DaSilva & Hilowitz LLP

DaSilva & Hilowitz LLP

Law Firm in New City, NY

Firm Overview

In-depth experience in matrimonial litigation, negotiated settlements, and estate planning administration and litigation. We handle matters in the courts of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Westchester and Rockland counties. The law firm of DaSilva & Hilowitz LLP concentrates in the areas of matrimonial law, estate planning and litigation involving divorces, custody, contested probate matters and trusts and estates. We offer clients the same resources as many large firms with personalized focus and attention. We practice in the Supreme, Family and Surrogate Courts of Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester and New York City and we conduct appeals in any Appellate Division and in the Court of Appeals. Our estate planning provides clients with a full range of sophisticated options for medium and large estates. Our matrimonial services cover the substantive areas of divorce, separation, pre and post nuptial agreements, equitable distribution, business and professional valuations, child and spousal support, custody, visitation, custodial parent relocation, transfers of pension interests through qualified domestic relations orders, enforcement and modification proceedings. Our trusts and estates knowledge provides clients with highly-skilled representation in the Surrogate's Court. Our team of highly-skilled attorneys will be beside you every step of the way

Main Office

Main Office
120 North Main Street, 1st Floor

New City NY 10956


(845) 638-1550


(845) 638-6951


DaSilva, Hilowitz & McEvily LLP will represent your Divorce legal matters.

Areas of Law: -Matrimonial Law -Family Law -Trusts and Estates -Wills -Probate -General Civil Practice -Alimony -Annulment -Divorce -Divorce Arbitration -Divorce Mediation -Divorce Taxation -Domestic Partnerships -Equitable Distribution -Family Arbitration -Family Mediation -Gay and Lesbian Family Law -International Family Law -Interstate Support -Child Custody -International Child Custody -Child Custody Mediation -Interstate Child Custody -Child Support -Civil Unions -Cohabitation Agreements -Collaborative Family Law -Community Property Law -Fathers Rights -Grandparents Custody -Grandparents Visitation Rights -Estate Settlements -Family Trusts -Family Wealth Transfer -Fiduciary Law -Financial Planning -Living Trusts -Personal Planning -Pet Trusts -Powers of Attorney -Retirement Planning -Special Needs Trusts -Surrogates Court Practice -Trust and Estate Collections -Trust Litigation -Trust Planning -Unclaimed Property -Wealth Planning -Wealth Preservation -Inheritance -Contested Wills -Living Wills -Missing Heir Searches -Successions

Lynne S. Hilowitz

DaSilva & Hilowitz LLP

Attorney in Garden City, NY
Recipient: Tower of David Award, State of Israel Bonds, 1989; Distinguished Service Award, New York State Assembly, 1989; Certificate of Recognition, Office of the District Attorney, 1989; Award of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to Rockland County, 1989; Distinguished Service Award presented by Rockland County Clerk, 1989. Contributing Writer/Author: Pre-Trial Motions in Matrimonial Actions, Family Advocate, Family Law Section, ABA, 1998; Crummey Powers in Estate Planning and CPLR 3211 Motions, One-On-One Publication, New York State Bar Association, 1996; Gannet Newspapers (Journal News) on Criminalization of Medicaid Planning, December 9, 1996; Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Fall 1999. Co-Editor, New York Matrimonial Practice, West Group Publishing, 1996; Tax Reform Act of 1997, One-On-One, NYSBA Publication, Summer 1998. Lecturer: New York State Bar Association; Rockland County Bar Association; Estate Planning Council of Rockland County, Inc. Member: Editorial Board of Matthew Bender's New York Domestic Relations Reporter; Rockland Business Association, 1996; Hudson Valley Regional Conference Committee Consortium of Community Leaders, 1997. Co-Chair, State of Israel Bonds Professional Colloquium, May 1998. Treasurer and Member, Board of Directors, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 1988-1990. President, 1997-2000 and Treasurer, 1996-1998, Estate Planning Council of Rockland County, Inc. Candidate: Rockland County Clerk, 1985; Town Justice, Town of Clarkstown, 1987.

Areas of Law:
-Trusts and Estates
-Estate Planning
-Business Law
-Real Property
-Civil Litigation
-Decedents Estates
-Estate Administration
-Estate Litigation
-Estate Planning for the Elderly
-Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
-Estate Settlements
-Trust Planning
-Family Trusts
-Family Wealth Transfer
-Living Trusts
-Personal Planning
-Trust Administration
-Trust and Estate Collections
-Surrogates Court Practice
-Retirement Planning
-Powers of Attorney
-Pet Trusts
-Trust Law
-Trust Litigation

Experience & Credentials:


Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1981, New York
-1986, Florida and New Jersey

Law School Attended:
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Class of 1980

University Attended:
Queens College of the City University of New York
Class of 1977

Associations & Memberships:
Rockland County (President, 2010-2011; and Chair, 1997, Surrogate's Court and Estate Planning Committee; Board of Directors, 1999; Member, Judiciary Committee, 2000), New York State (General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section: Representative, Ninth Judicial District, 1995-1999; Chair, Trust and Estates Committee, 1997; Treasurer, 1998-1999; Secretary, 1999-2000; Chair-Elect, 200-2001; Chair, 2002; Member, Board of Editors: FAX Update, 1996; One-on-One Quarterly, 1996) and American (Member: Family Law Section; Taxation Committee) Bar Associations; The Florida Bar; New York Family Law American Inn of Court (Barrister, 1998), Delegate to NYSBA House of Delegates, 2012.


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Juris Doctorate, 1980

Willard H. DaSilva

DaSilva & Hilowitz LLP

Attorney in Garden City, NY

Areas of Law:
-Appellate Practice
-Civil Appeals
-Civil Practice
-Child Custody
-Domestic Relations
-Family Law
-Marital Law
-Marital Property Law
-Marital Property Settlements
-Matrimonial Law
-Premarital Agreements
-Separation Agreements
-Child Support
-Visitation Rights
-Real Estate
-Association Law

Experience & Credentials:


Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1949, New York
-U.S. Tax Court
-U.S. Court of Military Appeals
-U.S. Court of Claims
-U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
Columbia University Law School

University Attended:
New York University
magna cum laude

Lt., U.S. Army Air Corps

Associations & Memberships:
Nassau County (Member, Family Law Committee 1974); Suffolk County (Member, 1980 and Chairman, 1982-1984, Matrimonial and Family Law Committee; Member, Bi-County Attorneys/Accountants Committee, 1990-1995), Rockland County (Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1998), New York State (Chairman, 1978-1980 and Program Chairman, 1978-1985, Committee on Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Section; Chairman, Publications Committee, 1991; Member: Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 1981-1992; Elder Law Section, 1992; Executive Committee, 1993-1999; Co-Chair, 1989-1992 and Chair, 1993-1997, Family Law Committee; Chair, Family Relations Committee, 1993-1998; Treasurer, 1993-1994, Secretary, 1994-1995, Chair-Elect, 1995-1996 and Chair, 1996-1997, General Practice Section) and American (Member, Family Law Section; Vice-Chairman, Committee on Economics of Law Practice, 1980-1984; Executive Member: Special Publications Committee, 1984-1985; Ethics Committee, 1990-1992; Law Practice Economics Committee, 1990-1992; Chairman, By-Laws Committee, 1991-1992; By-Laws Committee, 1991-1995; Divorce Law and Procedures Committee, 1993-1995; Marital Property Committee, 1994-1995; Trial Techniques Committee, 1994-1995; Elder Law Committee, 1995-1998; Council Member, Family Law Section, 1992; Council Member, Editor-in-Chief, Family Advocate, 1997; Member, Sections on: Litigation; General Practice; Vice-Chairman, Family Law Committee, 1991-1993) Bar Associations; The International Society on Family Law; American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects; American Society of Association Executives (Charter Member, Legal Section, 1986); American Bar Foundation (Member, 1997).

Bar Fellowship:
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Manager, N.Y. Chapter, 1978-1979; Director, Continuing Legal Education, 1979-1983; Vice-President, 1980-1982; President, 1982-1983; Member, National Board of Governors, 1982-1983). Diplomate, American College of Family Trial Lawyers, 1994. Master, 1995-1996, Secretary, 1999-2000, Counsel, 2001-2002, and President, 2003-2005, New York Family Law American Inn of Court.


Columbia University Law School
Juris Doctorate,

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