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Estate Planning and Pandemics: What Lawyers Should Consider for Both Their Practice and Personal Affairs

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Produced on September 10, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 5m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Wills, Trusts, & Estates Covid-19

Course Description

COVID-19 turned the world upside down. For many, particularly older adults, the fear of contracting the virus, its possible medical complications, and higher mortality rates in seniors continue to cause great concern. That concern prompted many seniors, business owners, and professionals (including attorneys) to re-examine whether they had the necessary planning documents and advance directives in place — and if those documents were up to date both legally and as to their current wishes.

This course, presented by Anthony J. Enea, certified elder law attorney and managing member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, will offer an in-depth look at what can be done – remotely or in-person – to protect client assets and ensure their health care wishes are followed. Emphasis will be placed on which estate planning documents are most critical, both for clients as well as attorneys who may need to quarantine or who have taken ill due to COVID-19.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess and be prepared to address potential issues that may arise in your practice due to quarantine or unexpected illness
  2. Examine the purpose and benefits of a Durable General Power of Attorney vs. a Limited Power of Attorney to Manage Law Practice at a Future Date
  3. Identify the most common components of asset protection planning
  4. Recognize effective strategies for protecting a client’s assets

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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.


John N.

Effective presentation - particular emphasis on the importance of durable power of attorney (keep maximum flexibility) and irrevocable trust as a means of minimizing costs of probate.

David H.

Good course.

Grazia L.

Great job!

Douglas F.

Nice use of examples and details.

Neelima G.

Great speaker,Great course.

Alison C.

Useful presentation.

Marti G.

Presenter was engaging, informative and knowledgeable. Materials are valuable.

Carissa L.

Great course. He covered a lot in an hour. Very useful information. I enjoyed his manner of speaking. Straightforward and easy to understand.

Karen T.


Todd P.

Mr. Enea was thoroughly organized and wasted not a minute anywhere. One of the best lecturers I've come across. Thank you.

Bridget H.

Very good, clear, helpful. Thank you.

arthur s.

one of the best presenter I have seen on Lawline,. Very good.

Mia V.

Thank you.

David M.

Great course.

Leslie G.

Very good! Very good

Kathleen K.

very well done and organized!

Edward H.

Great course and very knowledgable instructor!

Edward J.

Very helpful information

David S.

Good overview.

Donald S.

very useful information!

Michael F.


Lori S.

Well organized and professionally presented.

Kristy P.

Great! Helpful. Will probably listen to some parts again, which I rarely do.

Steven K.

Thank you!


very timely and pointed

Joseph P.

Great Presenter - learned a lot.

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