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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.

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More critically for you, Melissa also trained with the premier estate planning attorneys in the country.  She has developed a system to help clients evaluate their estate planning goals, get financially organized, and protect inheritances from creditors and undue tax burdens.    


How else is Legacy Wealth Counsel different?  We focus on developing and preserving your legacy and assets, versus drafting documents to put up on a shelf an forget about. We prepare you and your loved ones to make tough decisions in the event of illness or incapacity, and walk you through scenarios and options you may not have considered.  We are available to answer questions as they arise, as lives change, and will never send you a bill for a phone call or email.   


With the right planning in place, you can protect your interests in the event of incapacity or illness.  With the right plan in place, you can protect your family from extended, public court proceedings and conflict.   Schedule a conversation about your goals today. 

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