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Senior Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener Honored as Power 25 in Law

Cona Elder Law is proud to announce Ms. Negrin-Wiener’s selection to the Power 25 in Law which recognizes her outstanding achievements over the last 20 years.

Melissa Negrin-Wiener is Member of Cona Elder Law. Ms. Negrin-Wiener manages the Government Benefits and Estate Planning Departments of the firm, concentrating her practice in the areas of asset protection, Medicaid eligibility planning and applications, estate planning, mediation, guardianships and Veterans benefits.  Ms. Negrin-Wiener also directs Cona Elder Law’s Special Needs Practice Group.

Her stellar career is highlighted by her involvement and leadership in organizations that advance advocacy for older adults and special needs communities.  Ms. Negrin-Wiener serves on the Board of Directors for the ELIJA Foundation and is co-chair of the Health and Wellness Committee of the Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island.  She serves on the Guardianship Committee for AHRC Suffolk and the Melville Chamber of Commerce Women’s Empowerment Network.  Ms. Negrin-Wiener is also co-chair of the Ginsburg Suffolk Attorney and Judges Council of Hadassah.

In addition to being rated a Super Lawyer, Ms. Negrin-Wiener has received the prestigious Leadership in Law award as well as the Top 50 Women in Business award from Long Island Business News. She has received Hofstra Law School’s Outstanding Women in Law award and is named one of Lawline’s Top Women Faculty. Ms. Negrin-Wiener has been honored by the Herald as a Top Lawyer of Long Island.  She has been featured in LIBN’s Who’s Who in Healthcare Law, Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services, and received the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars on Long Island award. Long dedicated to pro bono work, Ms. Negrin-Wiener received the Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney award from Touro Law School.

Ms. Negrin-Wiener is a State Certified Court Examiner, Court Evaluator and Counsel to Guardian and incapacitated persons and is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, is an Advanced Elder Law Mediator trained by the New York Peace Institute and serves as a Mediator on the Nassau County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel. Ms. Negrin-Wiener is a past President of the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association.

Ms. Negrin-Wiener created Cona Elder Law’s workplace wellness program entitled “Tools and Advice for Working Caregivers” (TAWC).  TAWC is an employee benefits program provided at no cost to the employer which assists employees who are caring for aging loved ones.  The program is designed to keep working elder caregivers at work, maximizing productivity and promoting job security while reducing absenteeism, downtime and turnover.

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