Johanna Carmen David

Johanna Carmen David

Johanna Carmen David

Brooklyn, New York


Ms. David helps clients by un-complicating trust and estate planning. With compassion and dedication, she emphasizes minimizing the impact of estate, gift and income taxes.

Ms. David is extremely experienced and skilled in the preparation of wills, trust instruments, beneficiary designations, powers of attorney and healthcare proxies. In addition, she helps clients tackle the complexities of structuring, drafting and implementing intricate planning techniques, such as:

  • Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRAT)
  • Qualified Terminable Interest Property Trusts (QTIP)
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Generation-Skipping Tax (GST) Trusts
  • Special Need Trusts (SNT) for clients with disabled loved ones so they may receive funds without jeopardizing their eligibility for public benefits

Ms. David regularly helps clients with Medicaid planning, strategizing to protect assets while ensuring they can utilize Medicaid eligibility for paying long-term care.

Areas of Practice

  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Elder Law
  • Tax Law
  • Asset Protection
  • Probate and Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2012
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York, 2013


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of Black Women Attorneys


French, Creole and Spanish