About me

My legal career includes more than a decade of service in the Family Court/ Social Services Bureau of the Suffolk County Department of Law. As an Assistant County Attorney assigned to the Suffolk County Department of Social Services, I was the legal advisor to it on issues such as Medicaid Qualifying Trusts, Exempt Trusts and Medicaid eligibility. In addition, I served as the legal advisor to the Protective Services for Adults unit. In this capacity, I presented and tried many Article 81 Guardianship proceedings by which less fortunate members of our community were provided the benefits of Guardianship.

In 2003, I was awarded a Suffolk County Department of Social Services’ Certificate of Achievement for my service on the Suffolk County Task Force on Family Violence – Elder Abuse Consultation Team. I am a former New York States Court Examiner who served by appointment of the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Second Judicial Department. As such, I reviewed guardianship accountings and rendered assistance to those appointed as Guardians by the Court.

EDUCATION:

BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL, Brooklyn, NY
Juris Doctor Degree, 1975

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, Bronx, NY
Bachelors of Art Degree, 1972

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Member, SUFFOLK COUNTY Bar Association
Member, NEW YORK STATE Bar Association
Member, ELDER LAW SECTION of the New York Bar Association
Member, ELDER LAW COMMITTEE of the Suffolk County Bar Association
Member, TRUST AND ESTATES LAW SECTION of the New York Bar Association

Practice Areas

  • Medicaid Applications
  • Last Will and Testaments
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Medicaid Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Guardianship Proceedings
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Real Estate Closings

Quick Contact

Call me: (631) 486-2574
email: Gerard@fentlaw.com