Elder Law

Our elder law attorneys at Kommer, Bave & Ollman LLP have extensive experience helping clients plan for their long term care needs. Whether preparing for nursing home expenses through Medicaid planning or the purchase of long term care insurance, seeking a guardianship for a loved one suffering from an incapacity, or establishing a trust in connection with a Medicaid plan, we give great attention to our clients’ needs and advocate for their best interests.


Elder law planning requires careful attention to detail and knowledge of various legal options. We are prepared to offer clients quality advice and counseling with respect to asset preservation planning and Medicaid qualification. Our services include the drafting of estate planning documents (wills and trusts) to maximize asset protection and Medicaid eligibility, the preparation and filing of Medicaid applications, representation at Fair Hearings, hospital discharge planning, planning for Medicare and Medicaid home care services and counseling related to reverse mortgages and long term care insurance.


We also represent clients in contested and non-contested guardianship proceedings under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law in New York in Supreme Court and the mentally retarded or developmentally disabled under Article17A of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act in Surrogate’s Court. Our attorneys at Kommer, Bave & Ollman LLP have the compassion and dedication it takes to represent individuals and families during these often very difficult proceedings.