I focus my legal practice on the areas of Estate Planning (including tax planning... more
I focus my legal practice on the areas of Estate Planning (including tax planning for US Citizens and Foreign Nationals), Probate and Estate Administration, and Elder Law (which encompasses Guardianship, Community and Nursing Home Medicaid Planning and Eligibility, and Special Needs Planning). The Elder Law component of my practice arose from a very personal experience, when a lonely elderl... view profile
Christopher M. Petillo, C.P.A., J.D., CELA, iscertified as an Elder Law Attorney ("... more
Christopher M. Petillo, C.P.A., J.D., CELA, iscertified as an Elder Law Attorney ("CELA")by the National Elder Law Foundationas accredited by the American Bar Association. The National Elder Law Foundation is not affiliated with any governmental authority. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence tha... view profile
Elder law attorneys and elder care lawyers deal with issues related to elderly and disabled people. They write wills, answer tax questions, and plan strategies for obtaining disability, Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare payments. Their services are useful for health and long-term care planning, as well as end-of-life planning decisions and instances of elder abuse. Elder law attorneys know what public and private resources may be available for your elderly relatives or for anyone else you know with special needs.