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Are You Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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The COVID-19 vaccine is here and New Yorkers are getting vaccinated. Click here to learn more. At Cona Elder Law your health and safety is of the utmost importance to us. We know many people are wondering when they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Click below to see if you may be eligible to receive the […]

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Protecting Financial Exploitation of your Aging Loved One through a Guardianship Proceeding

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There is no question that when the economy suffers, so do our seniors. There is a direct correlation between a waning economy and a rise in financial crimes perpetrated against senior citizens. Unfortunately, these crimes are rarely limited to cold calls from preying fraudsters. Rather, they are often committed by family and friends whom the […]

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Governor Cuomo Protects Seniors and the Disabled with Homeowner’s Tax Benefit: Have You Taken Steps to Protect Your Home?

Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order today providing homeowner’s tax support for low-income seniors and the disabled, both of whom have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Order eliminates the in-person renewal requirement for property tax exemptions for low-income senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Accordingly, vulnerable seniors and people with […]

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Introducing Cona Elder Law PLLC

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Published in Long Island Business News by Adina Genn Jennifer Cona, an elder-law attorney on Long Island, announced on Friday a rebranding and reorganization of the Melville-based law firm she founded in 1998. That means the firm once known as  Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP, has a new moniker:  Cona Elder Law PLLC. With […]

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2021 Legislative Changes Simplify the Power of Attorney Process

Governor Cuomo has just signed new legislation that makes significant changes to the power of attorney statute. It introduces a revised and somewhat simplified statutory form to replace the existing form. The most notable change is the removal of the separate statutory gifts rider, which was a significant source of confusion. Instead, the authority to […]

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Winter Wonderland at the ELIJA Farm

Genser Cona Elder Law was proud to sponsor and participate in this two night drive-through of lights hosted by The ELIJA Farm, a non-profit farm that provides vocational and program opportunities to young adults with autism. We participated in the display with characters and scenes from the movie Frozen. Festival of Lights at Gurwin Jewish […]

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Cona Elder Law Attorneys Selected as New York Metro Super Lawyers

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Founder and Managing Partner Jennifer B. Cona has again been selected, for the seventh consecutive year, to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Senior Associate Diana Choy-Shan and Associate Matthew V. Ferdon have again been selected to the 2020 New York Metro Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers.   About Super Lawyers Super […]

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COVID’s Wakeup Call

By: Julianne Mosher, Long Island Business News It might seem morbid to some, but people are preparing for the worst – just in case. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York in mid-March, law firms began to see an increase in clients inquiring about estate planning. To alleviate anxiety and plan for an untimely death, […]

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Remote Estate Planning in the Wake of COVID-19

Published in the New York Law Journal on September 11, 2020 The COVID-19 crisis delivered upheaval to most professions, and estate planning attorneys were not immune. In March 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a number of executive orders, which, among other things, required those who were not considered “essential” to work remotely rather than from […]

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Health Care Proxy: A Must for College Aged Children

Imagine this scenario: You are the parent of a college student. Your telephone rings one evening and on the other end is your child’s roommate telling you that your child was just rushed to the emergency room. You call the hospital for information and identify yourself as the parent. The hospital advises you that because your […]

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