Cona Elder Law


Dana Walsh Sivak, Esq.

Senior Associate

Dana Walsh Sivak, Esq. is a senior associate attorney at Cona Elder Law. Ms. Walsh Sivak concentrates her practice in health care reimbursement and recovery, devoting her time to litigation, guardianships, complex Medicaid eligibility issues, PRUCOL matters, HMO/Private insurance coverage issues, contract review, Article 78 proceedings, Fair Hearings and other matters related to health care facility residents’ financial accounts.

Awards and Honors

  • Who's Who in Healthcare Law
  • Ones to Watch: Law
  • CALI Award for Excellence
  • St. Vincent DePaul Legal Program Award
  • St. John’s University School of Law Gold Pro Bono Service Award


  • State Certified Court Evaluator, Counsel for Alleged Incapacitated Persons and Guardian for Incapacitated Persons

Professional Organizations

  • New York State Bar Association


  • Juris Doctor, St. John’s University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, St. John’s University
St. John's University School of Law
St. John's University

Published Articles

Speaking Engagements

  • The Curious Case of Legal Consent: Sex in the Aging Population (Leading Age New York)
  • Elder Law Best Practices: Innovative Strategies to Improve Receivables and Further Your Mission (Leading Age New York)
  • Innovative Legal and Financial Strategies for Skilled Nursing Facilities - From Undue Hardship Waivers to PRUCOL: Keys to Improving Receivables (Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association)
  • North Shore University Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Fundraiser & Luncheon Keynote Speaker
  •  Elder Law Best Practices:  From Improving Receivables to End of Life Decisions by Guardians and Surrogates (Intercounty Health Facilities Association)

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