Cornelius (“Neil”) J. O’Reilly is an attorney whose practice is focused in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Business Succession Planning. His main goal is to demystify Estate Planning for his clients so they can gain peace of mind knowing that they have provided for their families by passing along their hard-earned wealth and by minimizing the stress they will experience if the client becomes incapacitated or dies. He has created the firm with the belief that an estate plan should be driven by the unique needs and desires of each unique client. That’s why there are no “cookie cutter” plans or canned solutions offered to any client. Instead, Neil helps clients identify their goals and then builds estate plans based on those goals.
Neil has been practicing law since 1993. He is a proud member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, a national organization comprised of attorneys concentrating on estate planning and dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality legal service and finest client experience. As a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys he receives comprehensive annual training on cutting edge estate planning and Medicaid planning techniques, and best practices to serve clients. He is also a member of the New York Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association.
Prior to starting his own practice Neil was a prosecutor in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office where he was a member of the Domestic Violence and Sex Crimes Unit before being asked to form the bureau that eventually became the Major Case Unit where he investigated and prosecuted Bronx based and New York City wide organized crime/RICO cases.
He is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and the United States Tax Court.
Neil received his undergraduate degree Fordham University (1990), his Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law (1993) and his Master’s of Law (LL.M.) with a concentration in Estate Tax from New York University School of Law (2005).
Neil enjoys spending his free time with son, Max, and friends, running, and reading. He will take any opportunity to discuss the A Song of Ice and Fire Book series.