About Linda Amato

About Amato Law, PLLC

Amato Law, PLLC is exclusively devoted to providing estate-planning services to individuals, families and businesses. It extends beyond the preparation of wills and trusts. We advise our clients on all aspects of estate planning—from matters relating to asset management protection, to business succession planning, to the transition of wealth to subsequent generations.

About Linda Amato

Linda Amato is a New York City-based attorney in private practice. Linda’s unique background in asset management, health care, and law have developed her expertise in estate-planning matters, enabling her to identify and create optimal plans for each of her clients.

Linda is passionate about working with individuals, families, and businesses. She is dedicated to helping her clients avoid probate, and minimize Federal and State taxes. Linda  understands that although most clients share many of the same concerns—such as tax planning, health care cost in the event of illness, and wealth preservation—she is committed to crafting the best possible, customized estate plan for every client.

EXPERIENCE

Linda’s extensive 30-year background in law, finance, and health care enables her to provide the highest-quality estate planning services to individuals, families, and businesses.

Prior to forming her private practice, Linda worked with an asset management company owned by one of Europe’s largest private banks. Her practice focused on compliance, operational and regulatory matters related to investing in complex investment strategies. Linda’s top priority was protecting client assets. Prior to and post the Lehman crisis she took an active role in advising investment managers on counterparty risk and how to mitigate the risk of losing client money in the event of brokerage insolvency.

Before her career in law, Linda practiced in the health care industry for 20 years, where she advocated on behalf of her clients as a licensed clinical social worker. Her steep knowledge of entitlements-including Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans’ benefits, coupled with acting in the capacity of guardian and court-appointed evaluator are invaluable skills for an estate planning attorney. She is dedicated to providing her clients and their families with an unparalleled level of service, no matter the size of the estate.

EDUCATION

In addition to her Master’s in Social Work from New York University, Linda earned her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law. While in law school she ranked among the top 5% of her class, and was a member of the law review. In addition, she interned with the Hon. Nan R. Nolan, United States District Court Northern District Court of Illinois, and worked with the Cook County Public Defenders Office.

PERSONAL

Linda is admitted to the bar in the State of New York. She is a member of the Elder Law Section, the Trust and Estate Section of the New York State Bar Association, and is also a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.

Outside the office, Linda enjoys indoor cycling classes, hiking, cooking, and spending time with Hudson, her Siberian-Husky mix.

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