Attorney Profile

Staten Island Real Estate Attorney Profile

William J. Newstad, Esq., Attorney and Counselor at Law


Since I started my law practice in 1997, my intention has been to connect with my clients to fulfill their needs. I consider myself an average person fortunate to have the opportunity to master a profession that allows me to serve. I know that most average folks don’t have regular contact with attorneys or the court system, nor do they have an in-depth understanding of the law. I take seriously my role as educator, informing my clients of all pertinent aspects of the law that may affect their personal and business objectives. Only a fully informed client can make the best decision or commit to a necessary course of action. The title of my firm, William J. Newstad, Esq., Attorney and Counselor at Law, serves to remind me of the awesome responsibility I bear in service to you, my client.

Through the years, my clients have expressed appreciation for the emphasis I place on face-to-face interaction, which has helped them understand the risks and rewards of their real estate transactions and other business dealings. After that first positive experience, many clients return for my counsel on important matters related to wills and probate and elder law cases.

Contact a conscientious Staten Island attorney

Please read my following profile, and if you feel I might be able to assist you, call my Staten Island office at 718.815.5800 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.

Practice areas

  • Residential real estate
  • Commercial real estate
  • Commercial leases
  • Banking law
  • Wills and probate
  • Estate planning
  • Asset protection
  • Probate
  • Estate administration
  • Special needs planning
  • Powers of attorney
  • Living wills
  • Trusts
  • Estate litigation
  • Elder law
  • Long-term care planning
  • Medicaid eligibility
  • Nursing homes law
  • Guardianships
  • Business law
  • Entity formation

Bar admissions

  • New York, 1997
  • New Jersey, 1997


  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1996
  • B.A., St. John’s University, 1993


  • New York State Bar
  • Richmond County Bar
  • Staten Island Board of Realtors – Affiliate member
  • Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

Community service

  • Music Minister, St. Clare Church, Staten Island
  • Cub Scout Leader
  • Community Theatre at St George Theatre

office location

William J. Newstad, Attorney at Law
3884 Amboy Road
Staten Island, New York 10308
718.815.5800 Phone
888.419.1547 Fax
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William J. Newstad, Attorney at Law is located in Staten Island, NY and serves clients in and around Staten Island, Breezy Point, Brooklyn, New York, Jamaica, Rockaway Park, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Long Island City, Howard Beach, Middle Village, Sunnyside, Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Woodside, Arverne, Elmhurst, Rego Park, Astoria, South Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, Jackson Heights, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Corona, East Elmhurst, Inwood, Springfield Gardens, Bronx, Bronx County, Kings County, Nassau County, New York County, Orange County, Queens County, Richmond County, Rockland County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.