Michael Amoruso

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Rye Brook, NY

Amoruso & Amoruso, LLP
 | 800 Westchester Avenue, Ste N-605
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Phone: 914-253-9255
Fax: 914-253-9162
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
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, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019

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About Michael Amoruso

Admitted: 1995, New York

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

Honors/Awards:

  • 2010 recipient of the New York National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Outstanding Chapter Award
  • 2018 - Best Lawyers in America Elder Law, 2018 - Best Lawyers in America Elder Law, US News, 2019
  • U.S. Congress Proclamation Honoring him for his far-reaching knowledge of elder law and estate planning and the formation of ElderCounsel LLC
  • 2014 Best Lawyers in America for Elder Law., Best Lawyers in America Elder Law, 2014
  • 2015 Best Lawyers in America Elder Law, Best Lawyers in America Elder Law, U.S. News, 2015
  • 2018 New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section Award for actions furthering the rights of the elderly and persons with disabilities, New York State Bar Association, 2018
  • 2017 Best Lawyers in America Elder Law, U.S. News, 2017
  • 2010 recipient of the prestigious NYSBA Elder Law Section Award, New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section
  • 2012 Honored by Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester, 2012
  • Eagle Scout and Eagle Golden Palm, 1984
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Preisdent's Recognition Award, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2013
  • Feature article on Mr. Amoruso and the challenges he has had to overcome., Featured in Super Lawyers "Avanti Sempre Avanti", Super Lawyers, 2013
  • 2016 - Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, NAELA Fellow, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2016
  • 2018 - Best Lawyers in America Elder Law, U.S. News, 2018
  • 2007 recipient of the prestigious NYSBA Elder Law Section Award
  • Awarded a Congressional Proclamation by Nita M. Lowey
  • Chair, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Branding Committee, 2013
  • 2014 Theresa Award, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Avvo Rating of 10.0, AVVO Rating of 10.0, 2015
  • 2016 Best Lawyers in America Elder Law, U.S. News, 2016

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2013
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2019
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2018
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2012
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2015
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2017
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2011
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2014
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2019
  • Chair, Public Policy Steering Committee, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2013
  • Officer of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Executive Committee, 2014
  • Past Chair, New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA"),  Legislation Committee
  • Officer of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Executive Committee, 2015
  • Chair, NAELA Chapter President's Council, 2012
  • President-Elect, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2017
  • Chair, NAELA Public Policy Committee, 2013
  • Board of Directors, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Member, Programs & Publications Steering Committee, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2013
  • Chair, NAELA Chapter's Committee, 2013
  • Past Chair, New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA") Elder Law Section, 2013
  • Chair, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Public Policy Committee, 2015
  • Leadership Task Force
  • President, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2018
  • Chair, NAELA's Internet Education Committee, 2012
  • Board of Directors, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Foundation, 2016
  • Board of Directors, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2013
  • President-Elect, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2017
  • Member, Member Retention & Recruitment Committee, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2013
  • Member, New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA"), Executive Committee
  • Chair, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Public Policy Committee, 2014
  • Former Chair, New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA"), Estate & Tax Planning Committee
  • Chair, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Programs & Publications Steering Committee, 2015
  • Member, Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2013
  • Chair, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Programs & Publications Steering Committee, 2016
  • Past President, New York Chapter of NAELA, 2012
  • Board of Directors, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2017

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, VNS Group of Westchester, 2018
  • Board of Directors, VNS Group of Westchester, 2019
  • Mr. Amoruso servies as a member of the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurse Service of Westchester, 2014
  • Mr. Amoruso serves on the Board of Directors of Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester., 2015
  • Board of Directors, VNS Group of Westchester, 2017
  • 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., 2014
  • Board of Directors, VNS Group of Westchester, 2016
  • Mr. Amoruso serves on the Board of Directors of Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester., 2013
  • Mr. Amoruso servies as a member of the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurse Service of Westchester, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Advance Directives Aid in Health, Financial Decision-making
  • Estate Planning in New York: Long Term Care Insurance, Co-Author, Estate Planning in New York: Long Term Care Insurance , New York State Bar Association, 2019
  • New York's Governor Pushing to End Spousal Refusal for Home Care Recipients
  • Caregiving in the Community, AARP Bulletin, 2011
  • Acknowledged in, The Invisible Conversations - With Your Aging Parents, Shannon A. White - author, 2012
  • Presenter, Choosing the Right Plan for the Right Situation, Academy of Special Needs Planners, 2012
  • Lecturer, Tools, Techniques and Strategies to Build a Successful Elder Law Practice, Elder Counsel, LLC course, 2011
  • 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, 2014
  • Utilizing Spousal Supplemental Needs Trusts in Comprehensive Estate Planning, Author/Speaker, Stetson University College of Law Special Needs Conference, 2014
  • 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
  • Author of Tax and Drafting Issues in Comprehensive Estate Planning, Author/Speaker, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Advanced Elder Law Review, 2015
  • Estate Planning in New York: Long Term Care Insurance, Co-Author, Estate Planning in New York: Long Term Care Insurance , New York State Bar Association, 2017
  • Creative Advocacy: Medicaid Planning in Guardianship Proceedings, Co-Author, Creative Advocacy: Medicaid Planning in Guardianship Proceedings, 2017
  • Advanced Elder Law Review: Tax and Drafting Issues in Comprehensive Estate Planning, Author/Presenter, Advanced Elder Law Review: Tax and Drafting Issues in Comprehensive Estate Planning, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2017
  • Advanced Elder Law Review: Tax and Drafting Issues in Comprehensive Estate Planning, Author/Presenter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2016
  • 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
  • Frequent Lecturer, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Frequent Lecturer, New York State Bar Association
  • "Flexibility and Simplicity: The Drafting Keys after EGTRRA 2001"
  • "Preserving the Homestead: Tax, Medicaid and Title Issues"
  • "Changes Wrought by the DRA 2005: Look-Back Period and Commencement of the Penalty Period"
  • "Long Term Care Insurance"
  • "Medicaid Planning in a Post DRA World"
  • "Promises, Promises... An Overview of Promissory Notes and Annuities after the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005"
  • Quoted , 11 Strategies for Managing your Parents' Finances, Care.com website, 2012
  • Stetson University College of Law Special Needs Conference, 2013
  • Co-author, Estate Planning in New York: Long Term Care Insurance , New York State Bar Association, 2012
  • "Tax Tips When Planning for Long-Term Care", NYSBA - July/August 2011, 2011
  • Forum Attracts Leaders in the Home-Care Industry, 2011
  • Lobbying Efforts Seeing Results - NYSBA
  • Home Care is Affordable with Pooled Trusts, Westchester County Business Journal
  • New Law, New Problems - is your Power of Attorney valid?, Westchester County Business Journal

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2013
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2019
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2017
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2012
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2015
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2016
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2011
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2014
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, 2018

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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 is withhout question one of the most astute lawyers in the field of elder law, bar none. He brings a caring compassion to the work he performs on behalf of the firm's clients, and you could not bin better hands.”
  • “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.

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Office Location for Michael Amoruso

800 Westchester Avenue
Ste N-605
Rye Brook, NY 10573

Phone: 914-253-9255

Fax: 914-253-9162

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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