Linda A. Amato
Amato Law, PLLC
667 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10065
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Amato Law, PLLC
Amato Law, PLLC is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in New York, NY, our mission is to provide residents of New York and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of New York and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.
About Linda A. Amato
Linda Amato is a New York City-based attorney in private practice. Linda’s unique background in asset management, health care, and law have developed her expertise in estate-planning matters, enabling her to identify and create optimal plans for each of her clients.
Linda is passionate about working with individuals, families, and businesses. She is dedicated to helping her clients avoid probate, and minimize Federal and State taxes. Linda understands that although most clients share many of the same concerns—such as tax planning, health care cost in the event of illness, and wealth preservation—she is committed to crafting the best possible, customized estate plan for every client.
Linda’s extensive 30-year background in law, finance, and health care enables her to provide the highest-quality estate planning services to individuals, families, and businesses.
Prior to forming her private practice, Linda worked with an asset management company owned by one of Europe’s largest private banks. Her practice focused on compliance, operational and regulatory matters related to investing in complex investment strategies. Linda’s top priority was protecting client assets. Prior to and post the Lehman crisis she took an active role in advising investment managers on counterparty risk and how to mitigate the risk of losing client money in the event of brokerage insolvency.
Before her career in law, Linda practiced in the health care industry for 20 years, where she advocated on behalf of her clients as a licensed clinical social worker. Her steep knowledge of entitlements—including Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans’ benefits, coupled with acting in the capacity of guardian and court-appointed evaluator are invaluable skills for an estate planning attorney. She is dedicated to providing her clients and their families with an unparalleled level of service, no matter the size of the estate.
In addition to her Master’s in Social Work from New York University, Linda earned her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law. While in law school she ranked among the top 5% of her class, and was a member of the law review. In addition, she interned with the Hon. Nan R. Nolan, United States District Court Northern District Court of Illinois, and worked with the Cook County Public Defenders Office.
Linda is admitted to the bar in the State of New York. She is a member of the Elder Law Section, the Trust and Estate Section of the New York State Bar Association, and is also a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
Outside the office, Linda enjoys indoor cycling classes, hiking, cooking, and spending time with Hudson, her Siberian-Husky mix.
About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.