Samuels Law Firm, LLC

Protection. Preservation. Peace of Mind.

With offices in New York and New Jersey, our mission is to provide competent, reliable, and professional representation. Our practice areas include education law; elder law, including long term care planning and asset protection; estate planning and administration, including guardianship proceedings; and real estate. We handle legal matters in federal and state courts and before government agencies or tribunals. Additionally, we advise clients about their legal rights and duties and provide advice on a myriad of legal issues.

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Education:

Pace University School of Law J.D.,cum laude, 2002

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
B.A. in Criminal Justice, 1997

Memberships:

> American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
> National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
> New Jersey State Bar Association, Elder Law and Special Needs Section
> New York State Bar Association, Elder Law and Special Needs Section

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia (Inactive)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court for the Eastern District of New York

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Practice Areas

We encourage you to explore our site to learn how we can help you or someone you know

Education Law

What is education law ?

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Elder Law

Are you in need of planning for advanced age?

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Estate Planning

What is your estate plan?

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Real Estate

Buying a home or investment property ?

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Sheila Samuels

Since becoming an attorney, Sheila has been a tireless advocate. Sheila is an accomplished attorney and dedicated advocate with over a decade of experience. Drawing upon her experience as a caseworker; arbitrator; prosecutor; and school board counsel, Sheila founded the Law Office of...

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Testimonials

“Ms. Samuels was professional, well versed in her area of expertise and made a complicated process go very smoothly”

Sheila Samuels was a pleasure to work with. Ms. Samuels was professional, well versed in her area of expertise and made a complicated process go very smoothly. Overall, I was very pleased and she was always accommodating. From the beginning, I had the utmost confidence that Ms. Samuels would complete this case appropriately and efficiently. I would certainly recommend her to family and friends.

K.L.

“Sheila cares about helping others”

I met Sheila at a seminar where she spoke about the importance of planning. Sheila presented herself well. Her presentation was clear and the information she provided was invaluable! I immediately contacted Sheila to help me create my long-term care plan. Sheila cares about helping others. I recommend her.

T. Knight

“Completely at ease”

Ms. Samuels made me feel completely at ease. She takes her time to make sure you understand the process and your options. She was knowledgeable and more importantly, prompt in returning my calls and emails.

K. Sanford

“Truly an advocate”

Ms. Samuels’ diligence and responsiveness was truly appreciated. I was nervous about my case; however, Ms. Samuels took the time to explain the legal process to me. She is focused on her clients’ interests and needs. She is truly an advocate.

N. Duncan

“It was a pleasure”

It was a pleasure working with the Samuels Law Firm. My family and I deeply appreciated her assistance and efforts in helping us settle our mother’s estate.

C. Paul

“Works hard to protect her clients’ interests”

My family and I have used Ms. Samuels’ firm to create a will, power of attorney, and other planning documents. Each time, Ms. Samuels has taken her time to determine the appropriate planning strategies. She made sure to answer our questions and explained the law to us. She is professional and works hard to ensure her clients’ interests are protected.

T. King

“I recommend her firm”

I retained Ms. Samuels to handle a probate matter for my family. Without her representation, I honestly believe we would not have succeeded. Ms. Samuels was prompt and efficient and she kept us informed at every stage. She also evaluated my parents’ long-term care needs and helped us create a plan. I recommend her firm.

S. Acosta

“She was always looking out for my best interests”

I have used Ms. Samuels’ firm to handle my real estate transactions for the past three years. Each time, she was professional and knowledgeable. She protected my interests and was candid with me when one of my other deals did not work out. I felt like she was always looking out for my best interests.

W. Smith

“Reliable, competent, and fair attorney”

As a physician and real estate investor, I highly recommend attorney Samuels to anyone looking for a reliable, competent and fair attorney who is immediately responsive to your needs. Attorney Samuels more than adequately represented me in what could have been a career reputation damaging case of mine based on false accusations.
On the real estate side, attorney Samuels has more than adequately represented me on many real estate transactions and fully protected my interest as her client.

Dr. Burt

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Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is a great time to create a comprehensive estate plan or to review an existing plan to make sure it is up to date.  Documents that were created many years ago may need updating when your family and financial situation have changed entirely. Estate planning is … Continue reading New Year, New Plan

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