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Matthew Carmody, Esq.
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Practice areas: 

Estate Planning and Administration, Guardianships, Medicaid Planning, and related Litigation.

Matthew Carmody has focused his Elder Law skills in the areas of Guardianships, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, and Medicaid planning, and has received multiple appointments as Guardian, Temporary Guardian, Guardian-ad-Litem, Court Evaluator, and Attorney for the Alleged Incapacitated Person in both New York State Supreme and Surrogate’s Courts.

NYSBA Speaker/Faculty: Matthew is recognized for his contributions and professional competence as a Speaker by The New York State Bar Association for their programs on 'Contested Article 81 Guardianships.' 

He also provides legal expertise on 'Planning for Unmarried Couples LGBT and Others' and Estate Planning for Brookdale Senior Living's New York community.


Matthew was a staff attorney at South Brooklyn Legal Services’ HIV unit and the supervising attorney at Housing Works Client Legal Services prior to starting his elder law practice as an associate attorney with Brian A. Raphan P.C. in 2009. 



Matthew Carmody received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York, College at Purchase, his law degree at the City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, and was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 1999.


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Matthew Carmody also regularly volunteers at SAGE (Service and Advocacy for a Gay Environment), the Trans Justice Funding Project, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, and other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender organizations.

Matthew Carmody, Lawyer Estate Planning guide

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Estate Planning Guide

Dear Matthew...We would like to profoundly thank you
for your professionalism, know
ledge, guidance, and
your kindness. 

To say we are grateful is truly an understatement.
Please also extend our thanks and appreciation to Sean and your legal tea

                                                      -Dan F, New York
Matthew Carmody, Esq



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