Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, has been named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in White Plains. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates.
The "Lawyer of the Year" recognition is reserved for a single lawyer with the highest overall peer-feedback in a specific practice specialty and geographic location.
Mr. Enea has spent three decades protecting the rights of seniors, the disabled and their families. A strong leader in Westchester's legal community, Mr. Enea is president of the Westchester County Bar Foundation, a past president of the Westchester County Bar Association, and a past chair of the New York State Bar Association's Elder Law Section. Named Westchester County's Leading Elder Care Attorney at the Above the Bar Awards, Mr. Enea's practice areas include elder law; Medicaid asset protection trusts; Medicaid applications (home care and nursing home); special needs planning; guardianships (Article 81 and 17-A); and wills, trusts and estates. He is fluent in Italian.
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This marks the sixth consecutive year Mr. Enea has been included in the Best Lawyers list, and the third time he has received recognition as a "Lawyer of the Year" in White Plains. Mr. Enea has also been named as one of Westchester County's "Super Lawyers" annually since 2007 and was recognized earlier this year with the Honorable Richard J. Daronco Distinguished Service Award from the Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County.
An "AV" Rated Preeminent Attorney (Martindale-Hubbell, since 2002), Mr. Enea is a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a past president of the organization's New York Chapter. He is a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation and serves as a board member of the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services.
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