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Giannasca & Shook named Best in Poughkeepsie 2018

Giannasca & Shook’s attorneys, Michael A. Giannasca & Brian L. Miller, are honored to be named among the Best of Poughkeepsie 2018. Call us at 845-293-6300 or click here to contact us online for all of your Elder Law and Estate Planning needs.   Congratulations to this year’s honored business! Featured in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Can A Person With Cognitive Impairment Sign Legal Documents?

When someone begins to exhibit signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia – or perhaps even has a diagnosis of some type of cognitive impairment, they often turn to us – wondering if it’s too late to prepare estate plans and get advanced directives in place. To better understand what can and cannot be done, consider the… Read More »

Giannasca & Shook, PLLC is proud to sponsor Senior Law Day

Giannasca & Shook, PLLC is proud to sponsor Westchester County’s Senior Law Day, which will take place on May 18, 2017 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) at the Jefferson Village Community Center, located at 3480 Hill Boulevard, Yorktown Heights, New York.


Richard, an 81 year-old widower, has had his Will and advanced directive documents (Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and Living Will) in order for some time. His daughter, Beth, was named his Health Care Agent in his health care proxy. Of his children, she lived the closest and often accompanied him to doctors’ appointments… Read More »


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