Who We Are 2018-01-19T14:50:07+00:00

Our Team. Here For You.

Our team is made up of dedicated and hard working individuals who strive to be the best advocates possible for our clients. We are here for you, every step of the way.



Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz is the founder of Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz, PLLC. She is proud to have assembled a team in which she has confidence of their ability to carry out her vision of a law firm of highly competent and knowledgeable professionals who share her commitment to personalized, caring service to each and every one of her clients. Her practice is focused in the areas of estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, probate and estate administration.

Ms. Zelmanovitz 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.

From the time Ms. Zelmanovitz earned her law degree at Fordham University School of Law in May 2001, it has been her focus to use her talents and skills to help others. 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 volunteers in a multitude of capacities. Most recently, Ms. Zelmanovitz has been selected to serve on Hempstead Town Supervisor-Elect Laura Gillen’s bipartisan transition team.

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.



Alyssa Erales is our friendly legal assistant who brings over 3 years of customer service experience to the firm. She takes pride in ensuring that every client and potential client feels welcomed. Whether it be during their first phone call or face to face in our office, Alyssa is happy to assist you in any way she can.