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Lauren C. Enea

Attorney Profile

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

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
245 Main Street, Suite 500
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-948-1500
Fax: 914-948-9316
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 2017
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law, Estate & Trust Litigation
Attorney Profile

Lauren C. Enea, Esq. is an Associate at Enea, Scanlan & Sirgnano, LLP. She concentrates her practice on Wills, Trusts and Estates, Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Planning and Probate/Estate Administration. She believes that it is never too early or too late to start planning for your future and she enjoys working with individuals to ensure that their plan best suits their needs. Ms. Enea received a B.S. in Business Management from Quinnipiac University graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2013 and a J.D. from the Pace University School of Law graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2016. She is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida.

An active member of the local bar associations, Ms. Enea was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association (WCBA) Trusts and Estates Section. She is also the Co-Chair of the WCBA New Lawyers Section, treasurer of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County, and Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Elder Law and Special Needs Section Publications Committee and Co-Editor of the NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Section Journal. She is a past co-chair of the NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Section 2020 Fall Meeting and a co-chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section 2022 Summer Meeting. She is also the Secretary of the WCBA New Lawyers Section.

Ms. Enea was awarded the Outstanding New Lawyer Award in 2020 and 2021 by the Westchester County Bar Association. She was also named to the 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List. Ms. Enea was recognized at Westfair Communications' 2019 Millennial Awards. She is the secretary of CAREERS Support Solutions' Board of Directors, a non-profit helping individuals with disabilities obtain gainful employment in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Ms. Enea received a B.S. in Business Management from Quinnipiac University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and a J.D. from the Pace University School of Law, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 40%Elder Law
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

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

Selections

2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

About Lauren C. Enea

First Admitted: 2017, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.esslawfirm.com/attorney/lauren-c-enea/

Educational Background

  • Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University Juris Doctor (J.D.) 2013 - 2016Honors: Summa Cum Laude, 2016
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, Bachelor of Science, Major: Business Management Honors: magna cum laude, 2013

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Westchester County Bar Association Outstanding New Lawyer Award, 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • State: FL Status: Member in Good Standing Acquired: 2018 Updated: 04/19/2020, 2020
  • State: NY Status: Member in Good Standing Acquired: 2017 Updated:12/6/19, 2019

Videos

  • Planning for tomorrow is often times challenging. By using the expertise of a variety of professionals, you can leave your family with peace of mind by knowing that your assets are protected and will pass to future generations safely and securely. Featured Speakers:• Martha Gaffney- Sterling Property Solutions• Lauren C. Enea, Esq.- Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP• Hope Checkley, CPA, MBA- Checkley & Associates CPAs• Ann Genovesi, RN & Stephanie Chapman, LMSW- Lily Martin Care• Pasquale Palumbo, CLTC- New York Life Insurance Company, Keeping it in the Family Panel Discussion; Sterling Property Solutions, 2020
  • Tina Campbell with Master Networks New York Region speaks with Lauren Enea, Esq. about What Trusts and Estate Documents Should You Have Now!, What Trusts and Estate Documents Should You Have Now with Lauren Enea, 2020
  • Serious changes to the New York Medicaid program will soon affect the ability for seniors to obtain the home care services they need. Join elder law attorneys Samantha Lyons, Esq. and Lauren Enea, Esq. for a virtual lunch and learn Facebook Live program offering insights on the most important changes, set to take effect October 1, including the imposition of a look back period for Medicaid Home Care and modifications to the consumer-directed Medicaid program. Learn what steps can be taken now to prepare and get your questions answered, New Medicaid Home Care Requirements as of October 1, 2020
  • It’s never too early to start planning for your future. Every adult, whether they are married, single, have children, or don’t have children will benefit from a Last Will and Testament. Join Westchester elder law attorney Lauren C. Enea, Esq. for a virtual lunch and learn Facebook Live program on how young adults can ensure their wishes are followed and assets protected in the event of an unexpected injury or illness., Why Millennials Should Have a Will; Facebook Live, 2020
  • According to the National Council on Aging, financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re often referred to as “the crime of the 21st century.” Join elder law attorney Lauren C. Enea, Esq. for a virtual lunch and learn Facebook Live program as she shares her insights on senior scams and financial elder abuse. Ms. Enea will cover key signs of financial and personal elder abuse, typical scams that are targeted toward the senior population as well as the important estate planning documents to help protect against financial abuse as one ages., Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Financial Elder Abuse and Senior Scams; Facebook Live, 2020
  • Everyone should have a Power of Attorney. Join elder law attorney Lauren C. Enea, Esq., for a virtual lunch and learn the Facebook Live program on this important planning document. Learn the pros and cons of a durable vs. non-durable power of attorney, the benefits of broad gifting power, and why having a power of attorney in place now is more important than ever to ensure your financial wishes are carried out, What is a Power of Attorney and Why Do I Need One?, 2020
  • Planning for a child, grandchild or loved one with special needs involves numerous personalized and unique considerations. Join elder law attorney Lauren C. Enea, Esq. for a virtual lunch and learn Facebook Live program on the planning options available for a child with disabilities. Learn about special needs trusts, guardianships and more with an opportunity to get your questions answered., Planning Options for a Child with Disabilities; Facebook Live, 2020

Honors/Awards

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors; CAREERS Support Solutions A non-profit organization that helps individuals with disabilities obtain gainful employment in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties, 2021
  • Board Member of CAREERS Support Solutions, 2020
  • Board Member of CAREERS Support Solutions, 2019
  • Secretary of CAREERS Support Solutions' Board of Directors. (A non-profit organization, CAREERS helps individuals with disabilities obtain gainful employment in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties)., 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Co-chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section 2022 Summer Meeting, 2022
  • Co-Chair of the Summer 2022 NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Section meeting , 2021
  • Publications Chair and Co-Editor of the NYSBA Journal; (Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association (NSYBA) Elder & Special Needs Section)., 2021
  • Productions Committee Chair of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Section , 2021
  • Treasurer of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County, 2021
  • Executive Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association (WCBA) Trusts and Estates Section, 2021
  • Former Sponsorship Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Elder Law and Special Needs Section Sponsorship Committee, 2021
  • Secretary of the WCBA New Lawyers Section, 2021
  • New York State Bar Association, 2021
  • Italian American Forum, 2021
  • Westchester Bar Association, 2021
  • Treasurer of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County, 2020
  • Italian American Forum, 2020
  • Executive Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association (WCBA) Trusts and Estates Section, 2020
  • Sponsorship chair of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Section Fall Meeting, 2020
  • Secretary of the WCBA New Lawyers Section, 2020
  • New York State Bar Association, 2020
  • Westchester Bar Association, 2020
  • Regional Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Elder Law and Special Needs Section Elder Law Basics CLE Series for Fall 2019 and the Publications Committee Production Editor for the Section's Journal., 2019
  • Executive Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association (WCBA) Trusts and Estates Section, 2019
  • Secretary of the WCBA New Lawyers Section, 2019
  • Treasurer of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County, 2019
  •  Sponsorship Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Elder Law and Special Needs Section Sponsorship Committee, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Spring 2022 issue, page 10, Author, Planning for the Newly Retired, Westchester Senior Voice, 2022
  • March 2022, Speaker, Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Financial Elder Abuse and Senior Scams, Yorktown Assisted Living, 2022
  • February 2022, Speaker, Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Financial Elder Abuse and Senior Scams, John C. Hart Memorial Library, 2022
  • Co-presenter with Holly Gluck, Speaker, Changing Real Estate Needs and Estate Planning for Seniors, Hendrick Hudson Free Library , 2022
  • November 2021 Issue, Author, Brady Bunch Marriage EP Basics for Blended Families & Second Marriages, Westchester Senior Voice, 2021
  • Co-presenter, Critical Issues Facing Senior Clients & Planning Options for the Transfer of a Primary Residence, Speaker, Critical Issues Facing Senior Clients & Planning Options for the Transfer of a Primary Residence, Yonkers Lawyer Association, 2021
  • Co-presenter with Holly Gluck, Changing Real Estate Needs and Estate Planning for Seniors, Speaker, Changing Real Estate Needs and Estate Planning for Seniors, Bronxville Public Library, 2021
  • With Judi McAnaw of Edward Jones - Managing Your First Year Alone: A Legal & Financial Planning Checklist for Widows & Widowers, Speaker, Managing Your First Year Alone: A Legal & Financial Planning Checklist for Widows & Widowers, Tuckahoe Public Library, 2021
  • What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will, Speaker, What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will, Bronxville Public Library, 2021
  • Protecting Assets from the Cost of Long-Term Care, Speaker, Protecting Assets from the Cost of Long-Term Care, Hendrick Hudson Free Library , 2021
  • Silver Divorce by Lauren C. Enea, Esq., Author, Silver Divorce, Westchester Senior Voice, 2021
  • High Anxiety For Parents of Children with Disabilities, Westchester Senior Voice Summer 2021 Edition, Author, High Anxiety For Parents of Children with Disabilities, Westchester Senior Voice, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Seminar: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Attorneys: 1 CLE credit in Professional Practice Presenters:  Lauren Enea, Esq., Associate, Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, Anthony Enea, Esq., Partner, Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, Speaker, Major Changes to New York’s Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney (CLE), ELISABETH HAUB SCHOOL OF LAW AT PACE UNIVERSITY, 2021
  • Page 13 of Westchester Senior Voice Spring 2021 Issue, Author, Probate And Its Problems, Westchester Senior Voice, 2021
  • Speaker: Lauren C. Enea, Attorney at Law, Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP Hosted by: Judi McAnaw, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones The challenges of the last year have given new meaning to how we plan for life's expected – and unexpected – events. Join us for a discussion around frequently asked questions to help you take control while experiencing two significant life events: getting married and transitioning through a divorce. Some of the topics we'll cover include: Are you too young to have a last Will and Testament? Not all Powers of Attorney are Created Equally. Ideas to organize and prepare assets and your wishes., Speaker, Marriage, Divorce and Key Estate Planning Strategies, Edward Jones, 2021
  • Organization: Bronxville Public Library Presenter: Lauren Enea & Samantha Lyons Date/Time: January 21, 2021, at 2:00 pm (60 minutes including Q&A) Topic: Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years, Speaker, Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years, Bronxville Public Library, 2021
  • By Lauren C. Enea - January 26, 2021, Author, Disinheriting a Child, Westchester Business Journal, 2021
  • May 2020 Westchester County Business Journal, Author, The Importance of a Proactive Approach to Estate Planning, Westchester Business Journal, 2020
  • Many individuals grapple with the decision of whether to leave their assets to their adult children, and perhaps even grandchildren, outright or in a trust., Author, To Trust or Not To Trust: Leaving Money to Adult Children , Westchester Senior Voice, Senior Citizens Literature, 2020
  • Article: Newly Hitched? Why you Need to Have Estate Planning on the Mind, Publication Author, Newly Hitched? Why you Need to Have Estate Planning on the Mind, myworthfinance.com, 2019
  • September 2020 Westchester County Business Journal, Author, Don’t Worry Honey, You Will Get My Diamond Ring When I Die: Steps you can take to Ensure it Actually Happens!, Westchester County Business Journal, 2020
  • Speaking Engagements: New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Section, Speaker, New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Section, 2019
  • New York County Lawyers Association, Speaker, New York County Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Speaking Engagements: Westchester County Bar Association, Speaker, Westchester County Bar Association, 2019
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Office Location for Lauren C. Enea

245 Main Street
Suite 500
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-948-1500

Fax: 914-948-9316

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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