Inna Fershteyn

Inna Fershteyn

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Inna Fershteyn is a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who received education from the top schools and practiced law in several major law firms before opening Law Offices of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. Ms. Fershteyn's professional philosophy is that ability, experience, service, and direct accountability are the primary components of effective legal representation. Her accomplishments and renowned success are due to this strict adherence to providing first rate, specialized services that are custom tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Ms. Fershteyn is bilingual in English and Russian and has been practicing law for 19 years. Her practice focuses on Trust and Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate Proceedings in NY, Business Planning and Formation, Medicaid Planning, Medicaid Fraud investigations and Employment law. She is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey. The Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. provides representation for clients in need of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid planning, Asset Protection, Revocable and Irrevocable Trust formation, Guardianship proceedings, and Estate Litigation. Inna and her team of dedicated professionals assure personal attention to clients of all backgrounds and offer Russian-speaking attorney services. Clients can look forward to personally dealing with attorney Inna Fershteyn, who augments her 19 years of legal experience with knowledge of current trends in estate planning, Elder Law, NY Probate and Administration, Asset Protection and Medicaid fraud investigations. As one client attests: “I was referred to Inna Fershteyn by a close friend who raved about her. I knew nothing about Estate Planning and was very worried. Inna was brilliant, patient and very sensitive to all of my concerns and I am forever grateful to her. She did a great job! Thank you, Inna!” Irina Firstein, May 2017 You can reach us at 718-333-2394 or by visiting www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Probate
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • PROBATE and ADMINISTRATION Proceedings in NY and Kings Counties
  • Medicaid Planning and Pooled Income Trusts
  • Asset Protection
  • Business and Corporate
  • Medicaid Fraud Investigations and HRA letters
  • Brooklyn Top Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Estate Planning NY Attorney
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Retainer
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Russian: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Corporate Finance Associate, Head of Associate Committee
Heller Ehrman LLP
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Corporate finance and Trust and Estate Departments associate
Corporate Finance Associate
Bryan Cave LLP
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Represented individual estates of up to $60 million dollars, set up private foundations, took companies public, worked with shareholders and officers and directors of corporations Represented Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP in the sale of its Corporate Value Consulting business to the Standard & Poor's division of The McGraw Hill Companies, Inc. Represented Israeli life-science company Compugen in its initial and secondary public offerings. Represented Italian footwear company Intershoe in all aspects of retail operation in the United States including financing, licensing and real estate transactions. Represented international luxury goods companies in licensing and other transactions, including acquisitions and corporate control disputes. Represented public and privately-held corporations with respect to corporate governance and other general corporate matters; acted as general counsel and advisor to non-institutional corporate clients.
Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D.
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Honors: Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
Activities: President of International Law Society, Entertainment Law Journal
NYU
BM / Music Business
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Deans List, Founders Day Award
Awards
Senior Adviser Family and Children Services
NYU Langone Pediatrics
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, New York State Senate Legislative Resolution No. 1790 of 2009
NY Congress
Community awards and honors include the Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Service Award from the United Progressive Democratic Club; Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for “outstanding and invaluable service to the community”; New York State Senate Legislative Resolution No. 1790 of 2009 in honor of Ms. Fershteyn; and a Citation from the Brooklyn Borough President.
Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Service Award
United Progressive Democratic Club
Professional Associations
United Progressive Democratic Club
Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Service Award Recepient
Current
Activities: Community awards and honors include the Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Service Award from the United Progressive Democratic Club; Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for âoutstanding and invaluable service to the communityâ; New York State Senate Legislative Resolution No. 1790 of 2009 in honor of Ms. Fershteyn; and a Citation from the Brooklyn Borough President.
NYU Langone Pediatrics
Senior Family Adviser, NYU Langone Pediatrics
- Current
Activities: Meet with doctors, nurses, administration and set the course of hospital policies and procedures for new children hospital
NY Association of Russian-Speaking Women Attorneys
President
- Current
Activities: President of the NY Association of Russian-Speaking Women Attorneys and is active in the PTA at the Benson Elementary School, where her older children are enrolled in the Russian Bilingual Gifted Globe Program. Ms. Fershteyn is also on the Board of Directors of Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House (JCH) of Bensonhurst, where her youngest child is enrolled. She is a member of American Jewish Committee (AJC) and traveled to Israel at invitation by Nativ, 2010 to represent America's top young Jewish leaders throughout the world.
New York State Bar # 2936367
Member
- Current
Brooklyn and Manhattan Medication Services
NY STATE CERTIFIED MEDIATOR
- Current
Activities: NY State Certified Mediator
NJ Bar Association
Member
- Current
Edith and Karl Marks JCH of Bensonhurst, UJA Federation Agency
Board Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
4 Common Estate Planning Mistakes
Advanced legal help
NY STATE TOP ESTATE PLANNING LAWYER
Advanced legal help
Protecting Your Assets from Nursing Home cost
Advanced legal help
Rules about Switching Attorneys
Advanced legal help
What is a Living Trust and How can I benefit from it
Advanced legal help
A Guide to Estate Planning
Advanced legal help
Avoiding Medicaid Fraud and Abuse
Advanced legal help
What to do if you become part of Medicaid Fraud Investigation
Advanced legal help
Estate Planning Blog
Attorney Inna Fershteyn
What to do if you became a subject of Medicaid Fraud Investigation in NY?
Inna Fershteyn
Speaking Engagements
Elder Law and Trust and Estate Planning in NY, Elder law planning, JCH of Bensonhurst
Edith and Karl Marks JCH of Bensonhurst, UJA Federation Agency
ESTATE PLANNING FOR KIDS WITH DISABILITIES, Special Care for Special Needs, Kings Bay Y Brooklyn NY
Kings Bay Y
Discussed planning for children with disabilities, life insurance planning, revocable and irrevocable trusts and medicaid planning
ESTATE PLANNING FOR KIDS WITH DISABILITIES, Special Care for Special Needs, Kings Bay Y Brooklyn NY
Kings Bay Y
Discussed planning for children with disabilities, life insurance planning, revocable and irrevocable trusts and medicaid planning
Certifications
NY State Certified Mediator
Brooklyn and Manhattan Mediation Centers
Websites & Blogs
Website
ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY NY
Website
Estate Planning Trust and Wills Attorney NY
Blog
Estate Planning Blog
Blog
Even Your Sperm Needs a Will Blog
Blog
Top 3 Reasons to do Estate Planning by ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY NY
Blog
Why Everyone Hates Probate in NY
Blog
Top Elder Law Attorney NY Publications
Blog
Irrevocable Trusts in NY
Blog
Elder Law and Medicaid Planning
Blog
Wills and Trusts Overview
Blog
What is a Living Trust and How can I benefit from it
Blog
What should you know about Buying a Home
Videos
Medicaid Planning Lawyer NY explains Medicaid Application process

A Guide to Medicaid Planning

New York Medicaid Fraud Lawyer Explains Fraud Investigation

Guide to Medicaid Fraud Investigations in NY

A Guide to Asset Protection Planning

A Guide to Asset Protection Planning

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

Estate Planning and Asset Protection in NY

NY Top Estate Planning Attorney Inna Fershteyn on Russian Hit TV Show Contact

NY Top Estate Planning Attorney Inna Fershteyn on Russian Hit TV Show Contact

Estate Planning | Special Needs Planning, Will, Trusts | RTVI | New York Attorney Inna Fershteyn

Special Needs Planning in NY

How Can I Protect My Assets from Nursing Claim Costs?

How can I protect my home from Nursing Home costs

I Received a Letter from the HRA Bureau of Fraud Investigations, What Should I Do?

I received a letter from HRA Bureau of Fraud Investigation

How Do I Protect My Assets from Creditors?

How Do I Protect my Assets from Creditors

New York Top Attorney - The Law Offices of Inna Fershteyn & Associates

NY Attorney Inna Fershteyn's mission is to safeguard your asset from creditors

New York Top Asset Protection Attorney, Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C.

New York Top Asset Protection Attorney, Law Office of Inna Fershteyn discusses asset protection, estate planning

New York Top Medicaid Fraud, Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C.

Medicaid Fraud, OPMC, OMIG, AIG Investigation? Medicaid Fraud Interview? Call the Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates today

NY Special Needs Trusts Planning Lawyer - Elder Law Attorney - Estate Planning - Wills

NY Top Trust and Wills Planning attorney Inna Fershteyn on Russian Hit TV Show with Alexander Grant. Review of Special Needs Trusts, planning for adults and children with disabilities, Medicaid planning issues and supplemental needs trusts. http://www.brooklyntrustandwill.com

New York Top Medicaid Fraud Attorney Inna Fershteyn on TV

NY TOP MEDICAID FRAUD ATTORNEY INNA FERSHTEYN Discusses Medicaid Fraud investigations in NY

Brooklyn Estate Planning Attorney on Russian hit TV show wtih Alexander Grant: Estate Tax in 2010

nterview with leading Russian-speaking trust and estate attorney, Inna Fershteyn on Alexander Grant's Russian Television's hit program Contact.

Brooklyn Elder Law Attorney Lawyer New York

Attorney Inna Fershteyn answers questions on Russian hit TV program Contact wtih Alexander Grant. The attorneys at Law Offices of Inna Fershteyn, P.C. are happy to help you with your elder law planning needs. Contact the firm in Brooklyn or Queens, New York for representation.

Attorney Inna Fershteyn Playing Chopin Fantasie-impromptu in C-sharp

Attorney Inna Fershteyn playing piano during Young Leadership Conference in Inter Disciplinary Center (IDC) Herzlya, Israel, 2009, trip organized by AJC and Nativ

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32 Questions Answered

Q. My mother father die both left will can I probate both at the same time.After years none of the executor come forward.
A: You need to start with probate of a person who died last. Sincerely, Inna Fershteyn Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 1517 Voorhies Ave, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11235 tel: 718-333-2394 fax: 718-701-8859 www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
Q. In Ohio. My mom is 95. My sister and I are guardians for her. Can she sell her house and lay aside so much of money?
A: Wow it's a tough one! Your mom is 95 it's amazing may she live to be 120! As for the house- best thing is to wait for the house to pass to you after her death because of Step Up basis. I would actually put a house into Irrevocable trust and leave your mom a life estate. You should definitely consult with estate attorney regarding this matter and you should prepare a living will and a POA for your mom ASAP. Sincerely, Inna Fershteyn Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 1517 Voorhies Ave, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11235 tel: 718-333-2394 fax: 718-701-8859 www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
Q. looking for a probate lawyer who has offices in nyc, ny & orlando, florida ( orange county)can you help me? my e-mail ad
A: Why do you need one lawyer Ronnie located in both places? Mainly lawyers use other lawyer to do ancillary probates in other states. Sincerely, Inna Fershteyn Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 1517 Voorhies Ave, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11235 tel: 718-333-2394 fax: 718-701-8859 www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
Q. Is a house sold to an LLC months before death free from medicaid or medical bills?
A: It depends if this transfer can be deemed as"fraudulent conveyance". Usually anything done to avoid paying creditors especially less than 6 months before would be questioned. Sincerely, Inna Fershteyn Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 1517 Voorhies Ave, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11235 tel: 718-333-2394 fax: 718-701-8859 www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
Q. If you have a will from New York State and move to So. Carolina is it still in effect when living in the new state
A: You should be fine- there is a principal of reciprocity for every state, they will adhere to the law of another state. However if you have a lot of assets and real estate involved I would avoid will altogether and do a Revocable Living Trust instead. Sincerely, Inna Fershteyn Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 1517 Voorhies Ave, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11235 tel: 718-333-2394 fax: 718-701-8859 www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
Q. Buying a multi-fam home with my siblings. So all our names are on deed. When I die or divorce what does wife get?
A: This is not a family law question it's an estate planning question. You need to set up a trust and buy the house into the trust. Trust will address all the issues you mentioned. Will unfortunately is not a good way to do it because will has to go through Probate- 8-12 month process that costs 4-6% of your entire estate. Also wills can be changed during life and can be thrown out of court as defective. Revocable Family Trust is your best bet. If you want to read more about Trusts v Wills you can check www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com articles section. Inna Fershteyn 718-333-2394
Q. petitioning to be administrator of estate. is it vital who files first?
A: I wouldn't just blame your attorney for giving you an advice. I don't see anything wrong with you filing to be an administrator. You didn't want your brother to administer an estate in the first place as he changed the locks to your mother's house without telling you. It seems like you would have been up for a fight anyway. You can get a second opinion on the administration petition your lawyer signed but I would actually let him or her handle the process and answer your questions. Sincerely, Inna Fershteyn Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 1517 Voorhies Ave, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11235 tel: 718-333-2394 fax: 718-701-8859 www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
Q. My mother passed away there are 6 of us we have a house in probate.can I be kicked out of inheritance
A: First of all I am really sorry about your loss. Second any attorney needs to know if there is a will or not (if there is a will it governs if not it goes by intestate succession law of NY and the process is called Administration, not probate). I would need to know what you signed- a waiver of process? This question requires for you to get a consultation with qualified Estate Planning attorney so the process can be explained to you. Sincerely, Inna Fershteyn Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 1517 Voorhies Ave, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11235 tel: 718-333-2394 fax: 718-701-8859 www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
Q. Mom passed .4 kids 2 own homes so house was put with other 2 kids & mom.Verbal Understanding to be divided equal
A: Your question is a bit confusing- if mom passed who doesn't let you see the will? Other siblings? I would need to see feeds to all 4 houses first to see how it was recorded. If the name of sibling was there and there was a right of survivorship the sibling gets the house outside of probate proceedings and will doesn't apply. Second we would neeed to see if there is a will and if it exists it governs. Now Star exemption that you mention would only apply to 1 house which is a permanent residence of someone over 55 years of age (like your mom). Doesnt apply to all 4 houses. You really need to have estate attorney deal with this issue. Sincerely, Inna Fershteyn Law Office of Inna Fershteyn and Associates, P.C. 1517 Voorhies Ave, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11235 tel: 718-333-2394 fax: 718-701-8859 www.BrooklynTrustandWill.com
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