Cohen & Schwartz LLP, a Long Island law firm, focuses its practice on estate planning, elder law and after-death administration, offering personal attention and the highest-quality services. We view our role not only as planners but as counselors.
You have worked hard all your life to accumulate personal assets and we want to ensure that you pass on your legacy to you family, at the right time and in the manner you desire, rather than have your hard-earned assets be consumed by estate taxes, creditors and predators and probate expenses.
Estate Planning is as complex and varied as the people it serves. It is multi-dimensional and must be geared in a sensitive manner to the achievement of a variety of objectives: Wealth preservation and asset protection; avoidance of probate; elimination or reduction of estate taxes; prevention against the erosion of retirement distribution accounts to estate and income taxes; protection against the potential cost of long term care; management of assets in the event of illness or incapacity, to name but a few.
We believe that our success is founded on our commitment to our clients and our ability to communicate in a caring and responsive manner. We promise to listen to you with courtesy and respect.
Joel M. Schwartz, Attorney at Law
Mr. Schwartz received his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law and his LLM degree in Taxation from New York University. He is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the Trusts and Estates section of the New York State Bar Association. He has practiced in New York for the past 30 years, concentrating in the areas of estate planning; drafting of wills and trusts; handling estate administrations and disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities.
Fred J. Cohen, Attorney at Law
Mr. Cohen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with Honors and in Political Science with Honors from Queens College. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University School of Law. Mr. Cohen is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He is a regular contributor to various publications on trusts and estates law, including the Ask the Expert column in Newsday and the Nassau Bar Review.