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Constantina S. Papageorgiou

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  • “World class! I wouldn't trust anyone else with my family's interests other than Constantina and her team.”

    - Thomas M.
  • “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 ...”

    - Natalie L.
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    - John
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    - Victoria F.
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    - Elizabeth V.
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    - Georgia K.
  • “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 ...”

    - Sarah
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    - Amy A.
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    - Lisa L.
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    - Kathleen R.
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Constantina Papageorgiou is a partner in Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP’s Wills, Trusts, and Estates Practice. Her work focuses on Trust and Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration, and Elder Law.

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. In addition, her practice focuses on estate planning and guardianship matters for young families.

Her passionate advocacy for her clients and sharp business acumen have made her the youngest partner in the firm’s history.

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 informing and motivating individuals to engage in estate, tax, and Medicaid planning to protect themselves and their assets.

A native New Yorker, Ms. Papageorgiou’s parents are emigrates from Cyprus and the proprietors of the famous Zenon Taverna in Astoria, Queens, where she can frequently be found working with her family. She resides in Astoria with her husband, a medical malpractice defense attorney, and their two children.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York, 2010

EDUCATION

  • J.D., St. John's School of Law, 2010
  • Elder Law Clinic internship; Refugee and Immigrant Rights Clinic internship; President, Hellenic Law Student's Association; Coordinator, Student Hurricane Network; Public Interest Committee; board member, Amnesty International; Secretary, Disability Rights Society.
  • B.A., Political Science/International Affairs, Stony Brook University, 2006
  • Vice President, Artemis Hellenic Greek Club; member, Amnesty International; member, Social Justice Alliance.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • New York State Bar Association; Trust and Estates and Elder Law Sections
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Queens County Women’s Bar Association
  • Board member, HANAC (formerly Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee)
  • Board member, Hellenic Lawyers Association
  • Board member, St. Demetrios of Astoria Alumni Association

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Avvo, 5-star reviewed member
  • Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch 2021”; Elder Law
  • Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch 2021”; Trusts and Estates
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star 2020"; Estate Planning & Probate
  • LI Herald “2019 Top Lawyers of Long Island Rising Star”
  • LI Herald “The Premier Business Women of Long Island 2020”
  • Long Island Business News "Top 50 Women in Business," 2020
  • New York Law Journal “New York’s Top Rated Trusts and Estates Lawyers,” 2020 (practice)
  • Nominee, LI Herald “2019 Top Lawyers of Long Island,” Estates & Trusts

PRO BONO & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Board member, HANAC (formerly Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee)
  • Board member, Hellenic Lawyers Association
  • Board member, St. Demetrios of Astoria Alumni Association

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