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Michael Christopher Giordano

Probate Attorney at Mechanicsburg, PA

5.0   14 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    30%
    Probate and estate administration attorney

    17 years

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Estate planning attorney with a Masters (MBA) in Finance.

    17 years

  3. Wills and living wills
    20%
    Elder law attorney drafting wills, powers of attorney and living wills or advanced directives.

  4. Elder law
    15%
    Solo practice lawyer. Member National Association of Elder Law Attorneys

    17 years

  5. Trusts
    10%
    Trusts, irrevocable trusts, special needs trust, revocable trusts, pre-need funeral trust

  6. Guardianship
    5%
    Nationally Certified Guardian and Attorney able to act as a guardian or set up guardianship.

    17 years

I'm a solo practice lawyer  (which means I will personally handle each client's calls, case and documents) in Mechanicsburg, PA and Rockland County, NY. I'm a Nationally Certified Guardian with a business background in finance and a BA in Psychology. I'm focused  in the areas of Elder Law including Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Guardianships, Trusts, Probate, Special Needs Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorney. My primary office is located in Mechanicsburg, PA and I have a second location in Blauvelt NY, but I am  available to travel throughout Central and Eastern PA and NY to visit clients who are incapacitated in their homes or facility.

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221 West Main Street, Mechanicsburg PA 17055
572 Route 303, Blauvelt, NY 10913
Nationally Certified Guardian
Licensed for 34 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/01/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1988
Updated 06/05/2022
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 09/28/2022

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Giordano Elder Law
221 W Main St
Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055-6226
Giordano Elder law NY
572 Route 303
First Floor
Blauvelt, NY, 10913
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Posted by Barbara | September 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I've used Michael's services for a will and powers of attorney. He made complicated subjects, including end of life decisions, understandable and was patient explaining all the ins and outs of my questions. He was gracious in giving his time to my National Active and Retired Federal Employees chapter as a speaker on elderlaw issues. It has been my pleasure to know and work with Michael.
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Posted by James | September 3, 2015
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Accommodating and Available
Michael Giordano has been extremely helpful to my family. He has been both accommodating and available to us. He returns his phone calls usually within a few hours - a rarity in today's business world. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent choice
Michael Giordano was an excellent attorney for us when we had him draw up our wills and accompanying documents. He explained our choices and made suggestions in terminology we could understand rather than in legalese.
Posted by Sue | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Will and Probate
Michael was professional but yet kind. He was very helpful and went out of his way to answer all my questions. He is fair and truly wants to help his clients in any way he can.
Posted by CHIP | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Michael has been consulted on several occasions, over the past 3 years, for my financial clients and has always made himself available for legal advice. My experience is he is very knowledgeable in the area of wills, trusts and guardianships. Michael is very professional and considerate to the people he works with in and out of the office. I also have the opportunity to see Michael interact with members of the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce where he is the Vice President and I a member. He always handles himself in a professional manner.
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Posted by Murry | August 27, 2015
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Michael Giordano
Mike was very knowledgeable about matters concerning elder law. He came to the house which was appreciated. My wife has difficulties & walks with a walker. This was most convenient for us.
Posted by Mike | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best In Class
Mike is a trustworthy and thoughtful adviser, and someone that I am glad to have had the pleasure to work with. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and his ability to articulate complex issues in a way that is easy to understand is impressive. I am appreciative of the candid and well thought advice which added tremendous value to my legal matters.
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Posted by Bobbi | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Knowledge and Professionalism
My husband and I have used Michael Giordano as our attorney on two occasions, both for our Will, Power of Attorney and Medical Power of Attorneys. The first time he even went out of his way to print coloring pages for our daughter so that she would be content while we discussed our options and signed our paperwork, she was not with us the second time. The second and most recent meeting was a revision due to some changes with our family and just as last time, his office was prepared for our arrival, had everything ready and remembered our options from the time before allowing us to breeze through the signing quickly but aware and advised on all options.
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Posted by Daniel | August 27, 2015
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Hard working, Very Knowledgeble and Honest Lawyer
I've know Michael for almost 8 years and he has consulted me on various issues. He is spot-on with his advise and direction in all matters. I highly recommend him.
Posted by patricia | August 22, 2014
Michael Giordano Mediation Assistance
Michael Giordano assisted me in reviewing my initial separation agreement during mediation. now, as the separation comes to a close, and my husband is looking to change two of the terms of the agreement, I reached out to Michael to discuss my concerns.
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2014
My recent experience with Michael C. Giordano
Michael handled the sale of my primary residence. Michael displayed professionalism throughout the period of signing a contract of sale through the closing. Michael was attentive to my concerns, and kept me involved with any issues throughout the process. I hereby give Michael my highest recommendation.
Posted by Tim | August 20, 2014
Michael is a Caring Professional
Thank God for Michael! Michael walked me through a sensitive guardianship process and helped me win the case. I am grateful for his experience, honesty, and integrity and he has become a good friend as well. I highly recommend Michael - he is very knowledgeable and caring and works with a passion for those engaged in his services.
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Posted by Julie | May 27, 2014
Knowledgeable and Trustworthy
Michael was very knowledgeable in regards to contracts and agreements. He was clear in his recommendations in how I handled the breach of contract. He also followed up to make sure he answered all of my questions.
Posted by John | March 28, 2014
Excellent experience - Michael Giordano
Michael and Donna were very responsive to our needs. They were extremely professional and knowledgable. I would highly recommend them!
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Solo Practioner
  • Giordano Elder Law
  • 2006 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Of Counsel
  • Fullbright & Jaworski
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Of Counsel
  • Bryan Cave
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Partner
  • Mendes & Mount
  • 1991 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Mendes & Mount
  • 1988 - 1991
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Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • St John's University
  • MBA with Honors
  • 1983
  • City University of New York, Queens College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Associations

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hyatt Legal Plans
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Guardianship Association
  • Certified Guardian
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association's TIPS publication Annotations to Surplus Lines Statutes
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Simply the Best Attorney
  • Harrisburg Magazine
  • 2016
  • VA Accreditation
  • Veteran's Affairs
  • 2011
  • National Certified Guardian
  • Center for Guardianship Certification
  • 2009

Publications

  • American Bar Association's TIPS
  • Annotations to Surplus Lines Statutes
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Health and Wellness Fair
  • Making Legal Documents Part of Your Health Plan
  • 2015
  • NARFE Seminar
  • Trusts; Not For Everyone
  • 2014
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Hoe To Avoid Guardianship
  • 2014
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Essential Documents
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • What's New in Elder Law?
  • 2013
  • Senior Center Regular Event
  • Essential Documents and Guardianship
  • 2012
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Q and A On Elder Law
  • 2012
  • Senior Expo
  • Advanced Directives Meet and Greet
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Unknown Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."