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Daniel G. Fish practices in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship and Trust and Estate Law. Mr. Fish started his career in the field of elder law as the Senior Staff Attorney of the Institute on Law and Rights of Older Adults of the Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College.

He is a founding member and past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is a past chair of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section.

He is a past member of the board of directors of Friends and Relatives of Institutionalized Aged and a past member of the board of directors of the Alzheimer’s Association – New York City Chapter, Board Member.

He has taught as an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School, and Hunter College School of Social Work. In 1995, he was a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.

He is a regular columnist for the New York Law Journal on Elder Law issues. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Business Week, Fortune Magazine and Lawyers Weekly USA. He has conducted seminars for Time Warner, Paine Webber, Champion International, HBO, Ciba-Geigy, Consolidated Edison, The Alzheimer’s Association, TIAA-CREF, William Doyle Galleries, Lenox Hill Hospital, Ogilvy and Mather, Chase Manhattan Bank and Conde Nast.


Daniel G. Fish, Trust and Estates Partner, authored the attached and linked article on Transferring a Foreign Guardianship to New York.  Circumstances in life are…

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A recent fair hearing decision denying a home care application, based on language in a trust that New York City Medicaid previously had routinely approved,…

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There is little statutory guidance in New York state for a notary who is attempting to notarize a document by mark for a disabled individual.…

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McLaughlin & Stern New York Area 2021 "Best Lawyers"    Trust & Estates Randolph Harris James M. Kosakow John C. Novogrod Barbara A. Sloan Amy…

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  • University of Texas at Austin (J.D., 1976)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A., 1968)

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Current Chair of New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section
  • Current Board Member of Alzheimer’s Association – New York Chapter
  • Past President, founding member and Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)