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Constantina S. Papageorgiou

Partner

Testimonials

  • “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 ...”

    - Thomas
  • “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 ...”

    - Joseph R.
  • “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.
  • “Constantina gave me wonderful guidance and compassionate service throughout my family ordeal. She has my complete trust.”

    - John
  • “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 ...”

    - Victoria F.
  • “Highly recommend Ms. Papageorgiou as she is an amazing attorney. Very professional and efficient.”

    - Elizabeth V.
  • “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 ...”

    - Georgia K.
  • “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, ...”

    - Amy A.
  • “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
  • “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 ...”

    - Lisa L.
  • “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 ...”

    - Kathleen R.
  • “Constantina is diligent, patient and very knowledgeable. I am confident my family is in good hands.”

    - Michelle c.
  • “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 ...”

    - Laura Curran, County Executive of Nassau County
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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 families with asset protection and long-term care planning through advance directives and various planning techniques. She also provides legal counsel to individuals and families with the administration of estates and the liquidation of a deceased’s assets. Her practice additionally 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 seminars on estate planning and elder law for community organizations in both English and Greek, 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 immigrants 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, Elder Law, 2021 - 2022
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Trusts and Estates, 2021 - 2022
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star"; Estate Planning & Probate, 2020 - 2021
  • LI Herald “Premier Business Women of Long Island," 2020 - 2021
  • Long Island Business News "Top 50 Women in Business," 2020
  • LI Herald “Top Lawyers of Long Island Rising Star, 2019”
  • U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms in America: Elder Law Tier 3" 2022 (practice)
  • New York Law Journal “New York’s Top Rated Trusts and Estates Lawyers,” 2020 (practice)
  • Nominee, LI Herald “Top Lawyers of Long Island” Estates & Trusts, 2019, 2021

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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