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Holidays and Virtual Gatherings: An Opportunity to Assess

While we are enduring this pandemic and limiting physical contact with our elderly loved ones, many will turn to virtual holiday gatherings via “video-chatting.” This provides an ideal opportunity to assess your loved ones’ status and needs. Look for these signs online: Memory: Does your loved one ask the same question, or repeat the same […]

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Genser Cona Elder Law Named in Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report

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“We are proud of our leadership and to be recognized as the ‘gold standard’ in our legal field,” stated Managing Partner Jennifer Cona. “For over 20 years, our employees have demonstrated our commitment to serving the multifaceted needs of our clients and their loved ones with passion and excellence each and every day.” Thank you […]

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Genser Cona Elder Law Attorneys Selected as New York Metro Super Lawyers

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Founder and Managing Partner Jennifer B. Cona has again been selected, for the seventh consecutive year, to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Senior Associate Diana Choy-Shan and Associate Matthew V. Ferdon have again been selected to the 2020 New York Metro Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers.   About Super Lawyers Super […]

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COVID’s Wakeup Call

By: Julianne Mosher, Long Island Business News It might seem morbid to some, but people are preparing for the worst – just in case. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York in mid-March, law firms began to see an increase in clients inquiring about estate planning. To alleviate anxiety and plan for an untimely death, […]

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Remote Estate Planning in the Wake of COVID-19

Published in the New York Law Journal on September 11, 2020 The COVID-19 crisis delivered upheaval to most professions, and estate planning attorneys were not immune. In March 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a number of executive orders, which, among other things, required those who were not considered “essential” to work remotely rather than from […]

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Health Care Proxy: A Must for College Aged Children

Imagine this scenario: You are the parent of a college student. Your telephone rings one evening and on the other end is your child’s roommate telling you that your child was just rushed to the emergency room. You call the hospital for information and identify yourself as the parent. The hospital advises you that because your […]

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PARTNER MELISSA NEGRIN-WIENER FEATURED ON LIBN|NOW

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Genser Cona Elder Law Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener was featured on the August 27, 2020 LIBN|NOW Zoomcast discussing caregiving demands as they affect the workplace, including those of the “sandwich generation,” individuals who have responsibility for both aging family members and growing children.  Navigating the challenges of LI’s aging population As Long Island’s population matures, new […]

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Jennifer Cona Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©

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Jennifer Cona selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2021 in the field of Elder Law Jennifer Cona exemplifies positive and progressive leadership.  As the Founder and Managing Partner of Genser Cona Elder Law, Ms. Cona not only efficiently manages the firm but continually seeks to grow and evolve the law firm through […]

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Latest COVID-19 IRA Relief from the IRS

Latest COVID-19 IRA Relief from the IRS

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In a previous article, How COVID-19 has Impacted Your IRA in 2020, we explained the drastic new rules for IRAs in 2020. One of the major changes was that Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) were waived in 2020. But what if you already took some or all of your RMDs for 2020? The IRS has issued […]

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COVID-19 Estate Planning Lessons Learned

COVID-19 Estate Planning Lessons Learned

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While thankfully Long Island is gradually reopening, and the rate of new cases of COVID-19 are drastically less than when the pandemic was at its height, some experts remain concerned about a possible second wave during the fall flu season. It is therefore important to take what lessons we can from the past few months […]

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