T. Ethan Choi Esq., CPA

Tae Ethan Choi is a partner of the Firm. His practice focuses on Elder Law, Medicaid law, long-term care cost planning, trusts, estate planning, probate & estate administration, senior medical crisis management and asset preservation. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at City University of New York where he teaches Elder Law. In his practice, Mr. Choi concentrates on designing individualized solutions that are tailored to meet the specific needs of his clients.

Mr. Choi began his professional career in 1998; first as a CPA and then as an attorney. While working as a corporate attorney, he continued his long-term commitment to volunteer work, which eventually led him to pursue a career in Elder Law where he can make a difference in the lives of seniors. Mr. Choi was selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 where only 2.5% of lawyers in the state are chosen and recognized in The New York Times magazine. The New York State Bar Association, Suffolk County Department of Health Services and the Nassau County Bar Association have recognized his pro bono work and he is certified to be appointed as a Court Evaluator in the New York State Unified Court System. His legal columns are published in numerous newspapers and he regularly appears on radio and television programs. He also serves as a lecturer for attorneys, CPAs, government Medicaid agency staff members, medical professionals, nursing home staff and social workers. He is fluent in English and Korean.

Professional Recognition:

  • U.S. News & World Report, Best Law Firms, 2017
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Suffolk County Department of Health Services, Certificate of Appreciation
  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel (Pro Bono work)
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Pro Bono Access to Justice Provider
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Pro Bono Attorney of the Month

Academic Faculty Appointments:

  • City University of New York, Queens College, Adjunct Professor, Elder Law

Certifications:

  • New York State Unified Court System, Part 36, Court Evaluator
  • Certified Public Accountant, New York, 2001 (Retired.)

Speaking Engagements & Lectures:

  • City University of New York
  • County of Nassau – Office of Consumer Affairs
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center
  • Hamilton Madison House – New York City Department for the Aging
  • Hicksville Community Center
  • Holy Name Medical Center – Alzheimer’s & Dementia Conference
  • HSBC Bank
  • Korea New York Daily
  • Korean-American Behavioral Health Association (KABHA)
  • Korean-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater New York
  • Korean-American CPA Association of Greater New York (KACPANY)
  • Korean-American Dry Cleaners Association of Long Island
  • Korean-American Realtors Association
  • Korean-American Senior Association of New York
  • Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS)
  • Long Island Asian American Community Center
  • Merrick Public Library
  • Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • MLTC AgeWell New York
  • Nassau County Bar Association – Community Education
  • Nassau County Bar Association – Continuing Legal Education
  • Nassau County Department of Social Services
  • Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) – A. Holly Patterson Extended Care
  • New Jersey Korean American Chamber of Commerce
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Parker Jewish Institute
  • Queens Boulevard Extended Care
  • Seaford Public Library
  • Selfhelp Community Services
  • Senior Umbrella Network of Queens
  • Shelter Rock Public Library
  • Silver Town
  • Staten Island Adult Day Program
  • Sweet Hollow Hall Education Center (Huntington, New York)
  • UnitedHealthcare Oxford

Media Appearances, Interviews, Mentions, Publications & Features:

  • AM1660 Radio News, Newsday, Long Island Business News, TKC-TV News, KNN-TV News, MK-TV News, Korea Times, Korea Daily, Korea New York Daily, Mom & I Health Magazine, Sunday Korea Times, Chosun-ilbo, FiOS 1 News, Super Lawyer, American Bar Association “Lawyers Giving Back”, Nassau County Bar Association- Nassau Lawyer.

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Elder Law Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Trusts & Estates Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee

Education:

  • New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, B.S. Dual Degree, Beta Gamma Sigma (top 7% of class), Alumni Scholar
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., William P. Richardson Scholar
  • Stuyvesant