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Attorney Andrew Lamkin Joins ‘Chillin’ with Adam’ Board of Directors

Chillin' with Adam

‘Chillin with Adam’ is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising money for programs for children battling cancer.

May 2, 2016 – Plainview, NY – Attorney Andrew Lamkin recently announced that he has agreed to join The “Chillin’ with Adam” Adam Gaynes Foundation Inc. Board of Directors in April 2016. Chillin’ with Adam is a non-profit organization “dedicated to raising money for the care, comfort, happiness, education, and cure of children diagnosed with brain tumors and other disabilities.” The organization has made a significant impact in the lives of children suffering from brain tumors, cancer, blood disorders, and other incurable diseases, as well as their families.

“I am honored to serve the Chillin’ with Adam organization as a member of their Board of Directors,” said Attorney Lamkin, founder of the Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C. “Helping families navigate through special needs law and community assistance programs is a large part of my professional business, and I am honored to give back to the community by extending my services to the families that need it most – families with children suffering from cancer and other disabilities.”

“We are excited to have Andrew on the board,” says The Adam Gaynes Foundation Co-President, Arlene Gaynes. “His professional knowledge and experience in special needs law, as well as his passion and dedication to helping people throughout the community, will be inspiring and a major asset to many of the families, caregivers, and children that we help every day.”

The Chillin’ with Adam Gaynes Foundation was founded in honor of 11-year-old Adam Gaynes, who lost his lifelong battle to a brain tumor in August 2004. Since its inception, the organization has raised and donated over $2.25 million.

“Our mission is to raise funds for these children, and give the funds to various projects and programs at hospitals and schools that will make their lives a little easier while inspiring hope that one day there will be a cure,” says David Gaynes, Adam’s father and co-founder of the organization.

For more information:

For further details about the Chillin’ with Adam Gaynes Foundation, please visit www.chillinwithadam.org/blog/

For additional information about Attorney Andrew M. Lamkin, visit lamkinelderlaw.com

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Media Contact:
Andrew Lamkin
Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C.
781 Old Country Rd.
Plainview, NY 11803
516-605-0625
andrew@lamkinelderlaw.com

Estate Planning Documents You Should Have

Family with elderly parentsPlanning for death is an uncomfortable but necessary part of life. By planning ahead, family members and loved ones can move on after your death without worrying about financial issues. The purpose of estate planning is to decide what happens to a person, their belongings, property, and funds when they become incapacitated or die. Without a plan, families will often have to go through a lengthy and expensive legal process at a stressful time, and assets may not be distributed according to a deceased’s wishes. Read on to find out what estate planning documents all individuals should have.

Living Will, Power of Attorney, and HIPAA Release

A living will is a legal document that details a person’s wishes regarding medical treatments in the event he or she becomes incapacitated. A power of attorney document provides authorization for an individual to act on behalf of a person’s private affairs under certain circumstances. Finally, a HIPAA form authorizes the release of medical records to a person, such as a spouse, to help them make medical decisions on a loved one’s behalf.

Funeral Plans

Ideally, every person should leave a document for his or her loved ones expressing their wishes on how they should be buried and who should be notified in the event of their death. This includes where the funeral should be held, what type of ceremony, where the person would like to be buried, and how they want to be buried.

Wills, Trusts, and Deeds

Choosing between a will and trust will depend on a person’s assets. A will specifies the persons that assets should go to when a person dies; however, it doesn’t specify tax and liability issues. Trusts transfer ownership of assets instead of money. Beneficiaries named in insurance policies or retirement accounts supersede wills and trusts. A deed transfers property rights to a person after death. People who die with assets and no wills, trusts, or deeds will have their property divided according to state laws.

Insurance Policies and Retirement Accounts

Each retirement account and insurance plan including pensions, annuities, and life insurance policies should name beneficiaries. After a person has passed, money remaining in these accounts will pass to the named beneficiary without the hassle or cost of probate court. This may also include social security payments in certain cases.

Bank, Savings, Heirlooms, and Other Items

People should name beneficiaries for all of their bank and saving accounts including money markets, mutual funds accounts, stocks, and bonds. After a person’s death, money in these accounts will pass to the beneficiary without the need for probate process. People should also specify in a will or trust the people to whom precious items should go after their death. Executors of wills and trusts should also know the location of these items.

Why Hire an Estate Planning Attorney?

An estate planning attorney such as Andrew Lamkin, Esq. can help people legally determine how assets should be distributed after they have passed away. Mr. Lamkin can also guide clients with minimizing taxes and costs. To find out more about estate planning, call or fill out our contact form.

Andrew M. Lamkin Is Named 2014 Small Business Person of the Year

The Chamber Board is proud to announce that one of its Board members, Andrew M. Lamkin, has been named Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year for 2014. Andrew is Principal of the Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C., located on Old Country Road in Plainview. He has been practicing law since 2008.

Andrew M. Lamkin received his B.A. in Political Science and History in 1996 from Syracuse University and his J.D. from Widener School of Law in 2006. He is currently an active member of the Plainview Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce for which he serves as Chairman of the Membership Committee and is a member of the Executive Board.

A member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Andrew M. Lamkin also belongs to the Senior Umbrella Network of Nassau County, and he also serves on the Advisory Board from the Eden II and Genesis programs for adults and children living with autism in New York.

Andrew and his firm exclusively practice in the areas of residential real estate transactions, supplemental needs, estate planning, elder law, estate administration, and planning. Andrew will be honored later this year at a legislative breakfast given by the Nassau County Council of Chambers on October 17, 2014. He was also recently elected as Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce.

About The Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C.

The Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C. is based in Plainview, New York and focuses on practice areas including estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, trusts and wills, estate administration, Medicaid planning, and residential real estate transactions. The Firm provides comprehensive case evaluations to individuals who would like to learn more about their options regarding elder law. Andrew M. Lamkin is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the AARP Legal Services Network from Allstate.



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