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Yan Lian Kuang-Maoga

Attorney Profile

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

Pitta & Baione LLP
120 Broadway, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10271
Phone: 212-658-1766
Fax: 212-658-1767
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law
Languages Spoken: Chinese-Cantonese, English, Chinese-Mandarin
Attorney Profile

A senior associate at Pitta & Baione LLP, Yan Lian Kuang-Maoga focuses her practice primarily on estate planning and administration. In addition, she appears before the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund on behalf of clients of the firm who either lost a loved one in that attack or who continue to suffer respiratory and other diseases as a result of exposure to the resulting contaminants. Based in the firm's office in New York City, she represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area, including all five boroughs. Ms. Kuang-Maoga has been admitted to practice before all New York state courts since 2010, and she is a graduate of the City University of New York School of Law.

In her estate planning practice, Ms. Kuang-Maoga regularly prepares and reviews wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, financial and health care powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. She tailors each plan to the specific needs and goals of her client, which often include the avoidance of probate and the minimization of federal and state estate taxes. Ms. Kuang-Maoga also guides people through the probate process when their loved ones have died with a valid will in place. Other elder law matters that she has handled have included providing advice and counsel regarding long-term care alternatives, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and related Medicaid planning.

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund was enacted into law shortly after the attack in order to compensate victims or their survivors in exchange for their agreeing not to file lawsuits against the airlines involved. It has provided more than $10 billion to date, and it covers cancer as well as certain other diseases. Ms. Kuang-Maoga helps her clients comply with the program's strict deadlines and eligibility requirements.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 50%Elder Law
Focus Areas

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


8 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

About Yan Lian Kuang-Maoga

First Admitted: 2010, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Student-Attorney, Main Street Legal Services
  • Brocher Foundation Fellow, City University of New York School of Law
  • Rising Star, New York Super Lawyers, 2014 - 2019
  • Top Attorney, New York Times
  • First Borchard Foundation Fellow, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law
  • Elder Law Clinic, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The Important Job of an Executor, The Queens Courier, 3/8/2018
  • Probate 101, Tax Professionals Resource, 9/9/2013
  • The Elder Law Minute: Choosing the right trustee, Brooklyn Reporter, 8/24/2014
  • What Not to Neglect in Your Estate Plan, The Queens Courier, 1/11/2018

Educational Background

  • Baruch College (CUNY), New York, New York, B.B.A. Human Resource Management, 2005

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Quarterly community lectures in Cantonese and Mandarin dialects to Chinese caregivers of CaringKind's Caregiver Services Program, 2018
  • Manager, New York Foundation, Senior Citizen’s Case Management Program
  • Caseworker, LaGuardia Senior Center
  • Legal Aid Society’s Brooklyn Office for the Aging and the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York State Bar Association, 2018
  • New York, 2010
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Office Location for Yan Lian Kuang-Maoga

120 Broadway
28th Floor
New York, NY 10271

Phone: 212-658-1766

Fax: 212-658-1767

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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