Annabel Bazante, Associate Counsel to the Firm, has significant experience in the area of trusts and estates, including planning, administration, fiduciary accounting and litigation. In addition, Ms. Bazante practices general civil litigation and elder law, and provides counseling related to the establishment and administration of special needs trusts. Ms. Bazante’s practice of elder law includes Medicaid eligibility planning, the preparation and filing of Medicaid applications, representation at Fair Hearings, and planning for Medicare and Medicaid homecare services.
Ms. Bazante obtained her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. At Brooklyn Law School, she was a research editor for the Brooklyn Law Review and Vice President of the Moot Court Honor Society. Actively involved with the Nassau County Bar Association, Ms. Bazante not only benefits from being a member of the Trusts and Estates committee, the Community Relations and Public Education committee, and the Lawyer Assistance Program committee, but she also provides free legal services by participating in pro bono clinics sponsored by the Nassau County Bar Association. In addition, Ms. Bazante is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates, Elder Law and Lawyer Assistance committees. She also provides assistance to indigent clients of the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and serves as a volunteer panel member of the New York State Commission on Quality Care for the Mentally Disabled, Surrogate Decision-Making Committee.