NAELA New York Chapter


New York NAELA is a community of attorneys who specialize in handling legal issues affecting people as they age and those with special needs. We believe in the importance of continuing legal education, advocacy and examining public policy issues in our mission to enhance the quality of life for older adults and persons with disabilities.

NAELA Updates

Upcoming National Law Conference Focuses on Seniors and People with Special Needs - 2019 Summit

The NAELA Summit will be held November 14-16, 2019, at the Capitol Hilton. Hosted by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), this event for elder and special needs law attorneys will engage attendees beyond a lecture by offering discussi Read More

NAELA Pays Tribute on Veterans Day

Association for Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Observes National Holiday Recognizing Veterans for Their Service Read More

NAELA Celebrates Residents’ Rights Month in October

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care designated October as Residents’ Rights Month to honor residents living in all long-term care facilities. Read More

NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October 2019

NAELA established October as National Special Needs Law Month as a grassroots effort to help people with disabilities and their families understand special needs planning and the resources available to them. Read More

NAELA Advocacy Alert - SSA POMS Update

On June 25, 2019, SSA issued a new POMS on fee approvals, which in the examples provided by SSA, states that preparation/advising of certain trusts by attorneys for individuals who are now receiving, or may in the future receive SSI, requires fee app Read More

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Iris Y. Gonzalez

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Iris Y. Gonzalez

Impact litigation relating to health, disability, and long term care issues for the 50+ population.
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Richard J. Shapiro, CELA

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Richard J. Shapiro, CELA

Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP is a preeminent law firm in New York's Hudson Valley. Along with litigation and transactional work, our estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning team features three knowledgeable and experienced attorneys along with a support team of three dedicated legal assistants.
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