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Benjamin Z. Katz

Benjamin Z. Katz

Life Planning for Your Family the Right Way!
  • Estate Planning, Animal & Dog Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • New York
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Summary

My goal is to form and maintain long term relationships with my clients. I am blessed to be a happy husband, a proud father and a joyful pet owner. I have always felt that a life well lived is one filled with connections to others.

Our lives are plagued with uncertainty. If you are single, married or in a relationship; if you have children, plan to have children or not; or if you have pets or charities that you wish to provide for, you need a plan to address that uncertainty. When you don't have a plan in place, state laws will control what happens to you and your family. I can help you formulate and implement a plan tailored to your needs and choices and then review that plan with you throughout your life to make changes as needed.

Eliminate uncertainty for your family should you become incapacitated or die. Protect and control your assets. But most importantly, leave a legacy of confidence and positivity for all your loved ones.

Presently, areas of practice include Estate Planning, Probate & Administration, Residential Real Estate, Guardianship and Animal Law.

I serve as a Consultant to several mortgage companies, having instructed real estate and mortgage licensees for many years and co-authored and edited several mortgage textbooks including Mortgage Lending Principles and Practices (6th, 7th and 8th edition).

I am a NYS Certified Real Estate Instructor. I am a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. I serve as a Volunteer Attorney for Free Legal Answers through the ABA as well as serving as a member of the Estate Planning Committee of the Senior Lawyers Division and serve on the New York City Bar Association's Consumer Affair Committee. I am an Attorney Member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and support several charitable organizations.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Benjamin Katz, Esq. P.C.
- Current
Attorney
Law Offices of Benjamin Z. Katz, Esq.
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Education
Hofstra University
J.D. (1994) | Law
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State University of New York - Stony Brook
B.A. (1991) | History
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Professional Associations
New York City Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Consumer Affairs Committee Member
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Mortgage Lending Principles and Practices, 8th Ed.
Hondros Learning
Certifications
Certified Real Estate Instructor
New York State Department of State
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
157 Questions Answered

Q. My dog bit a human while he was trying to get at another dog at a dog park. Next course of action?
A: I suggest you have her sign a General Release and agree to pay any medical bills not covered by her insurance.
Q. My mother just died and has 6 months left on her lease. Are we liable for the rent if the landlord rents to someone else
A: No. The landlord can only recover lost rent. If he rents it out it is not lost.
Q. What constitutes legal cat ownership?
A: Most fostering agreements do not contain provisions for ownership. Any legal rights that you may potentially have will be contained in the fostering agreement or through written or oral statements made by the employer.
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Contact & Map
Benjamin Katz, Esq. P.C.
114 W 27th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Telephone: (646) 952-9010
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: We are available during the Covid-19 crisis by phone, social platforms and video conferencing.