Felicia Pasculli

Top rated Elder Law attorney in Bay Shore, New York

Futterman, Lanza & Pasculli, LLP
Felicia Pasculli
Futterman, Lanza & Pasculli, LLP

Practice Areas: Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1994

Education: The City University of New York School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

Futterman, Lanza & Pasculli, LLP

13 East Main St
Bay Shore, NY 11706 Visit website

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Felicia Pasculli, Esq. has practiced law for over thirty years and joined Futterman, Lanza, & Pasculli, LLP as a Partner 2018. Felicia concentrates her practice in the areas of Elder Law, Special Needs, Trusts, and Estates. She is certified as an elder law attorney (“CELA”) by the ABA accredited National Elder Law Foundation, one of approximately 500 in the USA. She has been designated a “NY Metro Area” Super Lawyer for 10 consecutive years and a Top 100 attorney in the NY Metro area. Felicia is a Founder of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation and the Family Council at the Northport VA Medical Center. She takes singular pride in having introduced the area of VA Pension Benefits to the Elder Law Bar (“ELSN”), and serves as Chair of the Veterans Benefits Committee of the Executive Committee of the NYSBA’s ELSN. She chose to devote her career to advocating for the rights of the elderly, children with special needs, and veterans, after personally witnessing how our culture’s bureaucratic systems failed her own father, a veteran who suffered from dementia.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from Marymount Manhattan College, Ms. Pasculli attended the City University of New York School of Law. She earned her Juris Doctor in 1993, and she was licensed to practice law before the state courts of New York in 1994. Ms. Pasculli is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates and the New York State and Suffolk County Bar Associations.

Ms. Pasculli chose to devote her legal career to helping vulnerable groups after seeing the bureaucratic obstacles her elderly parents faced as they struggled to cope with dementia. She helps her clients with wills and trusts, nursing home care, and powers of attorney, and organizations, including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates and the New York State Bar Association have asked her to speak about topics ranging from Medicaid and public benefits to guardianships and trusts.

Practice areas

Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 50% Elder Law
  • 50% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 1994, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.trustedattorneys.com/attorney/felicia-pasculli/

Firm News (Newsletters):
  • FLP celebrated a successful year at their annual Christmas party. Felicia Pasculli was named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. Jaclyn Kramer was promoted to partner. Kimberly Mosscrop joined the firm as an Associate. Felicia was featured on a local radio show., December 2021 News and Highlights , Elder Law And Estate Planning
  • FLP promoted two upcoming events, a CE event and a presentation at the Smithtown Library. FLP published two new blog posts. Felicia Pasculli was recognized by Super Lawyers. , August-October 2023 News and Highlights , Elder Law And Estate Planning
  • Emily Fackelman joined FLP as a Social Worker. FLP promoted two upcoming social work CE event. In collaboration with Senator Mario Mattera, FLP will present at a senior workshop. FLP will present at another senior workshop with Assemblyman Flood and Assemblywoman Giglio. , June-July 2023 News and Highlights , Elder Law And Estate Planning
  • FLP promoted an upcoming webinar on preparing for a medical crisis. We announced that Aaron Futterman would be presenting at the Nassau County Bar Association., January 2023 News and Highlights , Elder Law And Estate Planning
  • In collaboration with the Bristal, FLP will be presenting at a CE event. In collaboration with Huntington Hills and Senior Health Plan Specialists, FLP will be presenting at a CE event. FLP launched their new and improved website. , April-May 2023 News and Highlights, Elder Law And Estate Planning
  • FLP promoted an upcoming webinar on preparing for a medical crisis. We announced that Aaron Futterman would be presenting at the Nassau County Bar Association. , October 2022 News and Highlights, Elder Law And Estate Planning
  • Sarah Meyer joined the firm as an associate. We highlighted an upcoming event at the Bristal. The firm was highlighted in a number of community and networking events. , July 2022 News and Highlights , Elder Law And Estate Planning
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • National Organization of Veterans Advocates, Sustaining Member 
  • Founder, Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation Chair, Legal Advisory Board, Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation, 2011
  • Volunteer Attorney, Veterans Legal Consortium
Educational Background:
  • The City University of New York School of Law
  • Marymount Manhattan College
Honors/Awards:
  • , Premier Business Women of Long Island (Herald Community Newspapers), 2020-2021
  • Peer evaluations by attorneys practicing in same areas of the law., The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2023
  • Who's Who Among America’s Colleges and Universities (The City University of New York School of Law)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, NYS Bar Assn., Lecturer, The Intersection of Veterans Benefits and Medicaid, Elder Law Community, 2019
  • Lecturer, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Lecturer, New York State Bar
  • Lecturer, Nassau County Bar
  • Lecturer, Suffolk County Bar
White Papers:
  • Elder Law is unique. It’s an area of the law where an attorney’s advice can be needed from birth until death. Our firm, Futterman, Lanza & Pasculli, LLP, concentrates in elder law, special needs, trusts, and estates. I’ve been named as one of the top fifty female elder law attorneys and a top 100 attorney overall, in the Metro NY area.  However, I’ve come to realize that the term elder law is a misnomer. In almost 30 years of practice, I’ve found satisfaction and fulfillment in the fact that an elder law attorney is also a family counselor – someone who can guide a family from the birth of a child with developmental disabilities, through the travails of seeking long term care for an elderly parent, to assisting a family in amicably and efficiently settling an estate. As “counselors at law”, our job is to assess all aspects of a person’s life, not just the presenting issue.  We need to assess the client’s present needs, what documents are necessary to accomplish their goals or care for them, and what support network, if any, they have. An elder law attorney will assist the parent of a special needs child by advising them on the programs that are available to provide care for a child, and how to pay for it through governmental benefits. We counsel on how to control health care and financial decisions through guardianship.  Once a child reaches 18, whether disabled or not, a parent does not have the right to access healthcare or financial information. Therefore, anyone over the age of 18 needs basic advance directives such as a health care proxy and a power of attorney. A spouse may be in the same position when the other becomes incapacitated. For example, the spouse of a mentally incapacitated spouse cannot obtain information on the individual account of the disabled spouse unless they are an agent under a power of attorney. In summary, a client may need assistance for a disabled child, or health care proxies and powers of attorney for themselves and children over 18; last wills and testaments that determine the distribution of their assets and nomination of guardians to oversee their children’s care and inheritances if necessary; plan for themselves as they age; seek to preserve assets while obtaining eligibility for public benefits to pay for care at home or in a facility through the establishment of trusts; assistance with the actual applications for Medicaid; and finally, assistance with the settlement of an estate., ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS – YOUR LAWYERS FOR LIFE, Elder Law And Estate Planning, 2023
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney - National Elder Law Foundation.  , 2023
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair, Veterans Benefits Committee, Executive Committee, Elder Law Section, NYSBA, 2023
  • Nationally certified Elder Law Attorney - CELA, 2024
  • Member, Suffolk County Bar Association, 2024
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 2024
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2024

Office location for Felicia Pasculli

13 East Main St
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Phone: 631-894-4730

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Q: Will The State Take My Home If I Need Medicaid To Pay For My Care In New York?

A: Not if you have done asset preservation planning. The state never “takes” your home. However, ownership without proper planning may result in a … See all answers by Felicia Pasculli

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