I am an adult guardianship attorney in New York City and author of the Adult Guardianship Law Blog, which covers adult guardianship law in New York and nationwide.
I routinely serve as guardian to incapacitated persons, counsel to guardians, counsel to alleged incapacitated persons, counsel to incapacitated persons, and counsel to petitioners in proceedings for the appointment of a guardian.
I have taught the following Continuing Legal Education courses on adult guardianship and mental health law:
- Preparing Discharge Applications in NY Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Proceedings (LawLine);
- Adult Guardianship in New York 101 (MHL Art. 81 Overview) (National Law Institute); and
- Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity: Ethical Rules and Best Practices (New York City Bar Association) (Co-Instructor).
My article, Obviating the Need for Guardianship With Powers of Attorney: It’s Not as Easy as You Think, is published in the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law and Special Needs Journal.
I am an active member of the New York City Bar Association’s Mental Health Law Committee. I also belong to the Orion Resource Group, a knowledge-sharing organization for senior and elder care professionals in New York and New Jersey.
I am certified by Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge to serve as Attorney for the Guardian, Guardian, Attorney for the Alleged Incapacitated Person, Court Evaluator, and a Supplemental Needs Trustee.
Prior to my career as an attorney, I worked as a political reporter for Politicker.com, providing political coverage from the floors of the 2008 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Following my departure, I was lauded as an “omnipresent” reporter by the Baltimore Sun.
I live in New York City with my wife, a health care professional and photographer.