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Deborah S. Ball

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Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in New York, NY

Law Offices of Deborah S. Ball
488 Madison Avenue, Suite 1120
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-223-4100
Fax: 718-544-3116
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1990
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas: Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

The Law Offices of Deborah S. Ball is a practice concentrating on elder law issues, matters affecting the developmentally disabled, trust and estate planning options, including will preparation, and estate administration.  As a former Assistant District Attorney, she investigated home repair schemes against the elderly community.  She has been appointed as guardian, guardian ad litem, court evaluator, and attorney for the alleged incapacitated person, as well representing clients in guardian proceedings involving elderly and disabled individuals. 

Ms. Ball is a member of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section where she is a member of the executive committee.  She is the Co-Chair of the Elder Abuse Committee and serves on the Guardianship Committee, the Mental Health Law Committee and the Committee on Special Needs Planning.  She has served on the Committee on Representing Developmentally Disabled Persons for over twenty years; and is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section.  She is a member of the Brooklyn Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Section, where she serves as the a vice-chair of the legislation committee. She was previously the co-chair of the elder abuse committee. Additionally, Ms. Ball presently serves as a member of the board of the Brandeis Association of Jewish Lawyers. Ms. Ball is also a member of the Attorney's Council of the New York Chapter of Hadassah and served as the co-chair for the Working Mother's Committee of the Women's Bar Association and is currently a member of the elder law section.  Ms. Ball is a past member of the board of directors of the Queens Interagency Council on Aging.

 

 

About Deborah S. Ball

First Admitted: 1990

Professional Webpage: http://www.ballnyelderlaw.com/Attorney-Profile/Deborah-S-Bal...

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Speaker at Caring In Kind (formerly the NY Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.  I regulary present lectures to caregivers with respect to financial planning issues and advanced directives, as they concern long-term care of individuals diagnosed with cognitive impaiment.  , 1998

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Collapse honors & awards section Honor & AwardEdit honor Recognition for pro-bono services to Hurricane Sandy victimsRecognition for pro-bono services to Hurricane Sandy victims honor date2013  honor issuerNYSBA In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, attorneys throughout the state and beyond offered their services to storm victims. I was able to counsel individuals with respect to loss of government entitlements, nursing home matters, as well as guardianship issues., 2013

Bar/Professional Activity

  • NYSBA Elder Law Section - Co-presented round-table discussion on Remedies for Financial Exploitation and Abuse of Incapacitated Persons , 2017
  • New York State Bar Association Elder Law & Special Needs Section - executive committee.  NYSBA Elder Law Section - Vice Chair of the Legislation Committee; former Co-Chair of the Elder Abuse Committee NYSBA Elder Law & Special Needs Section - member of the Guardianship Committee, the Mental Health Law Committee and the Committee on Special Needs Planning.  NYSBA Committee on Representing Developmentally Disabled Persons for over twenty years; NYSBA Trusts and Estates Section member.   Brooklyn Bar Association Elder Law Section - member.  Brandeis Association  - board member.  Member of the New York Women's Bar Association - Elder Law Section., 2021

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • This article focuses on the issue of marriages between elderly indivduals and who may be in a position to exert influence over them.  Marriages such as these often occur in secret; family members do not find out until the marriage has occured or after the death of the elderly person.  This article presents a factual case study and analysis of the applicable statutes and case law., Co-Author, Predatory Marriages: A Growing Concern, Elder Law & Special Needs Journal, NYSBA - Elder Law Section, 2018
  • Co-Authored article to create greater awareness of the current lack of housing options available to cognitively impaired individuals and to describe alternatives to traditional housing models., Co-Author, Creative Approached to Senior Housing for Persons With Cognitive Impairment, NYSBA ELSN Journal Vol.31/NO.1, 2021
  • Summer Elder Law Section Meeting - Co-Chair of meeting.  Organized program with respect to content, topics and speakers.  , Co-Chair, NYSBA - Elder Law Section, 2017

Industry Groups

  • Brandeis Association
  • NYSBA Elder Law Section
  • Trusts And Estates Section
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Office Location for Deborah S. Ball

488 Madison Avenue
Suite 1120
New York, NY 10022

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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