Author Archives: Friedman & Ranzenhofer

Statutory Power of Attorney Gift Riders

Statutory Power of Attorney Gift Riders

As an experienced Rochester Elder Law Attorney, people often ask me about statutory power of attorney gift riders. The power of attorney itself authorizes gifts of up to $500 per year. If you would like to authorize your agent to make gifts of more than $500 per year for Medicaid planning and estate planning, then […]

Rochester Landlord Tenant Lawyer Discusses the Death of a Tenant

Rochester Landlord Tenant Lawyer Discusses the Death of a Tenant

As a Rochester Landlord Tenant Lawyer, landlords often ask me what to do in the event that their tenant dies. First, you should never grant access to the apartment to anyone unless they are either an executor named in the will, an administrator, or the public administrator if they have no will. These individuals need […]

Rochester Elder Law Attorney Outlines the Medicaid Penalty Period

Rochester Elder Law Attorney

18As an experienced Rochester Elder Law Attorney I am frequently asked about the Medicaid penalty period.  What happens is there’s a penalty period and many people have heard about this during this if you transfer assets. Basically, assets that are transferred for the purpose of qualifying for Medicaid may result in a penalty period. What […]

Rochester Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses the Springing Power of Attorney

Rochester Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses the Springing Power of Attorney

As an experienced Rochester Estate Planning Lawyer, people often ask about a springing power of attorney. There are basically two types of powers of attorney. There is an immediate power of attorney that goes in effect when you and your agent sign it. The second is a springing power of attorney, which does not go […]

Rochester Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Receiving Compensation

Rochester Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Compensation

As an experienced Rochester Personal Injury Attorney, when someone comes into our office they want to know what their case is worth and how are they going to be compensated. What I tell them is that there are three factors which really go into determining what the value of their case is. The first is […]

Rochester Landlord Tenant Attorney Examines the Need for Backflow Preventers

Rochester Landlord Tenant Attorney

New York State’s health code requires backflow preventers in most commercial properties and larger residential properties as a protection for municipal water systems. Contractors need to be alert because not all towns enforce this New York State Health law. During the past couple of years, people have received letters informing them that they will be […]

Business Asset Purchase Agreements

Rochester Business Lawyer Discusses Business Asset Purchase Agreements

As a Rochester Business lawyer, clients often ask me about business asset purchase agreements when they are buying or selling a business or other tangible assets. This agreement should be drafted by an experienced attorney and should include all the necessary elements of what is included with the sale such as inventory, equipment, intellectual property, […]

Rochester DWI Attorney Discusses Receiving Jail Time

Rochester DWI Lawyer Discusses Jail

As a Rochester DWI Attorney, I am often asked by clients whether or not they will be sentenced to jail for DWI. Although the maximum sentence is one year in jail, the particular circumstances and your record will determine whether or not you are sentenced to jail. We will be able to advise you as […]

Rochester Personal Injury Attorney on a Slip and Fall

Rochester Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Slips & Falls

As an experienced Rochester Personal Injury Attorney I am often asked about slips and falls.  Here in Rochester we do have snowy and icy winters and people often fall during the winter. If your injury is a result of a slip and fall on ice, it’s very important after you get your proper medical treatment […]