Donna J. Turetsky


Practice Areas: Estate & Tax Planning/Probate Law & Estate Administration Attorneys Elder Law Attorneys

Donna J. Turetsky, a Partner in the Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Practice Groups at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, has concentrated her practice since 1992 on trust and estate administration, elder law, estate planning, special needs planning, and guardianships.

In the area of estate administration, she assists clients in the preparation of probate and administration petitions, Federal and New York State estate tax returns, and gift tax returns. She also assists the Executors and Administrators in construction and reformation proceedings, discovery proceedings and accounting proceedings. In addition, she has served on a number of appointments as Guardian Ad Litem through the Surrogate’s Court.

Ms. Turetsky counsels clients on estate and tax planning and prepares legal documents including Wills, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, and Living Wills.

In her elder law practice, Ms. Turetsky counsels and assists seniors and their families in connection with a broad range of issues, including planning to preserve assets in the face of possible long-term care needs, and Medicaid Planning. Her work in this area includes the preparation of Medicaid applications for both home care and nursing home care.

She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami, a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law. Ms. Turetsky is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).

Ms. Turetsky was named one of the Top 10 Legal Eagles by Long Island Pulse Magazine in 2016, and she also was selected as one of the Top Women in Law for 2016 by the Hofstra University School of Law, Center for Children, Families and the Law.