Lambert Gullo Elder Law is a Long-Island based firm serving our clients in the various areas of Elder Law. We service Long Island, Westchester, and all Five Boroughs of New York City.
Elder Law encompasses many facets of law, including covering a wide range of age groups. Whether it be estate planning, asset protection, Medicaid coverage (for yourself or a loved one), probate and estate administration, or guardianships, each one of these areas applies to most, if not all, ages.
Although the elderly is one of the most prominent demographics of which we serve when practicing the field of “Elder Law,” our clientele here at Lambert Gullo Elder Law also contains those of younger age groups, such as the “sandwich generation.” For instance, you may be at the age of which you have elderly parents that may need long-term care and protection of their assets, but you also have children of your own and would like to start planning for your estate. Or, you have a child that is an adult in need of a Guardian to help make decisions, both medically and financially.
Everyone's future is a priority, and we understand that it can sometimes be frightening to think about. Although some aspects are out of our control, there are ways that you can prepare for what lies ahead. We, at Lambert Gullo Elder Law, pride ourselves in helping our clients to the fullest extent with planning for their future and providing them with the security and assurance they deserve.Learn More About Our Services
Our experienced legal team has helped many achieve their goals and objectives within the areas that we practice below:
Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills, and Last Wills and Testaments. Do you or your loved ones have any of these legal documents in place? Executing these important documents can help to protect your assets, obtain care, and avoid having to potentially file for a Guardianship.
Long-Term Care/Medicaid Coverage
Community-Based Long Term Care (Home Care) and Chronic Care (Nursing Home Care) - We can help you become financially eligible for the care coverage you or your loved one needs.
Your loved one may be incapacitated, but does not have estate planning documents in place to give you the legal authority to help them protect and manage their finances, personal property and even obtain care. Our firm can assist you with obtaining a Guardianship, whether it be for a loved one that is elderly or an older adult child with special needs.
Trusts & Estates
Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts can help protect your assets, whether it be real property or various accounts held within financial institutions; If a loved one's Last Will and Testament needs to be probated, our firm can help you navigate the legal system and advise you of the steps needed to take involving this proceeding in the Surrogate's Court.
Elizabeth Lambert GulloAttorney, Founder
For over 30 years, Elizabeth Lambert Gullo has served as an advocate for the elderly, including practicing as an attorney for over a decade in the field of Elder Law by serving individuals and families with their care needs, protecting their assets, and obtaining public benefits. She graduated from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2009. Before that, she worked as both a Geriatric Care Manager and a Home Health Aide Program Manager for seven years. She also served as a Senior Home Care Coordinator for two years.
Ms. Gullo is currently on the board of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, while also serving as the Secretary of the United Reins of America and the Treasurer of the Ridgewood Older Adult Center. She also is a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association and frequently provides information to seniors in the community. Additionally, Ms. Gullo is a member of the New York State Bar Association, as well as both Nassau and Suffolk County's Bar Associations. Further, she is an active member of both Levittown's and Bethpage's Chambers of Commerce.
Ms. Gullo's experiences working in different positions within the field of elder care have provided her with the insight, knowledge and perspective of which is unique to other attorneys practicing Elder Law. She understands both the processes and procedures needed when it comes to obtaining a guardian, long-term care for a loved one, and planning for ones estate (and how each can potentially affect one another) from both a social worker's and attorney's point of view. With the many clients she has helped, Ms. Gullo has seen various sets of circumstances that individuals and families face and has helped navigate them on a course of action that best suits their situation to meet their goals. She understands and appreciates that every client's situation differs from another, and that each plan she devises pertains specifically to the client at hand. However, each client receives her passion and dedication of helping those to reach their objectives and plan for the future.
Elyssa D. KaplanAttorney
In May of 2017, Elyssa D. Kaplan received her Juris Doctor from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Prior to attending law school, Elyssa received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Law from Binghamton University in 2014, which is where she developed an interest in law. Elyssa predominantly practices in the areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration. She focuses on the administration of various types of trusts upon the passing of the trust's creator (a “Grantor” or “Settlor”) and on the administration of estates of varying sizes when someone passes away. Dealing with distributing a loved one's assets upon their passing can be a complex and confusing process, and Elyssa works hard to make that process as simple as possible during an otherwise tough time.
Elyssa also practices estate planning with an emphasis on asset protection strategies for not only young families, but for individuals who may have a need for long term care in the near future. While it is always the preference that an estate plan is in place to begin preserving assets in anticipation of a future need for Medicaid, Elyssa and the team at Lambert Gullo Elder Law are well versed in planning in the event of a crisis situation, such as an immediate need for Nursing Home care for a loved one.
The team at Lambert Gullo Elder Law works hard to develop individualized estate plans for each client to ensure each of the client's goals are met, which may be preserving assets, generational financial planning, maximizing governmental benefits available, etc.
For nearly five years, Christopher has worked as a paralegal in multiple different areas of law. He started by assisting attorneys fighting for worker's rights to collect and earn fair wages. Subsequently, Christopher then began working as paralegal in the field of Elder Law, helping attorneys assist those in need of public benefits to help cover their health care costs. Ever since, he has taken pride in assisting attorneys formulate strategies to facilitate helping clients become financially eligible for Medicaid coverage for both Long-Term Home Care (Community-Based Care) and Nursing Home Care (Chronic Care). He has also assisted with the drafting of estate planning documents, helping attorneys protect client's assets, and obtaining public benefits.
Christopher shares our client-centered approach and our values here at Lambert Gullo Elder Law, which consist of taking seriously the need to assist each client with their individual needs and circumstances, being sensitive and caring toward each client's situation, understanding that each client's matter requires an individual strategy, and how achieving our client's objectives is our utmost priority.
Before becoming a paralegal, Christopher graduated Magna Cum Laude at Farmingdale State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in the Spring of 2015. He then enrolled in the Hofstra Paralegal Certificate Program, earning a certificate with honors in 2016.
Here are what some of our clients have said:
You will be very happy with her [Elizabeth Gullo], she worked in Melville for a large company and started out on her own, very down to earth and honest.
Elizabeth Gullo and the Lambert Gullo team, have gone out of their way to support our family. In supporting elderly family members at challenging times, it means a great deal to have a reliable legal counsel to help navigate the complexities and advocate for you when needed.
I would highly recommend Lambert Gullo Elder Law for anyone trying to navigate the world of elder care. They helped our family every step of the way from recommendations of quality rehab and assisted living facilities to asset protection as we navigated the world of Medicaid and updated our Mom’s legal documentation. Everyone at the firm is responsive, compassionate and caring. As a result, we were able to get our Mom the quality care she deserved during the last six months of her life and ensured her wishes were carried out after she passed. Liz, Dana and Christopher are amazing, and we cannot thank them enough for all they did!!!
Had the pleasure of dealing with this law firm with our legal planning and they were courteous, professional and the nicest people! Highly recommend!
Dan and Antonette P.
Elizabeth made us feel at ease when we met with her. She and Chris explained everything and made it easy for us to understand.
Warren and Linda Cohen
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Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some common questions and answers we have received in the past. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
- How much does it cost to have an initial consultation?
We offer free initial consultations.
- Where can I have my initial consultation?
We offer initial consultations via in-person, telephone, and video conferencing (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, etc.). Whichever you prefer and feel most comfortable with.
- Who will I be meeting and/or speaking with to discuss my matter during my initial consultation?
Elizabeth Lambert Gullo, Esq.
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