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Sara E. Meyers

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 Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate
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 2013-2021 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 past 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.

Sara Meyers, Esq. is on the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Elder Law and Special Needs Executive Committee and is the past 9th district delegate. She is the current co-chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Guardianship Committee and a past co-chair of the Elder Law Committee. She is also a past co-chair of the Westchester County Senior Law Day.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Elder Law
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

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

Selections

10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022

About Sara E. Meyers

First Admitted: 1996, New York

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

Educational Background

  • Carodozo School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • Brandeis University, B.A., Honors: cum laude, 1992

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

Videos

  • Yonkers Public Library - February 2021, What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will? , 2021
  • There are many factors to consider when deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility - and selecting the best option can be a challenge. Join elder law attorney Sara Meyers, Esq. for a virtual lunch and learn Facebook Live program on how to evaluate potential facilities and red flags to watch for. Learn what considerations should be on your checklist when visiting a facility such as location and size, staffing, quality of care, available services, cost and more., What to Look For When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility, 2020
  • The issue of diminished mental capacity is one faced by millions across the country. Every 65 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. Join elder law attorney Sara E. Meyers, Esq. for a virtual lunch and learn Facebook Live program on what happens when a person does not have a Power of Attorney and has diminished mental capacity. Learn how capacity is assessed as well as the important role of an Article 81 guardianship when a person has not done planning and has diminished capacity., What Happens When Someone Doesn’t Have Capacity to Execute Power of Attorney, 2020
  • Less than half of Americans currently have a Last Will and Testament. Join Westchester elder law attorney Sara E. Meyers, Esq. for a virtual lunch and learn Facebook Live program explaining the importance of this key estate planning document, regardless of age! Ms. Meyers reviews the probate process and demystifies common misconceptions. Learn why executing a Last Will is crucial, particularly in a COVID-19 world, as well as what happens to your estate when you die without one in place., What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will? - Facebook Live, 2020
  • 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
  • The issue of diminished mental capacity is one faced by millions across the country. Every 65 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. Join elder law attorney Sara E. Meyers, Esq. for a virtual lunch and learn Facebook Live program on what happens when a person does not have a Power of Attorney and has diminished mental capacity. Learn how capacity is assessed as well as the important role of an Article 81 guardianship when a person has not done planning and has diminished capacity., What Happens When Someone Doesn’t Have Capacity to Execute Power of Attorney, 2020
  • NYU Aging Incubator  , Caregiving from Afar Panel via NYU Aging Incubator, 2019

Honors/Awards

  • New York Metro Top Women in Elder Law 2021, New York Metro Top Women 2021, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers- Elder Law 2013-2020 - https://www.esslawfirm.com/articles/westchester-elder-law-attorneys-anthony-j-enea-and-sara-e-meyers-named-2020-super-lawyers/?fbclid=IwAR0owZ3QuZ5CRikGa5aK9vIwK41LlftAEWTFniPsCZtt3Pnk3x-0U2_tp7Q, New York Metro Super Lawyers- Elder Law, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • 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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Westchester County Bar Association, Adult Guardianship Committee, Current Co-Chair, 2021
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee, past Co-Chair, 2021
  • Westchester County Bar Journal, Editor, 2021
  • 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 State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • March 2022, Speaker, Aging in Place with Medicaid Home Care, DOROT, 2022
  • Dec 2021 , Instructor, Estate Planning for Families with Children, Hudson River Community Education , 2021
  • November 2021, Speaker, Critical Issues Facing Senior Clients, New York State Society of CPAs - Rockland Chapter , 2021
  • Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Financial Elder Abuse and Senior Scams, Speaker, Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Financial Elder Abuse and Senior Scams, Woman’s Club of White Plains, 2021
  • What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?, Instructor, What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?, Chappaqua Continuing Education, 2021
  • Speaker;  Pandemics & Planning: Estate Planning Considerations in a COVID-19 World, Speaker, Pandemics & Planning: Estate Planning Considerations in a COVID-19 World, Yonkers Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NNORC), 2021
  • Article 81 CLE presentation; Speaker and Moderator, Speaker and Moderator, Article 81 (CLE) , Westchester County Bar Association, 2021
  • Course: Accountable Aging: Preparing Your Estate for the Elder Years, Instructor, Accountable Aging: Preparing Your Estate for the Elder Years, Scarsdale Adult School, 2021
  • Presenter: Sara MeyersDate/Time: February 24, 2021 at 1:00pm (60 minutes), Speaker, What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?, Yonkers Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NNORC), 2021
  • Course: What is a Power of Attorney and Why Do I Need One?, Instructor, What is a Power of Attorney and Why Do I Need One?, Scarsdale Adult School, 2021
  • Course: What is a Power of Attorney and Why Do I Need One? , Instructor, What is a Power of Attorney and Why Do I Need One? , Chappaqua Continuing Education, 2021
  • Montefiore Dementia Symposium - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Speaker, Comprehensive Approach to Dementia (MAHC), Montefiore Dementia Symposium - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2021
  • Course: Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years, Speaker, Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years, Rivertowns Rotary, 2021
  • New York Medical College (Center for Long-Term Care): Critical Issues Facing Seniors, Speaker, Critical Issues Facing Seniors, New York Medical College (Center for Long-Term Care), 2020
  • March 6, 2020 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
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Office Location for Sara E. Meyers

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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