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Donna Turetsky, Partner in Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Groups at Certilman Balin

Donna Turetsky is a partner in the Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Practice Groups at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP.

She concentrates her practice on trust and estate administration, elder law, estate planning, special needs planning and guardianships.

In the area of estate administration, she assists clients in all aspects of Surrogate Court practice which includes probate and administration proceedings, construction and reformation proceedings, discovery proceedings and accounting proceedings.

Ms. Turetsky has been appointed numerous times to serve as Guardian Ad Litem through the Surrogate’s Court.

Clients rely upon her counsel on estate and tax planning matters. She prepares Wills, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, and Living Wills.

In her elder law practice, Ms. Turetsky counsels seniors and their families. She assists these clients in the preservation of assets in the face of possible long-term care needs. She is also experienced in Medicaid and Special Needs Planning and prepares applications for both home care and nursing home care.

She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami, a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law.

She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Ms. Turetsky was selected to the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers, a prestigious award entirely determined by peer review.

In 2011, Long Island Business News recognized her as a one of its “Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services,” and in 2016, the Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra University School of Law selected her as one of its Top Women in Law and Long Island Pulse Magazine named her a Top Legal Eagle.

“The best advice I have received is to be kind, compassionate, patient and to always listen to my clients.

Often, I meet with individuals who are in crisis situations, have lost a loved one or may be facing personal challenges themselves. It has always been important to me to always be sensitive to the needs of my clients both personally and professionally.”

“What drives me to succeed is hard work and dedication to my clients and co-workers.” Donna Turetsky

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