Estate Planning Isn’t Just For The Elderly

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Attorney Stella King



Stella King is a dedicated estate planning attorney at the law firm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, who proudly serves clients throughout White Plains, New York, including the cities of Yonkers, Somers and New Rochelle, and the counties of Bronx, Putnam and Rockland. With a decade of experience and immense knowledge of New York elder and estate planning laws, she is uniquely suited to assist New York families in protecting their assets and planning for the future.

 Responsive to her clients’ goals and wishes, Ms. King provides guidance on a wide range of matters including wills and trusts, powers of attorney, estate and probate administration, guardianship proceedings, Medicaid and nursing home care planning, and special needs planning. She effectively helps with both routine estate planning matters and more complex situations such as contested guardianships and probate litigations.

 Ms. King was named to Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list in 2021, 2022, and 2023. A dean’s list graduate of Boston University, she majored in anthropology and obtained her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 2005. Ms. King attended the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and received her Juris Doctor in 2012. She is authorized to practice in New York since 2014.

 Staying active in her legal circle and local community is important to Ms. King. She is a member of the Westchester County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association’s Trust and Estates, and Elder Law and Special Needs Sections. She also offers free legal services to those who cannot afford a lawyer and was recognized for offering over 200 hours of pro bono services as a law student.

 A proficient and capable writer, Ms. King has contributed a number of articles to prominent journals on topics related to elder law, special needs and powers of attorney. 

Practice Areas

  • Elder Law
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Medicaid Applications (nursing home and homecare)
  • Estate Planning


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D. - 2012
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Anthropology

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2013
  • New Jersey, 2019

Professional Associations

  • Westchester County Bar Association, Member, Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section, Member, Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law & Special Needs Section, Member, Present

Published Works

  • Use It Or Lose It: Time is Running Out to Avoid the Federal Estate and Gift Tax", Part One River Journal, 2024
  • "Aging in Place: How Can I Pay for the Cost of a Home Care Aide?", River Journal December, 2023
  • "Planning For Your Loved Ones with Special Needs,”, River Journal, September 2023
  • "Protecting Your Home From the Cost of Long-Term Care", River Journal, August, 2023
  • "Why Do I Need a Revocable Living Trust,”, River Journal, June 2023
  • "An Emerging Trend: Transferring Shares of Stock in a Cooperative Apartment to a Trust,”, Westchester Lawyer, February 2023
  • How Medicaid Will Pay You To Care for Your Loved Ones, New York State Bar Association, Elder Law and Special Needs Section Journal, December 2021, Vol. 31 No. 3, 2021
  • When is a Power of Attorney Powerless?, Westchester County Bar Association, September, 2021


  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Metro New York, Thomson Reuters, 2021-2023

Classes & Seminars

  • Key Estate Planning Documents, Gramatan Village, Bronxville Public Library, October 2023
  • Advance Planning for End of Life, Westchester Women In Senior Care, John C. Hart Memorial Library, November 2023
  • Protecting Your Assets from the Cost of Long-Term Care, Tuckahoe Public Library, November 2023
  • What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?,, Tuckahoe Public Library, October 2023
  • Key Estate Planning Documents, Neighborhood House, Sleepy Hollow, May 2023
  • Key Estate Planning Documents, Westchester Women in Senior Care presentation at Yorktown Public Library, March 2023
  • New York Medicaid Update Panel, Orion Resource Group, October 2022
  • Key Estate Planning Documents, Westchester Women in Senior Care presentation for Gramatan Village Senior Care Symposium at Bronxville Public Library, September 2022
  • Medicaid & Estate Planning, Irvington Public Library, July 2021
  • Critical Issues Facing Senior Clients, Bronxvillle Adult School, April 2021
  • Estate Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bronxville Adult School, 2020

Past Positions

  • Steinvurzel & Levy Law Group, Associate Attorney, 2016 to 2019
  • Sanders Law, PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2013 to 2016