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Anthony J. Enea

Estate planning Attorney at White Plains, NY

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also known as Antonino Enea

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  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
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Anthony J. Enea, Esq. is the managing member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP with offices in White Plains and Somers, New York. For over thirty-five (35) years, Mr. Enea has devoted his practice to educating and protecting the rights of seniors, the disabled and their families from the costs of long-term care and estate taxes.

 

Mr. Enea and his firm concentrate their practice on Elder Law, Asset Protecting Planning, Special Needs Planning, Medicaid Applications (Nursing Home and Home Care), Guardianships (contested/non-contested) and Wills, Trusts and Estates.

 

He is the author of hundreds of published articles and a frequent lecturer to seniors, the disabled, attorneys, CPAs and financial advisors, with respect to the planning options available to seniors. For decades Mr. Enea’s articles have been published in such publications as the New York State Bar Journal, the Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, General Practice Law and Elder Law Journal for the New York State Bar Association, the Westchester County Business Journal and the Westchester County Bar Journal and these articles have been published in such publications as “Generations,” “60 Plus,” the Westchester County Business Journal, Westchester County Bar Newsletter and numerous other publications.

 

Mr. Enea is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association*. He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association as a Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Elderly and Disabled.

 

Mr. Enea is the Immediate Past President of the Westchester County Bar Foundation.

 

Mr. Enea is the Past Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association.

 

Mr. Enea is the Past Chair of the 50+ Section of the New York State Bar Association.

 

Mr. Enea is a Past President and a Founding Member of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He is also a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of NAELA.

 

Mr. Enea is a Past President of the Westchester County Bar Association.

 

Mr. Enea is the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and was the recipient of the Dr. Joseph A. Cimino Community Service Award from the Dominican Sisters and the Honorable Richard J. Daranco Distinguished Service Award from the Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County.

 

Mr. Enea is the founder of the Anthony J. Enea Elder Law Scholarship at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

 

Mr. Enea has been selected as a Super Lawyer for the sixteenth consecutive year, and for 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 was selected as a Top 25 Super Lawyer in Westchester County.

 

Mr. Enea for the twelfth consecutive year has also been selected for inclusion in the “Best Lawyers in America” as an Elder Law Attorney for 2023. In addition, he was recognized as a Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in White Plains five times.

 

Mr. Enea is an “AV” Rated Preeminent Attorney as rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

 

Mr. Enea is also fluent in Italian.

 

*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 than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.

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Location

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP Attorneys At Law
245 Main St
Suite 500
White Plains, NY, 10601-2411

Reviews

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Posted by Eva | December 16, 2018
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Eldercare
I needed someone to not only educate me on what I could do to secure help for my elderly mother but also assist me in enacting and executing a plan in order to keep mom safe. There were times when I needed to contact the attorneys for clarification or troubleshoot and ALWAYS I got immediate or near immediate call backs. I dealt with Samantha and Lauren and both were extremely professional. I would most certainly recommend these lawyers.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2018
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Highly Recommended
Both Anthony J.Enea and his team (including his daughter Lauren Enea) were extremely helpful in offering clear and precise counseling on trust and estate law matters. They were and continue to be admirably patient with our questions. They were prompt in preparing our documents, and in explaining them to a senior member of our household. We recommend them for their professionalism and their individualized attention towards their clients.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
  • 2004 - Present

Education

  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Manhattan College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Associations

  • Westchester County Bar Foundation
  • Immediate Past President
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  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Past President
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  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law & Special Needs Section
  • Past Chair
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association, 50+ Lawyers Section
  • Past Chair
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estate Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, New York Chapter
  • Charter Member & Past President
  • N/A
  • New York State Office of Court Administration, Guardianship Advisory Committee
  • Member
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  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County
  • Past Vice President
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  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Council of Advanced Practitioners
  • Member
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  • Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University's Board of Visitors
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer, Elder Law and Trusts & Estates (2012 - Present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • AV-Rated Preeminent Attorney (2002-Present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyers, New York Metro (2007 - Present)
  • Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 25 Westchester County List (2009-10, 2013-15, 2018-22)
  • Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Trusts & Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in White Plains
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Elder Law "Lawyer of the Year" in White Plains
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
  • 2018
  • Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in White Plains
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Elder Law "Lawyer of the Year" in White Plains
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Honorable Richard J. Daronco Distinguished Service Award
  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County
  • 2016
  • Dr. Joseph A. Cimino Community Service Award
  • ArchCare at Home
  • 2016
  • Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in White Plains
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Golden Harvest Corporate Award
  • Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services
  • 2014
  • Westchester County’s Leading Elder Care Attorney
  • Above the Bar Awards
  • 2013
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Publications

  • The Somers Record
  • Avoiding New York’s Estate Tax Cliff
  • 2022
  • The Somers Record
  • Factors to Consider When Selecting an Executor/Trustee
  • 2022
  • The Somers Record
  • Can New Yorkers Afford Medicaid Home Care and Nursing Home for All?
  • 2022
  • The Somers Record
  • Making Sense of 2022 Changes to Medicaid Home Care
  • 2022
  • Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals
  • How Can I Protect My Home with Minimal Impact on My Life?
  • 2022
  • The Somers Record
  • Merely Creating an LLC Doesn’t Automatically Give You Personal Protection
  • 2022
  • Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals
  • To Gift or Not to Gift Again, Tis the Question for the Season
  • 2021
  • Westchester WAG Magazine
  • Understanding the Consequences of Not Having a Last Will and Testament
  • 2021
  • The Somers Record
  • Factors That help Determine Whether a Senior is a Victim of Elder Abuse
  • 2021
  • New York State Bar Association, Trust and Estates Law Section Journal- Summer/Fall 2020, Vol. 53, No. 3
  • New Medicaid Eligibility Rules Make Asset Protection Planning an Urgent Need!
  • 2020
  • The Senior Lawyer, New York State Bar Association
  • Special Needs Trusts: A Primer
  • 2015
  • New York State Bar Association, General Practice Section Newsletter
  • Separated But Not Divorced: The Long Term Care Planning Implications
  • 2015
  • Westchester County Bar Association Bar Journal
  • Understanding the ‘Undue’ in ‘Undue Influence
  • 2015
  • Westchester Lawyer Magazine, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Warning to Non-Attorneys: Florida Takes Major Step in Preventing the Unauthorized Practice of Elder Law
  • 2015
  • Westchester Lawyer Magazine, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Revocable or Irrevocable Trust: Which Trust is Better for Me and My Family?
  • 2015
  • The Senior Lawyer, New York State Bar Association
  • Granny Snatchers Beware: New York Adopts Uniform Adult Guardianship Act
  • 2014
  • The Senior Lawyer, New York State Bar Association
  • Are You Ready for the Elder Years?
  • 2014
  • Westchester County Bar Association Newsletter
  • The Repeal of DOMA Makes Estate and Long Term Care Planning Critical for Same Sex Married Couples
  • 2014
  • Westchester County Bar Association Bar Journal
  • Not the Kind of Discovery You Were Thinking of: A Primer on Discovery Pursuant to Section 213 of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act
  • 2014
  • Westchester Lawyer Magazine, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Factors to Consider When Transferring a Residence for Elder Law and Estate Planning Purposes
  • 2014
  • Elder and Special Needs Law Journal, New York State Bar Association
  • The Basics of Business Succession Planning
  • 2013
  • The Senior Lawyer, New York State Bar Association
  • Why Being Classified Under ‘Observation’ While in a Hospital Means Seniors Pay Thousands More
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Yonkers Lawyers Association
  • Major Changes to New York’s Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney
  • 2022
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Utilizing a Trust for Your Elder Law and Estate Planning Needs
  • 2022
  • Pace Haub School of Law
  • Planning for New York and Federal Estate Taxes
  • 2022
  • Pace Haub School of Law
  • Planning Considerations for New York's New Medicaid Eligibility Requirements for Long Term Care
  • 2022
  • New York State Society of CPAs (Manhattan/Bronx Chapter)
  • Conveying Real Estate and the Tax Consequences
  • 2022
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • What Happens When Someone Dies without a Will?
  • 2022
  • Mount Vernon Bar Association
  • What Attorneys Can Do to Plan for Their Professional and Personal Future
  • 2022
  • Lawline.com
  • Aging in Place with Medicaid Home Care
  • 2022
  • Hearing Loss Association of America (Westchester Chapter)
  • Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years
  • 2022
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • How to Avoid a Will Contest
  • 2022
  • Columbian Lawyers Association (Westchester County)
  • Drafting an Effective Power of Attorney
  • 2022
  • Association on Aging in New York
  • Critical Issues Facing Senior Clients
  • 2022
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Protecting Clients from Financial Elder Abuse and Senior Scams
  • 2021
  • Port Chester/Rye Bar Association
  • Utilizing Trusts to Avoid the Pitfalls of Probate
  • 2021
  • New York State Society of CPAs (Fall Tax Conference)
  • Planning Options for the Transfer of a Primary Residence
  • 2021
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Recent Updates in Elder Law
  • 2021
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • How to Avoid a Last Will Contest
  • 2021
  • New Rochelle Bar Association
  • What Legal Professionals Can Do to Plan for Their Professional and Personal Future
  • 2021
  • National Granite Title Agency
  • Estate Planning Essentials in a COVID-19 World
  • 2021
  • Lawline.com
  • Critical Issues Facing Senior Clients
  • 2021
  • Heritage Hills Men's Club
  • Protecting Your Assets & Identity
  • 2021
  • Abstracts Incorporated
  • Major Changes to New York’s Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney
  • 2021
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Critical Issues Facing Senior Clients
  • 2020
  • Mount Vernon Bar Association
  • New Medicaid Eligibility Requirements Create Urgency to Long Term Care Planning CLE Presentation
  • 2020
  • Yonkers Lawyers Association
  • Utilizing a Trust for Elder Law and Estate Planning
  • 2019
  • New York State Society of CPAs Mid-Hudson Chapter
  • Critical Issues Facing Senior Clients
  • 2019
  • New York State Bar Association Senior Lawyers Section
  • Financial Planning Issues Impacting your Retirement from the Practice of Law
  • 2019
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Taking Steps to Ensure Your Estate is Not Contested
  • 2019
  • Port Chester/Rye Bar Association
  • Role of Agent, Executor, Trustee and Fiduciary
  • 2018
  • New York State Society Of CPAs (Westchester Chapter)
  • Using Revocable Living Trusts as an Effective Estate Planning and Probate Avoidance Tool
  • 2018
  • Mount Vernon Bar Association
  • Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity and Taking Steps to Ensure your Estate is Not Contested
  • 2018
  • Mamroneck Bar Association
  • Utilizing a Trust for Your Elder Law and Estate Planning Needs
  • 2018
  • Financial Planning Association Of The Greater Hudson Valley
  • Tax Reform and Long Term Care Planning
  • 2018
  • Bronx Bar Association
  • Critical Issues Facing Senior Clients
  • 2018
  • Yorktown Chamber Of Commerce
  • Impact of Aging Baby Boomers on Our Communities
  • 2017
  • Senior Lawyers Section), New York State Bar Association Winter Meeting (Elder Law & Special Needs Section
  • Dementia, Science and the Law
  • 2017
  • New Rochelle Bar Association
  • Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity
  • 2017
  • Mount Vernon Bar Association
  • What Does President Trump Mean for Estate Taxes and Long Term Care Planning
  • 2017
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White Plains Estate planning Lawyer Anthony J. Enea
Anthony J. Enea
Estate planning Attorney
White Plains, NY
Licensed for 37 years
Virtual consultation available