Michal Lipshitz

Michal Lipshitz

Burner Law Group, P.C.

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Michal Lipshitz

Burner Law Group, P.C.

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212-867-3520

Michal Lipshitz is an attorney at Burner Law Group, P.C. who joined the Manhattan office in 2017 concentrating her practice in Elder Law, Estate Planning and Medicaid.

In 2022‚ for the fourth consecutive year, Minneapolis-based Law & Politics publishers of Super Lawyers magazines announced that Michal had been named as a Rising Star Attorney. Super Lawyers, published in the New York Times Magazine, is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their respective fields. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

Michal Lipshitz earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Hofstra University School of Law where she was a clinician in the Mediation Clinic and a member of the Jewish Law Student Association and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. During law school, Michal completed an externship with Judge Esther Morganstern at the Kings County Supreme Court, Integrated Domestic Violence Division and interned at various law firms that specialized in Family Law and Trusts and Estates Law.

Michal is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and New Jersey. Since being admitted, she has worked as a Trust and Estates attorney, specializing in trust and estate administration, including court appearances, and assisted in estate planning and tax matters.

Ms. Lipshitz currently lives in New York City. On her free time, she enjoys bike riding, traveling, reading and attending social events.



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Michal Lipshitz's Law Posts

Whether a joint account with a child is beneficial depends not only on what a client is trying to accomplish, but on how it fits with the rest of the estate plan. Visit out latest blog post to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of adding your child to your account.

There is a long running joke about lawyers never giving straight answers. We prefer to give clients definitive answers but when clients ask us whether to add a child as a joint account holder, we always say, “it depends.” Adding your child as a co-owner on your bank account can…
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Whether a Trustee can sell property in a trust depends on the terms of the trust. “Maybe” may seem like a common attorney refrain to frustrate clients, but the powers of a Trustee depend either on the terms of the trust, the purpose of the trust and New York’s Estates, Powers and Trusts Law.  Visit our latest blog post to learn more.

Whether a Trustee can sell property in a trust depends on the terms of the trust. “Maybe” may seem like a common attorney refrain to frustrate clients, but the powers of a Trustee depend either on the terms of the trust, the purpose of the trust and New York’s Estates,…
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An estate planning consultation is not everyone’s idea of a good time. Discussing aging, death and money can make people uncomfortable. Yet, there is nothing morbid about planning for the future.  Clients tell us that checking estate planning off their to-do list gives them an overwhelming feeling of relief and peace of mind. Here's what you can expect during an estate planning consultation.

An estate planning consultation is not everyone’s idea of a good time. In some cases, people have put off estate planning for years – if not decades. Discussing the taboo triad of aging, death and money makes people uncomfortable. Yet, there is nothing morbid about planning for the future.  Clients…
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Being a Trustee of a trust carries serious responsibilities and trustees are compensated for their time. Trust documents can contain specific language on how a trustee will be paid. Accordingly, a trustee should review the trust document before making a distribution. Trustee commissions are often complex and difficult to calculate. There are many possible “caveats” to the calculation, depending on the trust document and circumstance. Visit out blog to learn more about trustee compensation.

Being a Trustee of a trust carries serious responsibilities and trustees are compensated for their time. Section 2309 of the New York Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act (“SCPA”) sets forth the computation of commissions payable to trustees. Trustees can receive  commissions on the amount of property that a trustee pays out…
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An EIN, also known as a federal tax ID number, is a nine-digit number that the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) assigns to identify an entity for tax reporting purposes. An EIN functions like a social security number. Whether your trust requires its own EIN depends on the type of trust that you have. Learn more in our latest blog post.

Whether your trust requires its own EIN depends on the type of trust that you have. An EIN, also known as a federal tax ID number, is a nine-digit number that the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) assigns to identify an entity for tax reporting purposes. An EIN functions like a…
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Couples in which both spouses are U.S. citizens receive the benefit of the unlimited marital deduction on federal estate and gift taxes. But what if you have a foreign spouse? A Qualified Domestic Trust (“QDOT”) allows the marital deduction for property passing to a non-citizen surviving spouse. It does not avoid estate tax, just defers it until the surviving spouse’s death. Visit our blog to learn more about QDOT and how it can fit in your estate plan.

Couples in which both spouses are U.S. citizens receive the benefit of the unlimited marital deduction on federal estate and gift taxes. The idea is that the surviving spouse pays the estate at their death. But what if you have a foreign spouse? Transfers from a U.S. citizen to a…
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Before transferring property, it is important to determine who holds ownership of the property. While many clients assume that they are the owner, or think they know who is, there have been many instances where that was not the case. The Automated City Register Information System, more commonly referred to as “ACRIS”, is New York City Department of Finance’s online portal. The portal allows one to view property records (such as deed filings), calculate property taxes, apply for exemptions, and prepare transfer tax forms.

The Automated City Register Information System, more commonly referred to as “ACRIS”, is New York City Department of Finance’s online portal. The portal allows one to view property records (such as deed filings), calculate property taxes, apply for exemptions, and prepare transfer tax forms. This system is used for all…
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As long as the house continues to be your primary residence, Medicaid cannot put a lien on the home. There are still important planning tools to consider to protect the home should you need Medicaid in the future, or to avoid a lien on the home at the death of you and your spouse. Head over to our latest blog post to find out more about these tools.

The simple answer is no.  So long as the house continues to be your primary residence, Medicaid cannot put a lien on the home. Generally speaking, to qualify for nursing home Medicaid (also known as Chronic Care Medicaid), a Medicaid applicant can have up to $15,900.00, not counting tax-deferred retirement…
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The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) allows Medicaid long term care recipients to choose their own home care attendant, including family members, rather than hiring an aide from a home care agency. Check out our latest blog post to learn more about CDPAP

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) allows Medicaid long term care recipients to choose their own home care attendant, including family members, rather than hiring an aide from a home care agency. Under the standard Medicaid process, after Medicaid approval, the recipient undergoes an assessment with a Managed Long-Term…
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A marital trust is a type of irrevocable trust that allows one spouse to transfer assets to a surviving spouse tax free, using the unlimited marital deduction, while providing benefits not available if transferred outright. When drafting Wills for married couples, we usually include a Marital Trust to provide estate tax planning, spousal care, and Medicaid protection. Visit our blog to find out if a martial trust is a good fit for your estate planning.

A marital trust is a type of irrevocable trust that allows one spouse to transfer assets to a surviving spouse tax free, using the unlimited marital deduction, while providing benefits not available if transferred outright. When drafting Wills for married couples, we usually include a Marital Trust to provide estate…
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Giving assets away during one’s lifetime is usually done for two reasons. The first is to reduce the value of one’s estate to avoid estate taxes at death. The second is to protect assets in the event one needs long-term care covered by Medicaid. Head to our latest blog post to learn more about how to protect your assets for your loved ones.

Giving assets away during one’s lifetime is usually done for two reasons.  The first is to reduce the value of one’s estate to avoid estate taxes at death.  The second is to protect assets in the event one needs long-term care covered by Medicaid. The 2021 federal estate tax exemption…
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A credit shelter trust (CST) is an estate planning tool used for married couples to help reduce, if not eliminate, estate tax due at the death of the surviving spouse. Visit our latest blog post to find out if including a CST in your estate plan is the right fit for you.

A credit shelter trust (CST) is an estate planning tool used for married couples to help reduce, if not eliminate, estate tax due at the death of the surviving spouse. Federal Estate Tax The current federal estate tax exemption is $11.7 million. This means individuals can gift up to the…
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When creating a last will and testament or a living trust, there are certain planning techniques that can be advantageous to those who inherit your assets. One such technique is distributing assets to your beneficiaries in trust to provide them with creditor protection, which they would be unable to create for themselves.

When creating a last will and testament or a living trust, there are certain planning techniques that can be advantageous to those who inherit your assets. One such technique is distributing assets to your beneficiaries in trust to provide them with creditor protection, which they would be unable to create…
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There is a new simplified power of attorney coming to New York State. A power of attorney is a legal document which appoints an Agent to act on behalf of the Principal with regards to the Principal’s financial and legal matters. On December 15, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed Assembly Bill A5630A to help simplify the power of attorney document and the execution process. The new law, which is set to go into effect in approximately 6 months, provides for several changes.

There is a new simplified power of attorney coming to New York State. A power of attorney is a legal document which appoints an Agent to act on behalf of the Principal with regards to the Principal’s financial and legal matters. On December 15, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed Assembly Bill…
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Community Medicaid, also known as homecare Medicaid, is not limited to care in one’s current home. A person is eligible for Community Medicaid so long as they reside in New York, do not require a skilled nursing facility, and meet the financial eligibility requirements. Check out our new blog post to learn more about how to quality for Community Medicaid.

Community Medicaid, also known as homecare Medicaid, is not limited to care in one’s current home. A person is eligible for Community Medicaid so long as they reside in New York, do not require a skilled nursing facility, and meet the financial eligibility requirements. Applicants applying for Community Medicaid can…
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The Medicare program is administered jointly by the state and federal government.  Medicare is available to adults 65 years of age and older, or to anyone under the age of 65 who is entitled to Social Security Disability. Medicare provides varying levels of medical coverage, depending on the plan you…
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Planning for the future can sometimes be difficult.  Creating an estate plan can give you the peace of mind you need, while also making it easier for your loved ones to handle your affairs when you die.  We often find that while our clients understand the basics of certain estate…
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