Rosamaria Defrancisco



Brooklyn, New York


Ms. DeFrancisco helps clients navigate estate planning, elder care planning, estate administration and litigation issues. She finds it rewarding to provide proper legal guidance during what is often a stressful period in someone’s life or in the life of a loved one.

Ms. DeFrancisco assists clients with estate planning, elder care planning, estate administration, guardianship and litigation-related issues. She works to protect her clients’ assets, structure wealth succession plans, and litigate cases when it’s necessary to achieve equitable results.

To aide clients with creating the appropriate plan for their goals, Ms. DeFrancisco utilizes legal vehicles, such as Powers of Attorney, Irrevocable Trusts, Revocable Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trusts, Disclaimer Trusts, Last Wills and Testament, and Powers of Appointments.  Also, as a parent, she conveys to clients the importance of having a strategy in place, which provides structure in a child’s life should there be a catastrophic event involving their parents.  She regularly appears in court before the Surrogate during various legal proceedings such as probate, administration, guardianships, turnover proceedings and accounting proceedings.

Bilingual in Italian and English, Ms. DeFrancisco’s Italian-speaking clients appreciate her ability to translate and simplify complex legal matters. Proteggere i sacrifici della famiglia e i beni sono due delle cose piu’ importanti nella vita. Prior to joining Connors and Sullivan, while pursuing her JD , she was a litigation paralegal at one of New York’s premier personal injury firms, and at the Staff Counsel’s office for one of the nation’s largest insurance companies.

Areas of Practice:

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Litigation, including but not limited to will contests and turnover proceedings.
  • Probate, Estate Administration and Trust Administration
  • Elder Care and Medicaid Planning
  • Minors Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts and Revocable Trusts
  • Supplemental Needs Trusts for the protection of a disabled person’s government benefits
  • Guardianship Proceedings and Litigation

Bar and Courts:

  • New York State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York


New York Law School
St. John’s University



Association Memberships:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn
  • St. John’s University Board Member of the Legal Studies Advisory Board