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291 Lake Avenue, St. James, NY 11780

Tel. (631)584-0100   Fax. (631)584-2304   Email: info@bollhoferlaw.com

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.

Please see our "Articles" page for links to articles written by Mr. Bollhofer regarding subjects in the areas of his practice.

If you would like to make an appointment or have an inquiry, please call us or send an email to us from the "Contact Us" page.

The "Legal Resources" page contains links to various websites that may be useful to you.


LEASED SOLAR PANEL SYSTEMS

When buying or selling a home with a solar panel system, it is important to know whether that system is owned by the seller or leased. Read why in the "Real Estate" section on the Articles page.

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.

IRREVOCABLE TRUSTS

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.