"Matthew, thank you for simplifying these difficult decisions by being able to breakdown what I needed to know and understand quite well. 
Your guidance was really appreciated. 


                                                Sincerely, - Roberta S., New York, NY

The Law Offices of

Brian A. Raphan, P.C.

Matthew S. Raphan, Esq. 


Admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.


Practice Areas: 

Elder Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Wills, Trusts, and Guardianships.


Matthew has extensive experience in estate planning, estate administration, and guardianship matters in both Surrogate's and Supreme Court. He is passionate about serving clients, understanding their needs, and finding cost-effective and legally sound solutions.



While at law school, Matthew was a member of the Mediation Clinic, where he gained experience in alternate dispute resolution. He also worked at the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, assisting in the representation of indigent clients.


Prior to joining the firm, Matthew was an associate at an Elder Law firm in New Jersey where he practiced estate planning and estate administration.



Matthew speaks pro bono in New York City throughout the year in our law firms' legal seminars explaining and simplifying legal issues facing the elderly.

His seminars and classes have been favorably reviewed by BNY Mellon, Beacon Healthcare, The Swiss Benevolent Society, Time Warner, Credit Suisse, Penn South, and smaller groups as well. He is a registered speaker with CLC’s Elder Care Division.



Matthew is a member of the New York City Bar Association's Legal Problems of the Aging Committee, the New York Bar Association's Elder Law Section, and the Nassau County Bar Association's Estates and Trusts, Elder Law, and Surrogate's Court Committees. 


•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.


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