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Jason E. Neufeld

Jason E. Neufeld

Personal Injury Attorney | Elder Law Attorney | Medicaid Planning Lawyer
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Personal Injury
  • Florida
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Summary

Jason Neufeld is proud to represent the most vulnerable members of our community - the injured (as a partner of Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA, which has a 30+ year tradition of fighting for the rights of injured clients) and elderly (as the founder of Elder Needs Law, PLLC, he is proud to represent senior citizens in various elder law matters including medicaid planning, VA pension planning, estate planning and incapacity planning).

Since 2012, Jason has been named a Rising Star in Super Lawyers magazine or honored in Florida Trends Magazine as a Legal Elite Up & Comer. Jason earned his Bachelors of Arts degree from Emory University and obtained his Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration (JD / MBA) degrees from the University of Miami.

Jason is on the board of directors of the North Dade Bar Association and North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Florida Justice Association, Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a Leadership Broward Class XXXII (Aroo!) Graduate.

Jason has previously sat on a 11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee and was honored with a proclamation (Jason Neufeld Day) from North Miami Beach Mayor Rabin in 2007 for his civic activism. Jason formerly served on the Board of Directors for 2-1-1 Broward (2011-2013).

Personal Injury Website: https:?/www.neufeldlawfirm.com
Elder Law / Medicaid Planning Website: https://www.elderneedslaw.com

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • medicaid planning
  • Car Accidents
  • Slip and Fall / Trip and Fall
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations are provided for personal-injury clients.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept checks and credit cards for Medicaid planning and other elder law matters.
  • Contingent Fees
    No recovery, no fee guarantee for personal injury clients.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Elder law / Medicaid planning cases are accepted on a flat-fee basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee
Florida State Bar
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I sit on a 11th Judicial Circuit grievance committee.
President
North Dade Bar Association
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Education
University of Miami School of Law
J.D. | JD/MBA
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Obtained joint JD/MBA degrees
Honors: Moot Court Board
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Emory University
B.A. | Psychology
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Covers 2017 and 2018
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Legal Elite Up and Comer
Florida Trend Magazine
"Jason Neufeld Day"
City of North Miami Beach
Proclamation for civic activism.
Power Player Award
Florida International Magazine
Professional Associations
Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
Medicaid Committee
- Current
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Elder Law College
Member
- Current
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North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce
Board of Director
- Current
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B'nai Brith Justice Unit
Board Member
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Aventura Marketing Council
Member
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North Dade Bar Association
President
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Leadership Broward
Class XXXII
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North Dade Bar Association
Vice-President
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2-1-1 Broward
Board of Director
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Activities: 2-1-1 Broward is a non-profit organization that connects the residents of Broward County to one or more of the 3000 potential programs and services that can offer relevant help or support with the callerâs specific need.
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Emerge Broward
Project Manager, member
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North Dade Bar Association
Treasurer
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Speaking Engagements
Medicaid Planning 101, Aging and Disability Resource Center Seminar, ADRC - Broward
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County
Websites & Blogs
Website
Elder Needs Law, PLLC - a medicaid planning and elder law firm
Website
Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA - a car accident, slip and fall personal injury law firm
Blog
Neufeld Law Firm
Videos
If a Medicaid recipient receives money from an inheritance or personal injury settlement, this video explains some of the options available to maintain their Medicaid eligibility.Can I Keep Medicaid after Inheritance or Injury Settlement

If a Medicaid recipient receives money from an inheritance or personal injury settlement, this video explains some of the options available to maintain their Medicaid eligibility.

Miller Trust | Qualified Income Trust | d4B Trust - these are all terms that mean the same thing. They allow Floridians applying for Medicaid to qualify when they would otherwise fail Medicaid's income test.What is a Miller Trust?

Miller Trust | Qualified Income Trust | d4B Trust - these are all terms that mean the same thing. They allow Floridians applying for Medicaid to qualify when they would otherwise fail Medicaid's income test.

Lady bird deeds are also known as "enhanced life estate deeds" and can be extremely valuable in both an estate-planning context and to avoid medicaid estate recovery.Lady Bird Deed

Lady bird deeds are also known as "enhanced life estate deeds" and can be extremely valuable in both an estate-planning context and to avoid medicaid estate recovery.

This video answers: What is the medicaid five-year look back period? It also clears up some confusion about the 5-year rule and how the medicaid penalty period is calculated.Medicaid 5 year lookback

This video answers: What is the medicaid five-year look back period? It also clears up some confusion about the 5-year rule and how the medicaid penalty period is calculated.

What is medicaid estate recovery and how can it be avoided (or at least minimized).Medicaid Estate Recovery

What is medicaid estate recovery and how can it be avoided (or at least minimized).

What is a personal services contract (also known as caregiver agreement) and when is it useful in a medicaid planning context?Personal Services Contract

What is a personal services contract (also known as caregiver agreement) and when is it useful in a medicaid planning context?

While IRAs and 401(k)s are usually substantial assets, there are several mechanisms an elder law attorney / medicaid planning attorney can utilize to turn them into what Medicaid would call a "non-countable resources."Can I qualify for Medicaid with an IRA or 401k?

While IRAs and 401(k)s are usually substantial assets, there are several mechanisms an elder law attorney / medicaid planning attorney can utilize to turn them into what Medicaid would call a "non-countable resources."

What is Collision Coverage?What is collision coverage? (Florida Car Insurance 101)

What is Collision Coverage?

Texting and Driving Law in FloridaTexting and Driving in Florida

Texting and Driving Law in Florida

What is bodily injury insurance coverage?What is bodily injury liability insurance? (Florida Car Insurance 101)

What is bodily injury insurance coverage?

Who can be sued in a truck-driving accident case in Florida?Who can be sued in an 18-wheeler or semi-truck case in Florida?

Who can be sued in a truck-driving accident case in Florida?

Legal Answers
75 Questions Answered

Q. Should I move money from our joint account to protect it?
A: Hi there. First off, placing these assets inside an irrevocable trust while your grandfather is in a nursing home is the worst possible idea. The reason is - he doesn't have time to wait out the period of ineligibility that will be imposed after transferring assets to the irrevocable trust (the more money that goes into the irrevocable trust, the more time his nursing home bill wont be paid... just depends on how much money is transferred). There are plenty of other ways to protect his money and avoid this transfer penalty. https://www.elderneedslaw.com/blog/can-i-gift-or-give-away-assets-if-i-am-on-medicaid-or-want-to-apply-for-medicaid
Q. What is statute? If someone has dimentia and it’s medical records can they change poa and will
A: Just because someone has dementia does not mean that they, definitively, cannot sign a new POA or Will. The test is whether the person was lucid at the time they signed the document. In other words, did they understand what they are signing when it was signed. Dementia is a spectrum. Meaning some people have a mild form that causes occasional forgetfulness and other people, sadly, wont recognize their own family. Some people are lucid during different times of the day. This is sometimes referred to as "sun-setting". Whereby in the morning they will be clear, alert, oriented, etc..., but as the day goes on they start to lose their capacity. I hope this helps.
Q. What should my wife be doing regarding an aunt that has no other relatives and who recently had a stroke?
A: Your wife's aunt could certainly hire a Texas elder law attorney to draft a durable power of attorney to allow your wife to help as best she can from Florida (assuming aunt has capacity to understand what she is signing after the stroke). More likely is that a care advocate will need to be hired to check in on your wife's aunt periodically. Another option is for your wife's aunt to move to Florida so she has some family who can look after her needs.
Q. Florida and Medicaid for Nursing Home:
A: Following approval, none of the assets solely owned by the community spouse are included as available to the institutional spouse. The amount of assets allocated to the community spouse which belong to the institutional spouse and are available to the institutional spouse must be transferred to the community spouse. Any assets received by the institutionalized spouse after approval, which cause the total assets to exceed the asset standard, will not affect the individual's eligibility if they are transferred to an allowable person within the month of receipt. If the assets are still available to the institutionalized spouse the month after receipt, the value of the new assets is considered a countable asset to the institutionalized spouse the month after the assets are received.
Q. We want to sell my Mom's home in Florida, but don't know where to legally place the funds afterwards. Help please?!?!
A: There are a variety of legal and ethical ways to protect the proceeds of the home sale and qualify your mother for ICP-Medicaid (which pays for nursing home care). Depending on the net amount, the medicaid-complaint strategies would change.
Q. Can I sell my home in Florida without Medicaid taking proceeds?
A: With proper planning in advance of the sale, you can avoid Medicaid touching any of the proceeds. You have the option of selling with the intent on purchasing another home, which I talk about in this article: https://www.elderneedslaw.com/blog/can-i-sell-my-home-and-become-medicaid-eligible Or, in the situation, where you want to sell the house and rent (or move into an ALF if you need extra help) or even move into a friend/child/sibling's home - there are a variety of strategies to protect the proceeds. They all have pros and cons.... and usually a combination of strategies are needed, which is why a consultation is needed. I see you are in Seffner. I have an office in Brandon. Feel free to call to schedule a consultation.
Q. I am successor trustee in my fathers trust. Am I able to sign the title of his car over to a buyer in the state of FL?
A: I agree with the two other answers. As trustee, you have the ability to take action with regard to any asset that is properly titled in the name of the trust (subject to the trust's limitations, i.e. it may direct you, as trustee, to sell the car and distribute the proceeds to one or more beneficiaries. Or it may direct you to transfer title to one particular beneficiary). As my colleague stated, its worthwhile to have the trust reviewed by an attorney to ensure you are in compliance with the document. Good luck to you!
Q. Hi, what is the cost to file for guardianship for a parent with dementia? Thank you.
A: Assuming that it is not contested, my office charges $4,000.00 - $5,000. If you're interested in discussing further, please reach out.
Q. Can a POA be partially revoked, in this case for medical, so a new POA can do that part?
A: You would want to revoke the entire document and have your elder care attorney draft a new one that complies with your wishes. This will prevent confusion when 3rd parties are trying to figure out who is supposed to make which decisions for you. All the best, Jason
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Elder Needs Law, PLLC - a medicaid planning and elder law firm
2641 NE 207th Street
#100
Aventura, FL 33180
USA
Telephone: (305) 931-0478
Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA - South Florida
2641 NE 207th Street
Aventura, FL 33180
USA
Telephone: (305) 931-6666
Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA - Central Florida
1102 S. Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
USA
Telephone: (863) 576-5620