Ariel S. Rosenzveig received his Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in May, 2011, and has been practicing law with the firm since August, 2011. During his summers while in law school, Ariel interned with the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission in New York and with the Securities & Futures Commission in Hong Kong, China. While in law school, Ariel served on the staff of the Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal, volunteered with the Cardozo Advocates for Battered Women, and participated in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. Prior to attending law school, Ariel worked as an arbitrage trader for a small proprietary trading firm on Wall Street. Ariel graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva University in 2006. Ariel is licensed to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), NYSBA’s Elder Law section, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). In June, 2015, Ariel successfully completed a certificate program in mediation through the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Under the new NY Medicaid look back rules, those who completed their asset protection efforts prior to that date have been grandfathered into the old community Medicaid rules, no matter when they actually apply for benefits.
It’s a common myth that only the rich need a will or estate planning. Whether you’re a millionaire or a regular Joe, you should have a last will and testament.
Probate is a process conducted by the surrogate’s court in New York to authenticate a decedent’s (the person who died) last will and testament.
A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that provides a trusted individual (known as the agent or attorney-in-fact) with the authority to act for another person (the principal).
Starting June 13, 2021, changes to the New York Power of Attorney (POA) form go into effect. Among these changes, discussed in detail here, is the major switch that the New York Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney no longer must contain the exact wording set forth within the law.
Spousal refusal is a legal Medicaid planning strategy in New York.
Spousal refusal, also known as “just say no,” is when a non-applicant, or “community” spouse of a long-term care Medicaid applicant refuses to assist with the cost of long-term care for their spouse.