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Benjamin Z. Katz

Benjamin Z. Katz

Life Planning for Your Family the Right Way!
  • Estate Planning, Animal & Dog Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • New York
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Reviewed by Gregory H. Chertoff June 20, 2019
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
As described above, every professional interaction I've had with Ben was to my complete satisfaction.
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Reviewed by S. O. November 26, 2019
Very Professional
We had a really messy situation that took too long and we turned to Benjamin to help us get out of it. Benjamin was very professional, he advised us throughout the process, while being very responsive to every request or question. We followed his advice and were able to win our case. Thanks to his aggressive approach and knowledgeable tactics we were able to quickly resolve all the issues and move on with our lives. I will highly recommend Benjamin to everyone!
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Summary

My goal is to form and maintain long term relationships with my clients. I am blessed to be a happy husband, a proud father and a joyful pet owner. I have always felt that a life well lived is one filled with connections to others.

Our lives are plagued with uncertainty. If you are single, married or in a relationship; if you have children, plan to have children or not; or if you have pets or charities that you wish to provide for, you need a plan to address that uncertainty. When you don't have a plan in place, state laws will control what happens to you and your family. I can help you formulate and implement a plan tailored to your needs and choices and then review that plan with you throughout your life to make changes as needed.

Eliminate uncertainty for your family should you become incapacitated or die. Protect and control your assets. But most importantly, leave a legacy of confidence and positivity for all your loved ones.

Presently, areas of practice include Estate Planning, Probate & Administration, Residential Real Estate, Guardianship and Animal Law.

I serve as a Consultant to several mortgage companies, having instructed real estate and mortgage licensees for many years and co-authored and edited several mortgage textbooks including Mortgage Lending Principles and Practices (6th, 7th and 8th edition).

I am a NYS Certified Real Estate Instructor. I am a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. I serve as a Volunteer Attorney for Free Legal Answers through the ABA as well as serving as a member of the Estate Planning Committee of the Senior Lawyers Division and serve on the New York City Bar Association's Consumer Affair Committee. I am an Attorney Member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and support several charitable organizations.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
Video Chat and Conferencing
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  • Skype
  • GoToMeeting
  • Microsoft Teams
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Benjamin Katz, Esq. P.C.
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Attorney
Law Offices of Benjamin Z. Katz, Esq.
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Education
Hofstra University
J.D. (1994) | Law
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State University of New York - Stony Brook
B.A. (1991) | History
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Professional Associations
New York City Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Consumer Affairs Committee Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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New York State Bar Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Mortgage Lending Principles and Practices, 8th Ed.
Hondros Learning
Certifications
Certified Real Estate Instructor
New York State Department of State
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
138 Questions Answered

Q. We have the same dog for the past 5 years where we live. Now the insurance comp. says the breed we have is a problem.
A: Is the company refusing to renew your homeowners policy? If so, you may have recourse.
Q. Im being sued for my house that my parents gave to me in 2009 they had me take over the bills and signed a promissory
A: It sound like everything was done properly by you and your parents. I’m curious what they are arguing. If it is the capacity of your father to execute a deed, they will need to prove that. If you haven’t retained an attorney, you should.
Q. Trust was not properly notarized, is it valid?
A: If the signature was not notarized or properly witnessed, the trust may be invalid. However, there are provisions in the law that may be used to correct deficiencies or allow for decanting into a new trust. You should have the trust agreement reviewed by an Estate Planning Attorney.
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Contact & Map
Benjamin Katz, Esq. P.C.
387 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor
5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: (646) 952-9010
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: We are available during the Covid-19 crisis by phone, social platforms and video conferencing.
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