Constantina S. Papageorgiou is a partner in the Trust and Estate Practice at Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP, with experience in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and elder law. She joined Vishnick McGovern Milizio as an associate on August 12, 2013 and was promoted to partner effective December 1, 2018.
In her estate planning and elder law capacity, Ms. Papageorgiou assists individuals and their families with asset protection and long-term care planning with the use of advance directives and various planning techniques. She also provides legal counsel to individuals and families with the administration of estates and the liquidation of assets after one's death.
An active member of the Queens County Bar Association, Queens County Women's Bar Association, and the Trust and Estates and Elder Law Sections of the New York State Bar Association, Ms. Papageorgiou serves as a board member of HANAC (formerly known as the Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee), the Hellenic Lawyers Association and St. Demetrios of Astoria Alumni.
Ms. Papageorgiou frequently conducts educational elder law and estate planning seminars for community organizations in both the Greek and English languages, with the goal of enlightening and motivating individuals to engage in estate, tax and Medicaid planning for the protection of themselves and their assets. She also has a particular focus on estate planning for young families.
Ms. Papageorgiou is licensed to practice law in New York State. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from St. John's School of Law and her Bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University with a major in Political Science and minor in International Studies. She attended St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows and St. Demetrios Elementary School in Astoria.
A native New Yorker, Ms. Papageorgiou’s parents emigrated from Cyprus and are the well-known proprietors of Zenon Taverna, where she frequently can be found working with her family. Her husband Joseph Alexander, whom she met at St. John’s, is an attorney who practices medical malpractice defense. They reside with their children in Astoria.