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We love what we do and we love to share it -- with our clients, other members of the Bar, the media, and anyone else who is interested in learning about our areas of practice.  We also believe that communication skills go a long way in all of our professional relationships.  Thus, we strive to be accessible in and to all media with an interest in the practice of law, including the new online media. 

We are on LinkedIn and Facebook, and we have articles published in online media that we encourage you to read.   We also are available to assist  members of the media who are seeking experts in our areas of practice.  Below are some of the media appearances, publications or links where you can find us or read about timely topics in the law: 

Thomson-Reuters, owner of West Publishing and Westlaw online legal research,  contracted with Joanne to write content for its Practical Law series in Estate Planning for both Florida and New York, which she did through the end of 2016.

The New York State Bar Association's Elder and Special Needs Law Journal published an article written by Joanne in the Winter 2016 edition titled, "Should They Go or Should They Stay? Issue-Spotting for the New York Lawyer Whose Client May be Considering a Change in Domicile to Florida"

Joanne is available to speak at local groups and public libraries by invitation. She recently presented public workshops on "Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning" at the Westbury Memorial Library, "Planning for Long-Term Health Care: What Everybody Wants is Control" at the Wantagh Public Library, and "Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid for the Elderly" at the Plainview Public Library.

A new legal media, thelaw.tv, has published an article Joanne wrote titled "Don't Believe This Medicaid Myth".  You can read it at:  http://news.thelaw.tv/2013/08/21/dont-believe-this-medicaid-myth/ 

Joanne Fanizza addressed the Elder Law, Social Services & Health Advocacy Committee of the Nassau County Bar on "What to do when the nursing home makes a claim against your client:  Creative ideas and solutions from the perspective of both the nursing home and the client."  Joanne spoke from the client's perspective, discussing the federal and state laws that severely limit a nursing home's ability to sue patients when they have Medicare or Medicaid -- and the client's remedies if they are wrongly sued.  The meeting took place on March 15, 2011.

Joanne was quoted recently in the New York Times in an article discussing how some probate-avoidance measures can lead to problems.  "Avoiding Probate Can Cause Risks of its Own" can be found at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/business/10ESTATE.html?_r=2&emc=eta1

Joanne was also quoted recently in an article in Fox Business online regarding what happens if a seller of real estate wants to back out of the contract.  "Seller's remorse?  How to back out of a home sale contract" can be found at:  http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2011/02/03/sellers-remorse-home-sale-contract/

Joanne was quoted recently in a Forbes.com article on "budget" estate planning and some of the things that can go awry:  "How to Do Estate Planning on the Cheap" can be found at:   http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/1206/investment-guide-living-will-software-cheap-estate-planning.html?partner=email

Joanne was quoted in an elder law-oriented blog, RetireLife, in an article on advanced directives (health care proxies, living wills and do-not-resuscitate orders, or DNRs) in New York and Florida.  You can read it at:  http://www.retirelife.net/blog/discussing-end-of-life-care-part-2/

Joanne Fanizza appeared live on Power Women Magazine on BlogTalkRadio on  Friday, September 25, 2009, discussing her practice areas of the law and how they relate to women and health care reform.  If you missed the show, you can listen now by clicking the following hyperlink - http://tobtr.com/s/676358 

You can find us on LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/joannefanizza

You can become a fan of the firm's facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Law-Offices-of-Joanne-Fanizza-PA/132637763422878.  (The Community Page mentioning our law firm is not our official facebook page.)

We've also published articles on timely legal topics:

"Seniors - You Can Maintain Control After Control Slips Away With the Right Plan", by Joanne Fanizza, can be found at the following link: http://ezinearticles.com/?Seniors---You-Can-Maintain-Control-After-Control-Slips-Away-With-the-Right-Plan&id=4582309

"The ABC's of Medicaid For the Elderly", by Joanne Fanizza, can be found at the following link: http://ezinearticles.com/?The-ABCs-of-Medicaid-For-the-Elderly&id=4582204

"Busting the Biggest Medicaid Myth - Transferring Assets", by Joanne Fanizza, can be found at the following link: http://ezinearticles.com/?Busting-the-Biggest-Medicaid-Myth---Transferring-Assets&id=4582268

"Should You Trust the Living Trust?"  by Joanne Fanizza, can be found at the following link:  http://EzineArticles.com/?id=2679945

"Pre-prepared Legal Documents -- Why "Canned" Documents Can Get You Canned", by Joanne Fanizza, can be found at the following link:  http://EzineArticles.com/?id=2681000

"Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples -- An Ever-Changing Area of the Law", by Joanne Fanizza, can be found at the following link:  http://EzineArticles.com/?id=2681124

Come back to this page often, as we will update it as new media links become available.