Fern J. Finkel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Brooklyn, NY

Finkel & Fernandez, LLP
 | 16 Court Street, Suite 1007
Brooklyn, NY 11241
Phone: 3472968200
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%)
Attorney Profile

Fern J. Finkel is a partner at Finkel & Fernandez, LLP, in Brooklyn, New York. Ms. Finkel devotes her practice to guardianships and elder law, representing a wide range of clients throughout the Brooklyn area.

Ms. Finkel earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business, graduating with honors, and acquired her law degree from Boston University School of Law. She has been admitted to practice law since 1985.

Ms. Finkel serves in various roles for Brooklyn and New York-based legal organizations and also shares her knowledge and experience with others through lecturing for different bar associations. She is active in several organizations including Legal Services NYC, the Brooklyn Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. She is also a co-founder of the Touro Law Center Aging & Longevity Law Institute Guardianship Quality Initiative.

Passionate about engaging in volunteer and pro bono activities, Ms. Finkel works with Safe Horizon, a group committed to helping victims of abuse and violence, as a pro bono-certified mediator and is a mentor attorney at New York Law School’s Elder Law Clinic. She was also instrumental in forming the Legal Education and Assistance Program through the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project and also serves as a board member of the project. She has received many awards for her volunteer and pro bono work.

Throughout her legal career, Ms. Finkel has served as a trustee and guardian in many cases. The Supreme Court of the State of New York has also appointed her counsel and court evaluator in a number of cases.

 
Practice Areas

Elder Law (50%)
Estate Planning & Probate (50%)

Elder Law (50%)

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017

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About Fern Finkel

Admitted: 1985, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.fernfinkel.com/profile.html#1

Honors and Awards:

  • Recognized as New York Super Lawyer in the field of Elder Law, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Award of Merit, 1997
  • Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Building Bridges Award, 2013
  • Recipient of the Brooklyn Bar Association Distinguished Service Award, 2009 and 2013
  • Award of Merit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1997
  • Brooklyn Bar Association Frieda S. Nisnewitz Award for Pro Bono Service, 1996
  • New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Award for the Second Judicial District, 2003
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York Hanna S. Cohn Pro Bono Award, 2004
  • Brooklyn Bar Association Distinguished Service Award, 2009
  • Brooklyn Bar Association Distinguished Service Award, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Committees on Character and Fitness, Second Judicial Department
  • Co-Facilitator, Working Model of Guardianship – WINGS (Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders)
  • Executive Board Member and Board of Directors Member, Legal Services New York City
  • Chair, Brooklyn Bar Association Senior LEAP Program [Senior Legal Education/Assistance Program]
  • Board Member, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Co-Founder, Touro Center Aging and Longevity Institute Guardianship Quality Initiative
  • Board Member, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Vice Chair, Brooklyn Bar Association Elder Law Committee
  • Chair, Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Law Committee
  • Co-Chair, Guardianship Committee of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Committee
  • Kings County District Delegate, New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys)
  • National Organization for Women (NOW), Member
  • Volunteer Certified Mediator, Safe Horizons for community disputes, PINS cases and custody matters, as well as with the United States District Court, Eastern District

Educational Background:

  • New York University College of Business and Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Economics, 1981
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Office Location for Fern J. Finkel

16 Court Street
Suite 1007
Brooklyn, NY 11241

Phone: 3472968200

 

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Last Updated: 7/13/2017

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