About Me

Paul Marchese and Robin Maynard are partners in the firm of Marchese & Maynard LLP, specializing in all aspects of estate planning and elder law, with a main office located in Manhasset, New York.

Paul’s role in the practice is to meet with the clients, learn their concerns and objectives, and thereafter craft a plan using all the legal tools available to meet their objectives. The "tools" often used are Wills and trusts and Paul consistently takes his time in explaining these sometimes tricky concepts in "plain English".        

Mr. Marchese has found his success by bringing his 29 years of legal experience and solid education together with a low-pressure approach and a human touch to his planning.

Although Paul was born and raised in Port Washington, he later moved to New York City, where he completed his law degree at St. John's University. St. John's is a law school in Jamaica, Queens, established in 1925. In 2022, the school was ranked as one of the top schools in the nation, as noted by U.S. News & World Report.

While in law school, Paul focused on criminal law and government service, having worked at the Bronx District Attorney and the United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York.

While Paul saw success at this level and in criminal law in general, he took an interest in assisting people who wanted to plan for their futures and ensure their assets were protected after death. While criminal law did serve a purpose and assist the general public, Paul Marchese felt he could play a bigger role in people's lives through will and trust planning.

Today, Paul can intrinsically assist with estate planning with compassion and consideration. He takes pride in building connections with clients and helping them achieve the ultimate goal of estate planning—relief and contentment—knowing their futures are well planned.

When Paul Marchese first entered the real world of law after school, he saw something he didn't like ---the impersonality of the practice, especially in trust and estate law. He saw this as a dilemma due to the sensitive nature of this area of law. In particular, he noticed that lawyers in this scope of practice made the experience impersonal and were more focused on adding to the number of hours they could bill for rather than helping the client.

Paul felt a better way to handle this area of the law that established a bond and made the client feel comfortable and relieved throughout the process. Shockingly, Mr. Marchese felt he had developed his style for working with clients from his father, who owned a meat market. His father showed him the importance of customer satisfaction, and now it's at the top of his list of most important attributes in an attorney.

Eventually, Paul Marchese, along with Robin Maynard, established a firm and was able to make customer service and compassion the foundation. During his time having his own practice, he was solicited by many larger firms because of the outstanding reputation he created from his approach. However, he's not ready to move on from his practice, seeing as how he's developed such a name for himself and the practice.

Besides his approach, at Marchese & Maynard LLP, Paul Marchese has taken other steps to make the practice more geared toward clients. He established a "flat fee" approach to billing for planning so that the client will know precisely what the fees for the planning will be, despite issues that may arise along the way. Not only did this unique approach appeal to clients and work in their favor, but it also helped him make a name for himself and outshine the competition. Paul admits this was a bit of a gamble, but as he stated, he's known for taking risks, such as starting his firm.

At Marchese & Maynard LLP, Paul also helps clients save in another way. Some people only require a basic will and simple estate planning. With the many decades' worth of experience Paul has, it's not in a client's best interest to have him on their side completing the process. He passes these jobs to a senior associate attorney, which is financially in the client's best interest. The more complex cases are matters that Paul Marchese or Robin Maynard handle.

With all the success, one would think that Paul Marchese would be negatively affected by it. However, Paul still feels insecure at times and aims to remain grounded.

While public speaking is by no means a challenge for him, he still feels the pressure to strive for more, though he overcomes that feeling with his success as an attorney and the results he provides for clients. And this down-to-earth attitude is also another aspect that sets Paul Marchese apart from the rest.

Despite the major setback of losing everything in a fire at his last location, Paul Marchese was able to rebuild. Fortunately, no one was hurt, and all his clients' information was stored in the cloud, but it was a humbling experience. After rebuilding, he resumed his practice and was once again going strong.

Though the success and rebuilding of Marchese & Maynard are major accomplishments for Paul Marchese, he's most proud of his achievements outside of the office. Paul and his wife have been married for nearly 30 years. He spends most of his downtime with his wife and children or on home improvement projects.

Individuals interested in estate and planning can visit Paul Marchese and his team at Marchese & Maynard LLP. As anyone can see, his approach is a bit different, but in a positive way for the client.