Practice Areas

Trusts, Estates and Elder Law

Tax Law

Corporate, Finance and Commercial Law

Business Succession and Exit Planning


Crisafulli Gorman, PC
Seven Pines Office Park
Building Three
8104 Cazenovia Road
Manlius, NY 13104

Timothy Crisafulli Timothy P. Crisafulli

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Timothy P. Crisafulli practices in the areas of tax law, trust and estates, and elder law.

His tax practice focuses on assisting businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals with tax planning, compliance, audits, and disputes.  He helps businesses achieve optimal tax results, develop succession plans, and comply with federal and state tax laws.  He forms not-for-profit organizations, and helps them to obtain and maintain tax-exempt status.  Individuals and businesses facing audits and collections proceedings rely on Mr. Crisafulli for representation before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.  Mr. Crisafulli is admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court, and is authorized to represent taxpayers with respect to all matters administered by the IRS.  He is a candidate for an Executive LL.M. in Taxation from the Graduate Tax Program at the New York University School of Law, an advanced law degree for tax attorneys.

Through his trusts and estates practice, Mr. Crisafulli helps families protect, preserve, and effectively transfer wealth.  He utilizes his extensive knowledge of tax law to minimize capital gains, income, gift and estate taxes.  He administers estates through all stages of probate, representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in litigation under highly-specialized Surrogate’s Court procedural rules.

Mr. Crisafulli’s elder law practice is dedicated to assisting clients with long-term care planning.  He helps clients qualify for Medicaid without sacrificing their life savings.  He also represents clients in Medicaid fair hearings and in guardianship proceedings.

Mr. Crisafulli is also a regular author and lecturer on various tax, trust and estate matters.

Prior to co-founding the Firm, Mr. Crisafulli practiced in the Tax, Trusts and Estates departments of a large Upstate New York law firm. He is a former middle school and high school social studies teacher in the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District.


New York University School of Law, Executive LL.M. in Taxation, 2013
Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006
  • Justinian Honor Society
  • Order of the Coif
  • Associate Member and Member of Editorial Staff, Syracuse Law Review
  • Recipient, Robert M. Anderson Publication Award
  • Arthur L. Cohen Scholarship
  • Chancellor's Scholar
Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, M.S.Sc., 2000
Le Moyne College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1994


New York
United States Tax Court

Professional and Community Activities

Mentor, Syracuse Sandbox
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, Onondaga County Bar Association
Member, Central New York Estate Planning Council
Member, Onondaga County Volunteer Lawyers Project
Member, Syracuse City Court Small Claims Arbitration Program
Central New York Council for the Social Studies, Former Member of Board of Directors and Chairperson for Professional Development