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A plan is a gift. Estate Planning & Guardianship for New Yorkers.

At Legacy Wealth Counsel, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your short- and long-term estate planning goals. Contact us to discuss a plan that will protect what you care about most.

Plan for your loved ones today!

Schedule a consultation regarding estate planning law in new york city. Contact melissa goikhman, esq. To learn more.

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Melissa Goikhman, Esq.

Melissa Goikhman, Esq. is an estate planning attorney based in New York City.  Her firm, Legacy Wealth Counsel PLLC, is dedicated to helping clients preserve their legacies financial and otherwise – for loved ones.  


Melissa graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2010, and spent over a decade working for the Government specializing in criminal and civil financial investigations.  Melissa has a background in federal financial investigations and prosecuted financial crimes perpetrated by public officials, money launderers, and organized criminal enterprises.


Now, Melissa applies her expertise to help clients review their circumstances, goals, and also to get more financially organized than they've ever been!  That's a perk of planning with Legacy Wealth Counsel.

Upcoming Events

Pre-registration is required for all virtual workshops.

Advice for Parents

Financial Wellness and Estate Planning for Parents and Parents-to-be.

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Free Online Workshop

Why Estate Planning Belongs on Every Adult's To-Do List.

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Protecting Your Inheritance

How to Speak with Your Parents about Their Plans.

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Services Offered

Legacy Wealth Counsel offers comprehensive estate planning services.  From wills, trusts, and healthcare directives to guardianship planning and probate, we will ensure that your interests are protected.

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Estate Planning

Estate planning with Legacy Wealth Counsel involves planning for your health, your property.


Trusts & Wills

A Will is a set of written directions as to what happens to your property when you pass away.

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Probate & Administration

When a person dies with a Will, that Will is submitted to a local Surrogate’s Court as part of a process called probate.

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Law You Can Understand

We know that legal action can sometimes be overwhelming. We are dedicated to providing you help in language that you can understand.


If you don't feel like you understand your options, just ask, and we will work to find an explanation that works for you.

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What clients are saying about Legacy Wealth Counsel:

I couldn’t have created a will, a living will, proxy care without the help and guidance of Melissa. She made this difficult process easier for me. I trust Melissa and am grateful for her advice and skillful handling of my paperwork.

- C. Emily W.

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