“I receive great personal and professional satisfaction from helping families achieve their objectives, protect their assets, and cope during times of family crisis. I am also proud of the fact that we have become one of the most respected Elder Law, Special Needs, and Estate Planning firms in the country. Every day offers me a new opportunity to use my experience and knowledge to help families during difficult times.”
In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary interviews Marie Elena Puma, partner at the Russo Law Group, P.C. Learn how Marie Elena got her start, her areas of concentration, and why she loves working where she does now.
About Marie Elena Puma
Marie Elena is a Partner of Russo Law Group, P.C. The firm is located in Garden City, Islandia, and Lido Beach, NY. Marie Elena joined the firm in 1991. Her areas of practice include Trust and Estate Administration, Elder Law, Special Needs and Estate Planning, Guardianships, and Real Estate. Marie Elena is a member of the New York State, Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, the Academy of Special Needs Planners, ElderCounsel, and has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) from 2004-2011. She is a former Co-Chair of the Legal Education Committee, former Chair of the Trusts and Estates Administration Committee, former Chair of the Estate Tax Planning Committee, and former Co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates Administration Committee for the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section. Marie Elena was also the Chair of the 2010 Annual Meeting for the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section.
In addition, Marie Elena is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). She was a former Chair of NAELA’S Member Relations/Membership Committee, a former Chair of NAELA’S Academic Committee, and continues to be actively involved with NAELA.
She also moderates monthly Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Groups through the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center at the firm.
In 2010, Marie Elena was nominated to the Board of Directors of NAELA National. She has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of NAELA. She earned her law degree at St. John’s University School of Law and is admitted to the New York State Bar.
About the Russo Law Group, P.C.
The Russo Law Group has been serving the Long Island community for more than 35 years. They concentrate their practice on Elder Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Trust and Estate Administration, and Real Estate Law.
If you are looking for peace of mind, The Russo Law Group is here for you. Their asset protection plan and recommendations on elder law, special needs, and estate planning will protect you and your family.
For more information about their services and areas of practice, check out this FREE Planning Guide. The Planning Guides offers information on some of the many Legal and Financial issues that families are facing.
It will also provide you with some answers and show you how they can help. Please request their free planning guides and they will send them through email or regular mail or visit www.vjrussolaw.com for more information.