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Drafting an Effective Power of Attorney

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Produced on December 14, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Wills, Trusts, & Estates Elder

Course Description

Not all powers of attorney are created equal. Join elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, Esq., as he shares his insights on drafting an effective power of attorney. Mr. Enea will cover the pros and cons of a durable vs. non-durable power of attorney, the benefits of broad gifting power, and address the growing need to include digital assets.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the differences between a durable and non-durable power of attorney as well as statutory requirements

  2. Examine the modifications necessary for the digital era as well as estate planning and Medicaid eligibility considerations, statutory gift riders, and the importance of broad gifting powers

  3. Identify common pitfalls when drafting a power of attorney and how to avoid them, including the proper appointment of agents

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Anthony Enea

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP

Anthony J. Enea, Esq. is the managing member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP with offices in White Plains and Somers, New York. For over thirty-five (35) years, Mr. Enea has devoted his practice to educating and protecting the rights of seniors, the disabled and their families from the costs of long term care.

Mr. Enea and his firm concentrate their practice on Elder Law, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Asset Protecting Planning, Special Needs Planning, Medicaid Applications (Nursing Home and Home Care) and Guardianships (contested/non-contested).

He is the author of hundreds of published articles and a frequent lecturer to seniors, the disabled, attorneys, CPAs and financial advisors, with respect to the planning options available to seniors and their rights. For decades Mr. Enea’s articles have been published in such publications as the New York State Bar Journal, the Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, General Practice Law and Elder Law Journal for the New York State Bar Association, the Westchester County Business Journal and the Westchester County Bar Journal and Newsletter, and numerous other publications.

Mr. Enea has been Certified and Re-certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association*. He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association as a Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Elderly and Disabled. 

Mr. Enea is the President of the Westchester County Bar Foundation and a past President of the Westchester County Bar Association.

Mr. Enea is the Past Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Enea is a Past President and a Founding Member of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).  He is also a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of NAELA. 

Mr. Enea is the Chair of the 50+ Section of the New York State Bar Association.                                 

Mr. Enea is the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, the Dr. Joseph A. Cimino Community Service Award from the Dominican Sisters, and the Honorable Richard J. Daranco Distinguished Service Award from the Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County.

Mr. Enea has been selected as a Super Lawyer for the eleventh consecutive year and for 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 was selected as a Top 25 Super Lawyer in Westchester County.

Mr. Enea for the seventh consecutive year has also been selected for inclusion in the “Best Lawyers in America” as an Elder Law Attorney. For the year 2020, he is the recipient of the award as “Lawyer of the Year” for Elder Law, in 2019 he was “Lawyer of the Year” in Trusts and Estates in White Plains, New York. 

Mr. Enea is an “AV” Rated Preeminent Attorney as rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Enea is also fluent in Italian.

*The National Elder Law Foundation is not affiliated with any governmental authority.  Certification is not a requirement for the practice of Law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.


Ingrid S.

Very informative!

James H.

Very informative. Good presentation.

Matthew B.



Very important information and tips for drafting POA. Speaker was experienced and knowledgeable

Donald B.

Great for New York practioners, little help to non New York practioners because of focusing on New Yorkstatutory language

Colin Michael B.

Very Well-done!

Lori M.

nice job

Mary B.

Description should have noted was NY-specific, but content was still valuable from a conceptual and detail standpoint.

Matthew L.

Fantastic instruction! Thank you.

Danielle Z.

Great presenter!

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