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Katya Sverdlov, Esq. 

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Katya founded her law firm in order to provide her clients with more personal attention in resolving their legal matters in a timely and efficient way. Katya believes that one can enjoy life more fully when one’s affairs are in order, the assets are protected and one’s family is taken care of.  Katya enjoys helping seniors and their loved ones in planning for long term care, quality of life, autonomy, and asset preservation.  Her practice focuses on estate planning, probate and estate administration, Medicaid planning, elder law, and business succession matters.

Prior to law school, Katya spent twelve years working for several top Wall Street financial companies. Her experience includes senior positions in investment banking and securities industries, giving Katya a unique ability to deal with complicated financial matters. Katya, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), can understand the tax problems, accounting issues, investment portfolios and general business matters of her clients.  Prior to starting her own firm, Katya worked for two prominent law firms, representing dozens of clients with issues ranging from business succession planning and complicated estate tax matters to Medicaid planning and fraud investigations.

Katya holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics from Cornell University. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Brooklyn Law School, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and State of New Jersey. Katya is a member of the New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, Brooklyn Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section of New York State Bar Association, and the Elder Law Section of New York State Bar Association.

Aside from her dedication to the practice of law, Katya is also committed to her community.  Katya teaches Estate Planning 101 at the Brooklyn Lifelong Institute at Brooklyn College.  She is a frequent lecturer about issues related to Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, and other questions related to her areas of practice. Katya gives regular presentations to senior citizens through the Brooklyn Bar Leap organization and was a volunteer in the Kings County Housing Court. Katya is also a prolific writer of  blog posts that keep both professionals and consumers abreast of changes in the law and interesting new ideas. 

 


 

Daniel J. Reiter, Esq., Of Counsel

Daniel J. Reiter is an attorney admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Reiter focuses in the areas of estate and trust litigation, adult guardianship, estate planning, elder law, special needs law, and general litigation and dispute resolution.

Prior to establishing his own practice, Mr. Reiter worked as an associate for a distinguished century-old Staten Island law firm, where he handled a variety of matters in Surrogate’s Court, including will contests, turnover proceedings, contested accounting proceedings, and creditors’ claims against estates. During law school, Mr. Reiter interned in Richmond County Surrogate’s Court, where he played a leading role in drafting a judicial decision regarding a guardianship dispute.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Mr. Reiter worked as a political reporter for Politicker.com, providing political coverage from the floors of the 2008 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Following his departure, he was lauded as an “omnipresent” reporter by the Baltimore Sun.

Mr. Reiter, a South Florida native, currently lives in Manhattan, New York.


Sverdlov Law's practice focuses on estate planning, probate and estate administration, Medicaid planning, elder law, and business succession matters.



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