The Law Office of
Stephen J. Silverberg, PC
The Law Office of Stephen J. Silverberg, PC, was founded by nationally known estate tax and Elder Law attorney Stephen J. Silverberg, Esq. to help clients plan for the future and preserve assets by managing complex legal, tax and financial issues.
Stephen J. Silverberg has been practicing estate planning for 40 years in Florida & New York. As a nationally recognized estate planning and Elder Law firm, we help individuals, families and business owners plan for the future and navigate through the highly technical world of estate planning, dealing with complex and sometimes emotionally difficult issues. Successful results are achieved by integrating the areas of estate tax, wealth preservation and business succession planning, Elder Law, Medicaid planning, estate administration, retirement benefits planning, and planning for closely held businesses and professional practices.
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Practice Areas of the Law Office of Stephen J. Silverberg
The firm counsels and advises clients on properly structuring assets to minimize estate tax consequences, using a wide variety of techniques depending on circumstances, needs and asset availability. Properly drafted wills are only the first step in the estate planning process.
Protecting assets in preparation for long term health care needs is a fact of life for families with assets valued from $60,000 to $1 million. Approaches typically used in planning to minimize estate taxes are often in direct conflict with approaches used in Elder-Law planning to qualify for Medicaid assistance for nursing home care.
We offer assistance to clients who have special needs family members by creating Special Needs Plans. These tailored plans help them preserve government benefits while having their loved one cared for in all areas of their life: financial, educational and medical, and most importantly, their emotional and personal needs in the future.
Our firm helps families protect assets from outside attacks. Depending on the situation, the plan may incorporate trusts, limited liability companies, family limited partnerships, and other sophisticated and tax-efficient tools as needed.
Our firm has helped families and individuals with guardianship matters for many years. A legal guardianship proceeding is used to appoint a family member or friend to become a decision maker for an incapacitated person. We can help with guardianship appointments, as well as contesting a guardianship proceeding.
The Law Office of Stephen J. Silverberg offers Estate Litigation representation to individuals, family members and loved ones with standing when there are issues with the final disposition of assets. We aggressively represent our clients to ensure that the decedent’s wishes are properly carried out.
Having to go through elder care planning is an extremely difficult and an emotional process. Stephen Silverberg was recommended to me and he didn't disappoint me on any level. His knowledge of both Medicaid and Estate Planning is outstanding. He was available and accessible throughout the planning process and Stephen is both supportive and understanding of how difficult these decisions are to make. He is thorough and comprehensive and his office is diligent with follow through and follow up. It is rare to find this level of expertise and compassion in one place...
I've worked with Stephen Silverberg for over five years. In addition to being a smart, sharp and knowledgeable attorney, he's a wonderful, thoughtful and caring person. His help with my legal, financial and tax planning has been outstanding. I'm grateful for his experience, wisdom and counsel. I strongly recommend him.
After being recommended by a friend, Steve J. Silverberg has worked with my family for the past 12 years. He first worked in the case of my father in helping with Medicaid and then in estate planning with my mother and father. His knowledge of elder law and estate planning figured most significantly in the money saved with the trusts and plans he set up for my mother. His administration and followup are timely and his compassion in his dealings with my mother and myself were above and beyond. He and his staff are prompt, responsive and knowledgeable. He answers questions clearly and directly. I would not hesitate to recommended him.
I am pleased to recommend Stephen J. Silverberg for Medicaid and Estate planning. Since I live in another state, Steve’s intricate knowledge of New York State Elder Law has been invaluable in helping to plan for my father's needs. He has proved to be an excellent advocate with deep insight into the motivations that underlie human interaction. The rest of the sjslawpc team, attorney Scott Silverberg and financial manager Robin Hack, are also a delight to work with. I sincerely appreciate all the help they have provided.
With careful planning and coordination of several key areas – Elder Law, estate tax and healthcare planning, wealth preservation and business succession planning – it is possible to ensure that a family’s wealth is properly managed from one generation to the next. Helping people is the essence of the firm’s mission and the guiding principle behind everything we do.
The cornerstone of our success is the nature of the relationship we maintain with each of our clients, who are treated with sensitivity and respect for their individual needs and objectives. Our dedication to quality, creativity and understanding of the law forms the foundation of our longstanding reputation with clients, the community, and other professionals.