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May Newsletter Welcome to our May 2024 Newsletter! This month we are celebrating Memorial Day and our Military Service Members. May is Military Appreciation Month- a time to honor the sacrifices and contributions of our service members. We are also highlighting Motorcycle Awareness, since motorcycle season has begun. Military Appreciation…

February Newsletter Welcome to our February 2024 Newsletter! Happy Belated Valentines Day! This month we are sharing with you the “Family Love Letter”. Additionally, this month we have some important information to share regarding the 2024 tax numbers that may assist you with your tax, estate planning and charitable giving….

January Newsletter Happy New Year! Welcome to our January 2024 Newsletter Jim Appears on Motorcycle Podcast 12/11/2023 What’s new with Leonick Law for 2024? In case you didn’t know, Jim rides a Motorcycle in his spare time. Our office is now a sponsor of the Motorcycle Mayhem Internet Radio Show….

Long Island and New York City

Welcome to our September Newsletter! With the end of summer, Fall is upon us. Students are back at school and everyone is getting back into their normal routine. With this in mind, this month there’s a few things we want to remind you of. If you don’t already have estate…

Long Island and New York City

Welcome to our August Newsletter! Now that it is August, many are enjoying those lazy summer days before going back to school or work. While everyone is trying to savor the last days of summer, there are important bills on the Governor’s desk in Albany. The bill we talk about…

Long Island and New York City

Welcome to our July Newsletter! Happy Independence Day! Happy Independence Day! Here are some interesting Independence day facts that you may not have known: Despite being dated July 4th, congress actually voted for Independence on July 2, 1776 John Adams recognized Independence Day on July 2, and turned down celebrations…

Long Island and New York City

Welcome to our June Newsletter! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! Congratulations to our Client, U.S. Army, Specialist 5th class and Veteran Bob Blake (front and center) on his purchase of the 1st home in the new Columbia Terrace condominium in Huntington. This opportunity was made possible by The Huntington Town Board and the…

Welcome to our May 2023 Newsletter! Motorcycle Awareness Month – Does Your Lawyer Ride? The injuries sustained in car accidents can be frustrating and costly. But motorcycle accidents can be far more extreme. Since May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, we will share some safety tips for all motorists. Motorcycles…

Welcome to our April 2023 Newsletter! This month’s topics: Safeguarding your Assets and Documents Protecting Your Real Estate There is a new, complimentary service provided by the Nassau County Clerk that will notify you whenever a document is filed with their office with your name on it. To sign up…

Judge, Gavel, Justice.

Have you been involved in an accident? Are you considering representing yourself? Here are 3 reasons why you want to consider not representing yourself. Abraham Lincoln once said, He who represents himself has a fool for a client. Well that applies to lawyers as well as non lawyers. It Doesn’t…

Last will and testament

What is a DIY (do it yourself) Will and how is it different from a Will prepared with an Estate Planning Attorney? Clients sometimes come in and ask, can I just do a will myself, can I do something like this? A napkin where I write out what my intentions…

what is a trust

What is a Trust? Why would you want a trust? This article contains some general information which goes along with a series of videos where I talk about Estate planning and the various options for Estate planning that might help you. So what is a trust? A trust is a…

language of love telethon stroke and aphasia awareness

The Language of Love Telethon promotes awareness of stroke symptoms in order to educate people, so that you can prevent or at least minimize the effects of aphasia, which is what happens after someone has a stroke. Aphasia is a disease that can occur as a result of a stroke….

burial or cremation estate planning

One question that often comes up in Estate Planning work is what happens to your body after you’re gone. Family members sometimes are not sure what your wishes were. I’ve often gotten calls from people, one of them recently, where a woman’s brother died and his girlfriend, that he had…

what is a trust

“When is the reading of the Will?” After someone passes, and after they’ve had services, I often receive a phone call from a client or a family member asking “When is the reading of the Will?” The “Reading of the Will” is a bit of a misnomer. Some may recall…

Long Term Health Care

I’d like to answer a question that clients often ask: Why do I need a Health Care Proxy?  A Health Care Proxy is a legal document. In New York State, it’s authorized by the Public Health Law Section 29-C. What is Public Health Law Section 29-C? Why do we have it? It allows you to appoint someone else to make health care decisions for you if you…

Elder Care

Today I’m going to speak about a topic called Elder Law and a particular topic called Parenting your Parents. Many of us between the ages of 40 and 60 find ourselves in the sandwich generation- meaning we’re taking care of children and, also helping in some way or form to…

car accident

I’m going to share some free advice with you today- something that people don’t often get from lawyers. This information is about what to do if you are involved in an automobile accident. I have over 30 years handling motor vehicle accidents (MVA). 10 years working for insurance companies and…

Deposition Tips

If you were called for a deposition or an EBT, examination before trial, as we call it in New York, you’re nervous. I have 10 tips for you that apply to any type of deposition, whether it’s personal injury or otherwise, to help get you through your deposition. These are…

Last will and testament

Many people wait too long to create a Will or a comprehensive Estate plan. There are many ways to create a will, some of which you could perform by yourself, however there are many pitfalls to avoid. Avoiding these pitfalls is the main reason to have an attorney prepare your…

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