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Middle class Americans seeking asset protection cannot afford to ignore the potentially devastating costs of nursing home and other long-term care. Nursing homes are among the most common and largest creditors an average American is likely to face in his or her lifetime, but only about 10% of the population has long-term care insurance. For the other 90%, Medicaid is the primary source of payment, so a basic understanding of the Medicaid asset protection process is vital for all professionals who work with seniors and their families. This legal guide will provide an overview of asset protection concepts and strategies that elder law attorneys can use to legally and ethically protect assets while facilitating earlier Medicaid eligibility; and a set of crisis-management tools to prevent and correct inadvertent loss of benefits. Order today!
DAVID A. CONTIGUGLIA is a member with Contiguglia Law Offices LLP, where he practices in the areas of real estate, estate administration, estate planning, elder law, and collections. Mr. Contiguglia is admitted to practice in New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Cayuga County Bar Association. Mr. Contiguglia earned his A.B. degree from Cornell University and J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University.
SHANE M. McCROHAN is a partner in the estate planning and trust and estate administration practice groups of Scolaro Fetter Grizanti & McGough, P.C. His practice is focused in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and business and tax planning for individuals and professionals. Mr. McCrohan also concentrates his practice in elder law and assisting individuals with long-term care planning. In addition, he is a professional certified financial planner and worked in the Boston area as a financial planner for five years. Mr. McCrohan is a member of the Massachusetts and New York State bar associations. He earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.
JEFFREY P. REISNER is a former town justice, assistant district attorney, and civil litigator. He then created Reisner Law Group PLLC which is an estate planning, elder law, and business law practice. Mr. Reisner is now with Taddeo, Shahan & Reisner, LLP, in Fayetteville, New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Buffalo State College and his J.D. degree from what is now the University of New Hampshire. He is admitted to practice in New York and Pennsylvania and is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Onondaga County Bar Association, the Financial Planning Association of Central New York, the Estate Planning Council of Central New York, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.August 16 - Buffalo
CHARLES W. BEINHAUER is a senior partner in the Buffalo law firm of Pfalzgraf Beinhauer & Menzies LLP. His practice focuses entirely in the fields of estates and trusts, estate administration, and elder law. Mr. Beinhauer is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Committee (former 8th District representative). He is a member of the Bar Association of Erie County Elder Law Committee (former chair), Surrogate Court Practice and Procedure Committee, Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee, and the Speakers Bureau. Mr. Beinhauer is a former member of the New York State Lawyers Assistance Trust (former vice-chair) and the New York State Bar Association Lawyers Assistance Committee (former chair). He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Columbus School of Law Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
DONNA J. HICHMAN is the principal of The Hichman Law Office, PLLC. Having previously practiced in a mid to large sized Rochester law firm, she established her own office in 2008. Ms. Hichman focuses her practice on estate planning, estate administration and elder law. She advises clients on issues associated with estate taxes, estate planning, avoiding probate, Medicaid planning/protecting assets from possible nursing home costs, guardianships and other related topics. Ms. Hichman is licensed in both New York and Pennsylvania. She earned her J.D. degree at the Moritz College of Law (located at The Ohio State University) and earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Wittenberg University. Ms. Hichman is a current member of the Executive Council of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Monroe County (NYS) Bar Association, and is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), New York Chapter; the New York State Bar Association; the Pennsylvania Bar Association; and the Monroe County Bar Association, New York. She is a frequent speaker in the community on legal topics related to her practice.
EDWARD C. ROBINSON is a partner with the law firm of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., in Buffalo, New York, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of will probate, estate administration and elder law. Mr. Robinson frequently lectures to various professionals on estate planning, probate and elder law issues. He is a member of the Erie County (Practice and Procedure in Surrogate's Court and chair of the Elder Law Committee) and New York State (Elder Law, Estates and Trusts sections) bar associations. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Hobart College and his J.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.