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  • Excellent assistance and guidance
    "I am writing as the attorney for the plaintiff....we have resolved the case as a result of the excellent assistance and guidance provided to us by mediator, Andrew A. Kimler Esq., as part of the EDNY mediation program."

    - Jonathan Silver, Esq.

  • Took the time to explain everything
    "We are so happy to have met Constantina Papageorgiou and have had her help us with our estate planning needs. Constantina is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer who took the time to explain everything to us so that we were comfortable with our decisions. She has a remarkable amount of patience and always got back to us to answer all of our questions. She provided valuable advice on our estate planning based on our actual needs and not on wanting us to spend more for documents we didn't really need, which I think is very rare in today's world. Estate planning is not an easy or particularly enjoyable thing to have to discuss, but Constantina made it accessible and actually doable!"

    - Natalie L.

  • Lucky to have Joe by my side
    "I fortunately met Joe Trotti at an unfortunate time. Joe is extremely knowledgeable of the law, well prepared, always responsive and is a highly skilled trial attorney. And just as important, Joe shows compassion at a vulnerable time for his clients. Lucky to have Joe by my side."

    - Pamela S.

  • Excellent experience
    "Excellent experience."

    - Tim L.

  • Always pleasant
    "I have been a client of Joe Milizio's for many years. He is always pleasant, willing to listen and discuss matters openly and honestly. Joe is a wonderful person and a skilled professional."

    - Elizabeth C.

  • An excellent job
    "I was fortunate enough to work with Mr. Joe Trotti in my divorce case. After having fired two other divorce lawyers, Mr. Trotti successfully and quickly resolved all the outstanding financial problems holding up my divorce. His kind, caring manner and high level of professionalism made my difficult situation a lot easier to endure. He kept me updated at every step of the way and eased my anxiety through the divorce process. He is an outstanding attorney, who did an excellent job. I would highly recommend Mr. Trotti to anyone."

    - Maria D.

  • Extremely knowledgeable, professional, patient and comforting
    "I retained Joseph Trotti 5 years ago to handle my divorce. This was a long, drawn out, and ugly divorce. Joe held my hand through losing my house to foreclosure, because my ex kept my mortgage payments instead of paying the bank. Since we did not have any assets it should have been a simple and easy divorce. Instead my ex dragged it out and made life difficult for me and my girls. Joe was extremely knowledgeable, professional, patient and comforting throughout this ordeal. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone finding themselves facing the process of divorce."

    - Joy R.

  • Highly recommend this firm
    "Highly recommend this firm especially Joe Milizio and his team. Professional courteous and responsive always."

    - Kimberly O.

  • The highest of standards
    "Only the highest of standards and practices, 5-star firm. Mr. Vishnick ("Bernie") is the best...with a grandpa's touch!"

    - Nancy

  • Would recommended to anyone
    "Excellent legal services and attorneys. I have had the pleasure of dealing with the real estate practice, the family institute practice, and the wills trust and estate practice. Also staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommended to anyone."

    - Vivian R.

  • Wonderful guidance and compassionate service

    "Constantina gave me wonderful guidance and compassionate service throughout my family ordeal. She has my complete trust."

    - John

  • Knows exactly which way to go to get the best outcome
    "I have been a client of Mr. Kimler for more than 10 years and I would not change him for anyone. He is professional and honest but most of all, he is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer who knows exactly which way to go to get the best outcome for his client. Thank you, Mr. Kimler!"

    - Lourdes P.

  • Always ready to help
    "Mr. McGovern is a gentleman and a scholar. When my wife and I were interested in setting up a trust we called him. He came over and discussed with us our options. He set up the trust and looked over the will we had and put everything in order. It was a pleasure working with him. Whenever I called he was always ready to help. Thank you Mr. McGovern."

    - Sebastian R.

  • Such a great help
    "Mr. Milizio was such a great help with our legal issues. He is very knowledgeable."

    - Pat A.

  • Kind, patient, punctual, and accurate
    "Ms. Papageorgiou offers good counsel and is well-versed in many facets of estate planning. I have worked with her since 2017. For professional qualities, I was seeking a high level of professionalism and impeccable attention to detail. For personal qualities, I was seeking someone who is kind, patient, punctual, and accurate in each step of her work. I was seeking a lawyer who is knowledgeable and comfortable in working with single parent and non-traditional families. I met with her in her NYC offices and this was convenient for me. I'm happy to have a connection to this lawyer and to her legal practice."

    - Victoria F.

  • I have recommended James to numerous family members and friends
    "Mr. Burdi took care of numerous concerns of mine, including all of my estate planning needs. The process was extremely easy and I was surprisingly very comfortable with him and the firm in general. He certainly appeared to be concerned about my future and doing right by me. I have recommended James to numerous family members and friends."

    - Daniel A.

  • Caring
    "Review form an Insurance Advisor: Jim Burdi and I have worked together giving educational workshops for parents of children with special needs. He is very knowledgeable concerning the need for wills and trusts and how these legal tools are needed for the lifetime care of a special needs child. He is also very caring with the parents and understands their concerns. He presents legal concepts that can be complex in a very simple, understandable format. I give him 5 stars!!"

    - Joseph Parisi

  • Excellent attorneys
    "Excellent attorneys. Will recommend without any hesitation. Joe Milizio is very professional and responsible and reliable."

    - Isaac G.

  • Gracious and kind
    "As a retired Judge and attorney I choose my own legal representation, carefully especially in areas of law in which I do not have expertise. Mr. Gordon was first retained by me several years ago to review and assist me as Trustee in changing my disabled nephew’s inherited trust into a Supplemental Needs Trust, thereby protecting the funds for his long term personal use. I experienced no embarrassment in discussing intimate family details with him. He was gracious and kind and effectuated the changes through the court proceeding efficiently and quickly. I subsequently engaged his assistance for my husband’s family in an estate dispute for similar reasons. They were also comforted by Mr. Gordon’s command of the law and sensitivity. Again recently, I referred a friend buying a first home to Mr. Gordon. I am very confident in his skills and integrity."

    - Fran H.

  • Very professional and efficient
    "highly recommend Ms. Papageorgiou as she is an amazing attorney. Very professional and efficient."

    - Elizabeth V.

  • Excellent Firm
    "Excellent Firm — Mr. Milizio guided us through the process of setting up our family legal documents."

    - Pete W.

  • Excellent Firm
    "Excellent Firm -- Mr. Milizio guided us through the process of setting up our family legal documents."

    - Pete W.

  • Thanks so much!!!

    "Constantina is a fully competent and knowledgeable attorney with an impeccable work ethic. She is bright, thorough and intuitive. Most importantly, she listens carefully and addresses your concerns clearly and patiently. What separates her from many others is her passion for her job and compassion for her clients. She makes you feel safe from the moment you meet her. Constantina has the ability to protect her client while being sensitive to their emotions at the same time. Not sure what we would have done without her. We feel very fortunate to have had her guide our dad in such a delicate process such as estate planning. Thanks so much!!!"

    - Georgia K.

  • Extreme care and attention
    "Ms. Papageorgiou prepared and executed my Will with extreme care and attention even though there were many difficulties due to Covid-19. I was impressed with her knowledge and diligence and as a result appointed her as the Co-Executor in my Will."

    - Sarah

  • Highly attentive
    "Professional and personable: Ms. Papageorgiou helped me navigate serious and complicated legal matters that were having an emotional impact on our family. Ms. Papageorgiou was highly attentive, demonstrated extraordinary expertise, while not losing sight of the human side of making these legal decisions (and with Covid!)"

    - Amy A.

  • Top Notch effectiveness and kindness
    "Top Notch effectiveness and kindness! Constantina has been of immense help to my family, answering questions about a Trust my parents had set up many years ago, and evaluating it for effectiveness as they aged. She helped us strengthen the document and deed to ensure their intentions would be honored. We are so glad to know that we can contact her any time for advice and help with elder law, and any other matter as she can consult with other attorneys in her firm to make sure she is giving the best advice."

    - Lisa L.

  • Very concerned and compassionate
    "Constantina was my brother's estate lawyer. I met her when he passed away from COVID. She was very concerned and compassionate. Needless to say COVID made a difficult time almost impossible to get anything done. Constantina and Catherine made everything as easy as possible."

    - Kathleen R.

  • Good advice
    "Great service. Mr. Freundlich always has good advice and listens and understands my concerns."

    - Anonymous

  • An exceptional attorney
    "Joe Milizio is an exceptional attorney with his knowledge, ability to communicate and ability to put a person at ease even in the most difficult of times. His attention to his client's needs and to the law are unsurpassed."

    - Marian C.

  • My wife and I are very happy
    "Worked with Bernie McGovern and he was extremely helpful and patient. My wife and I are very happy with his service and experience."

    - Joe C.

  • I would highly recommend them

    "I have used their services on several occasions and found them to be professional, helpful and caring and always responsive to a call for help! I would highly recommend them."

    "Morris Sabbagh is a wonderful, thoughtful, patient, and great attorney."

    - Anna F.

  • My family is in good hands
    "Constantina is diligent, patient and very knowledgeable. I am confident my family is in good hands."

    - Michelle c.

  • Prompt and frequent communication

    "Hello Meredith: Thank you so much for all of your efforts to keep this situation out of the court. I am particularly pleased with your prompt and frequent communication with me through this process. I will be sure to recommend you and your firm to anyone who needs a similar service. Much success to you and your colleagues."

    - Anne G.

  • Absolutely terrific
    "James Burdi was absolutely terrific with my difficult real estate transaction. I received the closing statement and I am very impressed!! The statement package is by far the best I have ever seen. I am an Associate Real Estate Broker for over 30 years. Every time I list a property the homeowner brings out their closing package. The papers are usually stuffed in an envelope and a total mess! Once again I want to thank you for helping through a difficult transaction. I truly appreciated all your efforts!"

    - Gale M.

  • Highly recommend
    I had the pleasure of having both Mr. Trotti and Mr. McGovern handle legal services for me and they did so with great knowledge, a comforting manner and ease. They were friendly, professional and always timely. I will certainly be referring them to friends and family. Thank you for making all a comforting process.

    - De'bra S

  • A wonderful experience
    You guys have been a wonderful experience in such an unfun time of someone’s life. Even if it’s just to reach out for an answer and hear some reassurance.

    - Ken H.

  • Thank you

    “Thank you for the services you continue to provide to Mr. P. I will continue to tell my colleagues that the ease in which your office works with the client and our facility is leaps and bounds beyond any guardianship situation I've dealt with in my years as Administrator.”

    - Gregg B.

  • Best of the best!

    “When I sat with Mr. McGovern and explained my case, my sister and I knew right away this prestigious law firm was THE ONE. Mr. McGovern gave me the confidence that everything was going to be fine. Mr. Freundlich represented me and we won the case. He always listened carefully, was available via email/phone and he dealt with things without me having to be preset in the court. I am forever thankful and grateful for what this law firm did for me and my family. THANK YOU.”

    - Eliz P.

  • She genuinely cared

    “My parents retained Constantina to represent them. She is a caring and knowledgeable attorney who has a keen insight into elder law. She genuinely cared about my parents’ needs and provided excellent service. She took the time to explain the law to them. My mother passed away, but she continued to work with my father in representing his rights.”

    - Thomas

  • Second to none

    “The whole situation with my Aunt’s estate was extremely upsetting but I am so profoundly appreciative of the support from your firm. Mr. Vishnick was amazing. His efforts were tireless and second to none.”

    - Jim R.

  • The highest recommendation possible

    “Quality attorney group we used for estate planning. The team was friendly, helpful, and extremely proficient. They guided me through some very difficult planning processes. I can only give them the highest recommendation possible.”

    - Joseph R.

  • Highly recommend them

    “Phil Hornberger and the rest of the team were extremely helpful throughout our home buying process. We would highly recommend them for real estate transactions and will surely be using them for other services in the near future. Thanks Phil!”

    - Joseph C.

  • Extremely thorough and on-point

    “They handled two closings for me. They were extremely thorough and on-point with everything. I highly recommend the firm.”

    - Pedro S.

  • Excellent job helping my business get started!

    “This firm did an excellent job helping my business get started! Thanks guys!”

    - Silverthorne Veterinary

  • Extraordinary

    “Dear Mr. Trotti, thank you for all the extraordinary work you have done. This has been a very long and painful situation for our family, and it has been very comforting to know and witness how hard you have been fighting to ensure that justice prevails. The time, energy and heart that you put into the trial was clearly evident, and your skill in the courtroom was impressive to watch. Thank you again for your professionalism and kindness.”

    - P. & V.

  • No detail of my case was overlooked

    “Mr. Trotti and his staff made me feel confident that no detail of my case was overlooked. His dedication and hard work put my mind at ease. It was evident that Mr. Trotti commands the respect not only of his clients but also of his peers.”

    - A.

  • My heartfelt gratitude

    “To Bernard Vishnick, my husband and I want to thank you for all your guidance, patience and support in handling my mother’s estate. It was evident from our first meeting that you were the right person to handle the estate. My heartfelt gratitude to you and your team for all the care and concern that was shown to my family, and for working tirelessly on our behalf.”

    - Former Client

  • Long Island’s best and brightest legal professionals.

    - L.I. Herald Newspapers

  • Selfless commitment to the community

    “Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP has worked diligently on behalf of causes and ideals which uphold the principles of human decency and brotherhood, and through the years has demonstrated a selfless commitment to the community that warrants attention and gratitude.”

    - Laura Curran, County Executive of Nassau County

  • Dedicated to issues of social justice

    “We are tremendously grateful to collaborate with a firm so dedicated to issues of social justice.”

    - William Tramontano, Interim President, Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY)