Top Attorney – Joanne Schlenk McAvey

Deer Park, NY WW/Press/February 11, 2016 –Joanne Schlenk McAvey, Top Elder Law Attorney, was selected for inclusion in the Top Attorneys of North America 2015-16 edition by The Who’s Who Directories. Joanne Schlenk McAvey attorney

Joanne Schlenk McAvey has been an elder care attorney for thirty years. Her services include Medicaid planning for home and nursing home care, protection of assets,  estate planning, probate and administration of estates, advance directives, guardianships and real estate transactions. Joanne received her B.A. and J.D. from Hofstra University. She was admitted to practice law before the New York State Appellate Division’s Second Judicial Department, as well as to the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

During her tenure, she served as Co-Chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee, where her indelible leadership resulted in the creation of Senior Advisory Day, a community event bringing together seniors and attorneys for an exchange of ideas and information in all of the Towns of Suffolk County. Concomitant with its creation was the publication of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s first ever Elder Law Attorney Directory for distribution to the community centers. Although her early career engaged her in Appellate Litigation and Matrimonial Law, when she shifted her concentration to Elder Law, she soon witnessed the direct impact her professional services had upon the quality of life of her senior clients . She consistently effectuates Medicaid approval for her clients ‘ long term home health  care needs as well as nursing home care. She has lectured on behalf of the Suffolk County and New York State Bar Associations, of which she is a member, and the communities of Suffolk County. She is also a long standing member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who demonstrate recognizable success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting an awareness of individual accomplishments and achievement within the North American legal community.
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