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Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP

Lake Success, NY; New York, NY; Oakhurst, NJ, Nassau Co. NY; New York Co., NY; Mo nmouth Co., NJ

Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP logo

Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP

Lake Success, NY; New York, NY; Oakhurst, NJ, Nassau Co. NY; New York Co., NY; Mo nmouth Co., NJ



Founded in 1969, Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP (VMM) is a full service law firm with offices in Lake Success, New York City and New Jersey. The firm maintains a diverse legal practice with many relationships spanning 40 years or more. VMM clients include businesses, individuals and families, professionals, entrepreneurs, not-for-profits and others who rely on the collaboration among the firm’s senior and junior attorneys and highly-skilled staff.


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31 May 2018

Dennis Lyons handled two closings for me. He was extremely thorough and on point with everything. I highly recommend Dennis and the firm.


Silverthorne Veterinary Hospital

24 January 2018

This firm did an excellent job helping my business get started! Thanks guys!


As an attorney working with business owners, individuals and families, I have the opportunity to interact with a good cross-section of the community. My work enables people to meet their needs for the present and the future, whether it involves business operations, exit planning, estate planning or any other legal need. I am always happy to improve someone’s life.

I am a “hands-on person,” in that I don’t like to play a small part in a larger role. I like to be involved with the businesses and individuals I work with and know them on a long-term basis. I am an attorney people turn to for their lifetime. I enjoy the ongoing relationships I have with my clients and the autonomy I have to do that.

Joseph G. Milizio, Esq., is managing partner of the law firm Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Business and Transactional Law, Exit Planning for Business Owners and Real Estate Law practice groups. Mr. Milizio launched the firm’s LGBT Representation Practice Group over ten years ago, offering legal counsel and representation on key issues in the LGBT community. Mr. Milizio received Long Island Crisis Center's Person of the Year Award in 2017 and Long Island Business News’ Corporate Citizenship award in the for-profit Leadership Excellence category in 2015.

Mr. Milizio is a longtime member of the Greater New York Steering Committee of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. In addition, he serves as co-chair of the region’s Federal Club. At its September 2017 meeting, the Nassau County Bar Association board of directors established the LGBTQ Committee co-chaired by Mr. Milizio, who states, "The Nassau County Bar Association prides itself on the inclusion of all minorities. We look forward to working with committee members to address equality in the law and legal concerns for the LGBTQ community in an unbiased way."

Mr. Milizio received his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School and graduated magna cum laude from St. John’s University. Admitted to practice law in the State of New York, he is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association, where he also serves on the Lawyer Referral Committee, as well as the Corporation Law and Real Estate Committees.



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