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Areas of Practice



J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 1963
B.A., St. John’s University School of Business, 1960 

Paul A. Golinski


Mr. Golinski has concentrated in the areas of wills, trusts, estates and estate planning for his entire career as a lawyer. Consequently, he has represented a wide variety of clients on issues pertaining to wills, trusts, estate plans, powers of attorney, medical directives, taxation (local, national and international) and business succession. Moreover, he has extensive experience in litigation involving such matters, including tax controversies. 

Professional & Community Activities

Mr. Golinski is very active in the community. He currently is a member of the following bar associations and now holds or did hold positions as follows:

  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
    • President, 1998-1999
    • Various offices 1993-1998
    • Trustee 1992-1998
    • Trustees’ council 1999 to date
    • Co-chair, Surrogate’s Committee, 1986-1987
    • Chair, Taxation Committee, 1984-1992
    • Chair, Audit Committee, 2008-2011
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Delegate, House of Delegates, 1998-2000 and 2006-2010
    • District Representative to Executive Committee of Trusts and Estates Section, 1992-1996
  • American Bar Association
    • Delegate, House of Delegates, 1998-2000

Mr. Golinski currently holds the following additional offices:

  • Director, Brooklyn Bar Foundation
  • Director, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.
  • Member, Calvary Hospital Advisory Council
  • Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Advisory Council
  • Director, Municipal Club of Brooklyn
  • Fellow, New York State Bar Foundation

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the Super Lawyers List (2009 - 2012) by the Super Lawyer legal rating service issued by Thomson Reuters.  A description of the selection methodology can be found at: No aspect of this award has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.