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Samantha A. Lyons

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law 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: 2013
Practice Areas: Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate
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Attorney Profile

Samantha A. Lyons is a senior associate and staunch estate planning attorney at the law offices of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, in White Plains, New York. She concentrates her practice on elder law with a focus on Medicaid planning and nursing home care. Clients also rely on her for services involving wills and trusts, probate and estate administration, guardianships, special needs planning, disability planning and more.

A compassionate and forward-thinking professional, Ms. Lyons understands that medical costs and nursing home care can be a major financial burden for golden agers, especially for those with limited resources. With good knowledge of the eligibility requirements and New York-specific rules, she thoroughly evaluates her clients’ finances and health care needs and guides them through the Medicaid planning process.

Ms. Lyons began her higher education by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Pace University Pleasantville, New York, in 2010. She pursued her legal education at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and received her Juris Doctor in 2010. She is licensed to practice in New Jersey (2012) and New York (2013). 

Committed to giving back to her community, Ms. Lyons is a member of the New York State Bar Association – Elder Law and Special Needs Section, and the Westchester County Bar Association. She is also a co-chair of the Cocktails for a Cause Committee of the Pace Women’s Justice Center.

A proficient and passionate legal writer, Ms. Lyons has written extensively for several esteemed publications. Furthermore, she is frequently invited by professional legal organizations to speak on topics related to her field.

Evaluating her client services and professionalism, Ms. Lyons is rated “Excellent” through Avvo.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Elder Law
  • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration

Selections

2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

About Samantha A. Lyons

First Admitted: 2012, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://www.esslawfirm.com/attorney/samantha-a-lyons/

Educational Background

  • Pace University, Pleasantville, New York, B.S. in Criminal Justice

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Westchester County Bar Association, Member, Westchester Senior Law Day Committee, 2020
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Member, New York State Bar Association - Elder Law and Special Needs Section (Senior Law Day Committee, Medicaid Committee), 2020

Honors/Awards

  • Selected to the the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2021

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Do You Need Home Care? How to Obtain Benefits through the Medicaid Personal Care Program This program will provide an overview of the eligibility rules to qualify for Medicaid home care. We will also discuss how to protect your assets and income, advocate during the Conflict-Free Evaluation, and enroll in Medicaid Long Term Care (MLTC) Programs. Benefits available from Medicaid will be explained. Speaker: Samantha Lyons, Esq., Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano February 2022, Speaker, Do You Need Home Care?, Senior Law Day, 2022
  • Feb 2022, Speaker, Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years, Ossining Public Library, 2022
  • Estate Planning Essentials, Speaker, Estate Planning Essentials, Rye Free Reading Room, 2021
  • Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years, Speaker, Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years, Rye Free Reading Room, 2021
  • Speaker; Planning Considerations for New York's New Medicaid Eligibility Requirements, Speaker, Planning Considerations for New York's New Medicaid Eligibility Requirements, Mamaroneck Public Library, 2021
  • Speaker; Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years, Speaker, Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years, Mamaroneck Public Library, 2021
  • Speaker; Planning Considerations for New York's New Medicaid Eligibility Requirements, Speaker, Planning Considerations for New York's New Medicaid Eligibility Requirements, Ossining Public Library, 2021
  • Join elder law attorneys Samantha Lyons, Esq., and Stella King, Esq., for an in-depth look at critical issues facing senior clients. Attendees will learn the basics of Medicaid eligibility, the use of a pooled trust to protect surplus Medicaid income and long term planning considerations, as well as effective strategies for protecting a client’s assets., Speaker, Critical Issues For Seniors, Bronxvillle Adult School, 2021
  • Serious changes are coming to New York’s Medicaid program, impacting the ability for seniors to obtain the home care services they need. Join elder law attorney Samantha Lyons, Esq. for a program highlighting some of the most important changes – including modifications to the consumer-directed Medicaid program and the imposition of a look back period for Medicaid Home Care beginning in April 2021. Learn what steps can be taken to prepare., Speaker, Planning Options for New York’s New Medicaid Home Care Eligibility Requirements, Irvington Public Library, 2021
  • Organization: Bronxville Public Library Presenter: Lauren Enea & Samantha Lyons Date/Time: January 21, 2021 at 2:00pm (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
  • Mamaroneck/Harrison/Larchmont Bar Association: Elder Law and Long Term Care Planning, Speaker, Elder Law and Long Term Care Planning, Mamaroneck/Harrison/Larchmont Bar Association, 2020
  • Name of Course:  Estate Planning during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Presenter, Estate Planning during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Zoom presentation) , Bronxville Adult School , 2020
  • Estate Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Online Class Speakers: Samantha Lyons, Esq. and Stella King, Esq.  This class will explain the importance of executing a Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Living Will, HIPAA authorization form, Last Will and Testament and a Revocable Living Trust. Now more than ever it is important to understand the significance of these different estate planning tools., Speaker, Estate Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Online Class , Bronxville Adult School , 2020
  • Name of Course: Accountable Aging for the Elder Years, Presenter, Accountable Aging for the Elder Years , Bronxville Public Library , 2019
  • Fall 2019 Issue of NYSBA Elder Law/Special Needs Journal, Publication Author, “Does your Power of Attorney allow your agent to create and fund a Pooled Income Trust?”, NYSBA Elder Law/Special Needs Journal, 2019
  • Name of Course: Accountable Aging for the Elder Years, Presenter, Accountable Aging for the Elder Years , Harrison Public Library, 2019
  • Name of Course: Estate Planning Options for Senior Clients: Medicaid Criteria/Asset Protection Planning, Presenter, Estate Planning Options for Senior Clients: Medicaid Criteria/Asset Protection Planning , Mount Vernon Bar Association , 2019
  • Name of Course: Estate Planning Options for Senior Clients, Presenter, Estate Planning Options for Senior Clients , Mamaroneck/Harrison/Larchmont Bar Association, 2019
  • Name of Course: Article 81 Training for Guardians, Court Evaluators and Attorneys of Alleged Incapacitated Persons, Presenter, Article 81 Training for Guardians, Court Evaluators and Attorneys of Alleged Incapacitated Persons , Westchester County Bar Association, 2018
  • Name of Course: Tax Reform and Long Term Care Planning, Presenter, Tax Reform and Long Term Care Planning , 2018
  • Name of Course: Estate Planning Options for Senior Clients: Medicaid Criteria/Asset Protection Planning, Presenter, Estate Planning Options for Senior Clients: Medicaid Criteria/Asset Protection Planning, Bronx County Bar Association, 2018

Videos

  • Do You Need Home Care? How to Obtain Benefits through the Medicaid Personal Care Program This program will provide an overview of the eligibility rules to qualify for Medicaid home care. We will also discuss how to protect your assets and income, advocate during the Conflict-Free Evaluation, and enroll in Medicaid Long Term Care (MLTC) Programs. Benefits available from Medicaid will be explained. Speaker: Samantha Lyons, Esq., Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano February 2022, Senior Law Day - Do You Need Home Care?, 2022
  • Nearly 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own home as they age (source: AARP). While New York’s Medicaid Home Care program can help make aging in place - safely, independently and comfortably - a reality, there are many considerations before getting started. Join elder law attorney Samantha Lyons, Esq. for a virtual lunch and learn Facebook Live program on preparing a home to safely age in place. Learn tips for interviewing a geriatric home care manager, senior-proofing your home, available assistive technology and more., Best Ways to Set Up the Home for Aging in Place, 2020
  • New York State has long been committed to allowing seniors to “age in place” with Medicaid as the primary funding source for most home care services. Join elder law attorney Samantha Lyons, Esq. for a virtual lunch and learn Facebook Live program covering the basics of the Medicaid Home Care program - from eligibility requirements to the application process and more. Learn what you can do to prepare as serious changes to the program are slated to take effect on October 1 (including the imposition of a 30-month look back period) and get your questions answered., Medicaid Home Care 101: Facebook Live, 2020
  • In the wake of COVID-19, telehealth has become instrumental in New York’s Medicaid home care program. Join elder law attorneys Samantha Lyons, Esq. for a virtual lunch and learn Facebook Live discussion of the various home health aide options available to our seniors during the pandemic, including how the Medicaid home care program is utilizing telehealth services to schedule and complete home care evaluations necessary in order for care services to commence. This is a weekly Facebook Live series featuring the attorneys of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP with a new topic each Wednesday at 2:00pm ET on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/EneaScanlanSirignanoLLP, How Telehealth is Allowing Home Care Medicaid to Continue; Facebook Live, 2020
  • New York State has long been committed to allowing seniors to “age in place” with Medicaid as the primary funding source for most home care services. Join elder law attorney Samantha Lyons, Esq. for a virtual lunch and learn Facebook Live program covering the basics of the Medicaid Home Care program - from eligibility requirements to the application process and more. Learn what you can do to prepare as serious changes to the program are slated to take effect on October 1 (including the imposition of a 30-month look back period) and get your questions answered. See all of our past Facebook live programs: https://www.facebook.com/pg/EneaScanlanSirignanoLLP/videos/, Medicaid Home Care 101; Facebook Live, 2020
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Office Location for Samantha A. Lyons

245 Main Street
Suite 500
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-948-1500

Fax: 914-948-9316

Last Updated: 5/26/2022

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