Howard J. Atlas

Howard J. Atlas: Attorney with Atlas Law Group
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  • 155 Pinelawn Road, Suite 100 South, Melville, NY 11747
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Principal of the Atlas Law Group and selected as a New York Super Lawyer for the past five consecutive years, Howard J. Atlas has dedicated his entire career to protecting the rights and assets of seniors and their families. From earning his law degree in 1986 from Albany Law School of Union University and becoming one of only 500 attorneys in the United States to be certified in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation in 1997, Howard has earned respect, both locally and nationally, as an authority in Elder Law. He has been interviewed in a number of mainstream publications, including Forbes, USA Today, Newsday, Money Magazine, and the Journal for the American Bar Association. Howard has appeared on CNBC and News 12 Long Island and has the honor of being selected to be featured in a documentary on Elder Law in the Public Television Series, In America with James Earl Jones.

Howard is a noted speaker on Elder Law and Estate Planning for both professional and community organizations. He has presented at numerous meetings with both the National Academy of Elder Law Attorney (NAELA) and New York State Bar Association. He has also authored articles for publications like The New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law Attorney, Elder Law Report, NAELA News, and NAELA Quarterly.

Throughout his career, Howard has helped shape the future of Elder Law. His professional achievements in this area include the distinguished honor of being selected as a Fellow of NAELA in 1998—an accolade offered to only 90 attorneys in the country. Howard was also selected as Secretary and Vice President of NAELA while serving on the Board of Directors from 1994-2000. He is a past chair of the NAELA Advanced Elder Law Institute and he co-chaired the task force that wrote NAELA’s white paper, “Reforming the Delivery, Accessibility, and Financing of Long-Term Care in the United States.”

When not practicing law, Howard enjoys spending time with his wife, Deena, and their three children, Derek, Dusten, and Dawsen. His favorite pastimes include coaching his sons’ little league baseball and youth football teams, weight training, gardening, reading a good novel, and listening to great music—from Sinatra to Springsteen.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Elder Law
  • Elder Care
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Taxation
  • Estate Planning for Persons with Disabilities

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
516-847-4982  Phone
(631) 420-1212  Phone
University Attended:
State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1982
Law School Attended:
Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
1988, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 1988, New York
Nassau County (Member, Trusts, Estates and Elder Law Committees); Suffolk County (Member, Elder Law Committee); New York State (Member, Sections on: Elder Law, Trusts and Estates Law); and American (Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section) Bar Associations; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Member, Board of Directors, 1994—, Former, Vice President and Secretary, Chair, Advanced Elder Institute, 1997, Publications Chair, 1996-1997).
Birth Information:
Brooklyn, New York, February 21, 1960
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