Martin, Doris L.

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Doris L. Martin


111 Great Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021
P: 516-393-2205

Discharge Planning, Patient Rights and Elder Law (Co-Chair)
Finance and Real Estate
Health Care
Personal Services and Estate Planning (Chair)
Tax (Chair)

New York University School of Law
(J.D., 1987) Executive Editor of Law Review
Smith College
(A.B., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1984)

New York


New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
Connecticut State Courts

Super Lawyers - New York Metro
Long Island Business News – Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business (May 2012)
Long Island Business News - Who's Who in Women in Professional Services (May 2012)
Long Island Business News - Ones to Watch in Retirement Issues (February 2009)
Long Island Business News - Who's Who in Tax and Bankruptcy Law (February 2008)
Long Island Business News - Who's Who in Tax Law (June 2006)

New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
American Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association

Doris L. Martin is a Partner/Director at Garfunkel Wild, P.C., where she heads the Personal Services and Estate Planning Practice Group and the Tax Group and is a member of the Discharge Planning - Patient Rights and Elder Law Group.  Ms. Martin advises clients on estate planning, administration, and litigation, charitable giving, elder law, tax-exempt organizations, and qualified retirement plans.

Since joining the firm in 1994, Ms. Martin’s practice has encompassed all aspects of estate planning, including wills, revocable trusts, charitable trusts, insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, family limited partnerships, retirement plans, and asset protection; all aspects of estate and trust administration, including probate post-mortem planning, and estate tax returns; Medicaid and elder law planning, and the establishment and operation of tax-exempt organizations for individual clients and tax-exempt organizations.  She also works with families of special needs individuals, establishing Supplemental Needs Trusts and advising families on Medicaid matters and other governmental benefits.  She also has represented organizations devoted to working with special needs children.

Ms. Martin has particular experience in estate planning for physicians.

Ms. Martin frequently writes and lectures on estate planning.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Martin was an associate in the trust and estates departments at Paul, Weiss, Wharton, Rifkind & Garrison, LLP and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, LLP.

Ms. Martin is a past secretary of the Trusts, Estates and Surrogate’s Court Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is a current member of its Estate and Gift Tax Committee.  She also served as a member of the Board of Directors of North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, a mental health services provider to children and families and served on the Board of Directors of the Tender Loving Care Foundation, a foundation devoted to improving the experience of parents with children in neonatal intensive care units.  She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Douglaston-Little Neck Historical Society.

Speeches and Events

  • "Legal Checklist," Teleconference for the National Health Care Decisions Day, New York State Bar Association (April 16, 2015)
  • "Preparing for Estate Administration," New York State Bar Association’s Probate & Administration of Estates CLE Program (Melville, NY) December 8, 2014
  • "Estate Planning & Asset Protection for Physicians," South Nassau Inc. & Winthrop PHO, Inc. (Mineola, NY) March 4, 2014
  • How Does the New Tax Law Affect My Estate Planning?  Garfunkel Wild Teleconference, March 21, 2013


  • Protecting Separate Property During Marriage and Divorce, New York Law Journal, September 22, 2014 (co-author)
  • Documents Governing End-of-Life Care:  Avoiding Traps for the Unwary, New York Law Journal, September 17, 2012 (co-author)
  • Documents Governing Health Care Decisions, New York Law Journal, September 22, 2008
  • Make a Final Choice Yourself - Newsday "Ask the Expert" August 12, 2006