Cona Elder Law


Stephanie Buffa, Esq.

Senior Counsel

Stephanie Buffa, Esq. is Senior Counsel at Cona Elder Law, where she specializes in Elder Law, Medicaid Applications, and Guardianship Proceedings. Stephanie's legal expertise extends to preparing Wills, Trusts, and comprehensive financial reviews for Medicaid eligibility, as well as presenting cases for Medicaid Fair Hearings. She also has significant experience in Estate Administration, including submissions to surrogate’s court and advising clients on proper distribution.

With over a decade of experience as a private practitioner, Stephanie has developed a robust practice focusing on all facets of elder law, including acting as a Court Evaluator for Article 81 Guardianship Proceedings. Her responsibilities have included interviewing alleged incapacitated parties, reviewing finances and advanced directives, and handling real estate transactions, such as drafting and negotiating contracts, title clearance, and navigating competing interests.

Stephanie's dedication to her profession is further reflected in her active involvement in various professional organizations. She has held leadership roles within the Suffolk County Columbian Lawyers Association, including President and Vice President, and she continues to serve on the Board of Directors.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2008
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2022
The Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Organizations

  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Columbian Lawyers Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Suffolk County
  • New York State Bar Association (Elder Law, Trusts and Estates, and Real Property Section Member)
Suffolk County Bar Association
Suffolk County Women's Bar Association of the State of New York


  • Juris Doctor, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, University of Notre Dame
Hofstra University

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