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    Buffalo Elder Law Attorneys

    Experienced Lawyers Providing Sound Legal Services For The Elderly In New York

    Most residents wait to look for an attorney until an emergency health care situation or when a loved one needs nursing home care. However, the best time to find an attorney is before a crisis. The Buffalo elder law attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer have helped families find appropriate ways to finance long‐term care while preserving their dignity and avoid total impoverishment for over 60 years.


      How Can We Help You?



      The use of this form for communication does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

      Buffalo Elder Law Attorneys

      Experienced Lawyers Providing Sound Legal Services For The Elderly In New York

      Most residents wait to look for an attorney until an emergency health care situation or when a loved one needs nursing home care. However, the best time to find an attorney is before a crisis. The Buffalo elder law attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer have helped families find appropriate ways to finance long‐term care while preserving their dignity and avoid total impoverishment for over 60 years.

      Buffalo Elder Law Attorneys

      Experienced Lawyers Providing Sound Legal Services For The Elderly In New York

      Most residents wait to look for an attorney until an emergency health care situation or when a loved one needs nursing home care. However, the best time to find an attorney is before a crisis. The Buffalo elder law attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer have helped families find appropriate ways to finance long‐term care while preserving their dignity and avoid total impoverishment for over 60 years.


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        Do you or a loved one need help with medicaid legal issues? Our experienced Buffalo lawyers have been dedicated to serving the Western New York community we know and love. Allow us to help you the same way we’ve been helping our community for decades. We’re here for you.

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        Mr. Ranzenhofer and his attorneys were great! My case was handled quickly and I got a great result – $300,000. I fell at my doctor’s office, so I knew it was a hard case. Mr. Ranzenhofer developed a strategy that got me a great result. I highly recommend Mr. Ranzenhofer and his team of attorneys.

        – Christine Rush

        Reasonable / Professional / Personable … Very nice man to speak to … He helped me feel safe and took away my fear in my legal situation. If or when needed he is ready to jump in and take over. Thank you, Carol

        – Carol Czosnyka

        We were treated in a respectful, professional and helpful manner while preparing our wills, healthcare proxies and power of attorney. Mr. Friedman took as much time as we needed to answer all of our questions and concerns. His staff was friendly and efficient. We highly recommend him.

        – John

        Highly recommended…Sam handled a case for me with a buffalo tow truck Company, we won our case and a judgment. Sam was highly professional knowledgeable and effective. He knows the local laws and how to get successful outcomes!

        – Mark

        I consulted with Justin Friedman in an effort to obtain reimbursement following damage to my personal property. Justin was diligent, tenacious, professional, and clearly dedicated to assisting me, all of which led to a very positive outcome. I was very impressed with his work and I highly recommend his office.

        – Lisa Kilanowski

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        Experienced Lawyers Providing Sound Legal Services For The Elderly In New York

        Most residents wait to look for an attorney until an emergency health care situation or when a loved one needs nursing home care. However, the best time to find an attorney is before a crisis. The Buffalo elder law attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer have helped families find appropriate ways to finance long‐term care while preserving their dignity and avoid total impoverishment for over 60 years.

        Legal problems that affect the elderly are rapidly growing. New York state and federal laws and regulations are becoming more complex. Actions taken by the elderly with regard to a single matter may have unintended legal effects.

        We have a broad understanding of the laws that may have an impact on a given situation, to avoid future problems of the elderly that allows them and their staff to ignore the myths relating to aging and the competence of the elderly. We take into account and empathize with the true physical and mental difficulties that often accompany the aging process.

        We understand the afflictions of the aging, which allows us to determine more easily the differences between the physical and mental disabilities of our clients. We are more aware of real life problems, health and otherwise, as persons age. We are tied into a system of social workers, psychologists and other elder care professionals who may be of assistance to you.

        All of these things will hopefully make you more comfortable when dealing with our attorneys, and ease your way as you try to resolve your legal problems. Our Buffalo elder law attorneys encompass many different fields of law in the course of elder law.

        Some of these include:
        •  Preservation/transfer of assets
        • Seeking to avoid spousal  impoverishment when a spouse enters a nursing home
        • Medicaid
        • Medicare claims and appeals
        • Social Security and disability claims and appeals
        • Supplemental and long term health insurance issues
        • Disability planning, including use of durable powers of attorney, living trusts,  health care proxies and living wills, for financial management and health care decisions, and other means of delegating management and decision-making to another in case of incompetency or incapacity
        • Guardianships
        • Estate planning, including planning for the management of one’s estate during life and its disposition on death through the use of trusts, wills and other planning documents
        • Probate
        • Administration and management of trusts and estates
        • Long-term care placements in nursing home and life care communities
        • Nursing home issues including questions of patients’ rights and nursing home quality
        • Elder abuse and fraud recovery cases
        • Housing issues, including discrimination and home equity conversions
        • Age discrimination in employment
        • Retirement, including public and private retirement benefits, survivor; benefits and pension benefits
        • Health law
        • Mental health law
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        Dedicated Buffalo Elder Law Attorneys Preserving Your Legacy

        Every one of our Buffalo elder law attorneys cares about seniors, their needs, and cater solutions to their individual situations. We understand that you’ll be sharing personal information with us and be making tough decisions. We will listen to your thoughts, concerns and will evaluate your needs, all while helping you find the best way to fulfill them.

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        Friedman & Ranzenhofer provides caring, experienced and knowledgeable representation to elderly residents and their families throughout New York. Schedule a consultation with our dedicated Buffalo elder law attorneys today and let our experience work for you.

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        “Friedman & Ranzenhofer provided prompt, courteous and professional assistance regarding a current legal issue. We have used the services of this firm repeatedly because of their consistent high quality service levels.”
        – Ed Berowski

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