Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP is pleased to announce that Laura M. Brancato has joined the firm as a Partner in the firm’s newly formed Elder Law Litigation Practice Group.
Laura’s practice will complement the firm’s existing, U.S. News & World Report Tier 1 ranked Trusts & Estates practice which embraces all aspects of estate planning and administration with an emphasis on the development of sophisticated plans for high-net-worth individuals, charitable organizations and closely held businesses.
The firm’s Elder Law Litigation Practice Group will provide thought leadership and personalized service to its clients. Laura brings with her vast experience in all areas of litigated Elder Law matters including adult guardianship proceedings, power of attorney litigation, mental health law litigation and related services.
“I am thrilled to be joining the successful team at Meltzer Lippe. I am excited to bring this new practice area to a firm with a well-established reputation for success in a variety of litigated fields. The Elder Law Litigation Practice Group will provide our clients with a full range of services specifically tailored to meet the needs of our most vulnerable clients.” said Laura M. Brancato.
“The addition of Laura and her vast experience and knowledge in Elder Law will further strengthen the ability to assist our new and existing clients. Her immense passion and individual approach to every client meshes perfectly with our vision of how law should be practiced, and she will be an invaluable asset to our firm and clients.” said Meltzer Lippe Managing Partner David J. Heymann.
Laura is a litigator who devotes her practice to complex Elder Law litigation including Article 81 and 17A guardianship proceedings, Article 9 proceedings under the Mental Hygiene Law, power of attorney litigation and Medicaid administrative appeals. Laura also handles Surrogate’s Court litigation including contested wills, turnover proceedings, judicial accountings, and related ligation.