Michael N. Connors

Michael N. Connors

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
Phone:
718-414-6209
Fax:
718-238-2616
Email:

MICHAEL N. CONNORS was born in 1950 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. His family moved to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, in 1954, and he remains there today with his wife and son. After his 1972 graduation from Pace University, Mr. Connors served in the United States Army with the Military Police in Germany. Upon his honorable discharge he enrolled in Brooklyn Law School, and graduated in 1979 (Magister: Phi Delta Phi, 1978-1979). Mr. Connors opened his private practice in Bay Ridge in 1981 and formed Connors and Sullivan in 1986. He specializes in Trusts and Estates with a strong emphasis in Estate Planning and Elder Law.

Through regular seminars Mr. Connors devotes much of his time to educating the community on estate planning. In particular, these seminars focus on asset protection and taxation. Mr. Connors has shared his estate planning expertise with innumerable churches, community centers, hospitals, and nursing homes. For the benefit of their employees, HBO filmed Mr. Connors seminar, Elder Care and the Law. Mr. Connors also regularly appeared on the cable television show Ask the Lawyer, a production of the Prayer Channel (now NET). He has also appeared on CNN-NY1 News and ABC News. Mr. Connors has received numerous awards, including the Bay Ridge Community Council Annual Civic Award and he was selected as the 2010 Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal. Mr. Connors served on the New York State Governor's Advisory Committee for the Aging for more than fifteen years and the New York State Ethics Commission Public Advisory Council for more than six years. He is currently the Judge Advocate General for the Catholic War Veterans, Department of New York and the Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America. Mr. Connors also serves on the Board of Directors of The Civil War Round Table of New York and is a member of the Manhattan Chapter of Legatus.

Accreditations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Accredited Attorney, 2009

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1984
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2000

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Pace University, White Plains, New York
    • B.B.A. - 1972
    • Honors: Magister - Phi Delta Phi

Published Works

  • Planning Opportunities With Living Trust in New York, National Business Institute, Michael N. Connors and Lawrence J. Gross, National Business Institute, 1992
  • Catastrophic Illness Not Result in Financial Disaster, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn Newsletter, Spring, 1992

Classes/Seminars

  • Living Trusts, National Business
  • Wills and Estate Planning, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Sections, Member
  • New York State Bar, General Practice, Trusts, Estates and Elder Law Sections, Member
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
  • Brooklyn Bar Association, Member, Surrogate's Court and Elder Law Committees
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Connors & Sullivan P.C., Brooklyn, New York

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi