Maria F. Galante



Maria F. Galante, Esq. is counsel to Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and is a member of the firm’s Wealth Preservation group in the firm's New York office. She focuses on Trust and Estates, Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Estate Litigation, and Elder Law.

Ms. Galante advises clients in planning to create a comprehensive estate plan that will accurately reflect their needs, and protect their assets and family. She has extensive experience in guardianship proceedings (contested and uncontested) under both Mental Hygiene Law and the Surrogate’s Court Procedures Act. She is a Part 36 fiduciary with the Courts of the State of New York, and is qualified to be appointed Court-Appointed Counsel for alleged incapacitated persons and as Court Evaluator in guardianship proceedings. Ms. Galante also represents clients in probate and administration matters, including litigated matters such as objections to wills (SCPA 1404 proceedings), judicial accountings, and turnovers of property. Ms. Galante is admitted to practice in New York and Colombia. She is fluent in Spanish.


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  • New York Metro Rising Stars® (2016-2019)


  • New York Women's Bar Association - Co-Chair, Elder Law & Disabilities Section (2021)

  • New York Women’s Bar Association - Trust and Estates Section (2019-present)

  • Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County (2018-present)

  • Queens County Bar Association - Elder Law Committee (2016-present); Co-Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee (2024)

  • Queens County Women’s Bar Association (2016-present)

  • NYSBA Association 2009 – present (Elder Law and Trust and Estates)

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, "Supportive Decision-Making in Guardianship," NYWBA's Elder Law and Disability Committee Webinar, 1/13/2022