plan. She thoroughly explained all of my options which helped me to make the right decisions for me. Her professionalism, knowledge and compassion is outstanding. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Deborah | April 1, 2018
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awesome at estate planning
My mother and I met with Wendy for her estate planning and she was very informative and thorough. She also was knowledgable about the Veterans Benefits. This is often a difficult process and Wendy and her staff made it bearable. Deborah
Posted by John | December 26, 2016
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Estate Planning
My wife and I consulted Wendy to assist us in our estate planning. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and patient through out the whole process. Wendy met with us, listened to our needs and formulated our Trust, Last Will and Testament, Heath Care proxy, Living Will and Power of Attorney. Wendy, including her staff, were always professional and available in a friendly manner when we needed to contact them.
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Posted by Judy | November 10, 2015
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Estate and Eldercare Planning
We have been so impressed with the support we have received from Goidel Law Group. From start to finish, they were there to patiently explain our Estate Planning options and to answer our many questions. This is such an important decision and yet very complex with many options to consider. Goidel Law Group helped simplify our understanding by starting with a very basic description of several ways to structure our Estate Plan. After we decided on the structure they helped us developed the details step by step so that we could structure a plan that both met our needs today as well as in the future. The Law Firm was wonderful to deal with, welcoming, patient, and available via email and phone to answer our questions. They have flexible schedules to accommodate our work week and took a lot of time to get to know us, the needs of our family, our current Assets, and wishes for the future. We are so impressed with the outstanding end product and thankful we contacted them to redo our plans!
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2011
estate planning
Thanks to Wendy we were well informed as to how to proceed with our estate planning.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Syracuse University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Associations

  • Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C.
  • Of Counsel
  • 2011 - Present
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, NY
  • Second Vice Chair, Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal
  • Editor and Chief
  • 1987
  • Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal
  • Song Lyric Advisories: The Sound of Censorship
  • 1986

Speaking Engagements

  • VA Workshop
  • Veterans Aid and Attendance
  • 2013
  • Fixing Estate Planning Documents
  • The Flexible Irrevocable Trust
  • 2013
  • East Northport Library Workshop
  • Medicaid Asset Protection Strategies
  • 2011
  • Estate Planning Essentials Workshop
  • Estate and Long-Term Care Planning
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Elder law Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am a fellow Elder Lawyer and sent a colleague to Wendy to help his own parents with pre-need planning for Medicaid. Both he and his parents were thrilled with Wendy's services and highly recommended her for other Long Island, NY clients needing elder law planning."
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Melville Estate planning Lawyer Wendy Kaufmann Goidel
Wendy Kaufmann Goidel
Estate planning Attorney
Melville, NY
Licensed for 36 years
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