Cona Elder Law


Award Winning Long Island Elder Law Firm

Empowering Your Best Life


HIA-LI Business Achievement Awards Recipient 2018
Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association
Leading Age New York
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
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Super Lawyers
Who's Who
Ken Kern - Rising Stars -
Jennifer B. Cona - Rising Stars -
Diana Choy-Shan - Rising Stars -
MNW Super Lawyers
CE Rising Stars
SmartCEO Brava Awards
OWIL 2017 Honoree
OWIL 2016 Honoree
LIBN 40 Under 40
Long Island's Top 50 Women
Long Island Power Women in Business
Jennifer B. Cona - 2015 Top 10 Legal Eagles
Leadership in Law
Top Women in Law
Long Island's Leading Lawyers 2018
LIBN ranked #1 Elder Law Firm
Cona Elder Law wins best elder care law from from LIBN
Cona Reader Rankings Winner
Jennifer B. Cona recognized by Best Lawyer 2021
Top lawyers of Long Island logo
Cona Elder Law nominated as Best Law Firms 2021
Power 25
Outstanding Women in Law 2021
Leadership in Law
JBC best lawyers 2022
AV Preeminent

Why You Should Choose the Attorneys at Cona Elder Law

Cona Elder Law is an award winning law firm based in Melville, Long Island. Our practice concentrates in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate administration and litigation, special needs planning and health care law.


Celebrating over 20 years in practice, Cona Elder Law is proud to be recognized for our innovative strategies, creative techniques and unparalleled legal skills combined with unwavering tenacity that is completely focused on our paramount objective – not just satisfying the needs of our clients but exceeding expectations.

Elder Law

Elder Law is a specialized field of law that addresses the unique legal issues affecting older adults as they age. It encompasses Estate Planning, long term care planning and Asset Protection as well as major life decisions, such as planning for future health care needs. 

Estate Planning

Estate planning is the bedrock of a family’s financial well-being for generations to come. By preparing a Will and all necessary trusts, you take control of your family members’ financial security, ensure your wishes are carried out, and leave your family free of uncertainty and chaos

Estate Administration

Estate administration and the probate process can be complex, requiring not only legal assistance but financial and tax expertise as well. We help our clients and their families by breaking down these important steps to relieve some of the stress so that you are able to focus on yourself and your family.

Healthcare Facilities

Cona Elder Law represents a range of health care providers, from family-owned nursing homes, to hospitals, assisted living facilities, conglomerate skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities and prominent health care systems.

Estate Litigation

Estate litigation encompasses will contests, trust contests, breach of fiduciary duties, contested accountings, self-dealing, conflicts of interest and more. For example, a Will can be challenged on the grounds of lack of capacity, undue influence, improper execution, or forgery. 

Asset Protection

Asset protection planning for older adults focuses on protecting assets from the high costs of long-term care, such as nursing home care, home care and assisted living costs. This can be accomplished by moving funds, real estate and other assets into an irrevocable trust.

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What Our Clients Say
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Our award winning law firm values the first hand experiences from our clients.

Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener has consistently demonstrated outstanding technical expertise combined with excellent judgment and a caring and compassionate demeanor. I'd highly recommend Melissa and her colleagues at Cona Elder Law to anyone seeking a caring, compassionate and expert group of Elder Care attorneys for their legal needs.

Jeffrey Z.

They took my call, spent time with me on the phone when I was at a cross-roads with my mom’s healthcare coverage decisions. They saved me from handing over her income to the nursing home and were able to provide my mother with the best care and comfort as she deserved! Kind and professional staff! I can't say enough good things about this firm in one review.

Katie C.

I have had the pleasure of working with this law firm for many years. Not only are they extremely talented legal advocates they put their hearts into their work. Cona Elder Law is a visionary firm and they are always on the lookout for ways to give back to their audience. Not your everyday firm for sure. Keep it up guys, Long Island thanks you.

Greg D.

The team at Cona Elder Law creates a supportive environment when planning and executing the challenging decisions involved with aging. They patiently listen, offer advice, help formulate a plan and efficiently deliver a legal framework that provides security and peace of mind for their clients. The attorneys and support staff are always a friendly phone call away. Cona Elder Law is the navigator everyone needs as they explore the challenges of estate planning and long-term health needs.

Kathie Y.

I contacted Cona Elder Law regarding my mother's estate planning. Not only did I find them professional and thorough, I was extremely pleased with how they interacted with my mother. I found them attentive to her needs and thoughts and explained things to her in an easy to understand manner. I would most certainly use them again.

Kathleen C.

As a retired attorney who formerly worked in the elder law field, I chose Cona Elder Law for their reputation and they did not disappoint. My husband and I went to update our estate planning documents and worked with Marcus O'Toole. He was knowledgeable and very patient with us as we kept fine tuning a complicated trust he created for us. He kept us informed along the way as to the progress he was making and he responded timely to our questions and comments. We attended an informative program offered by the firm about senior living options and learned a great deal. I can confidently recommend them.

Lesley D.

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    2021 Annual Report

    Celebrating over 20 years in practice, Cona Elder Law is proud to be recognized for our innovative strategies, creative techniques and unparalleled legal skills combined with unwavering tenacity that is completely focused on our paramount objective – not just satisfying the needs of our clients but exceeding expectations. Our annual report showcases our work in 2021. 

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