Cona Elder Law


Ken Kern, Esq.


Ken Kern is partner at Cona Elder Law. Mr. Kern leads the firm’s Health Care Reimbursement and Recovery Department, concentrating his practice in health care facility representation, civil litigation, complex Medicaid eligibility matters, Fair Hearings, Article 78 proceedings, guardianships and resolution of all issues related to resident financial accounts and health care facilities’ bottom line. Mr. Kern handles a wide range of complex matters affecting not only health care facilities but older adults and the disabled as well.

Awards and Honors

Ken Kern
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Leadership in Law


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

Professional Organizations

  • New York State Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
Suffolk County Bar Association


  • Juris Doctor with Honors, Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law (Merit Scholar)
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Stony Brook University
Hofstra Law
Stony Brook University

Media Credits

The Suffolk Lawyer
Long Island Business News

Published Articles

Speaking Engagements

  • In High Demand: The Implications of Recreational Marijuana & CBD Use in New York Nursing Homes (Leading Age New York)
  • Healing with Algorithms: Exploring the Impact AI Will Have on Healthcare in America, Including Its Legal Challenges and Ethical Considerations (Leading Age New York)
  • Need for Weed: Navigating Resident Medical Marijuana Usage in Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living Facilities (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)
  • Elder Law Best Practices: From Improving Receivables to End of Life Decisions by Guardians and Surrogates (Intercounty Health Facilities Association)
Leading Age New York

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