Christopher M. Petillo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Hauppauge, NY

Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C.
 | 330 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 400
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 631-231-1450
Fax: 631-231-4732
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (60%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Tax: Consumer (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Christopher M. Petillo is a senior associate with Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C., law firm in Hauppauge, New York. A top-rated lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Petillo focuses his practice solely on elder law, estates, wills and trusts, and he provides exceptional counsel and support to clients across Long Island and throughout the greater New York City metro area.

    Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, Mr. Petillo is also a certified public accountant, and he provides invaluable representation to his clients to help them make the best-informed decisions regarding their future health care needs and end-of-life matters. Drawing upon his extensive legal and accounting experience, he is able to help his clients preserve the bulk of their wealth for future generations while assisting them with creating lasting legacies for their heirs and loved ones.

    Regardless of the issues his clients are facing or how complex their needs, Mr. Petillo works hard to help them achieve their goals and the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned consistent designation as among the top lawyers in New York, and he has received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    An honors graduate of Adelphi University with a degree in accounting and recipient of the Presidential Scholarship, Mr. Petillo obtained his Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law in 1995. He is admitted to practice before all New York state courts as well as before the U.S. Tax Court.

    A leader in his legal community, Mr. Petillo has conducted numerous lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics related to estate planning and elder law, and he is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association's Elder Law Section, among his other professional affiliations.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Elder Law
    • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Tax: Consumer
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Tax Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021

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    About Christopher Petillo

    Admitted: 1995, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • One of New York’s “Super Lawyers” in the New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine and The New York Times newspaper supplement (Metro Fall Edition (every year since 2012)

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • CELA - Certified Elder Law Attorney, as certified by the National Elder Law Foundation, as accredited by the American Bar Association, 2009
    • Certified Public Accountant in New York State

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Member
    • Nassau County Bar Association, Member
    • United States Tax Court
    • New York State Bar, 1995

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • The Family Vacation Home and the Summer Winds of Change
    • Why We Need a Durable Power of Attorney
    • Unequal Provisions in the Estate Plan – “Mom Always Liked You Best”
    • When You Don’t Pay Your Taxes
    • Thinking of Hiring an “Off-the Books” Caregiver? Think Again
    • I’m Retired, But My Mortgage Isn’t…
    • Postcards from the Fiscal Cliff
    • "Strategic Planning for Securing Medicaid Eligibility"
    • Same-Sex Married Couples May Now Use “Married Filing Jointly” as Filing Status on Federal Income Tax Returns
    • IRA Loophole for Charitable Gifts Now Permanent
    • Federal Estate and Gift Tax Laws – More Misunderstood Than Charlie Brown’s Teacher
    • Changes in Medicaid Laws Affecting Life Estates and Trusts
    • Probate Traps for the Unwary

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., Adelphi University, Accounting, with Honors, Presidential Scholarship
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    Office Location for Christopher M. Petillo

    330 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
    Suite 400
    Hauppauge, NY 11788

    Phone: 631-231-1450

    Fax: 631-231-4732

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    Last Updated: 3/25/2021

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