As Managing Member of the firm, Michael Fedele helps ensure clients get the legal assistance and strong advocacythey need to solve their problems. His practice focuses on Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, and Real Estate which encompasses a wide range of issues that can keep clients awake at night.
Michael has a holistic approach to estate and elder law planning. Every individual and family has unique needs and goals. He enjoys getting to know clients so he can develop customized and creative solutions to whatever problems they are having or want to avoid in the future. He handles all aspects of estate planning including drafting wills, trusts, and other documents as well as assisting clients with probate and estate administration matters.
He focuses a significant portion of his practice on elder law helping clients with Medicaid planning and applications, guardianships, and planning for incapacity and long-term care. When individuals do not make appropriate long-term care plans, courts must step in to appoint a guardian. As a Court Examiner in multiple counties, Michael has experience within the court system addressing countless guardianship issues and understands the difficulties families and the incapacitated person face when going to court. Michael is qualified as an NYS Part 36 fiduciary and is routinely appointed as a court evaluator, attorney for the alleged incapacitated person, counsel to the guardian, receiver, supplemental needs trustee, and guardian ad litem. Michael has been pre-bonded by one the nation’s largest fidelity bond agency’s for up to $25 million dollars. He also has been appointed by Order of the Presiding Justices of the Appellate Division, First and Second Department, as a Court Examiner in and for Suffolk County and Bronx County.
As a real estate attorney, Michael also believes in a client-centered approach. Every client has an objective in coming to an attorney. His goal is to help them achieve the results they want in the transaction. His clients range from first-time home buyers and sellers to experienced real estate investors to fiduciaries (executors, administrators, and trustees) looking to administer estate assets.
Prior to law school, Michael was an executive at a multi-million-dollar construction company for a major home improvement retailer. His vast experience in the residential construction industry has benefitted custom home builders, contractors, material men, and private lenders in a wide variety of transactions. He routinely represents contractors and material men in disputes over contracts and payments as well as in the negotiation and closing of private lending transactions throughout Long Island. Michael is also heavily involved in the real estate industry as a member of the East Coast Real Estate Investors Association (ECREIA) and as owner/broker at HYD Realty LLC, so he understands trends and issues of concern to such clients.
Both elder law and real estate matters can result in disputes. In those situations, clients benefit from Michael’s skills as a part 137 arbitrator. Whether the parties litigate or not, he can assist clients with negotiating an effective resolution of their conflicts.
New York State Part 36 Fiduciary
Nassau County Part 137, Arbitrator
New York and New Jersey.
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