Donna Turetsky is a Co-Chair of our Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Practice Groups.
She concentrates her practice on trust and estate administration, elder law, estate planning, special needs planning and guardianships.
In the area of estate administration, she assists clients in all aspects of Surrogate Court practice which includes probate and administration proceedings, construction and reformation proceedings, discovery proceedings and accounting proceedings.
Ms. Turetsky has been appointed numerous times to serve as Guardian Ad Litem through the Surrogate’s Court.
Clients rely upon her counsel on estate and tax planning matters. She prepares Wills, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, and Living Wills.
In her elder law practice, Ms. Turetsky counsels seniors and their families. She assists these clients in the preservation of assets in the face of possible long-term care needs. She is also experienced in Medicaid and Special Needs Planning, and prepares applications for both home care and nursing home care.
She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami, a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
Ms. Turetsky was selected to the 2023 and 2022 edition of Best Lawyers, a prestigious award entirely determined by peer review. In 2021, Blank Slate Media honored her as one of Nassau County’s Women of Distinction. In 2011, Long Island Business News recognized her as a one of its “Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services,” and in 2016, the Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra University School of Law selected her as one of its Top Women in Law and Long Island Pulse Magazine named her a Top Legal Eagle.
University of Miami School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1992
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1991
University of Miami, B.B.A., 1988
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Best Lawyers, 2023, 2022
One of Nassau County’s Women of Distinction, Blank Slate Media, 2021
“Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services,” 2011
Top 10 Legal Eagles, Long Island Pulse Magazine, 2016
Top Women in Law, Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra University School of Law, 2016
Guardian Ad Litem, Surrogate’s Court
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
Outside the Office
Enjoys walking, cooking and playing tennis.
- Turetsky Elevated to Co-Chair of Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Groups
- Elder Law Group Newly Recognized for 2023 by US News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”
- Turetsky Named to Best Lawyers® 2023
- Turetsky to be honored as a one of Nassau County’s Women of Distinction
- Turetsky, Partner in Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Groups, Selected to 2022 Best Lawyers©
- Turetsky Named “Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services”
- Donna J. Turetsky Named “One to Watch” in Retirement and Estate Planning