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Deeds as Estate Planning Devices to help you avoid probate

How to Avoid Probate Using Real Property Deeds as Estate Planning Devices

Alice and Bill live in Brooklyn. They are about to purchase their first home. Understanding
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Congratulations to Pauline Yeung-Ha who will be honored as a 2017 Brooklyn Women of Distinction

On June 1st, Pauline Yeung-Ha is being honored as one of the 2017 Brooklyn Women of
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Look Who’s Talking: A Book Talk by Joanne Seminara, Esq.

Meet Joanne Seminara, Esq. Saturday, May 13th, 2017 2:30 PM Fort Hamilton Library 9424 4th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11209 Ms. Seminara, a
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Your “Digital Diary” is an Indispensable New Tool in Your Estate Plan

All of us spend increasingly more and more time on computers, smart phones and on
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trust is a must part 2

Long-Term Care and Asset Protection

Read Part I here in the article series by Joanne Seminara, Esq.  Seniors and persons with disabilities
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probate

To Probate – or Not to Probate? That is the Question. Below May Be The Answer 

Suzy died in Brooklyn, New York last week. She was survived by her five children.
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elder care planning

Elder Care Planning – As Your Family Member Ages – Your Family Can Plan

As your family member ages, health issues such as memory loss and lack of energy
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Aging Mastery Program

It’s a Judith D. Grimaldi Double Feature!

We are excited to have our partner, Judith D. Grimaldi, participate in the upcoming Aging
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What’s New?

It’s Coming! Senior Tech Day hosted by Bay Ridge Center

Senior Tech Day will bring the latest tech tools and innovations designed to help seniors and their
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CUNY TV features Judith Grimaldi, selected as one of NY’s Wise Women by the National Association of Italian American Women

Watch Judith Grimaldi's acceptance speech at The National Organization of Italian-American Women’s (NOIAW's) annual Epiphany Celebration. Click to play
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Brooklyn Chamber

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Shines Surprise Spotlight on Grimaldi & Yeung on Workforce Wednesday!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - Grimaldi & Yeung LLP is honored to be featured in today's Brooklyn Buzz,
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Partner Regina Kiperman Receives Impressive Summary Judgment for Client

Grimaldi & Yeung Partner Regina Kiperman successfully obtained a summary judgment in a contested accounting proceeding on behalf
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And the Civic Award goes to….

On January 9th, the Bay Ridge Third Avenue Merchants honored Grimaldi & Yeung LLP partner Joanne Seminara.  She was
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Grimaldi & Yeung LLP named one of the Largest Women-Owned Law Firms since 2013

New York Law Journal names Grimaldi & Yeung LLP one of the Largest Women-Owned Law Firms and one of the
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And…congratulations to partner Joanne Seminara, recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Law and Community Leadership Award!

In November, the Brooklyn Real Estate Board selected Joanne Seminara, partner of Grimaldi & Yeung LLP, the Outstanding Achievement
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Do You Need to Probate when Real Property is the Sole Estate Asset?

Joe’s parents both died this year. The only asset in their estate was their home. His parents
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in New York City

A review for Judith Grimaldi and Naomi Levin: Ms. Grimaldi and her team, especially Naomi Levin, offered me so much wise guidance and warm support as I worked to set up Medicaid for my ex-husband and to provide for his care once he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. As his condition deteriorated, they always found time to respond with a phone call or an email, even during off-hours or weekends. They were remarkable advocates and they made a profound difference during very difficult days. I am so grateful to them. -Masha D.
Masha D.
A review for Joanne Seminara, Esq.: I had worked for the City of New York for 25 years and was ready for retirement but frankly knew little or nothing about pension and social security benefits and how to maximize their value or how to invest my modest savings and annuities. Now I had known Ms. Seminara for many years through various community service activities we had participated in and so I personally trusted her; without question I wanted her to be my legal consultant as I phased into my separation from civil service. Ms. Seminara was deliberate, thorough and thoughtful as we reviewed my various assets and subsequent strategies on how to best utilize them as well as creating my first will and testament. What was most helpful was how our meeting left me feeling confident in my future plans and, even more important, how my heirs are now finally included in them. Today Ms. Seminara is there to offer advice and suggestions whenever I need clarification or guidance on matters that impact my financial well-being, all done with a generous dose of humanity and good-will. - Joe T.
Joe T.
Dear Joanne: I wanted to send along a note of thanks for all the support and guidance with my aunt’s guardianship hearing.  I know it’s been several months since the hearing and decision. You and the entire team were such a ray of light during a very stressful and upsetting time period in my life.   I don’t know where to start tell you how much I appreciated your support – from the first call to our meeting, the hearing and follow up. Beside the sound and strong legal advice, I was especially touched by the care and compassion you provided me.  At every step of the way you and the team were there to support and guide me. I was touched by how much you deeply cared for me, my case and helping my family. I have never been through anything like this in my life, and you really provided me the comfort and assurance I needed during such a stressful and unsettling time.  For that, my family and I are deeply grateful. Please pass along my heartfelt thanks to the entire team, for being there for us and providing such outstanding legal advice – and more importantly caring for me, my aunt and our family. - Russell F.
Russell F.
My brother and I were most pleased with the outstanding professionalism, expertise and experience that Joanne Seminara, her legal assistant and her firm Grimaldi & Yeung LLP provided us during the most emotional and difficult months of our lives. It was a pleasure to walk into her office, which was most warm and welcoming, creating a comfortable professional  atmosphere, as we met to discuss many legal matters that were quite new to us. Selling our mom's house, our home for more than fifty years, was both  emotionally draining and legally challenging. Yet, Joanne's consistent reassurance and communication made all the difference to us as we handled this overwhelming situation. I certainly appreciated Joanne's calmness, patience and understanding that went beyond her valuable legal advice and knowledge. I am sure that future clients will also benefit from these positive qualities that are most important during a time that can be quite upsetting and frightening to many people. I related to her kind manner and understanding nature. I am sure that future clients will also be as pleased and as grateful as we have been. I would certainly highly recommend Joanne Seminara's services without any hesitation. Thank you again. -Paulette H.
Paulette H.
Joanne Seminara and her assistant handled legal issues relevant to the passing of our mom. Throughout the process, Joanne displayed a working knowledge of the law as well as an informed view of the expectations and requirements needed to fully represent the estate and home sale. Her services were always well-organized and efficient. The quality of her legal advice and actions on behalf of the estate demonstrated competence, proficiency and a degree of experience that was much appreciated. We both respect and commend Joanne Seminara for her professionalism and her legal representation on our behalf.     - Tony D.
Tony D.
Just wanted to say thanks to all of you. My mother would not be home without your efforts. I sent a fruit basket from Amazon last week to say thank you. I hope it got there ok. I wish all of you a healthy and prosperous 2017. Best wishes, Andy
Andy F.
Pauline Yeung did an excellent job explaining the rules for qualifying for Medicaid to me. Her associates also did a great job completing the application and helping me understand the process. I would highly recommend Pauline & her firm.
Anonymous
Pauline made everything look so easy and it actually was. She gave both my dad and I, clearly detailed, and thorough explanations as to how the process would go and it was quick too. I'd hire her again in a heartbeat without second thought. Thank you again Pauline, for making this smooth sailing!
Sincerely, M.
Just a little note to say "thanks". You did a GREAT job today….. and…. You have the patience of a "saint". We accomplished what needed to do to get all of their paperwork in order, under extremely difficult conditions today. So again, THANKS…. I knew I made the right decision when I selected you for this project.
Carl G.
I just wanted to thank you for the periodic Elder Law Updates that you send to your clients. They're quite helpful. Some of the topics are eye-openers, so I print them out so that my children will be well-informed when I'm gone.
Emanuela T.
You gave so much information in such a clear, warm way, explaining these complex and often anxiety-producing legal and financial decisions. It was a wonderful introduction and guide to what needs to be considered and worked out in a legal form, and I had the feeling that many people came away with new confidence for getting the plans set up.
Zoe Kyle Moffitt, RN
Support Group Co-Leader / Park Slope United Methodist Church