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Located in Woodbury, New York, Stefans Law Group PC provides effective, holistic solutions to individuals and families, who seek to establish their final wishes, protect their assets and create a lasting legacy for their loved ones.

Serving clients across Long Island and the surrounding areas, the attorneys at our law firm have extensive legal experience and a wide range of credentials that help us deliver the personalized solutions you need for all of your legal matters involving any of the following:

We have assisted hundreds of individuals, families and retirees in the following practice areas:

  • Estate planning, administration and probate
  • Medicaid applications
  • Asset protection planning and trusts
  • Social Security and retirement income planning
  • Geriatric care management
  • Guardianships
  • Special needs planning
  • Caregiver support
  • Elder law and patient advocacy

Our law firm’s founder and lead attorney, Donna M. Stefans, has more than 17 years of legal experience focusing solely on elder law and estate planning. She is also an AIF (Accredited Investment Fiduciary) and Investment Advisor Representative with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, with over 24 years of experience with retirement planning and wealth management.

In addition, we have on staff a dedicated team of certified public accountants, enrolled agents and other professionals to help you limit your estate’s tax liability and preserve your wealth so that you can pass on the bulk of your estate to your beneficiaries.

In all cases, we are here for you, and promise to treat you and your family with the respect and dignity you deserve as we work with you to help you obtain the goals you seek.
For more information on how Stefans Law Group PC can help you discover the confidence that comes from a well-planned estate, you can contact our law office at 516-692-2744 or visit our website to schedule a consultation.

*Registered representative offering securities and advisory services through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity. Cetera Financial Networks does not offer tax or legal advice.

Legal and tax services are offered through Stefans Law Group and Summit Tax Advisors.

Attorney Donna M. Stefans, Esq., AIF®profile

Donna Stefans is the founder and lead attorney at Stefans Law Group PC with over 23 years of experience in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Retirement Income Planning, Medicaid optimization, and Income Tax & Asset Management. Her unique expertise allows her to create and maintain holistic life-care plans for clients - from birth to legacy.

Ms. Stefans is frequently sought after to speak at many events and seminars such as Alzheimer's Association of Long Island, the NCCPAP annual Accounting & Tax Symposium, Financial Planning Association of Long Island, Cetera, local senior centers, as well as many networking events.

Ms. Stefans is currently an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, where she is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and holds her Series 65 with over 30 years of experience in retirement planning, asset protection planning, and wealth management.

As a council member of the Cetera Financial Group Diversity & Inclusion Council, she advocates for sustainable, systematic change to create a special culture and community that embraces diversity, champions equity, welcomes inclusion, and nurtures belonging.

She is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and spends much of her free time working with people who have Alzheimer's, Dementia, and other special needs.

Ms. Stefans serves as the Chair of the New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Financial Planning & Investment Committee, focused on educating attorneys on estate planning and elder financial advisory concepts. She participates in the: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, National Academy of Special Needs Planners, National Aging in Place Council, Financial Services Institute, Financial Planning Association, and the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations.

She is also the President of Summit Tax Advisors Inc., a full-service personal, business, trust accounting, income tax, and consulting practice.

Ms. Stefans' passion is helping to advocate and educate both attorneys and individuals in the ever-changing world of Elder Law, Estate Planning, and planning for all aspects of a person's financial life. Her experience as an attorney and extensive taxation knowledge gives her the tools to help individuals accomplish their estate planning goals and financial needs.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2000
  • Florida, 2001

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law section, Financial Planning & Investment Committee (Chair)
  • Suffolk County Bar Association (Member and Active Participant)
  • Nassau County Bar Association (Member and Active Participant)
  • The Florida Bar
  • Alzheimer’s Association (Board Member)
  • HorseAbility – Center for Equine Facilitated Programs (Board Member)

Education:

  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, New York, 1999
    • J.D.
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA, 1993
    • B.S. Finance

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Horseability, Board Member
  • Broadlawn Health Partners, Board Member
  • National Aging in Place Council, Member and Active Participant
  • Long Island Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Member, Board of Directors
  • National Academy of Special Needs Planners, Member and Active Participant

Attorney Karen Muir Young, Esq.profile

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Specialties and Certifications:

  • Conference Facilitator, Institute of Restorative Practices and an Unemployment Action Advocate

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Suffolk County Bar Association (Active Member)
  • New York State Bar Association (Active Member)

Education:

  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, New York
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: Environmental Law Society, President
    • Honors: National Environmental Moot Court Competition, Quarter Finalist
    • Honors: Best Oralist 2 of 3 Rounds
  • Long Island University, CW Post College
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts
    • Major: Arts Management

Pro Bono Activities:

  • American Heart Association, Heart Walk, Volunteer
  • American Heart Association, Heart Walk, Lead

Attorney Christina Sammartino Esq.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Nassau County Bar Association 

Education:

  • Pace University School of Law
    • J.D.
  • Hofstra University
    • B.S. Legal Studies

­­­Attorney Mirdalie Charles

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Providence College, Mirdalie Charles obtained a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Shortly thereafter, Mirdalie obtained her law degree from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. She is admitted to practice law in the state of New York. Mirdalie focuses her practice of law on estate planning and trust and estate administration. Mirdalie chose to practice in this area of law because she believes in the importance of planning for the future and taking care of loved ones. 

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Education:                                         

  • Maurice A Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, J.D.
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    • Master of Arts, Criminal Justice
  • Providence College
    • B.S., Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Nassau County Bar Association  
  • New York State Bar Association

Office Locations

Dix Hills Office
24 Highland Boulevard
Dix Hills, NY 11746

Holbrook Office
121 Colony Drive
Holbrook, NY 11741

Nesconset Office
207 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, NY 11767

Woodbury Office
137 Woodbury Road
Suite 2
Woodbury, NY 11797

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Donna M. Stefans

Donna M. Stefans

This attorney practices in New York and is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Elder Law Since 2008
Estate Planning Since 2008
Practice Area Year
Elder Law Since 2008
Estate Planning Since 2008
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