Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz is the founder of Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz, PLLC. She is proud to have assembled a team of highly competent and knowledgeable professionals who share her commitment to personalized, caring service to her clients. Her practice is focused in the areas of estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, probate and estate administration.
Ms. Zelmanovitz earned her law degree at Fordham University School of Law in May 2001. She is admitted to the New York State Bar, and the United States District Court, in both Eastern and Southern Districts. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, both the Elder Law and Special Needs section and Trusts and Estates Law sections of the New York State Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and both the Trust and Estate Law and Health Law sections of the American Bar Association.
Previously, Ms. Zelmanovitz cultivated her keen analytical skills while serving as legal intern for the Honorable Sherry Klein Heitler, Justice of the Supreme Court, New York County, drafting legal decisions and memoranda of law. She had the pleasure of teaching law to eager students as adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In addition to the personalized and professional legal services she provides to each of her clients, she also believes in giving back to the community and using her talents and skills to help others. Over the years, Esther has been involved with organizations for children and adults with special needs, visiting nursing homes, and tutoring struggling students. Additionally, Ms. Zelmanovitz volunteered to assist families in need of legal services as a member of Fordham School of Law’s Family and Child Protection Clinic. Ms. Zelmanovitz currently serves as legislative aide and legal counsel in the Town of Hempstead government. She previously served on Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen’s bipartisan transition team.
Ms. Zelmanovitz was featured in the recent 2018 annual Legal Eagles issue of Long Island Pulse magazine celebrating Long Island’s top attorneys.
She looks forward to meeting you and tailoring a legal plan to meet your individualized needs.
Esther P. Levinson, Esq. earned her law degree from St. John’s University in 1993 and her Bachelor’s Degree from Stern College for Women. Ms. Levinson is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a member of the Nassau Bar Association and the Elder Law section and Trusts and Estates section of the New York State Bar Association.
Ms. Levinson started her career in Legal Services for the Elderly, providing assistance to seniors with housing issues and various government entitlement and benefits. She has continued her practice focusing on asset protection, estate planning, estate administration, Medicaid eligibility and guardianship.
Ms. Levinson has been trained in Mediation with a special focus on Elder Care issues.
She is dedicated to assisting each of her clients with professionalism and compassion.
Mary Ann Hasselbring is an exceptional paralegal and office manager of Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz, PLLC. We are privileged to have Ms. Hasselbring on our team with the 10 years’ experience she brings from her tenure at Sharon Kovacs Gruer, P.C. Clients that have had the privilege in dealing with Ms. Hasselbring will undoubtedly attest to not only her warmth and sensitivity, but her intelligence and competency in dealing with their matter. Ms. Hasselbring graduated summa cum laude with a degree in paralegal studies. Ms. Hasselbring has co-authored two articles with Ms. Gruer: Shifting National Opinions on Aid in Dying (Nassau County Bar Association, June 2014) and Assisted Suicide in the United States (NAELA News, April/May 2014). She has also appeared on the radio talk show “Law You Should Know” on WHPC-FM. During her free time, Ms. Hasselbring loves to spend as much time as she can out of doors, gardening at home and enjoying all the activities that are offered at our beautiful beaches.