|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Partner||The Law Offices Of Osofsky & Osofsky||1989 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||1997 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1997 - Present|
|Estate Planning LRS panel of California Advocates For Nursing Home Reform||Member||1995 - Present|
|U.S. Supreme Court||Member||1977 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1970 - Present|
|California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)||Family Law Issues in Planning for Persons with Disabilities||2009|
|UCLA School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1969|
|University of California - Berkeley||Economics||AB - Applied Baccalaureate||1966|
|"Estate Planning For Long Term Care"||"Estate Planning For Long Term Care"||2009|
Posted by Manuel
Gene Osofsky saved my parents entire estate from a Medi-Cal claim. My brother and I were using a different attorney for my parents Will and Living Trust(we did not know of Gene Osofsky at the time). Both my parents ended up in a nursing home.One for 6 years the other for 3 years. When both parents had passed away Medi-Cal submitted a claim against the estate for the money they had paid for their care.
The claim far exceeded the value of the estate. The attorney we had felt we would be better served by and referred us to Gene Osofsky since he is an expert in Medi-Cal law (among other aspects of the law concerning ElderLaw,Wills,Trusts,Pro bate,Estate Planning etc.). He was so right. My brother and I met for a consultation with Gene Osofsky and after reviewing our case he immediately knew the best course of action for us to take. He said he would step out of the room so my brother and I could discuss what we wanted to do. I said " there is no need for you to leave", I knew then that I wanted to use him.
My brother said the same thing. He submitted our case, based on Law, to Medi-Cal and they withdrew their total claim for both parents. There was no going back and forth with Medi-Cal. I feel that the first attorney earned his money just by referring us to Gene Osofsky. Gene Osofsky is Organized, Thorough, Experienced (over 40 years), Knowlegeable, and "Up to date" on the Law (extremely important). As far as I'm concerned 5 stars isn't enough for Gene Osofsky.
Posted by Brian
My sister and I contacted Gene when we were about to sell our late mother's home. Mom had some language in her trust about her late husband (our step-father) having a "life estate" in the home if she pre-deceased him, which she did. Since he was being cared for in a nursing home and had just passed away at age 102, we had a concern that MediCal, who had already contacted us about a possible claim, was going to pursue one if we sold the home. They had said that the claim could be as much as $188,000.
Gene gave us very good advice about all of the options open to us, and we hired him to deal with the situation. It was so great to have a professional working on our behalf. That meant I didn't have to spend hours on end dealing with all of the bureaucracy. It was never Mom's intent to have the State take away from that which she wanted to pass along to her three children. Our step-father had been in the nursing home from 2005 until his death, early in 2009, because he was no longer able to be taken care of at home where our mother lived until her death in 2006.
I had envisioned a situation where our lawyer, Mr. Osofsky, would have to negotiate with MediCal, and we'd end up paying thousands of dollars to get them to go away, or that it might have even gone into a lengthy trial and we'd end up with a judgment against us from the Court..
With our documentation and with Mr. Osofsky's expert help and reputation with MediCal, we had the best possible outcome. MediCal dropped all claim on the estate. We have sold the home as of August, 2009. The money has been distributed to me and my brother and sister. If we had not retained Mr. Osofsky, this could still be dragging out and we would have lost the opportunity to sell the home and get on with our lives. I would recommend Gene Osofsky to anyone needing a highly professional attorney to help them deal with a difficult legal situation.
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