Joseph T. La FerlitaPartner
Joseph T. La Ferlita practices trusts and estates law, with an emphasis on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and tax controversy. He counsels individual planning clients, beneficiaries, individual and corporate fiduciaries and not-for-profit entities, including public charities and private foundations in connection with a multitude of estate- and trust-related matters in the Surrogate’s Court and the United States Tax Court.
Joe’s work includes drafting wills and trusts, estate and generation-skipping tax planning, audits of estate tax and income tax returns, the formation of not-for-profit entities, obtaining private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service, probate proceedings, administration proceedings, judicial accounting proceedings, judicial proceedings for advice and direction on behalf of executors and trustees, spousal elective share proceedings, and proceedings for the construction and reformation of wills and trusts. He also has drafted proposals for new and amended estate-related New York statutes.
Joe is a Board Member and Secretary of the Nassau County Estate Planning Council, and is both Co-Chair of the Estate Planning Committee and Member of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association. Joe was named a Super Lawyer in the Metro New York Area for Estate & Probate in 2023.
926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
United States Tax CourtBar Affiliations
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section, Co-Chair of the Estate Planning Committee and Member of the Executive Committee
Nassau County Estate Planning Council, Board Member and SecretaryEducation
New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation
St. John’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor
Boston College, M.A.
Fairfield University, B.S.