Our Team

GIOVANNI P. SILVAGNI

Giovanni Silvagni
The founding partner of the firm, was born and raised in Queens, New York. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from St. John’s University in 1995, he continued his education at St. John’s School of Law. As a law student, Mr. Silvagni made the Dean’s List each semester and received numerous academic awards, including the CALI Award for Excellence in Estate and Gift Taxation. Mr. Silvagni served as an intern in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office while attending law school. In 1999, he graduated Cum Laude and began his career at Connors and Sullivan P.C. where he worked as an associate and eventually as a Partner until 2014. In 2014, Mr. Silvagni founded the Law firm of Silvagni and Como, Attorneys At Law, PLLC.

Mr. Silvagni’s practice areas include Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates, Estate Administration, Asset Protection, Business Planning, and all aspects of Surrogate’s Court Practice, including Litigation. Mr. Silvagni assists individuals and families in navigating the probate process, avoiding probate, managing and planning for long-term medical expenses, and preserving their assets while minimizing the adverse impact of taxes. In addition, he assists individuals in obtaining Medicaid (both in-home care and nursing home care) and United States Veterans’ benefits.

The son of Italian immigrants, Mr. Silvagni speaks fluent Italian, enabling him to help Italian-speaking individuals with asset protection and estate and Medicaid planning needs. Mr. Silvagni is active in many organizations and serves on the Board of Directors for the “Associazione Culturale Italiana di New York” and the Columbian Lawyers Association of Queens. He regularly addresses senior citizen centers and professional organizations on the importance of Estate Planning and Elder Law.

BAR ADMISSIONS:

New York State Bar; 2000

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York; 2004

United States Tax Court; 2006

ACCREDITATIONS:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Accredited Attorney; 2009

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS:

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

New York State Bar Association – Trust & Estates, Elder Law Sections

Nassau County Bar Association

Columbian Lawyers Association First Judicial Department

Columbian Lawyers Association of Queens

TELEVISION:

“Ask The Lawyer”- Regular Appearances on this Live, Viewer Call-In Cable Television Show (Time Warner Cable Channel 97, Cablevision Channel 30), 2005-2007.


IDA COMO

Ida Como
Ida was born and raised in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn by her Italian parents who immigrated to New York and instilled the hard-working and driven characteristics she displays proudly. Graduating with honors from St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens, she then went on to fulfill a lifelong goal and attended Hofstra University School of Law. While attending Hofstra Law Ms. Como interned at the New Jersey Federal Public Defenders’ Office and at Russo, Keane & Toner LLP, a firm whose practice was largely based around insurance defense. Ms. Como graduated from Hofstra Law in 2010 and began her legal career at Connors and Sullivan, PLLC. In 2014 Ms. Como joined Giovanni P. Silvagni in co-founding Silvagni and Como to expand her legal career.

Ms. Como has become well versed in all aspects of Elder Law and Estate Planning. She has helped numerous clients to execute specialized Estate Plans. Ms. Como has guided clients through Estate Administration and Probate, as well. Ms. Como aspires to treat each of the families she works with as if they were her own.

Ms. Como is a member of the Board of the Columbian Lawyers of Queens and is active in many Italian-American cultural and societal events. Ms. Como is fluent in Italian and conversational in Spanish.

BAR ADMISSIONS:

New York State Bar; 2011

New Jersey State Bar; 2010

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS:

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association – Trust & Estates, Elder Law and Real Estate Sections

Columbian Lawyers Association of Queens

Contact Information

Tel: (718) 928-3355
E-Mail: info@silvagniandcomolaw.com

LOCATIONS
172 GRAVESEND NECK RD
BROOKLYN, NY 11233

6917 MYRTYLE AVENUE
GLENDALE, NY 11385

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Practice Areas

  • ELDER LAW
  • MEDICAID APPLICATIONS: HOME CARE
  • MEDICAID APPLICATIONS: NURSING HOMES
  • ESTATE PLANNING-WILLS AND TRUSTS
  • ESTATE PLANNING-POWERS OF ATTORNEY
  • ESTATE ADMINISTRATION AND PROBATE
  • CONTESTED WILLS AND ESTATE LITIGATION
  • REAL ESTATE
  • ITALIAN

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