Press Release

For Immediate Release

Turetsky Elevated to Co-Chair of Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Groups

January 9, 2023, East Meadow — Donna J. Turetsky, Partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, has been elevated to Co-Chair of the firm’s Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Groups. Gregory J. Pond is her Co-Chair. 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 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.

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