Cona Elder Law


Ken Kern, Esq. Named Partner at Cona Elder Law



Ken Kern, 35, resident of Soundview, LI has been named partner in the Elder Law and Estate Planning firm Cona Elder Law, Melville.  Over the course of 11 years with the firm, Ken rose from law clerk to associate attorney to senior associate and now partner.

Heading up the firm’s Health Care Department, Ken concentrates his practice in Health Care
Facility Representation that includes civil litigation, complex Medicaid eligibility cases, Fair Hearings, Article 78 proceedings, guardianships and more.  With Ken’s expertise and ability to assist nursing homes with complex issues, Cona Elder Law now represents more than 70 facilities and long-term health care providers throughout New York.

“Ken is a pioneer in his field.  He is recognized for his superior advocacy and litigation skills as well as his incomparable negotiating abilities,” says Jennifer Cona, Esq., managing partner, Cona Elder Law.  Ken has been responsible for numerous favorable court and Fair Hearing decisions, leading to increased reimbursement and recovery rates for his health care facility clients.   

To continue growing this practice area, Ken regularly provides continuing education seminars for health care administrators and in-service seminars for health care facility staff.  Ken is a New York State Certified Guardian, Court Evaluator and Counsel to Incapacitated Persons. Working in the mental health care field for over 15 years, Ken has experience as a case manager and direct care counselor for mentally ill and developmentally disabled adults.

“I am passionate about my work, which has lead to great results for our clients,” says Ken.  “My goal in managing the Health Care Department is to harness my dedication to this field to energize the attorneys and staff on my team and to continue to grow my department by offering unequaled service to our health care facility clients.”  Ken supervises four attorneys and six support staff.

Ken was a merit scholar at Hofstra University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor Degree with honors. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Stony Book University.

Cona Elder Law is recognized as a leading elder law and estate planning firm on Long Island.  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, Kiplinger’s, Reader's Digest and many others.   Cona Elder Law attorneys are frequent contributors to Newsday’s Act II “Ask the Expert” column and have appeared as guests on WNBC-TV, CNN-fn, News 12, News 55, Channel 21 "Act II With Newsday" and many radio stations including WOR, WCBS AM and WFAN.

About the Author Cona Elder Law

Cona Elder Law is a full service law firm based in Melville, LI. Our firm concentrates in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate administration and litigation, special needs planning and health care facility representation. We are proud to have been recognized for our innovative strategies, creative techniques and unparalleled negotiating skills unendingly driven toward our paramount objective - satisfying the needs of our clients.

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