John P. Gordon, a member of Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP’s Business and Transactional Law, Exit Planning for Business Owners, Real Estate, and Trust and Estate Planning Practice Groups, was promoted from associate to counsel in January 2017.
Mr. Gordon concentrates in all phases of business formation, planning, ownership transfers, entity dissolutions, exit and succession planning and other transactions; and represents clients throughout the purchase, sale, lease and finance of residential and commercial real estate. Additionally, he represents charities and other not-for-profit organizations during formation and application for tax-exempt status and advises them on compliance and governance issues. In the Trust and Estate Planning Practice Group, he formulates and implements estate and gift tax plans for individuals.
Mr. Gordon shares his knowledge on a pro bono basis, representing homeowners at foreclosure settlement conferences as part of the Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project. He is president of the Chamber of Commerce of the Willistons, having previously served as the organization’s networking director. He is a member of the Queens County, New York State and the Nassau County Bar Associations, serving on the latter’s Real Property Law and Surrogate’s Court Estates and Trusts Committees.
Mr. Gordon has lectured on estate planning and real estate matters; has been quoted in the press on legal and tax issues; and writes informative articles on legal and tax matters. His 2014 article on estate tax and the use of credit shelter trusts was published in The CPA Journal. Among his other published articles are: Buy-Sell Agreements: Don’t Leave the Continued Success of Your Business up to Chance (2016); How to Protect Your Turf: Why Property Surveys Matter (2014), Why Estate Tax Planning Is As Important As Ever (2013), Ensure You're Insured (2012), To Sell or Not to Sell? Capital Gains Surtax to Kick in on January 1, 2013 (2010), Two Important Court Decisions on Condos and Co-ops (2007) and Obtaining Real Estate Loans Without Counsel: A Recipe for Disaster (2007).
Admitted to practice law in the State of New York, Mr. Gordon received his Juris Doctorate degree from Fordham University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Philosophy from the College of the Holy Cross.