Deepankar was previously a Partner at Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman and Kutzin, and before that was Of Counsel to Keane & Beane P.C. Before entering private practice, he worked for 12 years at the Westchester County Department of Social Services, where he oversaw estate claims, liens, and recoveries for Medicaid, adult guardianships, and valuations of complex resources. He also helped manage Medicaid home care and institutional care offices.
Leadership in the Elder Law Field
From 2021 – 2022, Deepankar served as Chair of the Elder Law & Special Needs (ELSN) section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), comprised of ~2,000 attorneys. His accomplishments included getting the NYSBA to adopt a consumer-friendly proposal as part of its legislative platform and migrating the ELSN to a hybrid meeting schedule as the COVID pandemic eased.
Deepankar currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Aging in Place. He is also active in the Long Term Care Council of Westchester and the Senior Law Day and Caregiver Collaboratives of the Westchester County Public-Private Partnership for Aging Services.
Articles and Public Speaking
In January 2022, Deepankar’s article “Protecting the Most Vulnerable During the Pandemic” written on behalf of the ELSN, appeared in the New York Law Journal.
Previous articles included:
“The Future of Long Term Care”
"Article 17-A Guardianships -- In Need of a Legislative Overhaul"
“Post DRA Planning: Unpaid Viable Bill Reduces NAMI”.
He is a former Editor and Contributor for the Elder Law E-News.
Deepankar is a frequent speaker for the New York State Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association, and the Pace University School of Law, covering subjects such as Hot Topics in Elder Law, Medicaid Issues, Medicaid, Home Care, and Paying for Long Term Care.
Education and Bar Admissions
1995, J.D., Fordham University School of Law
1983, B.A., English, State University of New York at Buffalo
Deepankar is admitted in the State Courts of New York and Connecticut.
Deepankar Mukerji is a well-known attorney in the New York State elder law community. His general practice in White Plains focuses on Elder Law, Wills & Trusts, Medicaid Planning, Estate Administration & Probate, and Guardianships.
Mr. Mukerji brings decades of experience and leadership in the elder law field to his firm while maintaining a small office and being responsive and accessible to his clients. He listens patiently, considers the legal and personal ramifications of each unique situation, and explains the options in plain language.