Michael Korsinsky

Michael Korsinsky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Brooklyn, NY

Korsinsky & Klein, LLP
 | 2926 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone: 212-495-8133
Fax: 212-419-3893
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 2001
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (20%),
  • Elder Law (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Cannabis Law (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Michael Korsinsky, is a founding partner at Korsinsky & Klein, LLP. He manages the firm’s litigation groups, which includes matters before various courts as well as those matters before administrative tribunals at various government agencies.  He concentrates and dedicates most of his time with construction litigation, Elder Law and Health Law matters.  He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and is admitted to both the New York and New Jersey Bars as well as the following Federal courts: the United States Supreme Court, the Second Circuit, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, the Northern District of New York and the District of New Jersey.  He is also on the Part 36 appointee list for guardianship matters and has regularly is appointed by judges to act as Guardian, Court Evaluator, attorney for Guardians, and Receiver.

 

He is an active member of the New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section and lectures regularly.

 

Prior to being a partner at Korsinsky & Klein, LLP, he was an associate at the prestigious firm of Kaye Scholer LLP and at Goetz Fitzpatrick, LLP, where he focused his practice on litigation. He was also of counsel to the firm of Levi and Korsinsky, LLP, a well-known consumer class action firm based in New York.

About Michael Korsinsky

Admitted: 2001, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.kklawfirm.com/our-team/michael-korsinsky/

Honors/Awards:

  • for outstanding community work, given at the 66th annual dinner on December 15, 2018., Lev V'Nefesh Award , Guardians of the Sick, 2018
  • Citiation of Honor for the committment to the communty awarded at the Guardian of the Sick annual dinner., Citiation of Honor, City Council of the City of New York, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014
  • SDNY, EDNY, 2001
  • Supreme Court of the United State of America, 2015
  • New York Bar, 2001
  • New Jersey Bar, 2000

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Michael is invovled in various community work including pro bono matters for various organizations.  In fact, he was honored at the 66th annual dinner at the Gaurdians of the Sick annual dinner, on December 15, 2018.  He Recieved the Lev V'Nefesh Award and a Citiation of Honor by the New York City Council for this award. , 2018
  • In this pro bono case, Michael was successful in securing the release of the decendent to the mother for burial under jewish law.  the decedent's former girlfriend wanted him cremated and was willing to release the body to the family for a large sum of money.  in the special proceeding in New York, Michael was successful in having the body released to the family without making any such payment., 2011
  • Michael has represented various not-for-profit organizations on elder law and end-of-life issues. Particularly, he addressed successfully several high profile end of life cases in New York against one of the largest hosptials in New York City. , 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Quoted as an expert on probate and estates in the New York Daily News on August 22, 2019 print edition., Expert opinion, Jeffrey Epstein’s will drawing new scrutiny for line saying executors should ‘exhaust’ $577 million estate to ‘remedy’ environmental violations, New York Daily News, 2019
  • Michael Korsinsky again has been asked by the New York Daily News to be it's legal expert and be it's legal analyst in an article concerning an estate.  Second time in 2 weeks. , Expert legal analyst , NEW YORK Woman fighting for late mother’s inheritance plans to appeal after Manhattan judge decides multi-million dollar fortune should go to charity, New York Daily News, Trust And Estates, 2019
  • Michael Korsinsky, Esq. was the leading lecturer at the Israel America Foundation “Estate and Financial Planning Seminar” on May 30, 2019, the event was attended by many seniors. They seniors learned about the need of advanced directives and ways to avoid the need for guardianships and a general understanding of Medicaid and Estate Planning. Other speakers at this event were health care industry professionals including nurses and social workers. Israel American Foundation helps support over nine organizations in Israel., Leading lecturer, Israel america foundation , 2019
  • On July 17, 2018, Michael Korsinsky, Esq. lectured to over 100 nursing home administrators on Guardianship practice and procedure in New York, held in Queens, NY., Leading lecturer, Michael Korsinsky, Esq. Lectured on Guardianship Practice and Procedure in New York, 2018
  • Korsinsky is featured in the newest issue of The Jewish Echo Magazine. He is discussing “Death and Taxes” and talks about having the right representation and experience when planning for the future. He says “proper planning not only protects assets, but literally can affect end of life issues.” To read the article in its entirety, please follow the link: https://jewishecho.com/finance/death-and-taxes, Author , Death and taxes, Writer of article in magazine, 2019

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Crescent Electric v. Primanio, in this Queens County Supreme Court case, the court held that the counterclaims for certain backcharges at the Citifield construction project were dismissed. the Court held that the terms of the contract between the parties barred such recovery.  As a result, Crescent was successful in recovering its entire debt, plus attorneys fees and interest worth over $200,000. , 2010
  • Estate Eisdorfer, 2018 NYLJ LEXIS 2319, Michael successfully moved to dismiss two petitions seeking a judcial accounting in the Surrogates Court. In this lenghly decision, the Court discussed and held that certain agreements disposed of the estate's assets decades ago,  and doctrine of laches and a complex analysis of the applicable statute of limitations bars the right to seek an accounting at this stage.  , 2018
  • Shady Records, Inc. v. Source Enters., 351 F. Supp. 2d 64, representing the world-renowned rapper, Eminem, Michael Korsinsky, as lead counsel, was successful in securing contempt and sanctions against The Source Magazine.  As a result, the defendant  was required to pay close to a million dollars in attorneys fees.  , 2004
  • Shady Records, Inc. v. Source Enters.,351 F. Supp. 2d 74 , Michael secured the relief requested by his world-renowned client, rapper Eminem, against copyright infringment related to old recordings discovered by the Source Magazine.  Michael together with his co-counsel, were successful in preventing the release of the entire recordings. , 2004
  • Kulwa v. Obiakor OB/GYN P.C., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17785. Successful in preventing the defendant from seeking to vacate a default.  A result, Michael was successful in covering over $150,000 on behalf of his client. , 2013
  • New Vanderbilt v. Brown, 32 Misc. 3d 1218(A)  (July 1, 2011), secured summary judgment on a fraudulent conveyance action, voiding all deed transfers due to violations of the Debtor and Creditor law.  As a result of the action, the prior deeds were voided and the firm was able to secure sufficent assets to pay outstanding nursing home bills., 2011
  • Crescent Electric v. Travelers, 111 A.D.3d 659, representing the plaintiff in this action in the Supreme Court and successfully on appeal, Michael secured sanctions and recovery of attorneys fees aganist the defendant's attoreny for thier continued efforts to stall discovery.  , 2013
  • As New York State Supreme Court Justice Anthony I. Giacobbe recently explained, Korsinsky and Klein, LLP, “performed [its services] in exemplary fashion, ably providing professional and competent guidance and legal counsel to their client and the Court, and demonstrating appropriate command of the facts and legal issues while providing the informed and passionate advocacy this Court expects.”  In Re Backer, Index No. 80252/10, Supreme Court, Richmond County, Decision dated November 30, 2012, 2012
  • In Re Blango, ____ AD3d _____, the Court reversed the lower court and determined that the deeds could not be voided and reversed the Surrogate's Court voiding of deeds. , 2018

Transactions:

  • The firm secured a refinance of various construction projects on Bedford Ave. in Brooklyn, worth over $18.5 million. , 2018
  • Michael was invovled in various real estate acqusitions, including the purchase of two $5.5 million developments. , 2016
  • the firm secured a refinance of $20 million credit line for construction in various projects in brooklyn for a client., 2016

Educational Background:

  • Brooklyn Law School, magna cuma laude, 2000
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2926 Avenue L
Brooklyn, NY 11210

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