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LisaArrington

Partner

"Living with a debilitating illness made me passionate about helping families and caregivers access services to enhance the lives of elderly and disabled loved ones."

Overview

Biography

Lisa primarily concentrates her practice on providing comprehensive representation in elder law, Medicaid planning, special-needs planning, estate planning, and estate administration. She develops comprehensive asset-protection and care plans and prepares essential documents, including wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney and gift riders, and health care proxies.

Lisa helps clients with disabilities and families with disabled children access public benefits and maximize the preservation of individual and family assets. She also assists clients with Article 17A guardianships for disabled children or family members. In addition, Lisa represents seniors who need long-term care and works with families and medical professionals to develop appropriate plans that may include home care, independent living, assisted living, and skilled-care options.

Lisa has extensive experience handling outright transfers, irrevocable Medicaid trusts, annuities, loans, pooled trusts to shelter excess income, and transfers of real property as well as numerous public-benefit resources, including Chronic Care Medicaid for nursing-home care and Community Medicaid for home care. She advises clients on self-settled supplemental-needs trusts, third-party supplemental-needs trusts, testamentary supplemental-needs trusts, and pooled-community supplemental-needs trusts.

Bar Associations

  • Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys (GRAWA)
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Sections

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • The Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
Experience

Prior Experience

  • Lacy Katzen LLP, Partner
     

Selected Community Activities

  • Norman Howard School, Board of Directors Member
  • Heritage Christian Services Foundation Board, Member
  • Upstate New York Families for Effective Autism Treatment (AutismUp), Member
  • Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly, Inc. (GRAPE), Former Member, Bylaws Committee Chair and Former Secretary and Executive Board Member
  • LIFESPAN, Volunteer

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Elder Law, 2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Client Distinction Award

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We're Growing in DC!

We’re excited to announce Barclay Damon’s combination with Washington DC–based Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram. SLS’s 10 lawyers, three paralegals, and four administrative staff will join Barclay Damon while maintaining their current office in DC’s central business district. Our clients will benefit from SLS’s corporate, real estate, finance, and construction litigation experience and national energy-industry profile, and their clients from our full range of services.

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