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최태양 변호사 T. Ethan Choi JD, CPA*

Attorney Tae Ethan Choi focuses on Elder Law, Medicaid law, long-term care cost planning, trust formation, estate administration, senior medical crisis management and asset preservation. He served as a member of the adjunct faculty at City University of New York where he taught New York Elder Law. In his private practice, Mr. Choi concentrates on designing individualized solutions that are tailored to meet the specific needs of clients.

Mr. Choi began his professional career in 1998; first as a CPA and then as an attorney. While working as a corporate attorney, he continued his long-term commitment to volunteer work. This eventually led him to pursue a career in Elder Law where he can make a difference in the lives of seniors. Mr. Choi was selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2013 through 2016 where only 2.5% of lawyers in the state are chosen and recognized in The New York Times magazine. The New York State Bar Association, Suffolk County Department of Health Services and the Nassau County Bar Association have recognized his pro bono work. He has been appointed by judges of the Supreme Court of the State of New York to serve as Court Evaluator in guardianship cases involving seniors suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other serious ailments. His legal columns have been published in numerous newspapers and he has appeared on radio and television programs. He also served as a lecturer for attorneys, CPAs, government Medicaid agency officials and staff members, medical professionals, nursing home staff and social workers. He is fluent in English and Korean.

Professional Recognition
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

  • American Legal Media, Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts & Estates Law

  • Best Lawyers®, Elder Law

  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ 2013 ~ 2016

  • U.S. News & World Report, Best Law Firms, 2017 ~ 2018 (Previous law firm)

  • Suffolk County Department of Health Services, Certificate of Appreciation

  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel (Pro Bono work)

  • Nassau County Bar Association, Pro Bono Access to Justice Provider

Academic Faculty Appointments

  • City University of New York, Queens College, Former Adjunct Faculty, Elder Law


  • New York State Unified Court System, Part 36, Court Evaluator

  • Certified Public Accountant, New York, 2001 (Retired.)

Speaking Engagements & Lectures

   Academic Institutions

  • City University of New York

   Financial Institutions

  • HSBC Bank

  • Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

  • New York Life Insurance Company

   Governmental Organizations

  • Nassau County Department of Social Services

  • New York City Department for the Aging

  • Merrick Public Library

  • Seaford Public Library

  • Shelter Rock Public Library

   Media & Communications

  • Korea New York Daily

   Medical & Health Care Institutions

  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center

  • Holy Name Medical Center – Alzheimer’s & Dementia Conference

  • MLTC AgeWell New York

  • Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) – A. Holly Patterson Extended Care

  • Parker Jewish Institute

  • Queens Boulevard Extended Care

  • Silver Town

  • Staten Island Adult Day Program

  • UnitedHealthcare Oxford

   Not-For-Profit & Community Organizations

  • Hamilton Madison House 

  • Hicksville Community Center

  • Korean-American Behavioral Health Association (KABHA)

  • Korean-American Senior Association of New York

  • Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS)

  • Long Island Asian American Community Center

  • Selfhelp Community Services

  • Sweet Hollow Hall Education Center (Huntington, New York)


   Professional Organizations

  • Korean-American CPA Association of Greater New York (KACPANY)

  • Nassau County Bar Association – Community Education

  • Nassau County Bar Association – Continuing Legal Education for Attorneys

   Trade Associations

  • Korean-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater New York

  • Korean-American Dry Cleaners Association of Long Island

  • Korean-American Realtors Association

  • New Jersey Korean American Chamber of Commerce

  • Senior Umbrella Network of Queens

Media Appearances, Interviews, Mentions, Publications & Features:
  • AM1660 Radio News, Newsday, Long Island Business News, TKC-TV News, KNN-TV News, MK-TV News, Korea Times, Korea Daily, Korea New York Daily, Mom & I Health Magazine, Sunday Korea Times, Chosun-ilbo, Super Lawyer, American Bar Association “Lawyers Giving Back”, Nassau County Bar Association- Nassau Lawyer.

Professional Affiliations:
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law & Special Needs Section

  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section

  • Nassau County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee

  • New York City Bar Association, Legal Problems of the Aging Committee (2008~2010 term), Former Member

  • New York County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee, Former Member

  • New York University, Stern School of Business, B.S. Dual Degree, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alumni Scholar

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., William P. Richardson Scholar

  • Stuyvesant​

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