Anthony B. Ferraro

Anthony B. Ferraro is both an Attorney and a Certified Public Accountant. He has a Master’s Degree in Taxation and has dedicated more than 38 years to helping people in the Chicago metropolitan area. Mr Ferraro is a VA accredited attorney. He deals with all 3 phases of our lives, consisting of delivering services in traditional estate planning, senior estate planning, long-term care planning, and estate, probate and trust administration. Mr. Ferraro delivers seamless services with his knowledge, experience, and resources to every client who walks though the door. Mr. Ferraro has dedicated years of practice and study to assist clients in their maturing years, senior years, and post-death years. Mr. Ferraro concentrates on delivering strategies that are both legal and ethical. His caring is exemplified by his straightforward approach and candor.  Mr. Ferraro can deliver insight into the nature of your legal challenge. He and his firm deliver results to their clientele.

What distinguishes Mr. Ferraro and his firm is their willingness to ask prospective clients what it is that concerns them — what “keeps them awake at night.”  Listening is the key to the beginning of good counseling. Through his trained and capable listening skills, Mr. Ferraro delivers peace of mind and informs his clients about how smart elder law attorneys obtain seamless care for their own families throughout all phases of life.

Mr. Ferraro received his Bachelor’s of Commerce in Accountancy, his Master’s Degree in Taxation, and his Law Degree from DePaul University, in 1973, 1976 and 1982, respectively. Mr. Ferraro is a past president of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and is a past member in the AARP panel of participating attorneys. He is also a member of the Commercial Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Ferraro provides frequent workshops and classroom lectures to doctors, nurses, discharge planners, case workers, social workers, and health professsionals from nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home care agencies. His presentations consist of teaching about Medicare changes, Medicaid changes, the Affordable Care Act, Obama Care, DRA and SMART Act changes to Illinois Medicaid and other topical areas, such as “Don’t Go Broke in the Aging Process” and “The Elder Care Journey”.  He lectures throughout metropolitan and suburban Chicago.  Mr. Ferraro is a member of the Illinois Chapter of  the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel.  Mr. Ferraro has been a participant in bar association discussions and has been on panels of various experts in dealing with the issues of aging.

Areas of Practice

    • “Senior”Estate Planning
    • Elder Law
    • Traditional Estate Planning
    • Medicaid Asset Protection Planning
    • Special Needs Planning
    • Long-Term Care Planning & Qualification
    • Probate & Estate Administration
    • Estate Tax Matters

Certifications / Specialties

    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Illinois, 1978

Bar Admissions

    • Illinois, 1983
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1983

Education

    • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1983
    • M.S. Taxation, DePaul University Graduate School of Commerce, Chicago, Illinois, 1976 (Major: Taxation)
    • B.S., DePaul University College of Commerce, Chicago, Illinois, 1973 (Major: Accountancy

Classes/Seminars Taught

    • Are You Getting Your VA Benefits? “Secret Dollars”: A Veteran’s Benefit is Revealed for Long Term Care, 2007 – Present
    • 5 Step Plan: Legally Protect Your Assets from Nursing Home Costs, 2007 – Present
    • A Will or a Living Trust? Which is Better? Estate Planning Makes the Decision Easy, AARP, Loyola University, 1996 – Present
    • You’ve Been Named Executor or Trustee: What Now?, College of Lake County, 1996 – Present
    • Faculty Member, Commercial Disputes Instruction Panel, American Arbitration Association

Honors and Awards

    • Past President, Justinian Society of Lawyers, 1996 – 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

    • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Member
    • Illinois Chapter- NAELA. Member
    • Past Member – Panel of Participating Attorneys in AARP Legal Services Network, Member
    • ElderCounsel, Member
    • WealthCounsel, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • American Association of Attorney-CPAs, Inc., Past Member
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • AARP (formerly American Association of Retired Persons), Member of Panel of Participating Attorneys
    • AARP Legal Checkup Seminars, Past Lecturer
    • Illinois State Bar Association, Elder Law Section Council, Member
    • Illinois State Bar Association, Past Elected Member of General Assembly
    • Illinois State Bar Association, Past Member of Section Council on Business Advice & Financial Planning
    • Illinois State Bar Association, Past Member of Standing Committee on Pensions and Profit Sharing
    • Illinois Society of CPAs, Past Member, Estate and Gift Tax Section
    • DePaul College of Law, Past Member, Alumni Association Board

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