Estate Planning

Estate planning

Many people avoid proper Estate Planning because they do not like to think about their own mortality. However, Estate Planning is about ensuring a better future for loved ones. No matter what the size or complexity of your estate, making sure your assets are protected and distributed properly takes careful planning.

There are many businesses claiming to be estate planning professionals who sell Trusts, Wills, Living Trusts and other estate planning documents without the involvement or oversight of a qualified, experienced attorney. Oftentimes, these documents and the advice that comes with them can result in problems, mostly in the form of expensive litigation and an estate administration mess for your loved ones.

At Schanker and Schanker PLLC we have the experience and expertise to help you make and implement a plan that carries out your wishes regarding your loved ones and your property, and in doing so, provide you with the peace of mind and comfort of knowing that your assets will be preserved for your heirs. We provide a full range of Estate Planning services, including:

  • Preparing Wills
  • Establishing Trusts, including Revocable Trusts or Irrevocable Trusts, Charitable Trusts, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • Preparing Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Probate and Administration Proceedings
  • Trust Administration
  • Planning for Retirement Assets
  • Preparing Advanced Medical Directives, including Living Wills and Health Care Proxies
  • Guardianship Designations
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Transfer of Wealth Between Generations
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Incapacity Planning and Guardianship
  • Fiduciary Representation
  • Strategic Charitable Planning
  • Lecturing Before Lay and Professional Groups
  • Consultative Services for Financial Institutions

Our Offices

Long Island Office

27 West Neck Road
P.O. Box 1905
Huntington, New York 11743

Tel: (631) 424-5400

Fax: (631) 424-0048


Manhattan Office

One Grand Central Place
60 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10165

Tel: (212) 564-3307


New Jersey Office

125 Half Mile Road,
Suite 200
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Tel: (631) 424-5400



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