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Michael J. Amoruso, Esq.

ElderCounsel Principal

Michael is a partner in Amoruso & Amoruso, LLP and concentrates his practice on Elder Law, Asset Preservation, Comprehensive Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Guardianship. He was chosen as a 2010-2016 New York Metro Super Lawyer for Elder Law.  From 2011-2016 he was named one of the Top 25 Westchester Super Lawyers among all practice areas and was featured by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013.  He is also included in the U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Lawyers in America for Elder Law. In 2009, he received a U.S. Congressional Proclamation for his work in Elder Law and Special Needs Law. 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 was the 2010 recipient of the prestigious NYSBA Elder Law Section Award as a principal drafter of NYSBA’s significant amendments to the 2009 Power of Attorney statute and the 2007 recipient of the NYSBA Elder Law Section Award for 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. From 2011-2016, he received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell – the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards.

Mr. Amoruso is President of the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“NAELA”) and is Chair of the NAELA Programs & Publications Steering Committee and past Chair of NAELA’s Public Policy Committee. 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.

Mr. Amoruso 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, Kiplinger, Reuters, New York Law Journal, AARP, Money,, and Jewish World Review. Mr. Amoruso hosted the weekly “Eldercare on the Air™” radio show on WFAS AM. 

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