Essentials of Estate and Elder Law

Production Date: June 28, 2015 Practice Areas: Wills, Trusts, & Estates Estimated Length: 5467 minutes


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This presentation is designed to provide new attorneys with a primer on the basic techniques used in planning estates and transferring wealth in New York State after the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, as well as changes to the New York State estate tax law. 


Attorney Michael J. Feinfeld explains some of the most important components of a will and explores key issues regarding the testamentary transfer of various types of property. Techniques for proper drafting of guardianship clauses and trust for minor children are also discussed. 


In addition, the course covers the basic methods necessary to protect individuals who are disabled or who should require long term care or a guardian in New York State. 


With respect to elder law and long term-care planning, Mr. Feinfeld explains the standards of eligibility for Medicaid. Additional discussion points include: which types of property are viewed as resources for Medicaid, the “look back period,” and the types of planning strategies used to preserve assets from counting against individuals' Medicaid eligibility.


Mr. Feinfeld reviews the basics of adult guardianships as well.  Article 81 Guardianships of disabled and incapacitated adults and Article 17A Guardianships of developmentally disabled persons also appear in the discussion. 


Learning Objectives:

I.     Understand and identify the different clauses and components of a Will

II.    Comprehend key issues concerning various types of properties and interests that may be passed at death

III.   Grasp how to ensure protection of minor children through guardianship designations and minors' trusts

IV.   Detail the changes to the federal and New York State estate tax laws and tax planning strategies since 2013

V.    Understand the current rules for Medicaid eligibility for long term care and basic Medicaid planning strategies

VI.   Explore the processes for appointing guardians for incapacitated and disabled adults pursuant to Article 81 of the New York State Mental Hygiene Law and Article 17A of the New York State Surrogate's Court Procedure Act

This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2015 Bridge the Gap Event.

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Allen, TX

The program with specific for what I was looking for and may not apply to my colleagues

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Durham, NC


Elaine W.
Boulder, CO

Excellent and informative program. One of the best and most concise explanations of a legal topic in a 90 minute presentation that I have ever seen. Thank you.

Ruth M.
Bloomfield, NJ

Good overview

Jennifer B.
West Sayville, NY


Thomas C.
Madison, CT

Good stuff

Mary Patricia K.
Cordova, TN

Speaker was very knowledgeable in this field of estate law

Brenda C.
Lavonia, GA

Excellent program for new attorneys.

Karen W.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY


Michael N.
San Ramon, CA

Very helpful presentation with a seasoned attorney, thank you.

Alberto S.
San Francisco, CA

Excellent presentation, lots of material presented in an orderly and logical fashion.

Michael C.
Hicksville, NY

Good Primer

Rachel V.
Davis, CA

Useful summary of law

Jeanine F.
Winnetka, IL

great overview

Achim Z.
Huntersville, NC

very helpful

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Oakland, CA


Cynthia M.
Knoxville, TN

Great overview, thanks!

Malcolm W.
Wrightsville Beach, NC

very informative.

Luana R. L.
Shirley, NY

Very informative and well delivered. Thank you !

Amy G.
Valparaiso, IN

Great presentation

Holly R.
New York, NY

Instructor was excellent and engaging! Thank you!


Very in depth, accurate, useful seminar. The presenter did an excellent job covering all the major and important issues step by step. Excellent!!!

Roger W.
Las Vegas, NV

I thought the pesenter was very knowledgeable and presented the material in an easy to understand manner.

gary d.
Valencia, CA

Good for my own personal use.

Lori W.
Mooresville, NC

It was very informative.

Timothy N.
Irvine, CA

Very informative

Robert G.
Las Vegas, NV

He was terrific; covered a lot of material in an understandable manner.

Sharon A.
San Francisco, CA


Wilbert C.
Chicago, IL

Simple and very clear lecture...good job

Linus W.
Oneida, NY

excellent overview

Andrew J.
Dallas, TX

This program was simply excellent. It is one of the best I have taken.

Robert M.
Ronkonkoma, NY

A lot of good content.

Michael L.
New York, NY

Nicely done primer of an essential practice area. Covers lots of material in a short time.

Thomas B.
Los Angeles, CA

Basic but a good overview of estate planning for elders.

reuben c.
Jurupa Valley, CA

good job

Paul R.
White Plains, NY

he was good

John C.
Chula Vista, CA

Great nuts and bolts presentation

Rodney E.
los angeles, CA

Good class. Practical and clear information was presented.

Robert F.
Las Vegas, NV

great info

LaDonna H.
Dallas, TX

very informative, REALLY ENJOYED!

Natasha L.
Irvington, NJ

Very good. Concise and informative.

Robert S.
Anaheim, LB

good refresher course

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Naperville, IL


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New York, NY


Valentin C.
Alice, TX

quite informative

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Wilton, CT


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East Greenbush, NY


Esperanza A.
West Orange, NJ

Great presentation

Brian O.

I really liked his approach

Judith T.
Westchester, IL

Very knowledgeable speaker and perfectly paced presentation.

Aristides A.
Kissimmee, FL

Very instructive.

Mark E.
Staten Island, NY

Very helpful

Leticia M.
Chicago, IL

This was terrific!

Joung Ho K.
Flushing, NJ

Good presentation of wills and long term care issues.

Walter F.
Cohoes, NY

The presenter did an excellent job covering a wide variety of sometimes complex issues. Well done.