Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel

Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel

Since 1978, we have been providing aggressive, diligent, and personalized legal representation for our clients throughout the metropolitan New York area. We offer free consultation. Phone calls and emails are responded to 7 days a week.

Firm Overview

Matrimonial & Family Law

Representing individuals in all phases of matrimonial and family
matters in the Family Court and the Supreme Court, including divorce
proceedings, custody, child support and visitation, spousal maintenance,
annulments, paternity and orders of protection. We handle all aspects
of contested and uncontested divorces and related matters. We also
negotiate separation agreements, prepare prenuptial and post-nuptial

Wills, Trusts & Estates

We represent individuals in all aspects of estate planning, including
the preparation of wills, testamentary trusts, revocable and
irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney, living wills and health care
proxies. We handle probate and administration proceedings of estates,
estate taxes and estate accountings.

We litigate will contests, accounting proceedings and all related
Surrogate's Court actions. Additionally, arrangements can be made to
come to your home or hospital, if necessary to prepare documents.

Foreclosure Defense

Our dedicated experienced attorneys provide aggressive legal representation defending clients throughout the metropolitan New York area in Foreclosure lawsuits. Our law firm has represented dozens of families with regard to defending them in foreclosure actions and helping them obtain mortgage modifications. Our motto is We will keep you in your home!
Our attorneys have unparalleled success is stopping foreclosure proceedings from moving forward utilizing technical defenses against the banks.

Real Estate

We represent buyers and sellers in the sale or transfer of both
residential and commercial real estate, condominiums and co-ops.

We represent individuals who have zoning problems, issues involving
expanding their homes, and various other real estate problems. We handle
litigation regarding individuals who seek to force the sale of property
they own with other individuals.

We handle the legalization of non-conforming property. We appear
before local town boards for our clients.


Our office forms corporations, limited liability corporations,
partnerships and limited liability partnerships. We prepare shareholder
and buy/sell agreements. We provide representation when buying and
selling businesses.

Personal Injury

Representing injured parties in matters involving automobiles,
sidewalks and other types of accidents, product liability cases and
medical malpractice. Our fee is paid only upon successfully recovering
damages for our clients.

Lawsuits and claims for personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis. We receive 33.33% of what we recover, only in the event that we are successful in your case. There is no legal fee unless we receive an award. Disbursements, if any, are paid at the conclusion of the case.

If you can't come to our office, arrangements will be made to see you
at your home, at the hospital or other convenient locations.

Criminal Law

We represent individuals arrested, or about to be arrested for
misdemeanors and felonies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties as well as the
five boroughs of the City of New York. We vacate arrest warrants and
make arrangements for bail.

Elder Care

We provide legal representation to assist clients and their families
in Guardianship proceedings, Medicaid planning, supplemental needs
trusts, long-term medical/nursing care and nursing home problems. We
represent individuals at Fair Hearings and Department of Social Services matters.

Driving While Intoxicated

Representing those arrested for alcohol and/or drug related driving
misdemeanor or felony offenses.

Traffic Tickets

Our office handles speeding tickets, scofflaw violations, license
suspension, license revocations and all other moving violations in all
counties of the State of New York. We vacate traffic arrest warrants. We
represent individuals and corporations at DMV hearings, Traffic Court
hearings, and we handle appeals from traffic violations. Our office has a
direct computer link-up with the Department of Motor Vehicles, which
gives us instant access to your New York State driving abstract.

Main Office

Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel
479 Merrick Road
Lynbrook NY 11563


(516) 561-6645 & (718) 350 2802



What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Mission Statement:
Our attorneys seek to provide reasonably priced, high quality, legal representation to all of our clients. We work hard to see to it our client's rights are protected and we successfully meet their needs and help them achieve their goals.

Elliot Schlissel

Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel

I am the lead attorney for a dedicated, hardworking, aggressive group of five lawyers. I graduated from college in 1972 from the State University of New York College at Oswego. I attended Hoffstra and Buffalo Law schools, graduating with a Juris Doctor degree in 1975. I have been actively practicing law in the metropolitan New York area for more than 35 years.

I am admitted to practice law in the state of NY, the Federal Courts of the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, and the United States Supreme Court.

I am a member of the NY State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, and the Queens County Bar Association. I am the former President of the Commercial Lawyers Conference of New York. I am a member of the Matrimonial and Family Law Section of the NY State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the Queens County Bar Association. I am also a member of the Wills, Trust, and Estates committees of all three of these bar associations.

I have published on my blog more than 500 articles dealing with virtually every area of the law. My articles are well received and have been republished in numerous other publications. I currently publish several new articles on my blog each and every month.


Bar Number: New York Bar
New York, 1978