I am Anthony Lamberti and the name of my law firm is Armstrong and Lamberti, PLLC. In 2011, I merged my solo practice with another solo practicing attorney, Lance Armstrong. Before his death, Lance had been practicing for about 45 years. When we merged our practices, we were both handling elder law cases—he in Staten Island and I in Brooklyn. Working together, we decided to continue representing people who resided primarily in Brooklyn and Staten Island. I currently represent people within the five boroughs of New York City, so our geographic reach is the entire City of New York.
I am a lifelong Brooklyn resident and have spent a significant amount of time working in the New York State court system. In the early years of my career, I was a New York State court officer before being promoted to court clerk and then to associate court clerk. I also worked as a law clerk to several judges before entering private practice. In the court system, I have primarily handled Article 81 guardianship cases, which involve individuals who are incapacitated and in need of someone to handle their daily affairs.
I am currently the vice-chair of the guardianship subcommittee of the elder law section of the New York State Bar Elder Law Section and I still sit on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar elder law section. For the past three years, I have served as a delegate in the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar, which is the policymaking body of the New York State Bar Association.
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Over the past 30 years, the public’s lack of knowledge about elder law has become very clear to me and in response, I have decided to write this book in an attempt to inform, educate and dispel misconceptions surrounding elder law. For instance, when it comes to long-term care, many people assume that Medicare will pay for it. Another common misconception is that a person’s spouse and/or children will be allowed to make healthcare decisions and handle financial affairs on their behalf in the absence of official documentation granting that authority to the spouse and/or children. Unfortunately, there is a total lack of understanding about these issues. As a result, many people feel as though they are in the midst of a crisis when it comes time for them to actually deal with the incapacitation of a loved one. My hope is that this book will serve as a resource for anyone who seeks a basic understanding of the field of elder law and how the issues that arise in this area of law can impact their lives, their children’s lives and the prospect of leaving a legacy to friends, family members, or charities.