About Us    

Rosedale Queens Attorney Elder Law  Estates Probate  Guardianship  Medicaid  Trusts  Special Needs  Real Estate  Estate Litigation Planning

We concentrate on the interrelated fields of law that affect the most important moments in the lives of our clients


The Law Office of Jim D. Sarlis  is a full service law firm that offers its clients the best of both worlds:  the knowledge and experience usually found in a large law firm, combined with the attention and service of a small community-based  practice.  We look forward to being of service to you, as well as your family and friends.

Welcome to our website, where you can find out more about our firm and the fields of law in which we concentrate.

Our motto is: "big firm knowledge, small firm attention".  That's because our background and New York City location allow us to offer our clients benefits usually associated with large law firms, while also offering them the personal service only a small firm can give. 

Our practice concentrates on the interrelated fields of elder law, trusts & estates, Medicaid planning, guardianship, Wills, real estate law, and business planning. 
We are a full service law firm, meaning that we can handle all the steps commonly encountered across one or more of these fields, all under one roof.  This gives you seamless and complete guidance and representation from beginning to end.  From
explaining how the law applies to your situation, and drafting the documents you need, to handling transactions such as purchases or sales, and advocating for you before a government agency or in Court, we can assist you in all phases of your representation.   We even handle appeals.  We can also analyze situations from a variety of angles, to avoid lawsuits, preserve assets, and minimize taxes.
Click on the sections listed in the sidebar on the right side of this page --> for information, news, videos, and in-depth articles relevant to the fields of law in which we concentrate. 
Click on the items listed in our section entitled "What's New?" for the most recent entries from our blog, which presents timely news and bulletins on issues ranging from medical breakthroughs, to Gumby's 50th birthday, to updates on real estate, elder law, and trusts & estates.  We even report noteworthy court decisions.
You can also use our "Search this site" feature at the top of the page and type in the topic you want to find -- it will guide you right to the relevant sections.  
We hope you find the information presented here helpful.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Jim D. Sarlis, Esq. has earned a rating of "Distinguished" and a "Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards" from Martindale-Hubbell's confidential Peer Review Ratings, considered an objective and reliable indication of an "exemplary reputation and high professional standards"
Member of the Elder Law/Trusts & Estates       Member of the National Academy
sections of the NYS Bar Association                 of Elder Law Attorneys ("NAELA")