Since 1985 we have been committed to providing clients with quality legal services for reasonable fees. Our services include representation in the areas of elder law, real estate, business, estate and Medicaid planning, including asset transfers and Medicaid applications, estate administration, corporate and commercial law and personal injury.
Please see our "Areas of Practice" page for a more comprehensive explanation of the services we offer.
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THE HOME BUYING GAME IN 2018
Unmistakable signs of spring: the weather is getting warmer, and the housing market is heating up. Although warm weather is welcome, for some buyers the temperature is getting uncomfortable. Read this article for strategies in light of Long Island's rising prices and low housing inventory, rising interest rates and new federal income tax rules. You will find it in the "Real Estate" section on the Articles page.
DIGITAL ASSETS AND ACCOUNTS
There is now a statute in New York that details the rules for rights of access to digital assets and accounts of others. The safe way is to make sure it is all spelled out in a power of attorney and under a last will and testament. Read about it in the article in the "Estate Planning Section".
HOW TO BUY A HOME
Never a simple thing to do. We take you through it step-by-step in the article in the "Real Estate" section.
SELLING YOUR HOME? HOW TO AVOID UNPLEASANT SURPRISES
You need to make sure things are in order, and that you know the process, especially if you are trying it without an agent. You will find helpful advice in this article in the "Real Estate" section.
MEDICAID AND ELDER LAW: DEBUNKING THE MYTHS
There is much misunderstanding about these complex areas of law. Read about the more common issues we encounter in the article in the "Medicaid" section.
Yes, an Irrevocable Trust can be revoked, or amended,under the right circumstances. In Newsday's April 2, 2017 "Ask the Expert" column Mr. Bollhofer helped explain how. Read the column on the Articles page under "Estate Planning".
WRITTEN NOTICE IS NOW REQUIRED TELLING YOU WHAT YOUR "STATUS" IS AS A HOSPITAL PATIENT
Many people, especially those on Medicare, receive an unpleasant surprise in the form of a large bill when they are treated in a hospital but were not labeled "inpatient". Learn what "observation status" means, how to potentially avoid it, and the effect it has upon coverage for rehabilitation services after discharge. Read the articles in the "Medicare" section.
UPDATE ON MEDICAID MANAGED CARE
The home care and chronic care (nursing home) Medicaid programs in New York are now privatized. Managed Care companies control payments to all providers, including nursing homes. Read about these programs and possible effects on consumers in the "Articles" page under "Medicaid".
CHANGE TO STAR PROPERTY TAX PROGRAM
The method by which eligible homeowners in New York receive Star tax rebates has changed for those who are not already enrolled. Read about it in "Articles" page under "Real Estate".