Sandra N. Busell specializes in Trusts & Estates and Elder Care law. Her focus in the areas of Trusts includes Supplemental Needs Trusts, Estates (including contested Estates), Medicaid planning, Elder Care, Guardianships (both contested and not), and Real Estate. Ms. Busell is also a Certified Public Accountant, and as such brings unique tax knowledge to all planning.
Ms. Busell represents clients in a wide variety of matters including Elder law, Medicaid, Real Estate, Corporate law, Wills, Probate, Business law, Tax law and Contractual transactions. She is often appointed by the Supreme Courts in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties as a Guardian, Supplemental Needs Trustee as well as a Court Evaluator for Persons alleged to be in need of a Guardian. She represents clients in all guardianship legal matters dealing with elderly and special needs children. She advises on contested estates between siblings including representing the non-executor beneficiaries to ensure timely administration and distribution of the estate. Ms. Busell advises clients in estate planning work focusing on business succession issues, where her experience as a Certified Public Accountant adds to her understanding. Her deep wealth of experience also includes counseling clients on various Real Estate issues that arise relating to elders buying, selling and transferring of property, including helping families obtain reverse mortgages by using irrevocable trusts which allows the elderly family member to stay in their home and still protect the remaining equity for themselves as well as their children. An integral part of her work is the protection of Medicaid benefits for special needs children and adults and their families. This is often done through the creation of Supplemental Needs Trusts.
Ms. Busell is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She also serves as a Board Member with the Long Island Chapter of the American Heart Association and is an active member of the Planned Parenthood of Nassau County Action Fund Political Committee.
Ms. Busell is a frequent lecturer on estates, trusts and elder care law issues, speaking on behalf of National Business Institute, before numerous Church and other religious senior groups, as well as schools.
Ms. Busell is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, particularly, the U.S. District Courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the U.S. Tax Court. She obtained her B.B.A. from Baruch College of the City University of New York, and her J.D. from St. John’s University of Law. Ms. Busell is proud to be a member of the National Academy of Elder Care Attorneys.
Languages Spoken: Russian, Spanish
Licensed since 1977
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|Partner||Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP||2013 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Institute of Certified Public Accountants||Member||N/A|
|New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants||Member||N/A|
|Brookdale Institute for Elder Law||Member||N/A|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|City University of New York, Baruch College||Accounting||B.B.A.||1972|
|St John's University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|