Anthony J. Enea Elected Elder Law Chair of New York State Bar Association

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Enea to Lead Efforts Protecting Rights of Seniors and the Disabled

Managing partner Anthony J. Enea of White Plains law firm Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano was elected chair of the New York State Bar Association's Elder Law Section. Enea, a longtime champion of the legal rights of seniors and the disabled, will begin his one-year term on June 1, 2012.

New York's seniors and disabled populations are facing a long term care crisis of significant proportion

White Plains law firm Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP announced today that managing partner Anthony J. Enea is the newly-elected chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). Serving a one-year term that commences June 1, 2012, Enea will oversee the activities of roughly 2800 member lawyers -- all of whom practice various specialty areas of elder law including estate planning, guardianships, wills and trusts, special needs trusts, Medicaid and Medicare advocacy and other legal matters of importance to New York's seniors and disabled populations.

"It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve as chair of the section," said Enea, who has practiced elder law in White Plains for over 25 years.

He notes that the leadership position comes with significant responsibilities.

"New York's seniors and disabled populations are facing a long term care crisis of significant proportion," said Enea. "One of my primary goals as chair is to lead our membership in communicating the importance of elder law planning to seniors and the disabled early on so that their rights, and life savings, can be protected."

Enea stated that additionally as chair he will oversee the Section's many legislation activities which include reviewing, proposing and advocating for legislation that protects the interests of seniors and the disabled.

Prior to being elected chair of NYSBA's Elder Law Section, Enea was an active member of the Section, having served as an officer for the past four years. Additionally, Enea has served in numerous other leadership positions within the legal community including being a past president of the Westchester County Bar Association and a past president of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He also is a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is on the Guardianship Advisory Committee of the Office of Court Administration for the State of New York.

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP is located at 245 Main Street in White Plains, N.Y. with additional offices in Somers, N.Y. To contact Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, call 914-595-4081 or email aenea(at)aol(dot)com. Visit Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP online at http://www.esslawfirm.com for more information.

About Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP is an AV preeminent rated elder law firm with offices in White Plains and Somers, N.Y. The practice concentrates on Elder law; Medicaid Planning, Applications and Law; Medicare Law; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Guardianships; Estate Litigation; Supplemental Needs Trusts; and Special Needs Planning. Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP serves Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, the Bronx, Manhattan, Long Island and Queens and is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to seniors and the disabled. Visit the firm online at http://www.esslawfirm.com and http://www.westchesterseniors.com.

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