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Lessons Learned from the “Front Line”

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Crisis Planning For Families During The Pandemic As we gear up to receive COVID vaccinations, we begin to see a light at the end of this dark tunnel.  This is not a time to let up but to take action.  At Cona Elder Law, we continue to emphasize the importance of having proper planning in place to […]

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How Law Firm Trade Names Break the ‘Ego-Feeding Machine’

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Published on Law.com’s The Mid-Market Reportby Justin Henry “A string of partner names to the public is really pretty meaningless—it’s not what’s important,” said Jennifer Cona, managing partner of Long Island, New York-based Cona Elder Law. With the vast majority of U.S. states now permitting law firms to use trade names as their official moniker, […]

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How Law Firm Trade Names Break the ‘Ego-Feeding Machine’

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“A string of partner names to the public is really pretty meaningless—it’s not what’s important,” said Jennifer Cona, managing partner of Long Island, New York-based Cona Elder Law. With the vast majority of U.S. states now permitting law firms to use trade names as their official moniker, leaders at younger and midsize boutique firms say […]

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Adapting Asset Protection Trusts to Changes in Circumstances

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By Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Partner and Marcus O’Toole Gelo, Sr. Associate An Irrevocable Trust used for asset protection may have a different name depending on who you ask (Irrevocable Income Only Trust, Asset Protection Trust, Medicaid Qualifying Trust, etc.), but its primary purpose remains the same. This type of trust, after the passing of the applicable […]

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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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Probate & Estates Unscrambled

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Published in Long Island Press and Dan’s Papers. Coping with the death of a loved one is the most difficult life event we will ever have to face and it can be even more difficult when you are the executor or administrator of your loved one’s estate. Managing the seemingly countless tasks involved can be […]

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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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