Sara E. Meyers

Top rated elder law attorney in White Plains, New York

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
Sara E. Meyers
Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP

Practice Areas: Elder law, Estate planning & probate; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1996

Education: Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP

245 Main Street
Suite 500
White Plains, NY 10601 Visit website

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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 2013-2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers list in Elder Law.

Ms. Meyers has been certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association*. 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 and past 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.

*The National Elder Law Foundation is not affiliated with any Governmental authority. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of Law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.

Practice areas

Elder law, Estate planning & probate

Focus areas

Estate planning, Guardianships & conservatorships, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 80% Elder law
  • 20% Estate planning & probate

First Admitted: 1996, New York

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

Educational Background:
  • J.D., Carodozo School of Law, New York City, New York, 1995
  • B.A., Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts (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
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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified, Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as Accredited by the American Bar Association, 2022
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • November 2022, Speaker, Estate Planning for Families with Children, Chappaqua Continuing Education, 2022
  • September 2022, Speaker, Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones Against Financial Elder Abuse and Senior Scams, New York Medical College (Center for Long-Term Care), 2022
  • September 2022, Speaker, Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones Against Financial Elder Abuse and Senior Scams, First American Title Insurance Company, 2022
  • July 2022, Speaker, Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones Against Financial Elder Abuse and Senior Scams, Association on Aging in New York, 2022
  • July 2022, Speaker, Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years, DOROT, 2022
  • May 2022, Speaker, Utilizing a Trust for Your Elder Law and Estate Planning Needs, Chappaqua Continuing Education, 2022
  • April 2022, Speaker, Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Financial Elder Abuse and Senior Scams, Atria Briarcliff Manor, 2022
  • April 2022, Speaker, Aging in Place: A Guide to Growing Older at Home, Yonkers Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, 2022
  • March 2022, Speaker, Aging in Place with Medicaid Home Care, DOROT, 2022
  • March 2022, Speaker, Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years, The LOFT (Silver Connections), 2022
  • December 2021, Speaker, 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
  • November 2021, Speaker, Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Financial Elder Abuse and Senior Scams, Woman’s Club of White Plains, 2021
  • November 2021, Speaker, What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?, Chappaqua Continuing Education, 2021
  • October 2021, Speaker, Nuts and Bolts of Estate and Financial Planning, New York Medical College (Center for Long-Term Care), 2021
  • October 2021, Speaker, What is a Power of Attorney and Why Do I Need One? , Chappaqua Continuing Education, 2021
  • May 2021, Speaker, Pandemics & Planning: Estate Planning Considerations in a COVID-19 World, Yonkers Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, 2021
  • May 2021, Speaker, What is a Power of Attorney and Why Do I Need One?, Scarsdale Adult School, 2021
  • 2021, Speaker and Moderator, Article 81, Westchester County Bar Association, 2021
  • April 2021, Speaker, Accountable Aging: Preparing Your Estate for the Elder Years, Scarsdale Adult School, 2021
  • April 2021, Speaker, Accountable Aging: Preparing for the Elder Years, Rivertowns Rotary, 2021
  • March 2021, Speaker, Comprehensive Approach to Dementia (MAHC), Montefiore Dementia Symposium - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2021
  • February 2021, Speaker, What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?, Yonkers Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, 2021
  • March 2020, Speaker, Critical Issues Facing Seniors, New York Medical College (Center for Long-Term Care), 2020
  • March 2020, Speaker, A Practical Update for Practitioners in Mental Health, Primary Care, Home Care and Long-Term Care Settings, The 24th Annual Comprehensive Approach to Dementia, 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 2019, Author, Highlights of New York’s Medicaid Law, New York State Bar Association Senior Lawyer Section, The Senior Lawyer, 2019
  • Spring 2015, Author, Using SCPA Article 17-A and MHL Article 81 Guardianships for Disabled Children, New York State Bar Association 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?, Westchester County Bar Association Newsletter, 2013
  • Winter 2012, Author, Guardianships and Supplemental Needs Trusts as Planning Tools for Parents of Adult Disabled Children, New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Journal, 2012
  • Winter 2010, Author, An Overview of Medicaid Home Care Options for Seniors, New York State Bar Association Elder Law Attorney, 2010
  • June 2007, Author, Utilizing Medicaid Home Care as a Solution in a Post-DRA World, New York State Bar Association Elder Law Attorney and Westchester County Bar Association 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
Honors/Awards:
  • 2022 (2013-Present), New York Metro Super Lawyers: Elder Law, Thomson Reuters, 2022
  • 2021, New York Metro Super Lawyers: Top Women in Elder Law, Thomson Reuters, 2021
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law & Special Needs Section, Executive Committee, 2022
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law and Special Needs Journal, Editor, 2022
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Member, 2022
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Adult Guardianship Committee, Co-Chair, 2022
  • Westchester County Bar Journal, Editor, 2022
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee, Co-Chair, 2013
  • Westchester County Senior Law Day, Co-Chair, 2020
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law & Special Needs Section, 9th District Representative (Past)

Office location for Sara E. Meyers

245 Main Street
Suite 500
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-948-1500

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