headshot_michaelAs the founder and owner of the Law Office of Michael C. Levy, Michael’s approach to estate planning revolves around providing clients with his services as a lifetime advisor. Through continuous communication and a genuine concern for his clients’ well-being, Michael helps them navigate life’s many changes and challenges.

Since 2002, Michael has counseled individuals, families and small businesses, both domestic and foreign, regarding their trusts and estates needs. His practice encompasses basic and complex estate planning, business succession planning, family charitable and philanthropic planning, and estate and trust administration.

In 2014 and 2015, Michael was named to “Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers magazine for the New York Metro area. This prestigious list represents the top 2.5% of all lawyers age 40 or younger or in practice for less ten years in the New York Metro area.

Michael received his J.D. in 2001 and his LL.M in intellectual property law in 2002 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University at Albany in 1998.

Michael is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Estate Planning Council of New York.

Michael lives in Manhattan with his wife Shira, daughter Yael and son Ari.

About You

Yes, this is about you, not the Law Office of Michael C. Levy. You may have a spouse and loved ones. You may be in a committed relationship or perhaps a business partnership. You may have accumulated assets such as a home, cars, vacation property or other personal treasures, or you may be just starting out on your path. Regardless of whether your financial worth is minimal or vast, you want to protect it for those who are dear to you, retirement, or for any special needs if you become incapacitated or require elder care. Without a sound plan and the proper legal documents, you forfeit control of how your assets will be distributed. You want to control your assets and not relinquish that control.

Acquiring the protection you need requires an estate plan that meets your goals and defines your asset distribution choices. It also avoids any potential family disagreements that often can occur. It simply is the affordable and smart thing to do.