By Phil Corso
When the Huffington Post needed an expert attorney, it didn’t need to look any further than Bayside.
Local estate planning and elder law attorney Ann-Margaret Carrozza announced this week she had joined with Huff Post Money as a contributing member of the publication’s expert panel.
“I’m thrilled to have been asked to join the Huffington Post’s expert panel,” Carrozza said.
Carrozza will be writing about estate tax planning and elder law issues for Huff Post Money, a new section at the Huffington Post dedicated to financial stories launched this month.
Huffington Post President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington said the new blog would cover “the big financial stories of our time with an eye on answering the question: How do the day’s headlines affect you and your finances?”
It’s a position that Carrozza said was fitting and exciting for her law career.
“This is a great forum from which to educate families on how to protect assets from estate taxes and long-term care claims,” Carrozza said.
Her first blog entry, posted March 6 on Huff Post Money, included expert advice on the writing of wills. With law offices in Bayside and on Long Island in Glen Cove and Port Jefferson, Carrozza’s practice deals with elder law, trusts and estates, asset protection, estate administration and long-term care planning.
“These laws change frequently, and I’ll now have the ability to reach more people and give them the information they need to protect their nest eggs and homes,” Carrozza said.
Carrozza served as a member of the state Assembly for 14 years and wrote several bills dealing with the estate planning process. She is also an executive member of the state Bar Association, Elder Law section; the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; the Queens County Bar Association; and the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation’s legal advisory board.
She serves as estate planning and elder law counsel to different organizations and is rated as preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the directory of the nation’s lawyers.
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