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Susana Lannik

Estate planning Attorney at Newton, MA

5.0   1 review

also known as Lannik Law, LLC

  • Licensed for 42 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found

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About Susana

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning

    42 years

  2. Elder law
    LannikLaw, LLC works exclusively in the areas of Asset Protection, Long Term Care and Special Needs Planning, Estate Planning, Guardianship and Probate of Estates. Susana has taught courses on these subjects to other attorneys through continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). She also presents by request and along side other professionals, including financial planners, and geriatric care managers.

    42 years

  3. Probate

    42 years

  4. Guardianship

    42 years

There are lots of ElderLaw and Estate Planning lawyers out there and all of us have many things incommon, whether we are a large firm or a small firm like mine.  Some of our commonalities are: lawdegrees; experience; websites and publications; all sorts of marketing; andcharging fees for services.  So what distinguishes Lannik Law from theothers?  Many of you know thatI dealt with my own parents’ estate planning, elder law and emotional issuesfor years.  If that weren’texperience enough!!  But that maynot be what makes my practice unique. We all have parents; many of us have difficult families.  It is the personal touch that I want togive, and want everyone on my staff to give, because of my extensive experienceand interest in the arts that began from the age of 8 and continues to date. Itis my background in theater, and an advanced art history degree, that hasshaped this practice more than anything else.  After all, great artists are perfect, right?  A great work of art or a wonderful playor ballet is a challenge.  It makesone see something new every time, and there is a constant learning processabout both the art and yourself. The same holds true in the law. The challenge is constant change, and the beauty is a never-ending needto learn more to achieve excellent service for clients, and to draft the verybest, most up-to-date documents we can. 


But it is more thanthat. I view my clients “theatrically.” No one else does this. Actors, dancers, and musicians are all part of a large family.  There is the older generation who holdsthe tradition and becomes a “knowledge repository” for the middle latter is working in the field and breaking new ground.  They are actually on the stage.  Both groups teach and pass on thetradition to the youngest generation, the student, who is “learning thetrade.”   My function is tohold the tradition—e.g., know and understand the present and past history ofthe law; work with clients of all ages; and adapt what I know to theirparticular needs. At Lannik Law we serve people from age 20 to 90 andbeyond.  The fact that my clientsand I establish a relationship beyond the documents that are drafted on theirbehalf makes me different from other lawyers.   Many become and remain my extended family.  As they move through their lives, Ihave had the exciting experience of helping them grow from student, toperformer, to knowledge repository. I attribute all of this to the background Ihave in the arts.

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Lannik Law, LLC
1320 Centre Street.
Newton, MA, 02459


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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2012
Thank you!
I had Susana prepare my estate plan recently. I had put it off for so long, and just decided I had to get it done. I was very satisfied with each aspect of the process, from my first call with Jen all the way to the signing with Susana. They made this process easy, pain free, and I really felt like they cared. Thank you girls for all your help!
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Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Lannik Law LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Office of Susana Lannik LLC
  • 1982 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Mendel & Associates
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Susana Lannik
  • 1982 - 2004
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  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Boston University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1971
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969

Sample of Legal Cases

  • George and Mildred
  • Protected the home and savings from the cost of nursing home care.
  • Last Minute!
  • We were able to help Jenny in the nick of time and had a good outcome!


  • Wealth Counsel, LLC.
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hadassah
  • Planned Giving-Co Chair Attorney's Council
  • 2010 - Present
  • Boston Ballet
  • Board of Advisors
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Former Board Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation (NELF)
  • 2019
  • Accredited Attorney
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • 2009
  • Charter
  • Elder Care Matter's
  • 2009


  • Estate Planning Magazine
  • Long Term Care Insurance Crisis Calls for Creativity
  • 2019
  • Office Publication
  • Guide to Alzheimer's Care
  • 2013
  • Law Resource Center
  • A Family Guide to Parkinson's Disease
  • 2010
  • Law Resource Center
  • Family Guide to Paying for Long Term Care
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Medicaid Update remote conference
  • Longterm Care Insurance Update
  • 2021
  • Medicaid UpDate 2019
  • Up-Date Long-term Care Insurance
  • 2019
  • Medicaid Update Conference 2018
  • Long Term Care Insurance and Nursing Home Industry Issues
  • 2018
  • May 8, 2013 - 7 Tips You Need to Know to Get Your House In Order
  • Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • May 15, 2013 - Wellesley, MA
  • 7 Things You Need to Know to Put Your House in Order
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Elder law Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susana and I belong to several of the same professional groups that focus on elder law and elder care issues. In addition to knowing her for many years, she and I have collaborated together to co-author a book due out in Spring 2014. I have the highest respect for Susana's legal abilities and professionalism. I also know that she cares for her clients and is compassionate to their needs. She is a 'difference maker' for good in their lives."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. A great elder law attorney needs compassion. Susana has a deep well of compassion for her clients. She is very client driven--what is in the client's best interest. She is a great elder law and estate planning lawyer that brings great tools to the table."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Susana for about three years as a fellow member of a group of a Leading Elder Law attorneys in America. She is very knowledgeable regarding estate planning, long-term care planning and all other areas of elder law. Most importantly, she is dedicated to her clients. I highly recommend her to all."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Susana Lannik is a fantastic attorney. She understands both elder law and estate plannning very well. I also appreciate that Susana is very easy to work with and cares about her clients."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In my practice I handle divorces, criminal defense, personal injury, and police misconduct. Often I am approached by the family of my clients to handle their estate planning matters after I receive a significant payment for them on their case. I spend so much time litigating cases that I do not have the ability to then assist my clients in planning their estates. So, I've networked with a very good attorney that I refer these clients to in those moments of good fortune. That attorney is Susana Lannik and I highly recommend her services."
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