Danielle M. Leventhal Elias
Attorney at Law
Specializing in Wills, Trusts, Estates, Long Term Care Planning and Elder Law since 2001
To ensure your assets are protected and passed on according to your wishes. We customize Wills and Trusts to meet your individual needs and goals
To ensure your plan is properly executed and to assist your loved ones through post-death legal proceedings in Surrogate's Court
To protect your assets in the event you or or someone you care for becomes ill and requires additional assistance and care, including Medicaid Planning and applications for home care and nursing home care
Providing assistance during difficult times
Making difficult decisions easier
Serving the five boroughs for over 20 years, Danielle Leventhal Elias takes pride in offering honest, competent and compassionate advise to help clients navigate complicated decisions.
Preparing an estate plan with Wills and/or Trusts ensure that your estate is passed down in the most protective way, and allowing for the reduction or elimination of estate taxes that could be due at a person's death.
You may hear people say "do a Trust to avoid probate". This is not always the case, and probate in NY is not always a difficult process.
Planning for the possibility of a "rainy day" is important for ensuring your most trusted family and/or friends could help you, if and when you need that help. Setting up the proper documents, like a Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy will ensure that your loved ones could do this for you and will avoid the need for the costly and difficult process of a Guardianship.
You may have heard people say, "the nursing home will take your home" or "you have too much money or earn too much income and cannot qualify for services." This is often not true. We are Medicaid specialists who can debunk these myths and get care for your loved ones at home or in a nursing home while protecting your assets, if you are eligible.
Danielle M. Leventhal Elias, Esq.
Danielle M. Leventhal Elias has focused her practice on a broad range of trust and estate planning services, including wills, trusts, guardianship, probate and estate administration. Her specialization also includes elder law, special needs planning, Medicaid, long-term care asset protection and high net worth estate tax planning.
Danielle is an Executive Committee member of the New York State Bar Association's Elder Law and Special Needs Section and an active member of the Trusts and Estate Section of the New York State Bar Association and Richmond County Bar Association.
Danielle takes great pride in her client relationships and is known for her compassion, strong ethics, and ability to guide and educate her clients through complex matters. Our office serves individuals and families in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester and Nassau County.
Executive Committee Member, NYSBA, Elder Law and Special Needs Section Member, NYSBA, Trusts & Estate Section
Member, Richmond County Bar Association
J.D., Hofstra Universtiy, 1998
BA, SUNY Binghamton, 1995