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Rose M. Elefante

Elder law Attorney at Melville, NY

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Rose M. Elefante

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Rose

Learn Rose’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Assist the elderly and their families in navigating the issues involved in long term care planning, home care, nursing home placement and qualification for government benefits such as Medicaid and Veterans Aid and Attendance.

  2. Estate planning
    Advise clients in all aspects of estate planning, including wills, trusts and business succession planning; represent clients in guardianship proceedings.

  3. Probate
    Represent executors and trustees in the administration of estates, including probate, accounting proceedings and will contests,

  4. Real estate
    Represent clients in purchase and sale of residential real estate, refinancing and home equity loans.

  5. Trusts
    Draft trusts for estate planning, asset protection, Medicaid and Veterans benefits qualification.

For almost 20 years, I have been a trusted advisor to individuals and businesses, providing expert advice in all areas of estate planning, from simple wills, to complex estate and Medicaid planning.   


Hamburger Maxson Yaffe & Mcnally, LLP
225 Broadhollow Rd Ste 301 E
Melville, NY, 11747-4898

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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Help with sale of house
Ms. Elefante was instrumental as our attorney in the closing on the sale of my parents' house. Rose made sure we had gathered all documents needed, explained things clearly during the closing and had a very good rapport with the buyer's attorney, enabling the whole process to be completed in an efficient & professional manner. We were all very pleased with her services.
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Posted by Pam | May 5, 2017
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Rose Elefante
Rose helped our family out during crisis. She established a Trust and a will for both of my parents. At the time I consulted with her, both of my parents were hospitalized and I did not have a clue what I needed to do. Rose walked me through the process! When my father was released from the hospital and put in a rehab facility, she came to the rehab facility as my father was unable to come to her. Rose was kind, patient and caring throughout this process and thoroughly explained what was in the best interest to our families needs. I HIGHLY recommend Rose as an elder care attorney.
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Posted by Helen | May 1, 2017
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Rose Elephante Review
I hired Rose for my first case in 2011. Rose worked to get my Mother on Medicaid. My Mother required to be cared for in a nursing home. I would not have been able to complete this task on my own. It was very complicated and Rose did an outstanding job. My experience with Rose is like going to a friend or family. Rose was able to protect my home by setting up a trust. I also had to have power of attorney and healthcare proxy set up for myself and for my Father to care for my Mother. I had the same documents completed in the event I would need to care for my Father.Rose helped to draw up a will for myself and a will for my Father. When my Mother passed away, Rose attended the funeral. In 2015 I put my home on the market and Rose referred my to a real estate lawyer who was excellent .Rose advised me as well in the process. Again in 2015 I hired Rose now for my Father who became very ill. My Father required to receive Medicaid and she successfully got him approved. He has a different situation than my Mother and he can stay home, so Rose was able to guide me through that complicated process as well. Rose helped to set up another type of trust for him. In 2016 my Father was hit by a car and injured, I turned to Rose and she referred us to an accident lawyer who also is excellent. Rose continues to check in with me and I can contact her at anytime for any advise. Rose is the best.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hamburger, Maxson, Yaffe, & McNally, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Tsunis Gasparis Lustig Ring & Kenney, LLP
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Ansanelli Kugler & Svendsen, LLP
  • 2005 - 2009


  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987


  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Grievance Mediator
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Elder Law and Trusts and Estates Sections
  • 2006 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member, Elder Law and Estate Planning Committee
  • 2000 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Chair, Solo and Small Firm Committee
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member of Task Force on Law Firm Continuity
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award of Recognition for Outstanding Service
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Presidential Full Academic Scholarship
  • St. John's University
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Informational Seminar
  • Beyond Basic Estate Planning - Succession for the Family Owned Business
  • 2008
  • Informational Seminar
  • Elder Law: Your Health and Your Wealth
  • 2007
  • Educational Seminar
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2006

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Estate planning Attorney | May 14
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"I have been referring clients to Rose for Estate Planning, and worked on some matters together. I have found her to be a consummate professional in all regards."
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Melville Elder law Lawyer Rose M. Elefante
Rose M. Elefante
Elder law Attorney
Melville, NY
Licensed for 27 years