Heather S. MilaneseAssociate
Heather S. Milanese is an Associate in the Firm’s Personal, Family & Business Planning Practice Group, focusing her practice on estate planning, wealth preservation, elder law, guardianships and trust and estate administration.
Heather develops asset protection strategies designed to meet the individualized needs of our clients. She works with clients and their financial teams to ensure that their families, estates, and businesses are sufficiently protected. In addition, she counsels clients on the legal and financial considerations in planning for varying stages of life, including eligibility for Medicaid.
Heather represents clients in estate and trust administration matters before the Surrogate’s Court. She also represents clients in all aspects of guardianship proceedings, and is eligible for Part 36 court appointments as Court Evaluator and Attorney for Alleged Incapacitated Persons.
Heather has been recognized in Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers in America® for 2023 and 2024. Ones to Watch is a recognition given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice. In 2016, Heather was featured in the “Ones to Watch: Law” by the Long Island Business News. From 2017 to 2021, Heather was selected to the Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Since 2022, she has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the Metro New York Area in the field of estate & probate.
Prior to joining the firm, Heather interned for the Hon. Leonard D. Wexler, Judge in the Eastern District of New York, the Civil Division of the Offices of the United States Attorneys, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. She also worked as an associate at a law office in Suffolk County dedicated to elder law and estate planning.
Heather is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, where she belongs to the “Elder Law and Special Needs” and “Trust and Estates Law” Sections. She is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Nassau County.
While in law school, she earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award during her study in the Elder Law Clinic.
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Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkCourt Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association: Elder Law and Special Needs and Trust and Estates Law SectionsEducation
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Juris Doctor
Salisbury University, B.A.