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Elder Needs Law, PLLC, is a prominent Florida Elder Law Firm comprised of a team of compassionate and highly-skilled professionals who are committed to helping seniors and their families understand how elder law services can assist them in estate and long-term care planning.
The firm’s services encompass the ‘Elder Law Umbrella’, including Medicaid Planning, Asset Protection Planning and Asset/Wealth Preservation, Incapacity Planning, Trusts and Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship.
Elder Needs Law, PLLC has four physical offices in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County. The Firm is also proud to serve clients statewide virtually.
WHO OUR CLIENTS ARE:
Our clients are Florida residents, and those relocating to the state. They have raised families, built careers, and contributed to their communities. Through hard work their entire lives, our clients have amassed savings, investments, real estate, and other assets. We seek to educate our clients so they understand the full range of government benefits to which they are entitled (either currently or those benefits that they can attain through strategic planning).
Our clients may need long-term care assistance (home care, ALF care or skilled nursing facility care). Our clients realize that their hard-earned assets need to be preserved and protected, for their ongoing care, as they progress through life stages. By preserving what they have, our clients are able to lead a higher quality of life and have more assets to pass onto their heirs.
Our clients are looking to the future and realize how important it is to plan-ahead and for the unforeseen, ill-health and disability and ensure there is a trusted family member or friend empowered to act on their behalf. Our clients understand the value of putting their affairs in order, through comprehensive Estate Planning.
Our clients want financial freedom and autonomy, through strategic advanced planning. Our clients want to work with a law firm that will provide solutions that meet their unique needs.
ABOUT THE ATTORNEYS:
Jason Neufeld, Esq., Founder and Managing Partner
Attorney Jason Neufeld is committed to assisting and protecting the most vulnerable members of society, through his substantial legal work with the elderly and disabled. Jason serves on the Miami Mayor's Initiative on Aging, an Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys Board Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Member, Co-Chair of the Broward County Bar Association Elder Law Section and is a past president of the North Dade Bar Association.
Jason is consistently recognized as a top elder law attorney among his peers in Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite, Avvo, Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent Rated and awarded the Platinum Client Champion distinction) and Super Lawyers Magazine).
A prolific writer, blogger and presenter, Jason has ensured his Firm’s website is populated with links to booklets, articles and videos, on a broad-range of Elder Law topics, containing valuable, clear and concise information that he offers to all who visit his comprehensive public website: www.elderneedslaw.com FREE of Charge (we are proud that other elder law attorneys and the general public use the website as an authoritative resource). We also invite you to subscribe to our Florida Elder Law YouTube Channel for more free practical content.
Amy B. Dow, Esq., Partner
Attorney Amy Dow brings particular insight and sensitivity when consulting with clients and their families, having earned degrees in both law and counseling. Amy has more than 25 years of professional experience including practicing law, counseling, teaching and community service. Amy has a strong sense of community service and advocacy having served on numerous boards and committees of the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Center, the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy, and a number of other community groups. Amy is currently a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and serves on the Legal Studies Advisory Board of Keiser University. Amy is also an action member of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the Palm Beach County Partnership For Aging and the Florida Bar Elder Law Section. To read more about Amy, click here: https://www.elderneedslaw.com/amy-dow
Jody Strauss, Esq., Associate
Attorney Jody Strauss has spent her 14-year career in law assisting clients with Probate Administration, Estates and Trusts Litigation, and Trust Administration. As an Associate with Elder Needs Law, Jody enjoys leveraging her experience helping families plan for their future. Jody earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Accounting from the University of Florida and her Juris Doctorate and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida. Jody is also a Certified Public Accountant.
OUR STAFF/TEAM SPECIALISTS:
Carolyn Carroll is the firm’s Medicaid Legal Case Manager, handling management of all Medicaid Applications, including Skilled Care/Nursing Home (ICP), Long-Term Care/Home Care (Waiver) and Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Programs offered in the State of Florida. Carolyn provides ‘coaching’ services to our clients, advising them throughout the process as they navigate the intricacies of applying for Medicaid through to Approval. Carolyn coordinates and liaises with the various Medicaid government entities on our clients’ behalf.
Elana Murray is the firm’s Practice Administrator and Client Care Contact. As Administrator, Elana manages all staff, develops the firm’s Policies and Procedures, and keeps our Clients and Staff informed through detailed communications. Elana ensures a ‘White Glove’ level of support is extended to all the firm’s clients. As Client Care Contact, Elana is our Clients’ primary point of contact, from promptly addressing questions and emails, to explaining the various services our firm provides under the ‘Elder Law Umbrella’. Elana’s particular aptness lies in her ability to re-assure clients, who may be experiencing stress and anxiety, as they plan for their loved ones’ care. Elana is intimately acquainted with all the firm’s client matters.
Sandra Castro is the firm’s Administrative Assistant and serves as the firm’s primary point of contact for clients and the public-at-large. Sandra manages the firm’s robust calendar and aptly captains all scheduling for the firm. Sandra is also at the helm of fielding inbound requests for consultations and information from various firm resources, including the firm’s 24x7 helpline, web site CHAT function and professional affiliates, as well as providing assistance to the general public on matters outside the scope of our services, including Elder Abuse, senior resources and public benefits such as SNAP.