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Jennifer B. Cona

Jennifer B. Cona

Founder and Managing Partner, Cona Elder Law PLLC
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • New Jersey, New York
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Melissa Negrin-Wiener January 11, 2022
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Jennifer Cona is an extremely intelligent and compassionate attorney who puts 110% into everything she does. She is a leader in her industry, a well-respected mentor and successful businesswoman.
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Biography

Jennifer B. Cona is the founder and managing partner of Cona Elder Law, Long Island’s leading Elder Law and Estate Planning firm. She is among Long Island’s most accomplished women, exemplifying leadership in business and community outreach.

Ms. Cona’s work involves representing, counseling and assisting seniors and their families with the preservation of assets, Medicaid planning, estate planning, wealth transfer strategies, administration of estates, estate litigation, guardianships and special needs planning. Under Ms. Cona’s direction, the firm expanded its practice to include a health care reimbursement and recovery department. Currently, Cona Elder Law represents over 175 nursing homes and health care facilities across Long Island and throughout New York State, making Ms. Cona’s firm the preeminent law firm in this practice area. The firm works to secure and ensure a payment source for long term health care, working together with both families and health care facilities to sustain quality care for seniors.

Ms. Cona serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center (LIAD). She is a Supreme Court and Surrogate Court appointed court evaluator, guardian, Guardian ad Litem and counsel for incapacitated persons. She is an advocate for those with limited access to the legal system and has lobbied on Capitol Hill on behalf of the NOW Legal Defense Fund. Appointed to the Legal Advisory Board of the Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center (LIAD), Ms. Cona provides legal advice and direction on the issues facing individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. She is the founder and chair of the Advanced Elder Law Focus Group, an industry think-tank. Ms. Cona’s firm is a member of the Intercounty Health Facilities Association.

Specialties: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Estate Litigation, Civil Litigation, Health Care Facility Representation.

Practice Areas
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • GoToMeeting
  • Microsoft Teams
  • WebEx
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder & Managing Partner
Cona Elder Law PLLC
- Current
Education
University of Connecticut School of Law
J.D. (1996) | Law
Honors: with Honors
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Hobart and William Smith Colleges
B.A. (1991) | Political Science
Honors: cum laude, with High Honors
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Awards
Best Lawyers in Elder Law & Health Care Law
Best Lawyers
AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
2014-2023
Women Leaders in the Law
New York Magazine
Long Island Press Power List
Schneps Media
Long Island Business Influencers: Most Dynamic Women Leaders
Long Island Business News
Power 25 in Law
Long Island Business News
Long Island's 50 Top Women Hall of Fame
Long Island Business News
Who's Who in Healthcare Law
Long Island Business News
Top Women in the Law
New York Law Journal
Outstanding Women in Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Brava Awards
Long Island SmartCEO
Power Women in Business
Star Network
Leadership in Law
Long Island Business News
Professional Associations
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
Member
Current
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Advanced Elder Law Focus Group
Founder and Chair
Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Nassau County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Suffolk County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Elder Law Best Practices: Innovative Strategies to Improve Receivables and Further Your Mission, Leading Age New York Financial Professionals Conference, Saratoga Springs
Aging & Cannabis: The Business, Politics, Law & Science of Cannabis, Aging & Cannabis, Genser Cona Elder Law, The Heritage Club at Bethpage
Certifications
State Certified Court Evaluator and Counsel to Guardians and Incapacitated Persons
New York
Websites & Blogs
Website
Cona Elder Law Website
Blog
Cona Elder Law Blog
Videos
Genser Cona Elder Law is a leading Elder Law and Senior Health Care industry resource. Our mission is to inspire and empower older adults to embrace aging with support and... Grow Older With Us!

Genser Cona Elder Law is a leading Elder Law and Senior Health Care industry resource. Our mission is to inspire and empower older adults to embrace aging with support and...

In this episode of "Cona's Corner," Jennifer Cona, Founder & Managing Partner of Cona Elder Law, tackles the crucial decision of selecting the right Executor for your estate. Specifically, she... Choosing Your Executor | Cona's Corner

In this episode of "Cona's Corner," Jennifer Cona, Founder & Managing Partner of Cona Elder Law, tackles the crucial decision of selecting the right Executor for your estate. Specifically, she...

In this episode of "Cona's Corner," Jennifer Cona discusses why you should not leave out of your Will a child with special needs and count on their siblings to take... Leaving Assets to a Child with Special Needs | Cona's Corner

In this episode of "Cona's Corner," Jennifer Cona discusses why you should not leave out of your Will a child with special needs and count on their siblings to take...

This Giving Tuesday, consider supporting Cona Elder Law's nonprofit organization, Senior Dreams Come True. Cona Elder Law Founder & Managing Partner Jennifer Cona explains the work we do through this... Senior Dreams Come True: Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, consider supporting Cona Elder Law's nonprofit organization, Senior Dreams Come True. Cona Elder Law Founder & Managing Partner Jennifer Cona explains the work we do through this...

Tune in for “Cona’s Corner,” where Jennifer Cona answers questions and provides guidance to help you avoid costly mistakes in elder law and estate planning. On the first episode of... Should I Add My Children to My Bank Accounts? | Cona's Corner

Tune in for “Cona’s Corner,” where Jennifer Cona answers questions and provides guidance to help you avoid costly mistakes in elder law and estate planning. On the first episode of...

Making the best care arrangements for your loved ones involves three distinct components: Medical, Financial and Emotional decisions. Medical: What level of care does your loved one need and for... The Elder Law Triangle Webinar Featuring Jennifer B. Cona & Melissa Negrin-Wiener of Cona Elder Law

Making the best care arrangements for your loved ones involves three distinct components: Medical, Financial and Emotional decisions. Medical: What level of care does your loved one need and for...

In this episode of "Cona's Corner," Jennifer Cona addresses a common and costly misconception in Trust planning. Sharing a recent client's predicament, Jennifer highlights the critical oversight of merely signing... Trust Funding | Cona's Corner

In this episode of "Cona's Corner," Jennifer Cona addresses a common and costly misconception in Trust planning. Sharing a recent client's predicament, Jennifer highlights the critical oversight of merely signing...

Contact & Map
Cona Elder Law PLLC
Melville, NY Office
225 Broad Hollow Road
Suite 200
Melville, NY 11747
Telephone: (631) 390-5000
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Cona Elder Law PLLC
New York, NY Office
570 Lexington Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10022
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Cona Elder Law PLLC
Port Jefferson Station, NY Office
106 Crystal Brook Hollow Road
Port Jefferson Station,, NY 11760
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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