Professional Associations
Presentations + Publications
Matters + Case Studies
Community Service
Neil is the Chairman of the Trusts, Estates and Elder Law group at the firm. He has practiced for close to 30 years and concentrates his practice in the areas of elder care, estate planning, disability planning, probate, estate and trust administration, gift and generation-skipping tax transfer planning, asset protection, special needs planning and guardianships. He advises clients relating to government programs available to assist seniors with health care needs, particularly custodial care and the array of housing options available to them. Neil has helped many couples with health care and estate planning, working in conjunction with a variety of professionals including accountants and geriatric care managers. He advises clients on long-term care insurance and protection of assets while providing for future care needs.

He regularly helps families with disabled children. This type of planning involves an in-depth knowledge of the services available in the community as well as legal issues, including private and institutional supplemental needs trusts.



  • Duke University School of Law, J.D.; 1977
  • University of Rochester, B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; 1974


  • New York

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Executive Committee
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • NAELA’s Council of Advanced Practitioners
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, certification issued by the National Elder Law Foundation

Presentations + Publications

What Happens If I Get Sick? Basic Legal Tools to Protect You and Your Family
June 30, 2020

Affordable Housing As You Age
Briarcliff Manor Public Library
October 2019

Aging in Place: Changes and Innovation
New York State Bar Association
Spring 2019

Community Based Housing Options
Westchester County Senior Law Day
October 16, 2018

Innovative Options for Senior Housing
October 9, 2018

Elder Law Presentation
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys/National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
April 26, 2017

“The Basics of Elder Law”
United Federation of Teachers, Yonkers, NY
April 25, 2017

“Where Do We Go From Here? Long-Term Care in the Age of the Baby Boomers”
NAELA Journal
Spring 2015, Vol. 11, Nr. 1

“Residential Models for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Older Adults”
NAELA Journal
Fall 2013, Vol. 9, Nr. 2

“Elder Law”
Guardianship Practice in New York
New York State Bar Association (2004)

Neil is a frequent lecturer on Elder Care and Estate Planning issues for groups including the New York State Bar Association and Westchester County Bar Association. He has also written many articles on Elder Care and Estate Planning.

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Chapter Member of the Year, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2017-2021
  • SuperLawyers® New York Metro Edition, 2007-2019
  • Honoree 2017 AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in White Plains, NY


Community Service

  • Westchester Jewish Community Services
    Prior board affiliation:
  • Westchester Jewish Conference
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Westchester-Putnam Chapter, Inc.
  • UJA-Federation, Campaign Cabinet


  • Neil has studied piano for much of his life.
  • He also loves to swim, bicycle, and run.
  • He and his wife, Marilyn Kneller-Rimsky, recently celebrated their 36th anniversary.
  • They have three daughters and three grandchildren.

Neil T. Rimsky

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