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.

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NAELA Celebrates Medicare and Medicaid Anniversary 2021

When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, he stated, “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine. No longer will illness crush and destroy the savings they have so ca Read More

NAELA Celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary 2021

NAELA celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26. Read More

The Better Care Better Jobs Act Would Transform Long-Term Care for the Better

Last week, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the Better Care Better Jobs Act, which would vastly expand Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). The legislation forms the basis of President Biden’s $400 billion Read More

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Announces 2021 Fellows

NAELA Fellows are attorneys who have been members of the Academy for at least three years, whose careers concentrate on elder law, and who have distinguished themselves both by making exceptional contributions to meeting the needs of seniors and by d Read More

Wisconsin Attorney Receives National Community Service Award for Advocacy in Elder Law

NAELA is proud to announce the winner of the 2021 Powley Elder Law Award: Barbara S. Hughes, CAP, Fellow, of Fitchburg, Wisc. Read More

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Giovanni P. Silvagni

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Giovanni P. Silvagni

Multi-Office Practice serving New York City and Long Island, with an emphasis on Elder Law, Estate Planning and Medicaid. Free Initial Consultation and Out of Office Visits available.
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Jessica Wilson

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Jessica Wilson

In this fast paced digital world, I believe in slowing down and building personal relationships with clients. We make house calls, do video consultations, hold family meetings. We offer weekend and weeknight appointments. We offer flat fee pricing for estate planning so you can ask as many questions as you like. Consultations are always free. I offer a boutique law firm experience, with personalized attention and tailored solutions. Former Bro...
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