Michael Amoruso

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Rye Brook, NY

Amoruso & Amoruso, LLP
 | 800 Westchester Avenue, Suite S-320
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Phone: 914-253-9255
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Michael J. Amoruso is the managing partner of Amoruso & Amoruso, LLP, a Westchester County law firm focused exclusively on handling elder law, probate and estate related legal needs for clients in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Florida. Mr. Amoruso concentrates his practice at the firm on helping clients who have concerns involving elder care, asset preservation, estate planning, estate administration and guardianship.

A graduate of Boston College Law School, Mr. Amoruso has received numerous professional honors and recognitions during his career, including scores of client testimonials, an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and two New York State Bar Association elder law section awards for work as the principal drafter of the New York State Compact for Long Term Care in 2007 and of the significant 2009 Power of Attorney statute and form amendments. Mr. Amoruso is also a published author and frequent lecturer for the New York State Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and several other professional organizations. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Amoruso is host of the “Elder Care on the Air” radio show on WFAS 1230AM and was featured on the local television show “Family Comes First.”

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Elder Law (80%)

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): 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

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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017

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About Michael Amoruso

Admitted: 1995, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.amorusolaw.com/aboutUs-Mike-Amoruso.php

Honors and Awards:

  • 2017 Best Lawyers in America Elder Law, U.S. News, 2017
  • 2016 - Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, NAELA Fellow, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2016
  • 2016 Best Lawyers in America Elder Law, U.S. News, 2016
  • Avvo Rating of 10.0, AVVO Rating of 10.0, 2015
  • 2015 Best Lawyers in America Elder Law, Best Lawyers in America Elder Law, U.S. News, 2015
  • 2014 Theresa Award, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2014
  • 2014 Best Lawyers in America for Elder Law., Best Lawyers in America Elder Law, 2014
  • Feature article on Mr. Amoruso and the challenges he has had to overcome., Featured in Super Lawyers "Avanti Sempre Avanti", Super Lawyers, 2013
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Preisdent's Recognition Award, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2013
  • Chair, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Branding Committee, 2013
  • 2012 Honored by Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester, 2012
  • Eagle Scout and Eagle Golden Palm, 1984
  • U.S. Congress Proclamation Honoring him for his far-reaching knowledge of elder law and estate planning and the formation of ElderCounsel LLC
  • Awarded a Congressional Proclamation by Nita M. Lowey
  • 2007 recipient of the prestigious NYSBA Elder Law Section Award
  • 2010 recipient of the New York National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Outstanding Chapter Award
  • 2010 recipient of the prestigious NYSBA Elder Law Section Award, New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2017
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2016
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2015
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2014
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2013
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2012
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President-Elect, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2017
  • President-Elect, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2017
  • Board of Directors, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2017
  • Board of Directors, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Board of Directors, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Foundation, 2016
  • Chair, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Programs & Publications Steering Committee, 2016
  • Chair, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Programs & Publications Steering Committee, 2015
  • Officer of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Executive Committee, 2015
  • Chair, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Public Policy Committee, 2015
  • Chair, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Public Policy Committee, 2014
  • Officer of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Executive Committee, 2014
  • Past Chair, New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA") Elder Law Section, 2013
  • Chair, NAELA Public Policy Committee, 2013
  • Member, Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2013
  • Chair, Public Policy Steering Committee, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2013
  • Chair, NAELA Chapter's Committee, 2013
  • Member, Member Retention & Recruitment Committee, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2013
  • Member, Programs & Publications Steering Committee, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2013
  • Board of Directors, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2013
  • Chair, NAELA Chapter President's Council, 2012
  • Past President, New York Chapter of NAELA, 2012
  • Chair, NAELA's Internet Education Committee, 2012
  • Past Chair, New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA"),  Legislation Committee
  • Leadership Task Force
  • Former Chair, New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA"), Estate & Tax Planning Committee
  • Member, New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA"), Executive Committee

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, VNS Group of Westchester, 2017
  • Board of Directors, VNS Group of Westchester, 2016
  • Mr. Amoruso serves on the Board of Directors of Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester., 2015
  • Mr. Amoruso servies as a member of the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurse Service of Westchester, 2015
  • Mr. Amoruso serves on the Board of Directors of Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester., 2014
  • Mr. Amoruso servies as a member of the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurse Service of Westchester, 2014
  • Mr. Amoruso servies as a member of the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurse Service of Westchester, 2013
  • Mr. Amoruso serves on the Board of Directors of Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester., 2013

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, The Role of Long Term Care Insurance in Estate Planning, Author, The Role of Long Term Care in Estate Planning, New York State Bar Association, 2016
  • Advanced Elder Law Review: Tax and Drafting Issues in Comprehensive Estate Planning, Author/Presenter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Author of Tax and Drafting Issues in Comprehensive Estate Planning, Author/Speaker, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Advanced Elder Law Review, 2015
  • Comprehensive Chapter in New York State Bar publication regarding utilizing Long Term Care Insurance options in the Estate Planning process., Co-Author, Estate Planning in New York: Long Term Care Insurance , 2015
  • Utilizing Spousal Supplemental Needs Trusts in Comprehensive Estate Planning, Author/Speaker, Stetson University College of Law Special Needs Conference, 2014
  • Co-Author, Estate Planning in New York: Long Term Care Insurance , New York State Bar Association, 2014
  • Stetson University College of Law Special Needs Conference, 2013
  • Quoted , 11 Strategies for Managing your Parents' Finances, Care.com website, 2012
  • Presenter, Choosing the Right Plan for the Right Situation, Academy of Special Needs Planners, 2012
  • Co-author, Creative Advocacy: Medicaid Planning in Guardianship Proceedings, New York State Bar Association, 2012
  • Co-author, Estate Planning in New York: Long Term Care Insurance , New York State Bar Association, 2012
  • Acknowledged in, The Invisible Conversations - With Your Aging Parents, Shannon A. White - author, 2012
  • Lecturer, Tools, Techniques and Strategies to Build a Successful Elder Law Practice, Elder Counsel, LLC course, 2011
  • Caregiving in the Community, AARP Bulletin, 2011
  • Forum Attracts Leaders in the Home-Care Industry, 2011
  • "Tax Tips When Planning for Long-Term Care", NYSBA - July/August 2011, 2011
  • New York's Governor Pushing to End Spousal Refusal for Home Care Recipients
  • Advance Directives Aid in Health, Financial Decision-making
  • New Law, New Problems - is your Power of Attorney valid?, Westchester County Business Journal
  • Home Care is Affordable with Pooled Trusts, Westchester County Business Journal
  • Lobbying Efforts Seeing Results - NYSBA
  • "Promises, Promises... An Overview of Promissory Notes and Annuities after the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005"
  • "Medicaid Planning in a Post DRA World"
  • "Long Term Care Insurance"
  • "Changes Wrought by the DRA 2005: Look-Back Period and Commencement of the Penalty Period"
  • "Preserving the Homestead: Tax, Medicaid and Title Issues"
  • "Flexibility and Simplicity: The Drafting Keys after EGTRRA 2001"
  • Frequent Lecturer, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Frequent Lecturer, New York State Bar Association

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2016
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2015
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2014
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2013
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2012
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2011

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Educational Background:

  • Boston College Law School, 1994
  • Boston College, 1991

Industry Groups

  • Columbian Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut And Massachusetts Chapters Of The National Academy Of Elder Law Attorneys
  • ElderCounsel LLC
  • National Academy Of Elder Law Attorneys
  • New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • WealthCounsel LLC
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Comments

    • “Michael J. Amoruso of Rye Brook, NY is an outstanding Elder Law attorney. He personally meets with every client, is hands on from beginning to end and has earned the respect and admiration of clients and colleagues alike for his dedication and courage to be a true innovator in a complex field. As a lecturer, he is unparalleled -- a master communicator with the rare ability to synthesize complex tax and asset preservation planning techniques into examples that both attorneys and lay people can understand, appreciate and apply. Michael Amoruso should be the first choice of anyone seeking the guidance of an Elder Lawyer / Estate Planner.”
    • “Outstanding leader in the community.”
    • “A gifted attorney who volunteers untold hours to benefit all elders.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

    Office Location for Michael Amoruso

    800 Westchester Avenue
    Suite S-320
    Rye Brook, NY 10573

    Phone: 914-253-9255

     

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    Last Updated: 6/15/2017

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