Jeffrey G. Abrandt, Esq., Of Counsel

Jeffrey practices primarily in Health Law, Trusts and Estates, Medicaid, and the rights of the elderly and disabled.



Jeffrey joins us from the well-respected senior law firm Goldfarb Abrandt & Salzman LLP.

Jeffrey was Attorney-in-Charge of the Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn Office for the Aging from October 1982 – May 1989. He was also a Staff Attorney at The Legal Aid Society from September 1977 – September 1982, where he concentrated in housing, governmental benefits, and the legal problems of the elderly. He also had substantial law reform and federal class action litigation experience.


Jeffrey is a Special Professor of Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where he teaches Elder Law.  He is Co-Chair and presents at PLI’s annual “Elder Law Institute’. He was an instructor at the New School for Social Research and has lectured  on other programs for the Practicing Law Institute including  “Representing the Non-Traditional Family,” and “Representing the Elderly Client of Modest Means.” He has published numerous articles in the Practicing Law Institute, Course Handbook Series, and the Brookdale Institute’s Entitlement and Advocacy Training Pamphlet Series.


Education: He received his J.D. in June 1977 at New York Law School and received the Board of Trustees Commendation 1975-76. He received his B.A. in History, January 1974 from Hofstra University where he was on the Dean’s List.


Memberships: Member of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section, where he is on the Executive Committee. Member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he served on the Committee on Legal Problems of the Aging (1984-87, 1995-96). Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and was Chair, Senior Section of the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association (1988-89).

Jeffrey is consistently listed on the prestigious Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in New York lists. He has also litigated numerous cases, including the class action Strano v. Perales, which established the right of Medicaid recipients to receive continuous 24-hour home care.

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Jeffrey G. Abrandt



•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

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