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Peggy J. Barbanel

Attorney-at-Law

Staten Island, NY, USA


Peggy Barbanel is a sole practitioner whose law practice focuses exclusively on guardianship issues and proceedings. Ms. Barbanel is a Court Examiner appointed by the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department and,  for the last 32 years, has been an associate of Court Examiners to examine the accounts and inventories filed in the Office of the Clerk of Kings and Richmond Counties by Committees, Conservators and Guardians of Incompetent Persons, Patients, Conservatees, and Incapacitated Persons pursuant to Section 81.32 and former Sections 78.23, 79.17 and 77.29 of the Mental Hygiene Law. She has also been appointed as court evaluator, guardian, counsel for alleged incapacitated persons, and counsel in final proceedings. Ms. Barbanel has also represented petitioners in Article 81 proceedings and represents guardians in on-going guardianships. Ms. Barbanel has been a faculty member at Article 81 training programs for the Appellate Divisions Second Department/First Department, the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York County Lawyers Association, Richmond County Lawyers Association and has spoken on behalf of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association on Decision Making Day. Additionally, Ms. Barbanel has formulated and conducted training programs for newly appointed Court Examiners in Kings County.

         Ms. Barbanel also served as an Administrative Law Judge for the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission. A graduate of Syracuse University, Ms. Barbanel received a Masters Degree in Remedial Reading from Long Island University and a J.D. degree from New York Law School. She is admitted to the state bars of New York and New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Ms. Barbanel is also a Mediator for the New York Center for Interpersonal Development and a Trainer for ACT (Assisting Children Through Transition). She is a member of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section and the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association.

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