Better Planning for Business Breakups

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra What would happen if you or your business partner decided to retire? Or what if one of you decided to exit from the business to pursue other interests? If you don’t have a well-prepared plan for managing these inevitable transitions, you may well end up in a place you do not want to be. Planning in advance for the departure of a Read More

Advance Planning for the Unknown Costs of Dementia for Individuals and Families

Dementia is a frightening diagnosis with many unknowns. Given its growing prevalence in the United States it is likely that you or a loved one have been or will be affected by dementia in the future. Studies predict that close to 500,000 people over age 65 in the United States this year will develop Alzheimer’s dementia (the most common form of dementia) with this number expected to double by 2050. A 2015 study found Read More

Business Succession Planning in Troubled Times

The troubled times that we’re currently living in have driven one big fact home for many of us: Tomorrow is never promised. Anything we take for granted -- such as our lives or our financial stability -- can be taken away at any moment. This is a heavy reality to consider, but giving it some thought can actually be a good thing. When we accept that the unexpected can occur at any time, it presents us with the Read More

A Big Change to NY Community Medicaid

A big change is coming to NY Community Medicaid (Home Care) that may warrant a consultation with an elder law attorney sooner rather than later if you or a loved one is on the cusp of needing long-term care services and want to explore Medicaid eligibility as a way to pay for those services. There is currently no “lookback” period applicable to transfers of wealth as part of the NY Community Medicaid application. Read More

The Importance of Your Team During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Now more than ever, business owners and individuals alike need a team behind them. For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to uncertainty, both in our personal and professional lives. The Loganzo & Mantell PLLC team is here to help through it all, and we know that many of the other professionals you share relationships with are as well. Read on to learn more about the help you will need from your team as we all Read More

Tips for HIPAA Compliance in Ordinary and Extraordinary Times

HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This federal law, enacted in 1996, is intended to set a national standard for protecting the privacy and security of health records and other individually identifiable health information. Many things can qualify as protected health information (PHI), including names, addresses, social security numbers, medical record entries, recorded dates (birth, Read More

Important Topics to Address in a Shareholder Agreement

If you are starting a new company with other shareholders or if you’ve built a business and are ready to bring in shareholders, it is essential that the respective rights and obligations of the shareholders are documented in a legally binding written Shareholder Agreement. A strong Shareholder Agreement gives all shareholders a clear idea of what they can expect from their relationship with the company and one Read More

Personal Resolutions: Getting Your Legal Affairs in Order

Happy New Year! With the holidays behind us and a new year beginning, many of us are feeling a renewed energy for productivity and self-improvement. As a brand new decade begins, it is the perfect time to take stock of all we have achieved and make a promise to ourselves to achieve even more in the year (and years) to come! At Loganzo and Mantell PLLC, we believe that one of the most valuable resolutions you can make Read More

Business Checkup: Year-End Considerations

As the year draws to a close, what are you doing to ensure that your business is positioned for continued success? Just like our bodies, our businesses need check ups too.  Throughout the year, you probably check in with yourself every now and then (some of us more diligently than others) -- How am I feeling? Am I eating well and exercising? Am I happy and healthy? We seek help when our self-evaluations reveal Read More

Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance

Do you have a Long-Term Care policy but are unsure about what is actually covered? Do you know how to access the benefits you paid for now that you need them? Are you considering investing in a Long-Term Care policy for yourself or a loved one? At Loganzo & Mantell PLLC, guiding clients through obstacles and helping them better understand their Long-Term Care Policies and options are one of our “superpowers.” Read More