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Ken Kern, Cona Elder Law Partner, Named A Rising Star by Super Lawyers


Ken Kern, Esq., 35, Sound Beach resident and a partner at Cona Elder Law, Melville, was named a rising star in the 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers list that was included in the October 13th New York Times Magazine.

He is among 2.5% of lawyers in the region to be named in this category for attorneys either under 40 or practicing for less than 10 years.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process is multi-phased and also includes independent research. This listing is intended to be used as a resource and aid for consumers when selecting a lawyer.

Recently named a partner at the leading Melville, LI elder law and estate planning firm, Kern heads up the firm’s Health Care Reimbursement and Recovery Department. He represents health care facilities throughout the metro NY area and across the state, handling civil litigation, complex Medicaid eligibility cases, Fair Hearings, Article 78 proceedings, guardianships and resolution of all issues related to resident financial accounts. With Kern’s superior advocacy and incomparable negotiating abilities, Cona Elder Law now represents more than 70 health care facilities and providers throughout New York State.

“Ken is truly a one-of-a-kind attorney,” says Jennifer Cona, Esq., managing partner of Cona Elder Law. “Those who know and work with Ken already knew he was a ‘super lawyer’ but now he has been officially recognized by his peers as an outstanding lawyer. This is a greatly deserved honor.”

“This is a landmark in my career,” says Kern. “I am results-driven and passionate about my work, which inures to the benefit of my clients. But to be recognized in this way by my fellow attorneys is truly gratifying.”

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 was ranked the #1 Elder Law firm by Long Island Business News in 2012 and 2013. 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.

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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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