New York, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2007
New York Elder Law attorneys Carole C. Lamson and David A. Cutner announced the formation of Lamson & Cutner, P.C., a new law firm that will focus on the comprehensive legal needs of the elderly and disabled; asset protection including the home; Medicaid planning for Nursing Home, Home Care, Pooled Income Trusts and Community Medicaid; Medicaid fair hearings; negotiations with Medicaid and Re-Certifications; Supplemental Needs Trusts and Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Disabilities and Planning for Individuals with Disabilities; Wills and Estate Planning; Probate and Estate Administration and Guardianships.
Both founders are well known and highly regarded attorneys who bring a wealth of experience to the new firm. Carole Lamson has practiced exclusively in the Elder Law field for over 17 years and is active on the Committee on Elderly and Disabled of the New York State Bar Association's Trusts & Estates Section as well as a member of the Elder Law Section. She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is a Certified Estate Planner. Ms. Lamson is widely published in various state and national publications on topics of interest to the elderly and disabled. Her articles have appeared in the New York State Bar Journal, Alzheimer's Association, The CPA Journal, The Elder Law Exchange, The Caregiver's Beacon Newsletter, The Body, New York City Voices, JPAC Action Report, Affording Care, OneOnOne and the Journal of NAMI California, among others.
David Cutner is an attorney with broad experience, having been admitted to practice in New York in 1971. In addition to representing individual clients in need of Elder Law services, over the years Mr. Cutner has represented nursing home owners, doctors, disabled individuals, and has served as a court-appointed guardian. Under the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system, which is based on the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, Mr. Cutner has been consistently rated by his peers as having the highest levels of professional excellence in legal ability and adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section and of NAELA. Mr. Cutner is frequently invited to speak at nursing homes, senior centers and health fairs on Elder Law topics.
Lamson & Cutner's professional staff includes Karen Mancuso, a skilled tax and elder law attorney with over 20 years experience, who assures that the firm's Medicaid planning and Estate Planning solutions for clients are also effective tax solutions. Attorney Jules Haas handles the firm's guardianship matters. The firm's team also includes highly experienced paralegals, Jack Lippmann, Tracy Connors, and Juan Tricoche, who assure that clients' Medicaid applications, nursing home placements, home care services, pooled income trusts, and other matters are processed promptly and efficiently.
The founders of Lamson & Cutner share a belief that the social policies and generous public benefits available to citizens of New York State are often misunderstood and mis-communicated. As a result, many people who are, or could be, eligible for benefits fail to apply or are denied benefits to which they are entitled. Many people incorrectly believe that they have to "spend down" all of their assets and income in order to qualify for Medicaid benefits. Many people fear that they will lose their home or their life's savings.
Lamson & Cutner protects clients' rights and assists them in obtaining Medicaid and other benefits, while protecting the home and conserving other assets. Lamson & Cutner assists clients to plan and prepare for the issues they may confront as a result of the aging process, accident or illness. Lamson & Cutner assists clients to create and carry out an Estate Plan that will make sure their wishes are respected and that their life's savings are protected.
For more information, view the firm's website at http://www.lamson-cutner.com, or contact the firm directly toll free at 866-524-1818 or at info(at)lamson-cutner.com. Attorney Advertising.