The founding partner of the firm, was born and raised in Queens, New York. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from St. John’s University in 1995, he continued his education at St. John’s School of Law.
As a law student, Mr. Silvagni made the Dean’s List each semester and received numerous academic awards, including the CALI Award for Excellence in Estate and Gift Taxation. Mr. Silvagni served as an intern in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office while attending law school.
In 1999, he graduated Cum Laude and began his career at Connors and Sullivan P.C. where he worked as an associate and eventually as a Partner until 2014. In 2014, Mr. Silvagni founded the Law firm of Silvagni and Como, Attorneys At Law, PLLC.
Mr. Silvagni’s practice areas include Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates, Estate Administration, Asset Protection, Business Planning, and all aspects of Surrogate’s Court Practice, including Litigation.
Mr. Silvagni assists individuals and families in navigating the probate process, avoiding probate, managing and planning for long-term medical expenses, and preserving their assets while minimizing the adverse impact of taxes. In addition, he assists individuals in obtaining Medicaid (both in-home care and nursing home care) and United States Veterans’ benefits.
The son of Italian immigrants, Mr. Silvagni speaks fluent Italian, enabling him to help Italian-speaking individuals with asset protection and estate and Medicaid planning needs. Mr. Silvagni is active in many organizations and serves on the Board of Directors for the “Associazione Culturale Italiana di New York” and the Columbian Lawyers Association of Queens. He regularly addresses senior citizen centers and professional organizations on the importance of Estate Planning and Elder Law.
In 2017, Mr. Silvagni was given a lifetime achievement award by the Associazione Castelvetranese D’America. Also in 2017, he was given the Distinguished Professional Award from the National Federation of Italian American Societies.
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