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Our Virtual Meetings are here to stay!

As more clients have been using our free service we are continuing to make it part of our daily routine. As a premier elder law firm this makes perfect sense for clients unable to travel, and children of clients, to stay home and virtually be in the same room together.

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Estate Planning & Trusts

From high net worth to those of modest means, our skill at estate planning can assure your wealth and assets are protected for your future and your heirs, and also reduce taxes today.

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Special thanks to The

Archdiocese of New York

for their faith in our

Pro Bono Legal Seminars

Wills, Probate, Guardianships & Planned Giving

  At Raphan Law, our clients' success comes from an extremely hands-on, personal, and responsive approach.

  We have earned a reputation based on our integrity, results, and for always acting in the best interest of our clients>

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Brian A. Raphan has been appointed Court Examiner by the New York State Appellate Division since 1997. Also appointed Special Referee, Guardian ad Litem and Trustee by the New York State Supreme Court. The firm receives accolades in the legal community for providing outstanding legal services and assistance to seniors and their families in need. Special consideration is offered to those of limited finances. AARP Member and Accredited with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.  More>

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free consultations either by phone or in person. Contact us and we will cordially discuss your legal issue with you.

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7 Penn Plaza, New York, NY

370 7th Ave, New York, NY

Attorneys and support staff are back in our offices working safely under New York's Phase 4 return to work. We wish everyone safety and good health.

Who gets your jewelry if you die without a Will?

We don’t know. Nor will you. Because in the State of New York, if you don't have a Will, your assets and possessions in most instances will be distributed by a court-appointed administrator. 

In fact, the rules, known as the "Distribution Rules of Intestacy" may actually put your most valued possessions in the hands of relatives you may not be so fond of. 

The primary reason for making a Will is to leave your assets, and/or property, possessions, to those you care about and not leave the decision to the state.

To avoid the pitfalls of not having a Last Will & Testament give us a call or email us at info@raphanlaw.com.   212-268-8200

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Brian Raphan


•National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

•American Bar Association

•New York State Bar Association

•United States District Court New York Southern District • USDC NY Eastern District

•State of New York Unified Court System

•National Alliance of Trust & Estate Professionals

•Temple University • Cardozo Law School NY

•AARP Listed Attorney

The information on this site is not, nor is it intended to be legal advice and does not automatically create an attorney/client relationship.  On negligence and medical malpractice cases we may participate or partner with other counsel with disclosure to potential client before we or such partnering counsel accept the case.           © 2020 Brian A. Raphan, P.C.


7 Penn Plaza, 8th floor

(370 7th Avenue)

(7th Ave/31st St.)

New York, NY 10001


Tel: 212-268-8200

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