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Michael L. Pfeifer

IM000219.JPGMichael L. Pfeifer, Esq. is the principal attorney of the Law Office of Michael L. Pfeifer, P.C.  The firm concentrates in the areas of elder law, special needs planning and estate planning in Garden City.  Mr. Pfeifer has been practicing law since 1987.  He is a former Co-Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association and is peer rated AV (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell.  Mr. Pfeifer is on the Legal Advisory Board of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF).  He is an advisor for Life Worc’s pooled trusts. (Life’s Worc is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency that provides comprehensive support for individuals with developmental disabilities.)  He is a frequent lecturer to other attorneys, accountants and community groups, which include continuing legal education seminars for the New York State Bar Association and Nassau County Academy of Law.  He has taught adult education courses in elder law throughout Nassau County. He is also a contributor to the Elder Law Attorney, published by the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Pfeifer’s professional memberships include the Academy of Special Needs Planners, the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association; the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association; and the Surrogate’s Court, Estates & Trusts Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association (past Chairperson of the Legislative Sub-Committee).  He is a member and past president of Gerontology Professionals of New York. Mr. Pfeifer is a former member of the board of directors of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and is a member of Senior Umbrella Network of Nassau County.  Mr. Pfeifer is proud to be among the members of the Nassau County Bar Association who provide pro bono services to armed forces personnel serving our country.  He is a member of the Attorney Round Table, a lawyers’ business networking group comprised of some of the leading practitioners in their respective areas of law practice in the New York metropolitan area.  In 2005, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society honored Mr. Pfeifer for his community service and philanthropic contributions.  Mr. Pfeifer has appeared on the radio program “Physical Therapy…Physical Health” to talk about elder law issues.  He was the expert for the May 19, 2007 and August 2, 2008 “Ask the Expert” columns in Act II of Newsday.  Mr. Pfeifer received his Juris Doctor degree from Pace University School of Law and his undergraduate degree, with high honors, from Stony Brook University.

Mr. Pfeifer’s firm offers the following services: drafting of wills, trusts and other planning documents; Medicaid planning and applications; special needs planning; estate planning; and the probate and administration of estates.