Michael LaMagna is a partner in Riker Danzig’s Estate Planning and Elder Law Groups, practicing out of White Plains, New York.  Michael counsels clients on a wide range of legal matters affecting seniors and their families, including complex financial and estate planning issues, life planning and challenging health care and long term care planning.   He regularly guides clients concerning all issues related to Medicaid and advanced asset protection planning, guardianships, nursing home placement, long term care insurance, Social Security/SSI litigation, and special needs law.  His practice extends to health care regulatory matters, including reimbursement issues arising under Medicare and Medicare appeals.

Michael is also an experienced probate litigator, representing executors, beneficiaries, and trustees in litigation over wills, trusts and beneficiary designations.  His extensive trusts and estates background makes him an effective litigator concerning disputes over the substantive law in this area. In addition, Michael is a skilled guardianship and conservatorship litigator, who regularly represents clients in contested and non-contested matters.

Michael is licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator both in New York and Connecticut, and has managed and consulted in numerous health care facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living centers, independent housing and ambulatory surgical centers.

A frequent speaker and author, Michael is an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University, teaching both the “Legal Aspects in Health Care Administration” and “Long Term Care Administration” classes.  He has spoken at numerous conventions, before boards of directors and trade groups, and at health care facilities in the tri-state area.