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Sara E. Meyers

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Location:

245 Main Street
Suite 500
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone:

Fax:

914-948-9316

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Ms. Meyers is a Member of the firm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, and concentrates her practice on Elder Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Guardianships, and long term care planning strategies, with a focus on Medicaid home care and nursing home.

Prior to Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, Ms. Meyers was a staff attorney at the Sadin Institute on Law of the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity and the New York Legal Assistance Group. At Sadin, Sara concentrated on Medicaid home care and nursing home care. She created materials and conducted training seminars for social service providers, attorneys, and social workers on topics including Elder Law, Medicaid, Medicare, home care, and Administrative Appeals.

Ms. Meyers has been certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association*. Sara has been named to the 2013 - 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers lists in Elder Law.

 *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.

Areas Of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Home Health Care
  • Medicaid Applications (nursing home and homecare)
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Guardianships (contested/non-contested)
  • Certified Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • Brandeis University
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified as an Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association*

Published Works

  • Highlights of New York’s Medicaid Law , NYSBA Senior Lawyer Section, The Senior Lawyer , 2019
  • Effectively Utilizing the Fair Hearing Process to Establish that a Transfer was a Gift for Medicaid Purposes , Westchester County Bar Association Newsletter , 2019
  • Editor, Westchester County Bar Journal
  • Editor, Elder and Special Needs Planning Law Journal of the NYSBA
  • Using SCPA Article 17-A and MHL Article 81 Guardianships for Disabled Children , NYSBA Senior Lawyer Section, The Senior Lawyer , 2015
  • Medicaid Managed Long Term Care is Coming to Westchester. Are You and Your Clients Ready?, Westchester County Bar Newsletter, January, 2013
  • Medicaid Managed Long Term Care is Coming to Westchester. Are You and Your Clients Ready? , WCBA Newsletter , 2013
  • Guardianships and Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNT) as planning tools for Parents of Adult Disabled Children, New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Journal, Winter, 2012
  • Guardianships and Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNT) as planning tools for Parents of Adult Disabled Children , NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Journal , 2012
  • An Overview of Medicaid Home Care Options for Seniors, New York State Bar Association Elder Law Attorney, Winter, 2010
  • An Overview of Medicaid Home Care Options for Seniors , NYSBA Elder Law Attorney , 2010
  • Co Author of: The Doors Open Further for the Nursing Home without Walls Program, Westchester County Bar Newsletter, November, 2007
  • "Utilizing Medicaid Home Care as a Solution in a Post DRA World", New York State Bar Association Elder Law Attorney, Summer , 2007
  • "Utilizing Medicaid Home Care as a Solution in a Post DRA World", Westchester County Bar Newsletter, June, 2007

Classes/Seminars

  • "Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years", DOROT & The LOFT, 2022
  • "Aging in Place: A Guide to Growing Older at Home (Parts 1 & 2)", Yonkers Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, 2022
  • "Estate Planning for Families with Children", Chappaqua Continuing Education & Hudson River Community Education, 2022
  • "Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones Against Financial Elder Abuse and Senior Scams", Association on Aging in New York, Atria Briarcliff Manor, First American Title Insurance Company & New York Medical College's Center for Long-Term Care, 2022
  • "Utilizing a Trust for Your Elder Law and Estate Planning Needs", Chappaqua Continuing Education, 2022
  • "What Happens When Someone Dies without a Will?", DOROT, 2022
  • "Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years", ,” Scarsdale Adult School & Yonkers Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, 2021
  • "Aging in Place with Medicaid Home Care", Drum Hill Senior Living Community, 2021
  • "Article 81", Westchester County Bar Association, 2021
  • "Comprehensive Approach to Dementia (MAHC)", Montefiore Dementia Symposium, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2021
  • "Critical Issues Facing Senior Clients", New York State Society of CPAs (Rockland County), 2021
  • "Nuts and Bolts of Estate & Financial Planning", New York Medical College's Center for Long-Term Care, 2021
  • "Pandemics & Planning: Estate Planning Essentials for a COVID-19 World", Yonkers Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, 2021
  • "Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Financial Elder Abuse and Senior Scams", Woman's Club of White Plains, 2021
  • "What is a Power of Attorney and Why Do I Need One?", Chappaqua Continuing Education & Scarsdale Adult School, 2021
  • "What Happens When Someone Dies without a Will?", Chappaqua Continuing Education, 2021
  • "Critical Issues Facing Seniors", New York Medical College’s Center for Long-Term Care, 2020
  • "A Practical Update for Practitioners in Mental Health, Primary Care, Home Care, and Long-Term Care Settings", The 24th Annual Comprehensive Approach to Dementia, 2020
  • "Early Stage Forum", Alzheimer's Association, 2007
  • "Alzheimer's Disease", New York City Mayor's Conference, 2006
  • "Advanced Medicaid Update", Department of Health Care & Public Administration, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, 2000
  • "Frequent Lecturer in Elder Law for the New York State Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association and Sadin Law Institute of the Brookdale Center on Aging"

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, New York Metro: Elder Law, Thomson Reuters, 2013 – 2022
  • Super Lawyers, New York Metro: Top Women in Elder Law, Thomson Reuters, 2021

Professional Associations

  • Westchester County Bar Journal, Editor, 2008 to Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Adult Guardianship Committee, 2015 to Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Past Co-Chair, Elder Law Committee, 2011 to 2013
  • Westchester County Senior Law Day, Co-Chair, 2020
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law & Special Needs Section, Executive Committee, Past 9th District Representative
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Editor, Elder Law and Special Needs Journal