Jericho, NY WW/Press/May 7, 2021 – Saundra M. Gumerove, Attorney with Saundra M. Gumerove & Associates was selected as a Diamond Member into the Top Attorneys of North America 2021-2022 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.
Saundra M. Gumerove & Associates located in Jericho, NY helps individuals and families in the Nassau County, NY area. They provide a wide range of legal services to assist people with special needs. Proper planning is absolutely essential when you have a loved one who cannot fully care for themselves. Attorney Sandy is a uniquely qualified and experienced lawyer when it comes to dealing with special needs and disability-related matters such as guardianship, estate planning, special education, and more. She helps families plan for the many challenges they may face in providing care and support for their minor and adult children with disabilities. If you need an attorney to create a special needs trust, establish legal guardianship, or otherwise assist with life-planning for a loved one with special needs, contact Saundra M. Gumerove & Associates.
Saundra M. Gumerove has enjoyed a distinguished legal career that spans 30 years, initially practicing in the areas of corporate law, banking, commercial finance, real estate. She now devotes her practice in the special needs sector. Saundra provides compassionate legal services to individuals and families with special needs assisting them with estate planning, trusts, guardianship, and other disability-related matters.
The birth of Saundra’s first child changed everything. She defines herself as an attorney, an advocate, and most importantly- the parent of a developmentally disabled, learning disabled and medically involved young adult. After realizing the other parents of children with disabilities were facing similar issues, Saundra began providing them assistance and support-both personally and professionally. She refocused her practice to assisting others in gaining vital services for their loved ones, including special education, guardianships, life planning, estate planning, and Special Needs Trusts.
She earned a B.A. degree from the School of Government and Public Administration at American University, and a J.D. degree from Hofstra University Law School. For five years, Saundra worked for Senator Charles Goodell and North Carolina Congressman James Broyhill as a legislative assistant and caseworker.
Saundra is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association where she served as Chair of the Elder Law Committee.
Saundra has been recognized countless times for her community service and achievements. She is a sought-after speaker on legal matters and special needs issues. She has participated in Continuing Legal Education programs for the New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association and the Academy of Special Needs Planners. She has also presented seminars for parents of children with disabilities for Nassau-AHRC, the Developmental Disabilities Institute, and Life’s WORC, where she is an advisor to its Pooled Supplemental Needs Pooled Trust.
The Town of Oyster Bay nominated Saundra “Woman of the Year.” She participated in the National Town Hall Meeting sponsored by Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, which resulted in a national agenda presented at a conference in Washington, D.C. She was the proud recipient of the EP Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award-Mets Spirit Award during Disability Awareness Night at Shea Stadium for her work on behalf of disabled Americans.
In 2010, Saundra received the Hodgson/Jacobs Law Award from NYSARC, Inc. That same year, she was named Touro Law School’s Public Interest Attorney of the Year and was inducted into the Jericho High School Hall of Fame for her work on behalf of people with disabilities. She was named a 2011 Best Advisor and presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by The New York Enterprise Report. Most recently Saundra was named a 2015, 2016 & 2017 Super Lawyer.
In February of 2012, Saundra was invited by the Obama administration to attend a White House meeting, “Community Leaders Briefing” as part of the three-person delegation from NYSARC, Inc., of New York State and the only attendee from Long Island. She serves as NYSARC Southeastern Regional V.P., Chairperson of AHRC- Nassau’s Governmental Affairs Committee, and is also on the Board of Directors of Nassau AHRC.
Saundra lives with her husband Jeff Bernstein in Jericho, NY. They are the parents of three lovely daughters.
Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.