James. M. Hayes joined Hinman, Howard & Kattell in 1968 and focuses his practice on... more
James. M. Hayes joined Hinman, Howard & Kattell in 1968 and focuses his practice on housing issues, guardianship, estate planning, special needs trusts, disability issues including Medicaid, Medicare and disability benefits, as well as banking and commercial law. Mr. Hayes has significant experience in helping people with disabilities and their families, including volunteer work with NYSARC, ... view profile
Brian M. Prew serves as special counsel at Hinman, Howard and Kattell. Mr. Prew is a... more
Brian M. Prew serves as special counsel at Hinman, Howard and Kattell. Mr. Prew is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). He is a FINRA registered principal (series 26), licensed registered representative (series 7) and municipal securities principal. Mr. Prew also is New York State licensed in long-term care insurance and life and health insurance. Mr. P... view profile
Jeremy P. Sedelmeyer is an associate in the Trusts, Estates and Wealth Planning... more
Jeremy P. Sedelmeyer is an associate in the Trusts, Estates and Wealth Planning Practice Group at Hinman, Howard & Kattell. His practice involves counseling individuals on all aspects of estate planning, estate administration, elder law, Medicaid planning, and special needs planning. He also assists clients in Medicaid applications and long-term care planning. Mr. Sedelmeyer also counsels foun... view profile
A written will lets you decide what happens to your money and property after you die, while a living will lets you decide whether or not you wish to be placed on a medical life support system if you become disabled or incapacitated. Wills attorneys and living wills attorneys know all of the language that must be included in your will documents so that things happen the way you want. Because it's impossible for anyone to explain a will after his or her death, it is very important that the will meets all legal requirements. A wills attorney will ensure it does.