Vincent J. Russo, J.D., LL.M.,CELA, Managing Shareholder of Vincent J. Russo & Associates, P.C., Long Island’s Signature Elder Law, Special Needs and Estate Planning Law Firm with offices in Westbury, Islandia, Lido Beach, and Manhattan has championed the rights of seniors and people with special needs since 1985.
Vincent is a Founding Member, Fellow and Fifth President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is a Founding Member and First President of the New York Chapter of NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys). He is Founding Chair of the NAELA Foundation. He is the only NAELA member to receive the prestigious President’s Award twice. Heis also a member of the invitation only, NAELA Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP). Vincentis a certified elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He is a Founding Member and Past Chair of the Elder Law Section and Co-Chair of the Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).
Vincent is a Co-Founder of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and Past Board Member and President of the Guardianship Corporation of United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County and a Co-Founder and Officer of The Theresa Alessandra Russo Foundation for children with special needs.He is also Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of ElderCounsel, LLC.
He is admitted to the New York, Massachusetts and Florida state bars and is the co-author of New York Elder Law and Special Needs Practice (Thomson Reuters).