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Michael A. Giannasca
Michael A. Giannasca is an attorney admitted in the states of New York and Connecticut and represents clients with respect to various aspects of Elder Law, Estate Planning and Estate Administration. Practicing law for over 17 years, Mr. Giannasca represents his clients and their families with respect to Elder Law, Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts and Advance Directives), Medicaid Planning & Benefits, Probate & Estate Administration, Estate Litigation, Guardianships and Veterans Benefits. He also undertakes representation of clients in Contract Disputes, Commercial litigation, Construction law, Business Transactions and Real Estate transactions.
Mr. Giannasca founded the Elder Law and Estates practice of Giannasca & Shook, PLLC and is a member of Elder Counsel and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is also a member of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section and Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Trusts & Estates Section and Elder Law Committees of the Westchester County Bar Association. As a civil engineer, Mr. Giannasca is also affiliated with various professional associations related to construction law and real estate and represents numerous clients in the construction and real estate industry.
Mr. Giannasca has been appointed as Guardian Ad Litem by the New York Surrogate Courts on various occasions. He is also admitted to practice law before the United States Districts Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He received his Juris Doctor Law degree, magna cum laude, from Pace University School of Law and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering, cum laude, from Manhattan College.
At Giannasca & Shook, PLLC our attorneys provide Elder Law and Estate Planning services to meet the varied wishes and needs of our clients and their families. Each individual and their family present unique circumstances, and therefore personalized attention is given by our skilled attorneys to assess your circumstances and formulate a plan and course of action uniquely tailored for you.
Much of Elder Law and Estate Planning is about protecting and preserving the assets you worked so hard to accumulate, and transferring that wealth to your loved ones in accordance with your wishes. But a knowledgeable Elder Law and Estate Planning attorney also takes a hands-on approach to plan for inevitable events such as advancing age and retirement, as well as the potential medical or long term care needs of you or someone in your family. Our compassionate attorneys also take the time to understand the family dynamic and complex relationships that may exist within your family which we view as an indispensable part of proper planning. Bottom line, we get to know you and your family and become your trusted legal advisor. We ensure your financial, medical and legal wishes are carried out so that your family does not suffer the financial and emotional crisis that often arises from lack of planning.