Daniel ViraAttorney and Counselor at Law
When it comes to estate planning and elder law matters, Dan believes that people should be proactive rather than reactive. In other words, they should not wait until a tragic event occurs and then run around frantically trying to get loved ones the medical care that they need and figure out how to protect their assets. Being proactive allows people to be in control of planning for their futures. Dan understands the importance of careful planning to help clients achieve their goals, whether such goals are to protect their assets, determine who will inherit their assets, or minimize taxes.
Dan advises individuals and families on a wide range of estate planning matters, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and intergenerational planning, as well as the impact of estate, gift, income and capital gains taxes. Dan also counsels clients on long-term care planning, including the use of Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts, establishing and maintaining eligibility for Medicaid, and obtaining home care or nursing home services.
In addition, Dan assists clients with the preparation of wills, various trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxies and living wills. Dan also has experience preparing petitions and related documents for Surrogate’s Court, as well as counseling executors and trustees on estate and trust administration.
LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1996
J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, 1992
B.A. , City University of New York-Brooklyn College, 1987
New Jersey, 1992