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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

3 Reasons to Have Ongoing General Counsel for Your Business

Large companies have the luxury of employing full-time in house legal counsel. These general counsel are familiar with the business and are readily available. They work internally, ensuring that their company operates within the limits of the law and avoids costly mistakes that could lead to lost opportunities, misunderstandings, disputes, litigation, or a damaged reputation. At Loganzo & Mantell, we understand Read More

Three Differences Between Crisis and Advance Medicaid Planning

It is not easy to predict when, or even if, you will need long term care for a chronic illness, disability, or assistance with activities of daily living as you age. Proactive planning has many benefits. However, even if you have not planned ahead and a medical crisis occurs that requires an imminent nursing home placement, there are still options. That said, your course of action will be different if you are Read More