Inna Fershteyn

Inna Fershteyn

The Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. is a leading Elder Law, Tr
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  • New Jersey, New York
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Inna Fershteyn is a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who received education from the top schools and practiced law in several major law firms before opening Law Offices of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. Ms. Fershteyn's professional philosophy is that ability, experience, service, and direct accountability are the primary components of effective legal representation. Her accomplishments and renowned success are due to this strict adherence to providing first rate, specialized services that are custom tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Ms. Fershteyn is bilingual in English and Russian and has been practicing law for 19 years. Her practice focuses on Trust and Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate Proceedings in NY, Business Planning and Formation, Medicaid Planning, Medicaid Fraud investigations and Employment law. She is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey. The Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. provides representation for clients in need of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid planning, Asset Protection, Revocable and Irrevocable Trust formation, Guardianship proceedings, and Estate Litigation. Inna and her team of dedicated professionals assure personal attention to clients of all backgrounds and offer Russian-speaking attorney services. Clients can look forward to personally dealing with attorney Inna Fershteyn, who augments her 19 years of legal experience with knowledge of current trends in estate planning, Elder Law, NY Probate and Administration, Asset Protection and Medicaid fraud investigations. As one client attests: “I was referred to Inna Fershteyn by a close friend who raved about her. I knew nothing about Estate Planning and was very worried. Inna was brilliant, patient and very sensitive to all of my concerns and I am forever grateful to her. She did a great job! Thank you, Inna!” Irina Firstein, May 2017 You can reach us at 718-333-2394 or by visiting www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Probate
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • PROBATE and ADMINISTRATION Proceedings in NY and Kings Counties
  • Medicaid Planning and Pooled Income Trusts
  • Asset Protection
  • Business and Corporate
  • Medicaid Fraud Investigations and HRA letters
  • Brooklyn Top Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Estate Planning NY Attorney
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Retainer
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Russian: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Corporate Finance Associate, Head of Associate Committee
Heller Ehrman LLP
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Corporate finance and Trust and Estate Departments associate
Corporate Finance Associate
Bryan Cave LLP
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Represented individual estates of up to $60 million dollars, set up private foundations, took companies public, worked with shareholders and officers and directors of corporations Represented Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP in the sale of its Corporate Value Consulting business to the Standard & Poor's division of The McGraw Hill Companies, Inc. Represented Israeli life-science company Compugen in its initial and secondary public offerings. Represented Italian footwear company Intershoe in all aspects of retail operation in the United States including financing, licensing and real estate transactions. Represented international luxury goods companies in licensing and other transactions, including acquisitions and corporate control disputes. Represented public and privately-held corporations with respect to corporate governance and other general corporate matters; acted as general counsel and advisor to non-institutional corporate clients.
Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D.
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Honors: Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
Activities: President of International Law Society, Entertainment Law Journal
NYU
BM / Music Business
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Deans List, Founders Day Award
Awards
Senior Adviser Family and Children Services
NYU Langone Pediatrics
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, New York State Senate Legislative Resolution No. 1790 of 2009
NY Congress
Community awards and honors include the Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Service Award from the United Progressive Democratic Club; Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for “outstanding and invaluable service to the community”; New York State Senate Legislative Resolution No. 1790 of 2009 in honor of Ms. Fershteyn; and a Citation from the Brooklyn Borough President.
Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Service Award
United Progressive Democratic Club
Professional Associations
United Progressive Democratic Club
Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Service Award Recepient
Current
Activities: Community awards and honors include the Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Service Award from the United Progressive Democratic Club; Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for âoutstanding and invaluable service to the communityâ; New York State Senate Legislative Resolution No. 1790 of 2009 in honor of Ms. Fershteyn; and a Citation from the Brooklyn Borough President.
NYU Langone Pediatrics
Senior Family Adviser, NYU Langone Pediatrics
- Current
Activities: Meet with doctors, nurses, administration and set the course of hospital policies and procedures for new children hospital
NY Association of Russian-Speaking Women Attorneys
President
- Current
Activities: President of the NY Association of Russian-Speaking Women Attorneys and is active in the PTA at the Benson Elementary School, where her older children are enrolled in the Russian Bilingual Gifted Globe Program. Ms. Fershteyn is also on the Board of Directors of Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House (JCH) of Bensonhurst, where her youngest child is enrolled. She is a member of American Jewish Committee (AJC) and traveled to Israel at invitation by Nativ, 2010 to represent America's top young Jewish leaders throughout the world.
New York State Bar # 2936367
Member
- Current
Brooklyn and Manhattan Medication Services
NY STATE CERTIFIED MEDIATOR
- Current
Activities: NY State Certified Mediator
NJ Bar Association
Member
- Current
Edith and Karl Marks JCH of Bensonhurst, UJA Federation Agency
Board Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
4 Common Estate Planning Mistakes
Advanced legal help
NY STATE TOP ESTATE PLANNING LAWYER
Advanced legal help
Protecting Your Assets from Nursing Home cost
Advanced legal help
Rules about Switching Attorneys
Advanced legal help
What is a Living Trust and How can I benefit from it
Advanced legal help
A Guide to Estate Planning
Advanced legal help
Avoiding Medicaid Fraud and Abuse
Advanced legal help
What to do if you become part of Medicaid Fraud Investigation
Advanced legal help
Estate Planning Blog
Attorney Inna Fershteyn
What to do if you became a subject of Medicaid Fraud Investigation in NY?
Inna Fershteyn
Speaking Engagements
Elder Law and Trust and Estate Planning in NY, Elder law planning, JCH of Bensonhurst
Edith and Karl Marks JCH of Bensonhurst, UJA Federation Agency
ESTATE PLANNING FOR KIDS WITH DISABILITIES, Special Care for Special Needs, Kings Bay Y Brooklyn NY
Kings Bay Y
Discussed planning for children with disabilities, life insurance planning, revocable and irrevocable trusts and medicaid planning
ESTATE PLANNING FOR KIDS WITH DISABILITIES, Special Care for Special Needs, Kings Bay Y Brooklyn NY
Kings Bay Y
Discussed planning for children with disabilities, life insurance planning, revocable and irrevocable trusts and medicaid planning
Certifications
NY State Certified Mediator
Brooklyn and Manhattan Mediation Centers
Websites & Blogs
Website
ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY NY
Website
Estate Planning Trust and Wills Attorney NY
Blog
Estate Planning Blog
Blog
Even Your Sperm Needs a Will Blog
Blog
Top 3 Reasons to do Estate Planning by ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY NY
Blog
Why Everyone Hates Probate in NY
Blog
Top Elder Law Attorney NY Publications
Blog
Irrevocable Trusts in NY
Blog
Elder Law and Medicaid Planning
Blog
Wills and Trusts Overview
Blog
What is a Living Trust and How can I benefit from it
Blog
What should you know about Buying a Home
Videos
Medicaid Planning Lawyer NY explains Medicaid Application process

A Guide to Medicaid Planning

New York Medicaid Fraud Lawyer Explains Fraud Investigation

Guide to Medicaid Fraud Investigations in NY

A Guide to Asset Protection Planning

A Guide to Asset Protection Planning

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

Estate Planning and Asset Protection in NY

NY Top Estate Planning Attorney Inna Fershteyn on Russian Hit TV Show Contact

NY Top Estate Planning Attorney Inna Fershteyn on Russian Hit TV Show Contact

Estate Planning | Special Needs Planning, Will, Trusts | RTVI | New York Attorney Inna Fershteyn

Special Needs Planning in NY

How Can I Protect My Assets from Nursing Claim Costs?

How can I protect my home from Nursing Home costs

I Received a Letter from the HRA Bureau of Fraud Investigations, What Should I Do?

I received a letter from HRA Bureau of Fraud Investigation

How Do I Protect My Assets from Creditors?

How Do I Protect my Assets from Creditors

New York Top Attorney - The Law Offices of Inna Fershteyn & Associates

NY Attorney Inna Fershteyn's mission is to safeguard your asset from creditors

New York Top Asset Protection Attorney, Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C.

New York Top Asset Protection Attorney, Law Office of Inna Fershteyn discusses asset protection, estate planning

New York Top Medicaid Fraud, Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C.

Medicaid Fraud, OPMC, OMIG, AIG Investigation? Medicaid Fraud Interview? Call the Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates today

NY Special Needs Trusts Planning Lawyer - Elder Law Attorney - Estate Planning - Wills

NY Top Trust and Wills Planning attorney Inna Fershteyn on Russian Hit TV Show with Alexander Grant. Review of Special Needs Trusts, planning for adults and children with disabilities, Medicaid planning issues and supplemental needs trusts. http://www.brooklyntrustandwill.com

New York Top Medicaid Fraud Attorney Inna Fershteyn on TV

NY TOP MEDICAID FRAUD ATTORNEY INNA FERSHTEYN Discusses Medicaid Fraud investigations in NY

Brooklyn Estate Planning Attorney on Russian hit TV show wtih Alexander Grant: Estate Tax in 2010

nterview with leading Russian-speaking trust and estate attorney, Inna Fershteyn on Alexander Grant's Russian Television's hit program Contact.

Brooklyn Elder Law Attorney Lawyer New York

Attorney Inna Fershteyn answers questions on Russian hit TV program Contact wtih Alexander Grant. The attorneys at Law Offices of Inna Fershteyn, P.C. are happy to help you with your elder law planning needs. Contact the firm in Brooklyn or Queens, New York for representation.

Attorney Inna Fershteyn Playing Chopin Fantasie-impromptu in C-sharp

Attorney Inna Fershteyn playing piano during Young Leadership Conference in Inter Disciplinary Center (IDC) Herzlya, Israel, 2009, trip organized by AJC and Nativ

Legal Answers
18 Questions Answered

Q. My parents recently updated their will and my dad is getting sicker is under Hospice care and my dad goes before my mom
A: You need Estate planning advice- your parents may need a trust not a will instead as Trust avoids probate altogether. Depending on what your parents assets are different Estate planning options are available. Contact qualified Estate planning lawyer. www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
Q. to get someone to talk to grandmother who's in her right mind with excellent health so she can live the rest of life h
A: First the POA doesn't really give the son the right to put someone in the nursing home- it's more of a financial document. If mom is in the right mind she can say NO. It's healthcare proxy that allows one to make health care decisions. Second grandma can hire an attorney who wiii write to the son that POA is revoked. She most likely needs Medicaid or insurance which will pay for home care aid- it's a separate question that needs to be addressed. Inna Fershteyn www.advanced-legal.com
Q. My mother has Alzheimer's Disease and in order to help my dad with her care we are considering having live in caregiver,
A: What you need is Medicaid Planning- Irrevocable Trust, Pooled Income Trust and Medicaid application done. If your mother needs community Medicaid there is no look back provision in NY and we or any Medicaid planning attorney can do it working 2-3 months. Sincerely, Inna Fershteyn Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 1517 Voorhies Ave, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11235 tel: 718-333-2394 fax: 718-701-8859 www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
Q. MY GRANDMOTHER NAMED ME EXCECUTOR OF HER WILL BUT BEFORE SHE DIED HER SISTER MADE HER SIGN HER POWER OF ATTORNEY .
A: You need to probate your grandmother's will. Power of Attorney dies at person's death it's no longer valid. KAL BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE
Q. My sister broke into home I lived in with my dad who had just died without will and stole items can I have her arrested
A: What exactly did she steal? Did you file police report- how will you get her arrested? Sounds to me like you may need a family lawyer not an estate lawyer. I always suggest trying to work things out among family members as litigation can cost you a lot more than what your sister took. Sincerely, Inna Fershteyn Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 1517 Voorhies Ave, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11235 tel: 718-333-2394 fax: 718-701-8859 www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
Q. Father in law is leaving his 2 family income property to my 3 children and my 2 niece's. All children are under age 8.
A: First I am really sorry about your father's health. Second, please do him and yourself a favor and have him created a Revocable trust instead of leaving it all in a will. If will be a disaster to take this entire mess of a planning through probate, appoint guardians for each of the minor children and deal with over 1 year of probate and guardianship proceedings in each jurisdiction where minor kids reside. Trust is a way to go here and much more financially sound. And you can be a trustee and take care of this entire process after your father passes. Sincerely, Inna Fershteyn Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 1517 Voorhies Ave, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11235 tel: 718-333-2394 fax: 718-701-8859 www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
Q. If I am my father's durable power of attorney does that make me liable for his debts (medical or otherwise)?
A: No, you are not liable for any of his debts but sounds to me like your father is in need of Elder Law planning. Does he have capacity to make decisions? Is he in the right mind? Read this about Elder Law planning: http://brooklyntrustandwill.com/elder-law/ Sincerely, Inna Fershteyn Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 1517 Voorhies Ave, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11235 tel: 718-333-2394 fax: 718-701-8859 www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
Q. Do I need my daughters permission to appoint her as executor of my Will & then next make her trustee on my Revocable LT?
A: 1. You don't need your daughter's permission to appoint her as executor but it's certainly nice to tell her about it. 2. If your trust is Revocable she is not a trustee she is a Successor Trustee in the event of your death only. Sincerely, Inna Fershteyn Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 1517 Voorhies Ave, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11235 tel: 718-333-2394 fax: 718-701-8859 www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
Q. When making a Will does it matter if I live in NY and my daughter who I want as my executor lives in MA?
A: It's a great question- I am actually pronating a will with non-NY executor now. NY Probate courts prefer to have a NY state executor but it's not a requirement especially if she is a relative and also a beneficiary under a will. Sincerely, Inna Fershteyn Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 1517 Voorhies Ave, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11235 tel: 718-333-2394 fax: 718-701-8859 www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
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ESTATE PLANNING AND ELDER LAW ATTORNEY NY
1517 Voorhies Ave, 4FL
Brooklyn, NY 11235
USA
Telephone: (718) 333-2394