Cona Elder Law


Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq.

Senior Partner

Melissa Negrin-Wiener is a senior partner at Cona Elder Law. Ms. Negrin-Wiener manages the Government Benefits Department, concentrating her practice in the areas of asset protection, Medicaid eligibility planning, estate planning, special needs planning, mediation, guardianships and Veteran benefits. She supervises the preparation of Medicaid Applications for nursing home care, home health care and community benefits, resolves complex Medicaid issues and represents families facing a reduction in Medicaid home care hours and services.

Awards and Honors

Leadership in Law
40 Under Forty
Top 50 Women in Business
Hofstra Law - Outsanding Women in Law - 2017 Honoree
Who's Who Certified
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  • Advanced Elder Law Mediator (New York Peace Institute)
  • Mediator, Nassau County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel
  • State Certified Court Evaluator, Counsel for Alleged Incapacitated Persons and Guardian
  • State Certified Court Examiner
  • Accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Admitted to Practice before the United States Supreme Court
  • Lawline Continuing Legal Education Presenter
  • Faculty Member, Strafford 
  • Faculty Member, Rossdale CLE
Department of Veterans Affairs
New York Peace Institute
The Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Organizations

  • Member, Melville Chamber of Commerce Women's Empowerment Network
  • Past Co-Chair, Health and Wellness Committee, Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA-LI)
  • Past President, Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association
  • Past Co-Chair, Elder Law Committee, Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association
  • Past Vice-President of Programs and Membership, Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law and Trusts & Estates Sections
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Sponsor of the Society of Human Resource Management’s LI chapter (SHRM-LI)
Suffolk County Bar Association
Nassau Country Bar Association
Suffolk County Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
SHRM-LI Official Elder Law Partner

Charitable Activities &     Community Initiatives

  • Co-Chair, Senior Dreams Come True
  • Co-Chair, American Heart Association: Go Red for Women Luncheon
  • Board of Directors, The ELIJA Foundation
  • Past Board Member, Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI)
  • Member, Guardianship Committee for the AHRC Suffolk Chapter
  • Past Charities Coordinator, 100 Women Who Care About Long Island
  • Event Coordinator, Midnight Run
Senior Dreams Come True
Women Who Care about Long Island
Midnight Run
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  • Juris Doctor, Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Binghamton University 
Hofstra Law
Binghamton University

Media Credits

WFAN Sports Radio
WBAB 102.3
Radio Hofstra University
FiOS 1 News
Long Island Business News
The Suffolk Lawyer
Nassau Lawyer
Chicago Tribune

Published Articles

Monday's With Melissa

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