Terence E. Smolev

Terence E. Smolev

Of Counsel
  • Garden City
  • T: 516.393.8291
  • F: 516.393.8282
  • tsmolev@jaspanllp.com

Terence E. Smolev has been practicing law since 1970, primarily focusing on criminal and civil tax litigation, trust and estates. He is well-versed in all aspects of tax law, corporate law, estate and trust law and education law.

In 1969, Terence became a member of the International Tax Department at Peat Marwick & Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG).

In 1971, Mr. Smolev became a full-time staff member at Hofstra University as Coordinator of Deferred Giving, a position he held until the middle of 1974 when he entered his law practice full-time.

Terence continued his association with Hofstra. He became an adjunct Professor at both the Schools of Business and Law. He taught Estate Planning at the Law School and accounting, business law and tax at the Business School.

Mr. Smolev has written numerous articles for the New York Law Journal. He authored the chapter on charitable remainder trusts in the Handbook of Wealth Management. His chapter titled “Estate Planning Client Strategies” has been published in the 2009 Aspatore book, “Inside the Minds: Estate Planning Client Strategies.”

Mr. Smolev has been a long-time member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. He has served on various committees of those Bar Associations. For many years he had been a member of the New York Association of School Attorneys, serving that organization in all capacities, including as President in 1984.

From February, 1975 to November, 1998, Mr. Smolev served as Counsel to the North Merrick UFSD.

During the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Administration, Mr. Smolev served as a member of the Internal Revenue Service Commissioner’s Small Business Advisory Committee. The Committee consisted of approximately twenty members, all tax experts, from different regions of the United States, who met regularly with the Commissioner and his staff to discuss tax policy regarding small business.

Mr. Smolev has lectured on Criminal Tax Fraud for the Chaykin and other professional continuing education programs. Currently, he lectures on that topic at the Washington College of Law of American University.

Mr. Smolev was a member of the Hofstra University Board of Trustees for fourteen years and has served on various foundation and not-for-profit boards, including the Long Island Cabinet for Israeli Bonds and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, where he had served as Vice Chair of the Board. He also serves as Vice President and Counsel of the Board of Directors of the New York City Police Museum. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Gurwin Geriatric Foundation.

Mr. Smolev has been featured in Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in America, and has been selected as a “Super Lawyer.”

Terence received his JD from the Washington College of Law of the American University, his LLM from New York University and his BBA from Hofstra University.

Prior to joining Jaspan Schlesinger Narendran, LLP, Terry was Of Counsel in a Garden City law firm, wherein he worked alongside Christina in the tax litigation department for the last eight years.


  • Washington College of Law of the American University, JD
  • New York University, LLM
  • Hofstra University, BBA


  • New York State