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Steven A. Kass, Esq.

Managing Partner
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Practice areas

  • Estate planning for Persons with Special Needs
  • Estate planning for the Elderly
  • Estate planning for unmarried couples
  • Estate planning for Parents of Children with Special Needs
  • Living trusts
  • Pet trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Trust Law

Admitted

  • New York, 1993
  • New Jersey, 1993

Education

  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • Pace University School of Law, Certificate in Health Law andPolicy, 1992
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1987

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association (Co-Chair, Elder Law and Estate Planning Committee, 2010-2012)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners

Representative Published Cases

  • Matter of DiCecco, 173 Misc2d 692, 661 NYS2d 943 (N.Y. Sup, July 21, 1997).  Mr. Kass successfully argued in New York for the rights of seniors and persons with disabilities to implement Medicaid Planning over the then federal law criminalizing such planning.
  • Matter of Balich, 2003 WL 21649907 (N.Y. Sup.); N.Y. Slip Op. 51080 (N.Y. Sup., Suffolk City, July 10, 2003).  Mr. Kass represented a party in determining that a validly executed Health Care Proxy and Durable Power of Attorney are the least restrictive alternative for a person’s personal needs and property management if the Agents are acting within the scope of their authority; the appointment of a Guardian was denied.

Biographical details

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation*, which is accredited by the American Bar Association

* 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.

The Law Office of Steven A. Kass, P.C. serves clients in Melville, Garden City, Plainview, Huntington and throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties, in New York.