Elliot S Schlissel

479 Merrick Rd
Lynbrook, New York 11563-2405
Phone:(800) 344-6431 (Toll Free)
(516) 561-6645 (Nassau)
(718) 350-2802 (Queens)
Fax: (516) 561-6716
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The Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel is composed of attorneys and paralegals who are caring, dedicated professionals contributing experience and expertise in diverse areas of the law.

Our goal is to provide our clients with high quality and cost effective legal services. We treat each client, small or large, with dignity and render the professional, efficient and courteous service they deserve.

Choosing a Lawyer

There are certain events in everyone’s life that are recognized as the most traumatic, most stressful…A divorce, the death of loved one, a serious financial difficulty, being arrested or buying or selling a home. These are the times when it is necessary to enlist the services of a lawyer. Our law firm seeks to make the legal processes a bit less confusing and less stressful.

Elliot S. Schlissel, Esq. and his associates understand the emotional upheaval that can accompany major changes in a person’s life. We are sensitive to the needs of our clients. “We are primarily a firm of lawyers representing individuals.”

Many of our clients are working people. We try to be flexible to accommodate the schedules of our clients. We treat every client, whether their case is a large one or a small one, with dignity and render prompt, efficient and courteous service. Our Lynbrook law office handles Matrimonial and Family law, Wills, Trusts, Estates, Criminal Law, Traffic Matters, Bankruptcy, Real Estate Closings and General Practice Matters.

Elliot S. Schlissel has been practicing law for more than 31 years. He attended Hofstra University School of Law and SUNY at Buffalo Law School. He received a scholarship to study international protection of human rights at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. He is currently a member of the New York State, Nassau County, Queens County and Suffolk County Bar Associations, and served two terms as the President of the Commercial Lawyers Conference of New York, a regional bar association.

Should you have a legal problem or question, feel free to call us. We do not usually charge a fee for an initial consultation

How Much Will it Cost?

Fees are determined by the time expended and other factors. We will discuss fees with you prior to undertaking representation. In today’s competitive environment, who can afford excessive legal fees? We keep a tight rein on your legal costs and the services you pay for are promptly and efficiently delivered.

Claims for personal injury are handled on a contingency basis. This means there is no legal fee unless we achieve an award for you. We are paid a percentage of the funds recovered. Disbursements, if any, are paid at the conclusion of the case.

Wills, Trusts & Estates

We represent individuals in all aspects of estate planning, including the preparation of wills, testamentary trusts, revocable and irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney, living wills and health care proxies. We handle probate and administration proceedings of estates, estate taxes and estate accountings.

We litigate will contests, accounting proceedings and all related Surrogate’s Court actions. Additionally, arrangements can be made to come to your home or hospital, if necessary to prepare documents.

Matrimonial & Family Law

Representing individuals in all phases of matrimonial and family matters in the Family Court and the Supreme Court, including divorce proceedings, custody, child support and visitation, spousal maintenance, annulments, paternity and orders of protection. We handle all aspects of contested and uncontested divorces and related matters. We also negotiate separation agreements, prepare prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

Elder Care

We provide legal representation to assist clients and their families in Guardianship proceedings, Medicaid planning, supplemental needs trusts, long-term medical/nursing care and nursing home problems. We represent individuals at Fair Hearings and Department of Social Services matters.

Real Estate/Corporations/Partnerships

We represent buyers and sellers in the sale or transfer of both residential and commercial real estate, condominiums and co-ops.

We represent individuals who have zoning problems, issues involving expanding their homes, and various other real estate problems. We handle litigation regarding individuals who seek to force the sale of property they own with other individuals.

We handle the legalization of non-conforming property. We appear before local town boards for our clients.

Our office forms corporations, limited liability corporations, partnerships and limited liability partnerships. We prepare shareholder and buy/sell agreements. We provide representation when buying and selling businesses.

Personal Injury

Representing injured parties in matters involving automobiles, sidewalks and other types of accidents, product liability cases and medical malpractice. Our fee is paid only upon successfully recovering damages for our clients.

If you can’t come to our office, arrangements will be made to see you at your home, at the hospital or other convenient locations.

Criminal Law

We represent individuals arrested, or about to be arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties as well as the five boroughs of the City of New York. We vacate arrest warrants and make arrangements for bail.

Traffic Tickets

Our office handles speeding tickets, scofflaw violations, license suspension, license revocations and all other moving violations in all counties of the State of New York. We vacate traffic arrest warrants. We represent individuals and corporations at DMV hearings, Traffic Court hearings, and we handle appeals from traffic violations. Our office has a direct computer link-up with the Department of Motor Vehicles, which gives us instant access to your New York State driving abstract.

Driving While Intoxicated

Representing those arrested for alcohol and/or drug related driving misdemeanor or felony offenses.

Current Employment Position(s)

Partner

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Education

  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York, 1975
    J.D.
  • State University of New York College, Oswego, New York, 1972
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science

References

George Caso, Esq.

Amy S. Nord, Esq.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
    Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association
    Member
  • Queens County Bar Association
    Member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
    Member
  • Former Commercial Lawyers Conference of New York
    President

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