Marie A. Corliss, Esq., received her bachelors in philosophy at Fordham University in 1982. She then went on to Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University where she earned her J.D. in 1985.
While at Cardozo, she was the International Law Review Articles Editor, and a member of the Regional Champion Moot Court Team. Upon graduation, Marie was admitted to the practice of Law in New York.
Marie began her career with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, in the Appeals Bureau where she concentrated on research, legal writing and oral argument. Later, she gained intensive trial experience, prosecuting burglary, robbery and perpetrators of Special Victims, including child and elder abuse.
During the years raising her family, Marie worked part-time on criminal appeals, and as counsel to nursing homes. In 2004 she worked for Vincent Russo and Associates before moving on to Covey, Roberts, Corliss, and Carmody-Roberts in Katonah, NY, where she became a partner focusing exclusively in the area of Elder Law.
In 2011, Marie Corliss established the Corliss Law Group, which has two offices on the East and West Sides of Northern Westchester, in addition to her Manhattan office, where she also sees many clients. The Corliss Law Group is entirely devoted to the fields of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Individual attention to each client’s unique needs and goals is of paramount importance.
The office offers services in these areas exclusively: Probate, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship, Testamentary Documents- such as Last Wills And Testament, Trusts of all types, Advance Directives, Medicaid, Medicare, Real Estate Closings, and Nursing Homes Issues. Marie A. Corliss, Esq. is a member the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, New York State Bar Association, Westchester Bar Association, Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Northern Westchester Bar Association. She is also a frequent lecturer on Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning.
Estate, Tax and Medicaid Planning: We begin with an estate, tax and long-term health careplanning evaluation. This evaluation results in comprehensive step-by-step plan which best meets the financial and health care needs of our clients, Medicaid and Medicare advocacy is provided where appropriate. We value highly our strong relationship with our clients. Compassionateassistance in Nursing Home admission, Home Care, Medicare Coverage and Medical Insurance Claims
Legal Instruments: A client’s comprehensive plan may require the execution of: Last Will and Testament Living Trust (Revocable or Irrevocable) Power of Attorney Health Care Proxy Living Will
Planning for People with Disabilities: Our firm assists clients with disabilities and their family members in planning for long-term needs, including: Supplemental Needs Trust, government programs (Medicaid; SSI; SSDI) and advice for trustees of trusts for the benefit of the disabled.
Guardianship Services: Occasionally, individuals who have not engaged in advanced planning may requiring a guardian due to an inability to manage their personal or financial affairs. We represent both Incapacitated Persons and Petitioners seeking to have a guardian appointed to ensure that the emotional, medical, legal and financial needs of the incapacitated Person are met.
Other Offices Located: Katonah, NY and New York, NY