Firm Overview

The Law Office of William G. Goode, conveniently located in Manhattan and Suffolk County, New York assists clients with Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning and Probate as well as a variety of business law, litigation and collection matters. If you are in need of an attorney, please contact our contact our Manhattan and Suffolk County, NY based law firm. With offices in Holbrook NY, The Law Office of William G. Goode assists clients with estate planning needs throughout Suffolk County, Nassau County, and the 5 NY Boroughs.

Main Office

Manhattan Office
477 Madison Avenue
2nd floor
New York NY 10022


(631) 233-7740




Office Information

Other Offices

Long Island Office
25 Melville Park Road

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

While nobody wants to think about death or disability, establishing an estate plan is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Proper estate planning not only puts you in charge of your finances, it can also spare your loved ones of the expense, delay and frustration associated with managing your affairs when you pass away or become disabled.



When a loved one passes away, his or her estate often goes through a court-managed process called probate or estate administration where the assets of the deceased are managed and distributed. If your loved-one owned his or her assets through a well drafted and properly funded living trust, it is likely that no court-managed administration is necessary, though the successor trustee needs to administer the distribution of the deceased's assets. The length of time needed to complete the probate of an estate depends on the size and complexity of the estate and the local rules and schedule of the probate court.

William Goode

Law Office of William G. Goode

William G. Goode is the founder the Law Office of William G. Goode. Mr. Goode is admitted to practice law in all of the state, county and local courts of the State of New York, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Goode has a Bachelors Degree in Economics for the College of William & Mary, and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Richmond.

In addition to being admitted to the Bar, Mr. Goode also has an MBA in Corporate Finance from Dowling University and formerly held New York State Life, Health and Accident Insurance licenses as well as NASD Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses. Mr. Goode has litigated claims in both federal and state courts in a wide variety of commercial claims, including corporate dissolution and derivative actions, contract and real estate disputes and estate litigation as well as debt collection.

Mr. Goode offers traditional estate planning for estates of all sizes, planning to minimize Gift Taxes and Estate Taxes, the use of Trusts to protect assets, Business Planning for small business owners, and Retirement Planning for individuals of all income levels. In the area of Elder Law, Mr. Goode will guide you through the complexities of Medicaid laws, explain the options available to pay for home health care, assisted living and nursing home costs, assist you in qualifying for these benefits, and implement a plan to protect your assets from nursing home costs. His probate representation practice includes guardianships and other protective proceedings, the probate of Wills, and the administration of Trusts.

Mr. Goode currently resides in East Setauket, New York with his wife, Karen and two children, William & Caitlyn.


Bar Number: 3060902
New York, 2000


College of William & Mary
BA, Economics, 1996

University of Richmond School of Law
JD, 1999

Dowling College
MBA, 2008

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