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Korsinsky & Klein, LLP Successfully Upheld Will in Recent Contested Probate Proceeding

In a recent contested probate proceeding, Korsinsky & Klein, LLP successfully upheld the will on behalf of our client. » Read More

Korsinsky & Klein, LLP Successfully Terminates an Irrevocable Trust, Surrogates Court, Kings County

A Trust had been created to allow one of the beneficiaries the exclusive right to reside at the condominium apartment but pay all expenses while residing there. » Read More

Korsinsky & Klein, LLP continues to Win Fair Hearings and secure Coverage for Our Clients

Korsinsky & Klein, LLP continues to successfully secure and expand the Medicaid services for our clients. » Read More

Press Release: Korsinsky & Klein LLP Succeeds In Reversing A Dismissal In The Second Circuit For Improper Subject Matter Jurisdiction

New York- On May 17, 2022, by Summary Order, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found in favor of Appellants, represented by Korsinsky & Klein, LLP, reversing the District Court. (Docket: Scripts Wholesale, Inc. v. Mainspring Distrib. LLC – Case 21-1775)

The underlying Plaintiffs filed a Complaint against Defendants for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, money had and received, breach of fiduciary duty and conversion seeking damages upwards of $4 million. The Complaint invoked the Court’s jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1332, the diversity jurisdiction statute. » Read More

Michael Korsinsky, Esq. Appointed General Counsel of Chayim Aruchim

On May 17, 2022, founding partner Michael Korsinsky, Esq. was appointed as General Counsel to Chayim Aruchim, known as the Center for Culturally Sensitive Health Advocacy and Counseling. » Read More

What Does New York City’s Pay Transparency Act Mean For Your Company? 

New York City recently enacted the Pay Transparency Act (the “Act”).  As discussed below, effective May 15, 2022, employers in New York City will be required to disclose salary ranges when posting available positions for jobs. In December 2021, the New York City…
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Medicaid Alert! Make Gift Transfers Before October 1 to Avoid Penalty Period

If you or a loved one will require Medicaid home care or community-based services in the state of New York, be sure to conduct all gift transfers before October 1. Effective January 1, 2021, a 30-month look-back period will be applied to Medicaid home care and community-based services for gift transfers made on or after October 1. This new rule,
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Court Upholds Guardianship After Long Contest

On March 18, 2020, the New York Appellate Division, Second Department affirmed the decision upholding the proposed guardian selected by Korsinsky and Klein, LLP in a highly contested guardianship proceeding brought on behalf of its client. In addition, the appellate court affirmed the decision by the lower court that revoked the health care proxy and power of attorney of a sibling.
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Tax Deadline Season Extended by 90 Days

The Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced on March 18 that taxpayers can delay paying their income taxes for up to 90 days, which includes income taxes up to $1 million.

Korsinsky and Klein, LLP is monitoring these changes closely and understand the confusion that clients may have regarding the new tax filing procedures.
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Clarification of GIS

On March 5, 2020, the New York State Department of Health issued and posted GIS 20 MA-03: “Clarification of GIS 19 MA/04, “Clarification of Policy for Treatment of Income Placed in Medicaid Exception Trusts” with an effective date of March 3, 2020. The GIS states:

“The purpose of this General Information System (GIS) message is to inform local departments of social services (LDSS) of a clarification to GIS 19 MA/04,
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Updating Advance Directives for Coronavirus

New York now has numerous confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), a highly contagious respiratory infection that has been spreading worldwide. While experts say the risk of infection is relatively low, there are some populations that may be more vulnerable, including seniors and people with pre-existing conditions. As officials work toward a solution to this threat, adults should take this opportunity to ensure that their estate plans are up-to-date and include advance directives.
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Korsinsky & Klein, LLP Welcomes Four New Lawyers

Brooklyn Elder Law Firm, Korsinsky & Klein, welcomes four new lawyers. To read more please click the link below.

Brooklyn Elder Law Firm Korsinsky Klein llp Welcomes Four New Lawyers
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“Condo & Coop Due Diligence” event on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Daniel Lieberman, Esq. of Korsinsky & Klein, LLP will be speaking at the “Condo & Coop Due Diligence” event on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. The event is being hosted by First Class Education at One Penn Plaza, Suite 3406, New York, NY 10119.
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Holiday Closings

The offices of Korsinsky & Klein, LLP will be closed in observance of the following Jewish Holidays:

  • Rosh Hashanah (closed all day Monday September 30 and Tuesday October 1)
  • Yom Kippur (closing at 3 pm on Tuesday October 8 and all day Wednesday October 9)
  • Succos (closed all day Monday October 14 and Tuesday October 15)
  • Shemini Atzeret (closed all day Monday October 21)
  • Simchas Torah (closed all day Tuesday October 22)

Our entire team would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.
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Korsinsky & Klein Vision 20/20 Summit

On Thursday, September 20, 2019, Korsinsky & Klein, LLP sponsored and participated in the Vision 20/20 Summit in New York.

The Vision 20/20 Summit was a networking event that helped attendees plan for their real estate strategy for 2020. Please see some pictures from the event below:
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Korsinsky & Klein Partner Selected to 2019 Super Lawyers List

Michael Korsinsky of the Brooklyn Elder Law and Estate Planning law firm, Korsinsky & Klein, LLP, has been named a Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Brooklyn, NY by Super Lawyers for 2019.

The team at Korsinsky & Klein, LLP is proud to announce that founding partner Michael Korsinsky has been selected to the Super Lawyers list for 2019.
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Michael Korsinsky Talks to NY Daily News

The New York Daily News recently spoke to attorney Michael Korsinsky about a 30-day survivorship clause at the center of a legal battle over a multimillion-dollar inheritance. A Manhattan judge ruled that Jill Morris’ fortune should go to charity instead of the daughter of the deceased’s long-time partner Joan Anderson, who died 12 days after Morris.
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GuildNet Class Action Lawsuit Update

GuildNet, Inc. previously provided Medicaid Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) insurance coverage to several thousand patients in New York. GuildNet closed abruptly in 2017, forcing many patients to transition to another healthcare plan, putting them at risk for a reduction in care hours.

On August 8, 2019, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York certified a class action for the following class:

  • Medicaid recipients enrolled in the GuildNet managed long-term care plans in Suffolk County,

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Michael Korsinsky, Esq. – Israel America Foundation, May 30, 2019

Michael Korsinsky, Esq. was the leading lecturer at the Israel America Foundation “Estate and Financial Planning Seminar” on May 30, 2019, the event was attended by many seniors. They seniors learned about the need of advanced directives and ways to avoid the need for Guardianships and a general understanding of Medicaid and Estate Planning. Other speakers at this event were health care industry professionals including nurses and social workers.
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Joseph Klein, Esq., Panel Expert at the Boro Park Jewish Community Center Council

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, Joseph Klein, Esq. spoke in the next series at the Boro Park Jewish Community Center Council. At the seminar, he continued guiding seniors on the government programs that are available to them.
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Michael Korsinsky Featured in Jewish Echo Magazine

Founding Partner of Korsinsky & Klein LLP, Michael Korsinsky is featured in the newest issue of The Jewish Echo Magazine.

He is discussing “Death and Taxes” and talks about having the right representation and experience when planning for the future. He says “proper planning not only protects assets, but literally can affect end of life issues.”
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Partner Joseph Klein, Esq. Featured in AMI Magazine

Partner Joseph Klein, Esquire was recently featured in the January issue of AMI Magazine. AMI is a weekly publication distributed world-wide that sets a new standard in Jewish news and media and professional columns.

Joseph’s article titled, “Do I Need An Elder law Attorney?” discussed four financial concerns for seniors with assets.
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Independent Care Systems (ICS) to Withdraw as a Managed Long Term Care Plan

Our clients who have ICS as their managed long term care provider in New York State have received notice that ICS is no longer going to be participate in that program. A copy of one of these letters is linked here: Independent Care System Notice.

Clients need to assess their situation and determine if they want to change their Managed Long Term Care Plan’s now or wait for the State to assign them another MLTC.
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Joseph Klein Esquire, Panel Expert – Boro Park Jewish Community Center Council Event

On Sunday, January 6th, Joseph Klein Esquire was a panel expert at a seminar that took place at the Boro Park Jewish Community Center Council. The seminar was for seniors searching for guidance on government programs that are available to them.

For more information about the event, please follow the link to the article:
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Michael Korsinsky, Esq. Received the Lev V’Nefesh Award

On December 15, 2018, Michael Korsinsky, Esq. received the Lev V’Nefesh award and a Citation of Honor from the New York City Council at the 66th annual dinner of the Guardians of the Sick in Brooklyn, NY. The event was attended by various public officials as well as community leaders.
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Joseph Klein, Esq. – Speaker on Elder Law and Medicaid Planning

On Nov. 18, 2018, Joseph Klein, Esq. was a speaker on Elder Law and Medicaid planning at the Eldercare Conferences & Expo in Brooklyn, New York. He discussed “Estate and Long Term Care Planning: What You Need To Know.”
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Supreme Court of New York Reverses Ruling Concerning a Descendants’ Assets

On November 14, 2018, in Re Blango, the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, reversed a ruling by the Surrogates’ Court that voided two deeds that transferred their interests concerning a descendants’ assets. Michael Korsinsky, Esq. successfully showed that his client’s grantors were actually the descendants’ distributees and the deeds were properly executed. The deeds would validly convey those distributees’
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Korsinsky and Klein, LLP Opens Lakewood New Jersey Office

November 1, 2018, Korsinsky and Klein, LLP opened its Lakewood New Jersey office. Previously, the firm had their offices in northern New Jersey. This new location is more centrally located in New Jersey, providing their clients quicker access to their attorneys. We look forward to meeting you at our new location.
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Michael Korsinsky, Esq. Lectured on Guardianship Practice and Procedure in New York

On July 17, 2018, Michael Korsinsky, Esq. lectured to over 100 nursing home administrators on Guardianship practice and procedure in New York, held in Queens, NY.
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Michael Korsinsky, Esq. and Joseph Klein, Esq. Speak at Eagle Oaks Country Club

On July 8, 2018, both Michael Korsinsky, Esq. and Joseph Klein, Esq. were the lead speakers for over 125 nursing home administrators and healthcare business owners and leaders on various topics including, the “Nuts and Bolts of Guardianships,” “Arbitration in Nursing Home Admission Agreements” and “Estate planning.” The event was held at the Eagle Oaks Country Club, Farmingdale, New Jersey.
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Surrogate Court Granted Michael Korsinsky, Esq., Motion to Dismiss Two Petition

On July 3, 2018, in Re Estate Eisdorfer, 2018 NYLJ LEXIS 2319, the Surrogate Court granted Michael Korsinsky, Esq., motion to dismiss two petitions seeking a judicial accounting in the Surrogates Court. In this lengthy decision, the Court discussed and held that certain agreements disposed of the estate’s assets decades ago, and doctrine of laches and a complex analysis of the applicable statute of limitations bars the right to seek an accounting at this stage.
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