Cona Elder Law Honored at HIA-LI’s “Those Who Make a Difference" Awards Ceremony
Cona Elder Law, a leading elder law firm based in Melville, LI was honored to receive the prestigious HIA-LI "Those Who Make a Difference” Award. Cona Elder Law Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq. received the award on the firm’s behalf at the annual awards celebration held at the Stonebridge Golf Links & Country Club in Smithtown.
For nine years, HIA-LI has recognized Long Island's extraordinary leaders and organizations that have contributed to the business community. “I'm proud to be among the honorees considered as the best of the businesses and individuals on LI," says Ms. Negrin-Wiener.
According to HIA-LI Chairman of the Board Bob Quarte, managing partner AVZ Company, P.C., "Cona Elder Law was chosen for their work as tireless advocates for the LI senior community and their dedication to various charities and community involvement." In 2007, the firm launched the nonprofit organization Cona Elder Law Charitable Events featuring its signature program "Senior Dreams Come True” which grants wishes to low income seniors ranging from helping a senior meet basic needs to fulfilling a life-long dream.
In addition, the Cona Elder Law team has volunteered, participated in and raised money for charitable causes including the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (LIAF), the American Heart Association, the MS Society, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, to name a few.
Melissa also co-chairs the HIA-LI Healthcare Committee and has been actively involved in the development of the highly successful HIA-LI Annual Healthcare Conference.
About Cona Elder Law
Cona Elder Law is recognized as a leading elder law and estate planning firm on Long Island. The firm has been ranked the #1 Elder Law firm by Long Island Business News for the past 6 years and has been a finalist in the HIA Business Achievement Awards. Cona Elder Law is also recognized for its charitable works and has received the Outstanding Corporation Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The firm provides creative advocacy and cutting edge planning strategies and has been featured in many publications including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, L.I. Business News, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, The Daily News, The New York Post, Kiplinger’s, Reader's Digest and many others. Cona Elder Law attorneys have appeared as guests on WNBC-TV, WABC-TV, CNN-fn, News 12, WLNY News 55 and many radio stations including WOR, WCBS AM, WBAB and WFAN.
For over 30 years, HIA-LI, based in Hauppauge, has been a powerful force and economic engine for regional development. The organization provides a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses.
Members benefit from their committees, educational programs, career resources, research, mentoring opportunities and business advisory services.