Brian A. Raphan
Growing up in Brooklyn as the son of a New York City policeman, and with a mother who was a homemaker and also a legal secretary, it's no surprise that Brian followed a career path that at its core helps people.
As founder and lead attorney of the firm, Brian is available to all clients on all cases. His hands-on, personal approach permeates the firm and gets results.
Appointments & Memberships:
Appointed as Member of the Office of the Court Administration Guardianship Advisory Committee, First Department; Member of the Final Account Subcommittee of the Guardianship Advisory Committee;
Appointed as a Member of the Statewide Judicial Training Subcommittee.
Appointed by Appellate Division,1st Department, as a Court Examiner in May 1997. Individually selected and appointed by Surrogate's Court and Supreme Court in various capacities in hundreds of cases;
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association.
In the press:
Brian's cases have been written about in The New York Times, The New York Law Journal, The Villager, and he has appeared on CBS News television and NY Radio. Online, his blog Elder Law News covers timely legal news facing New Yorkers and seniors. He publishes a monthly e-newsletter for clients of the firm with vital, helpful legal information facing New Yorkers and Seniors.
Brian is also a regular editorial contributor to The Senior News, and 50+ Lifestyles NY and Agingcare.com on legal issues as well as writing about nursing home neglect and bedsores for The Doctor Weighs In.
Pro Bono Lectures & Seminars: Brian frequently gives pro bono lectures in New York City to help seniors on legal matters such as estate planning, nursing home negligence and bedsores, Medicaid planning, guardianships and other issues facing the elderly.
Admitted New York & New Jersey:
Admitted to New York State bar in 1989 and New Jersey State bar in 1988. Admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York 1990; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York 1990; United States Supreme Court 1994. Former founding partner of the firm of Druckman, Raphan and Sinel, New York, N.Y.
(B.S., cum laude, 1985);
Cardozo Law School, New York, N.Y. (J.D., 1988)
“I would like to thank your firm. I always felt that the answer to any question was just a telephone call or email away which made the disposition of the estate proceed very smoothly."
- Michael J./Executor
The Law Offices of
Brian A. Raphan, P.C.