Marie A. Corliss, Esq., received her bachelors in philosophy at Fordham University in 1982. She then went on to Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 1985. While at Cardozo, she was the International Law Review Articles Editor, and a member of the Regional Champion Moot Court Team. Upon graduation, Marie was admitted to the practice of law in New York State and began working as an Assistant District Attorney with the Bronx District Attorneys Office. There, she was selected by the Appeals Bureau to draft legal briefs and argue cases before the NY State Appellate Division, First Department. Later, she took advantage of the great opportunity to gain intensive trial experience, prosecuting perpetrators of special victims (children and elderly), burglaries and robberies. While raising her family, Ms. Corliss worked part-time as counsel to nursing homes. She became an attorney with Vincent Russo and Associates before moving on to Covey, Roberts, Corliss, and Carmody-Roberts in Katonah, NY, where she became a partner focusing exclusively in the area of Elder Law. In 2011, Marie Corliss established the Corliss Law Group, with offices in Katonah, Cortlandt Manor and in Manhattan, New York. The Corliss Law Group is entirely devoted to the fields of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Individualized, personalized attention to each clients' unique needs and goals are of paramont importance to Ms. Corliss. Special accommodations are made to ensure that each person who contacts the Corliss Law Group has access to the information they need, including a complimentary pocket size Health Care Proxy. The office offers services in these areas exclusively: Medicare & Medicaid: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives; Special Needs Planning; Guardianship;Probate; Nursing Home Admissions and Issues Marie A. Corliss is an active member of: Elder Counsel- A Premiere Association of Elder Law Professionals; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; Elder Law Section of the NY State Bar; Elder Law Section of the Westchester Bar Association; Trust and Estates Section of the NYS Bar Association; Putnam County Estate Planning Council.
ELDER LAW BOUTIQUE FIRM DEDICATED TO ESTATE PLANNING; MEDICAID; MEDICARE; NURSING HOME ISSUES; WILLS; TRUSTS; ADVANCED DIRECTIVES; VETERANS BENEFITS; GUARDIANSHIP & PROBATE
Our firm is different than most. We not only greatly appreciate being selected as your attorney but our appreciation is felt with the care, attention and quality of services we provide, while maintaining affordable fees. We provide complimentary initial consultations and never turn away a deserving client away for inability to pay.
We focus our practice on and have many years of experience in the fields of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship and Probate. We have four highly qualified attorneys on staff, three paralegal in addition to other staff. We deliver legal services with an empathic and conscientious approach to the concerns of families and their loved ones.
Estate, Tax and Medicaid Planning: We begin with an estate, tax and long-term health care planning evaluation. This evaluation results in a comprehensive step-by-step plan which best meets the financial and health care needs of our clients. Medicaid and Medicare advocacy is provided as well. We value our strong relationship with our clients. We are compassionate in our assistance with Nursing Home admissions, Home Care, Medicare Coverage and Medical Insurance Claims.
Legal Instruments: A comprehensive estate plan might include the execution of a Last Will and Testament, a Living Trust and Advanced Directives. We prepare customized instruments, incorporating the latest advances in the law.
We also establish estate plans for clients with disabilities and work with their family members in providing for their long-term needs, including: Supplemental Needs Trust, government benefits (Medicaid; SSI; SSDI) and advise trustees regarding their duties and obligations under the Supplemental Needs Trust Agreement for the benefit of the disabled. Individuals who have not engaged in advanced planning may requiring a Guardian due to an inability to manage their personal or financial affairs.
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