Sara E. Meyers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in White Plains, NY

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
 | 245 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-948-1500
Fax: 914-948-9316
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (60%),
  • Elder Law (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Ms. Meyers is a Member of the firm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, having joined the firm as an Associate in July 2007.  She concentrates her practice on Elder Law, Trusts & Estates, Special Needs Planning, Guardianships, and long-term care planning strategies, with a focus on Medicaid home care and nursing home.  She has been named to the 2013-2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list in Elder Law.

    Prior to Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, Ms. Meyers was a staff attorney at the Sadin Institute on Law of the Brookdale Center on Aging (December 1999 – June 2007) and the New York Legal Assistance Group (September 1995 – December 1999).

    Ms. Meyers has authored “Highlights of New York’s Medicaid Law,” NYSBA Senior Lawyer Section, The Senior Lawyer, Summer NYSBA 2019; “Effectively Utilizing the Fair Hearing Process to Establish that a Transfer was a Gift for Medicaid Purposes,” WCBA Newsletter, May 2019;  “Using SCPA Article 17-A and MHL Article 81 Guardianships for Disabled Children,” NYSBA Senior Lawyer Section, The Senior Lawyer, Spring 2015; “Medicaid Managed Long Term Care is Coming to Westchester. Are You and Your Clients Ready?,” WCBA Newsletter, January 2013; “Guardianships and Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNT) as planning tools for Parents of Adult Disabled Children,” NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Journal, Winter 2012; “An Overview of Medicaid Home Care Options for Seniors,” NYSBA Elder Law Attorney, Winter 2010; “Utilizing Medicaid Home Care as a Solution in a Post-DRA World,” NYSBA Elder Law Attorney, Summer 2007 and WCBA Newsletter, June 2007.

    Ms. Meyers is a frequent lecturer for Elder Law Programs sponsored by the New York State and Westchester County Bar Associations.  She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Elder Law and Special Needs Section (Executive Committee, vice-chair Guardianship Committee and 9th District Delegate; Editor, Elder Law and Special Needs Journal) and Trust and Estates Section, and a member of the Westchester County Bar Association (Co-Chair Guardianship Committee, past Co-Chair of the Elder Law Committee) and is an editor of the Westchester County Bar Journal.  She is also a Co-Chair of Westchester County Senior Law Day.

    Ms. Meyers has a B.A. in History, cum laude, from Brandeis University and a J.D. from the Cardozo School of Law.  She is a volunteer attorney for Legal Services of the Hudson Valley.  She is a Trustee of the Board of Directors of the Westchester Day School in Mamaroneck, New York. Sara is also the White Plains coordinator for I-Shine, an after-school program for children living with illness or loss in their homes.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 60%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 10%Elder Law
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020

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    About Sara Meyers

    Admitted: 1996, New York

    Professional Webpage: http://www.esslawfirm.com/Attorneys/Sara-E-Meyers.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • 2013-2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers List- Elder Law, New York Metro Super Lawyers List- Elder Law, 2019
    • Super Lawyers Magazine Super Lawyer 2015, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015
    • SuperLawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013 - 2014

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • State: New York Status: Currently Registered Acquired: 1996 Updated: 12/6/2019, 1996

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Westchester County Bar Association, Adult Guardianship Committee, Current Co-Chair, 2020
    • Westchester County Senior Law Day, Co-Chair, 2020
    • Westchester County Bar Journal, Editor, 2020
    • Westchester County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee, past Co-Chair, 2020
    • Westchester County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee, Past Co-Chair, 2013
    • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, 9th District Representative, Executive Committee and Special Needs Section (Executive Committee, vice-chair Guardianship Committee and 9th District Delegate) Editor, Elder Law and Special Needs Journal) and Trust and Estates Section
    • New York, 1996
    • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • White Plains coordinator for I-Shine, an after-school program for children living with illness or loss in their homes, 2020
    • Trustee, Board of Directors of the Westchester Day School in Mamaroneck, New York, 2020
    • Hudson Valley Legal Services, Volunteer Attorney, 2020

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • March 6 Presenter The 24th Annual Comprehensive Approach to Dementia A PRACTICAL UPDATE FOR PRACTITIONERS IN MENTAL HEALTH, PRIMARY CARE, HOME CARE, AND LONG-TERM CARE SETTINGS, Presenter, The 24th Annual Comprehensive Approach to Dementia, A PRACTICAL UPDATE FOR PRACTITIONERS IN MENTAL HEALTH, PRIMARY CARE, HOME CARE, AND LONG-TERM CARE SETTINGS, 2020
    •  May 2019  , Author, Effectively Utilizing the Fair Hearing Process to Establish that a Transfer was a Gift for Medicaid Purposes, Westchester County Bar Association Newsletter, 2019
    • Summer NYSBA 2019, Author, Highlights of New York’s Medicaid Law, NYSBA Senior Lawyer Section, The Senior Lawyer,, 2019
    • Spring 2015, Author, Using SCPA Article 17-A and MHL Article 81 Guardianships for Disabled Children,  NYSBA Senior Lawyer Section, The Senior Lawyer, 2015
    • January 2013, Author, Medicaid Managed Long Term Care is Coming to Westchester. Are You and Your Clients Ready?, WCBA Newsletter, 2013
    • Winter 2012, Author, Guardianships and Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNT) as planning tools for Parents of Adult Disabled Children, NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Journal, 2012
    • Winter 2010, Author, An Overview of Medicaid Home Care Options for Seniors, NYSBA Elder Law Attorney, 2010
    • NYSBA Elder Law Attorney Summer 2007 and WCBA Newsletter June 2007, Author, Utilizing Medicaid Home Care as a Solution in a Post-DRA World, NYSBA Elder Law Attorney and WCBA Newsletter, 2007
    • Westchester County Bar Journal, Editor
    • Elder and Special Needs Planning Law Journal of the NYSBA, Editor
    • Medicaid Managed Long Term Care is Coming to Westchester. Are You and Your Clients Ready?, Westchester County Bar Newsletter, January 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
    • An Overview of Medicaid Home Care Options for Seniors, New York State Bar Association Elder Law Attorney, Winter 2010
    • The Doors Open Further for the Nursing Home without Walls Program, Westchester County Bar Newsletter, Co Author, 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
    • Elder Law Programs, New York State Bar Association, Lecturer, 2007 – Present
    • Elder Law Programs, Westchester County Bar Association, Lecturer, 2007 – Present
    • Elder Law Programs, Sadin Law Institute of the Brookdale Center on Aging, Lecturer
    • "The New Medicaid Law," Seminar, Law Section, New York State Bar, Speaker
    • "Basics of Elder Law," Seminar, Elder Law Section, New York State Bar Association, Speaker, 2007
    • Alzheimer's Disease, New York City Mayor's Conference, Fall 2006
    • "Early Stage Forum," Alzheimer's Association, Spring 2007
    • "Advanced Medicaid Update," Department of Health Care & Public Administration, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, 2000 – 2006
    • New York Newsday, BCAT Brooklyn Cable Television, Reporter's Roundtable

    Videos:

    • For our second Facebook Live session, Sara Meyers, Esq. will speak about Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies for your gap-year and college age children. While we still parent them, we can no longer make their medical and financial decisions. In this virtual Lunch and Learn program, Mrs. Meyers will detail how to navigate this confusing topic., Heath Care Proxies/Powers of Attorney for College Age Children: Facebook Live, 2020

    Educational Background:

    • Carodozo School of Law, J.D., 1995
    • Brandeis University, B.A., Honors: cum laude, 1992
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    Office Location for Sara E. Meyers

    245 Main Street
    White Plains, NY 10601

    Phone: 914-948-1500

    Fax: 914-948-9316

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