Heather is a Senior Associate at the Ansanelli Law Group, LLP, focusing her practice on elder law, estate planning, and litigation.
Heather develops asset protection strategies designed to meet the individualized needs of our clients. She works with clients and their financial teams to ensure that their families, estates, and businesses are protected. In addition, she counsels clients on the legal and financial considerations in planning for varying stages of life, including eligibility for Medicaid.
Heather represents clients in contested estate and trust administration matters before the Surrogate’s Court. She also represents clients in all aspects of guardianship proceedings, and is eligible for Part 36 court appointments as Court Evaluator and Attorney for Alleged Incapacitated Persons.
Heather earned her Juris Doctor degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury University. While at Touro, she earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award during her study in the Elder Law Clinic. In 2016, Heather was featured in the “Ones to Watch: Law” by the Long Island Business News. Each year since 2017, Heather has been selected to the Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.
Prior to joining the firm, Heather interned for the Hon. Leonard D. Wexler, Judge in the Eastern District of New York, the Civil Division of the Offices of the United States Attorneys, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. She also worked as an associate at a law office in Nassau County dedicated to elder law and estate planning.
Heather is admitted to practice law in New York State Courts and the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York. She is also an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, where she belongs to the “Elder Law and Special Needs” and “Trust and Estates Law” Sections.