About Kornfeld Law Firm

Brooklyn Estate Planning, Elder Law & Real Estate Firm

For over 40 years, we at Kornfeld Law Firm have lived by one simple axiom: Our clients come first.  We believe in helping our clients prepare for their retirement years by educating them on all their estate planning and elder law options, which lets them choose the plan that fits them best, allowing for both personal comfort and financial freedom. 

We help our clients achieve their goals with comprehensive long-term care, estate and asset protection planning. We use a wide variety of legal techniques depending on each person’s individual needs and goals.  Essentially, though, our approach remains the same for all our clients.  After a comprehensive assessment, we set forth a plan that will protect the client’s assets to the maximum amount possible.  This allows our clients to live comfortably and preserve those assets for the next generation.

Our Brooklyn lawyers understand that asset protection can be a difficult topic to think about, let alone plan for.  However, we also firmly believe that doing this planning will actually ease your mind and help you live in peace, knowing that you have a plan in place to deal with the possible contingencies.  At Kornfeld Law Firm, our goal is to help you achieve that peace of mind. 

Our Process

You have questions about your future.  To help you find answers to these questions and solutions to your planning needs, we begin by asking you questions.  Not just about your assets, but also about your greatest concerns and hopes for the future.  It is only by getting to know you, and what matters most to you, that we can design and implement a customized plan to address all of your needs and help you realize your dreams.  We don’t simply draft legal documents.  Our hope is to establish a solid relationship with you, based on mutual trust and respect, and serve as your counselors for life. 

Meet Our Attorneys

Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorney

Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorney

Meet Our Staff

Director of Client Services

Funding Coordinator

Client Services Coordinator

Deed Recording Coordinator

Executive Assistant

Bruce Seplowitz

Director of Client Services

You may have met Bruce Seplowitz if you have attended one of our informational workshops.  Bruce helps to make these events a warm and inviting experience for all attendees. Bruce (along with the rest of our staff) plays an integral role in making your experience with our firm as reassuring and productive as possible. His work doesn’t stop at the workshops. You’re sure to see him throughout your estate planning process—and afterward, if you need additional support. In his free time, Bruce loves to travel and has toured the world … much of it on foot, with just a backpack.

Solomon Schwimmer

Funding Coordinator

As Funding Coordinator, Soloman Schwimmer ensures that any investment account you wish to transfer to a trust is properly re-titled in the name of your trust. He handles the complex document filling tasks…so you don’t have to. An expert in a variety of investment account transfers, he can fill out your documentation and review it to make sure it’s in perfect shape before you sign it. Soloman is also an expert in out-of-state deed transfers, so he’s able to help our clients record property deeds to your trust … no matter where those properties are located in the United States. He’s also our expert in co-op transfers and can work with your co-op to ensure your stock certificate and proprietary lease is properly transferred to your trust. Soloman’s resourcefulness and quick-wittedness probably comes from his love of rock climbing. He loves to spend his free time in a rock-climbing gym in Brooklyn, where we’re told his skills rival those of Spider Man!

Mendy Chazin

Client Services Coordinator

Mendy’s job is to make sure your visit with us is as enjoyable as possible.

As our “officer of hospitality, he’ll always make sure that you’re taken care of while you meet with our attorneys. Need a cup of coffee, espresso, hot apple cider or tea? A little something to eat? Mendy can deliver. Do you need help arranging transportation to or from our office? Mendy can help. He has a unique skill for making people feel comfortable and at ease that has made him a beloved friend to many of our clients. Mendy is also our file closeout specialist. He contacts our clients to ensure they had a satisfying experience with Kornfeld Law Firm, and eagerly listens to our clients’ suggestions so we can make our services even better. Though Mendy may be a sweetheart in our office, in his free time, he is a professional MMA fighter who has won three of his first four bouts. So, you can be sure, we feel a lot safer with him around!

Moey Schield

Deed Recording Coordinator

As our Deed Recording Coordinator, Moey Schield is responsible for ensuring that property Deeds are properly recorded and transferred to your trust. He is an expert in recording documents within the Five Boroughs and knows who to talk to and what steps to take to get your deeds transferred quickly and properly. Moey is also the primary receptionist and scheduling coordinator in our office, so you will mostly likely get to hear his friendly voice and experience his world-class hospitality when you call or visit. In his free time, Moey is aspiring DJ who loves music … and recently recorded his first song!

Fay Stern

Executive Assistant

Fay Stern is our Executive Assistant and “documentation guru.” She makes sure all documents are printed, scanned, sorted, filed and mailed perfectly, every time. She also ensures there are electronic backup copies of all documents you’ve signed. As the “guardian of the documents,” she coordinates the mailing of documents you may need to have to at theirhome … and their safe return via a paid return envelope. A dedicated organizational expert, she keeps our affairs in order and ensures all of our clients have a pleasant and stress-free experience. When Fay is out of the office, she’s walking and caring for Royce, the luckiest half-husky, half-German Shepard in Brooklyn.