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Daniel A. Timins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in New York, NY

Law Offices of Daniel Timins
477 Madison Avenue, Suite 240
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-683-3560
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed in New York Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate (50%), Elder Law (20%), Estate & Trust Litigation (20%), Tax: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

Over the last ten years the focus of Estate Planning Practitioners has dramatically shifted from merely transferring wealth for the sake of saving money on income taxes, to protecting money from the effects of living longer lives and taking advantage of government programs available to those who deserve them. The nature of people's wealth has also shifted from guaranteed income, such as pensions and Social Security, to asset preservation and more flexible income tax planning, such as IRAs and more complex employer-sponsored benefit plans. The days of attorneys merely preparing legal documents have come and gone.


It is my desire to assist individuals in helping them maintain their dignity while continuing to protect their wealth from the financially-deleterious effects of prolonged lives. Clients must focus on themselves more than ever, and come to an understanding that maintaining a healthy financial life well into one's Golden Years is both emotionally and financially more responsible than transferring assets in a knee-jerk fashion. Working with attorneys who focus on limited fields of legal work can benefit both client and atorney, and are the future standard of the profession and the attorney / client relationship.


I look forward to helping those who wish to live long, comfortable futures in which fear is minimized, legacies are are secondary to life, and family burdens are nonexistent.

About Daniel A. Timins

First Admitted: 2008

Professional Webpage:


  • Please stop people: The sky is NOT falling. While there are certainly issues in our economy to be conserned with, estate taxes are not one of them On the flip side, you better be ready to give more money to your children, because financial pressures on them shall only increase. We also delve into the current crypto-currency craze, discuss why UTMA accounts are no good, and remember the passing of my friend, Jerry Palumberi, CPA., Timins Law Newsletter Winter 2017, Trusts Wills Estates Medicaid Elder Law
  • In this "I told you so" issue I highlight how everything is doing just fine in the world of estates and Medicaid planning. We discuss how helping children with a home down payment has now become a parental requirement for those who can afford it (as if we needed more), how to maximize charitable deductions from and IRA, and in our first "Dan Says" section go over how to best contribute to a New York 529 Plan., Timins Law Newsletter Summer 2017, Trusts Wills Estates Medicaid Elder Law
  • Am I dreaming that Donald Trump has been elected as President? Will I have to pull all of my money out of the stock market? Should I move to Canada? No, stop and don't. In this issue I explain how everything is going to be okay, why people's salvation STILL rests on their building their wealth, why trusts are still an essential planning tool, and how estate attorneys will continue their relevance even if we eventually end up in an estate tax free world. , Timins Law Newsletter Summer 2016, Trusts Wills Estates Medicaid Elder Law
  • What is the most tried-and-true path to take to save money on estate taxes when we can't predict what they will be in the future? Then answer is: Disclaimer Trusts. I explain what they are and how they work in this edition. I also share comments as to Prince's lacking estate plan, and y general philosophy as to why focusing on assets instead of income is the best way to ensure you increase your chances of building wealth and achieving financial independence., Timins Law Newsletter Summer 2016, Trusts Wills Estates Medicaid Elder Law
  • In this installment of the Newsletter, we look at New York's new estate tax laws, reasons my clients should be patient while transferring their Coop to their revocable trust, and answering questions as to how to best prepare for Medicaid Planning with property account types., Timins Law Newsletter Summer 2015, Trusts Wills Estates Medicaid Elder Law
  • What was BIG in the T&E world in 2014? Find out here..., Timins Law December 2014 Newletter, Trusts And Estates Law

Special Licenses/Certifications



  • This video is from a Continuing Legal Education program geared toward helping attorneys work with Trusts and Estates matters., Helping Trusts and Estates Attorneys Work With Clients, Trusts And Estates Law, 2011
  • Much like your revocable trust, you need to fund your irrevocable Medicaid trust. In addition, you will need 5 years to pass before these assets are excluded from your Medicaid Nuring Home assets., Fund Your Medicaid Trust, Trusts Wills Estates Medicaid Elder Law, 2017
  • If your Trust owns no property it shall transfer no property upon your passing., Make Sure Your Trust is the Owner, Trusts Wills Estates Medicaid Elder Law, 2017
  • There are only two ways to transfer money from a deceased individual to another person or entity. Learn what those are here., Probate v. Operation of Law Transfers, Trusts Wills Estates Medicaid Elder Law, 2017

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Office Location for Daniel A. Timins

477 Madison Avenue
Suite 240
New York, NY 10022

Last Updated: 8/21/2020

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