In 24 years as a practicing attorney, Barbara M. Pizzolato has always put her clients first. She is more of a counselor than a lawyer, having established long-lasting, personal relationships with many clients. In fact, one of her first clients is the Godfather of her daughter.

What this means to you is that in choosing Ms. Pizzolato as your estate planning attorney, you are gaining a friend and confidant as well as a highly professional, experienced authority on estate planning law. She will take the time to get to know you and your family, gain a thorough understanding of your unique situation, and work closely with you to design and implement a comprehensive estate plan.

After obtaining her B.A. from Stony Brook (Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society) and J.D. from New York Law School, Ms. Pizzolato practiced as both a litigator and an estate planning attorney. Many of her litigation and corporate clients asked her to handle their estate and business planning needs as well, and over time she found the latter more rewarding. Working with families and business owners to meet their life-long goals and most-pressing concerns brings her a great deal of personal satisfaction. In essence, Ms. Pizzolato has chosen to practice an area of law focused on collaboration rather than conflict. She has represented and assisted thousands of clients with their estate planning, business succession planning, probate and trust administration needs.

Ms. Pizzolato is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Florida. This flexibility has proven particularly valuable for clients with assets in multiple states. So, too, has her willingness and ability to handle client planning needs over the phone and by email. In fact, some of her long-term corporate clients have never actually met Ms. Pizzolato in person. But given her personable nature and commitment to serving as a “counselor for life,” these clients have also become close friends.