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Michael J. Amoruso, Esq.

ElderCounsel Principal

Michael is a managing partner in Amoruso & Amoruso, LLP and concentrates his practice on Elder Law, Asset Preservation, Comprehensive Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Guardianship. From 2011-2018, he received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell – the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards. He was chosen as a 2010-2017 New York Metro Super Lawyer for Elder Law. From 2011-2017 he was named one of the Top 25 Westchester and Top 100 New York Super Lawyers among all practice areas and was featured by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013. He was selected in the U.S. News & World Report as 2018 Best Lawyer in America for Elder Law. In 2009, he received a U.S. Congressional Proclamation for his work in Elder Law and Special Needs Law.

Mr. Amoruso is President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“NAELA”) and in 2017 was elected to the NAELA Council of Advanced Practitioners. In April, 2016, Mr. Amoruso was named as a NAELA Fellow in recognition of his outstanding leadership and exceptional commitment to addressing the challenges faced by the Elderly and those with Special Needs. He was the 2014 recipient of the NAELA Theresa Foundation Award for his dedication to those with Special Needs and received the 2013 NAELA President’s Recognition Award and the 2010 NAELA Outstanding New York Chapter Member Award. He also served as President of the New York Chapter of NAELA.

He is Past Chair of the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) Elder Law Section, a member of the Executive Committee and former Chair of the Legislation Committee and the Estate & Tax Planning Committee. He received the prestigious 2018 NYSBA Elder Law Section Award for his efforts in furtherance of the rights of the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities, the 2010 NYSBA Elder Law Section Awardas a principal drafter of NYSBA’s significant amendments to the 2009 Power of Attorney statute and the 2007 NYSBA Elder Law Section Awardfor work as a principal drafter of the New York State Compact for Long Term Care – a bill that offers an alternative to Medicaid coverage for long term care services.

Mr. Amoruso is featured in a Westchester Business Journal on-line article entitled “Sight-impaired lawyer uses personal experience to advocate for the disabled and is a nationally published author and frequent lecturer for the New York State Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, Stetson Law National Supplemental Needs Trust Conference, WealthCounsel LLC and ElderCounsel LLC, the Westchester Business Journal and Generations and is a frequent source of quotes and opinions by local press and The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, Consumer Reports, Preserving Your Memory, Reuters, New York Law Journal, AARP, Money, bankrate.com, and Jewish World Review. Mr. Amoruso hosted the weekly “Eldercare on the Air™” radio show on WFAS AM.

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