Paul Hyl, of counsel to the Firm, practices exclusively in the field of Trusts and Estates and Elder Law. Mr. Hyl advises clients regarding sophisticated estate planning matters, tax planning, asset preservation, Medicaid planning, wealth transfer strategies, charitable giving and estate and gift taxation issues.
Mr. Hyl practices before the Surrogate’s Courts of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the five boroughs of the City of New York, as well as Westchester and Duchess Counties. Mr. Hyl is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for Veterans benefits. Previously, Mr. Hyl served as counsel to the Nassau County Public Administrator.
Mr. Hyl is an adjunct professor at Molloy College and a former adjunct professor at Dowling College. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and its Trusts and Estates Section. Locally, Mr. Hyl is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, where he is the past Co-Chair of its Elder Law, Social Services and Health Advocacy Committee. Mr. Hyl is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Nassau County and a former member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Intergenerational Network- Long Island Chapter.
Mr. Hyl has been featured in Long Island Business News, Investor’s Business Daily and Newsday’s Ask the Expert column. He has authored numerous articles which have appeared in the Nassau Lawyer, the Suffolk Lawyer, the Daily News and Long Island Business News on topics such as business succession planning, estate planning for second marriages and various trust and estate administration issues. Mr. Hyl has also been featured as a guest on various radio and television programs, including WBAB, WFAN, WRHU, News 12 and WLNY TV 10/55. Mr. Hyl is a frequent lecturer and educator. He has lectured at professional organizations and provided continuing legal education programs for the state and county bar associations. He has also lectured at assisted living facilities, senior citizen groups and colleges and universities, such as St. Joseph’s College and Dowling College’s Center for Intergenerational Policy & Practice. Mr. Hyl’s charitable works include the Midnight Run relief effort to bring food and clothing to New York City’s homeless and the Long Island Fight for Charity, for which he boxed in 2009 to raise money on behalf of several local charities.
Mr. Hyl received his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Dowling College and his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. Mr. Hyl is a former member of the Farmingville Volunteer Fire Department, where he volunteered as a Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician, as well as serving as Recording Secretary of the Department.