When my in-laws decided to get their affairs in order, they met with Russo Law Group.
Then, my husband and I met with the firm regarding my in-laws' estate and that's when we met with Kim Christian. After meeting her we decided that many things that had to be addressed and she was so knowledgeable and helpful. She took the time explaining everything to us.
We felt so comfortable working with Kim and accepting her recommendations.
We also enjoyed working with Rosanna. She was very helpful to make appointments and we were always warmly greeted during our appointments.
I would highly recommend the Russo Law Group and most of all Kim Christian to handle estate planning.
- Jim & Dee LaGuardia, Commack, NY There is a very special person working at Russo Law, and that person's name is Joanna A. Perez!. During the time of my husband's (Paul Susskind Sr's) admission to Stony Brook University Hospital in early April of 2018 and his diagnosis of Dementia/Altizmers disease, he never came home again. Of course, once the diagnosis was determined and some additional time spent at Stony Brook University Hospital, it was time to decide where Paul Susskind would go next. Sadly and heartbreaking to our entire family, he could not come home. Our family found a Nursing Facility and proceeded to have my Husband Paul transferred there. During that time it became clear that an attorney was warranted and I contacted Russo Law. My Assigned attorney was Mr. Frank L. Buquicchio, and My Case Manager was Joanna A. Perez. From the moment I spoke to Joanna until today, I have never forgotten how kind, knowledgeable, and most important to me how caring she was, how she explained everything to me - I had never been through anything like this before, and I recollect how helpful, knowledgeable and caring Joanna Perez was to me. I could ask Joanna something and sometimes due to all the pressure and upsetment I was under, I am sure I would call her back again a few hours later and probably ask the same question. Joanna never got angry or upset when I would call her back and would always once again listen and help me with my questions and responses. As time went on with my husband Paul in a nursing facility it started to become clear that he may have to go on Medicaid. Once again I was a wreck and once again Joanna came to the rescue. She told me all of the paperwork required for Medicaid, which seemed like a suitcase full to me at the time, and I worked long and hard getting all this paperwork together. I finally called Joanna to tell her I had all together and the next time I went to Bay Shore to meet with Mr. Frank Buquicchio, who walks in to meet me???, Joanna. It was a pleasure to meet her in person and of course, Joanna took the paperwork back to the main office for me. Well, as luck and God would have it, my husband Paul did not make it to Medicaid, and who finally gave me all my paperwork back, you guessed it, it was Joanna! She kept it in the main office until after Paul's wake. During the time of Paul's stay in the nursing home, I cannot imagine how many times I called Joanna at Russo Law. There was so much to know and to understand and when it is you, the spouse of someone you love dearly, it is difficult to do all alone. Yes, Joanna was there for me. Whatever I needed to know, the call to her was always the right decision. Actually, I am thankful to be able to write this today to thank Joanna for the many things she did that I did not expect her too--one of them being my crying. Some days were difficult for sure. Great employee and equally a great and caring woman to be so kind to me in difficult times, during what I am sure was always a busy day. I never really did take the time until now to say how kind, thoughtful, caring, and helpful Joanna Perez was to me and ultimately to the rest of my family. I surely would recommend Joanna and of course Mr. Frank L. Buquccchio to anyone asking. Joanna Perez, always there both on the phone and in person, always eager to assist, extremely knowledgeable as well as bright, caring, thoughtful, and easy to speak with. Thank you, Joanna.
- Carol Susskind, Bay Shore, NY I am writing this, on behalf of my family and myself, to say how happy we are that we chose Russo Law Group to represent my mother, Dina Meekins, and her elder care paperwork.
All the staff was professional, courteous and patient as we sorted through the mountain of paperwork required in order to apply for Medicaid assistance.
I would also like to offer a special shout out to Joanna Perez who never ignored my emails, nor made me feel ignorant when I was frustrated at all the questions and paperwork Medicaid was constantly asking for.
My family and I could not have done this on our own.
- Donna Rees, Long Beach, NY I am writing this letter to express my thanks to Joanna Perez. She has worked with me on behalf of my mother, Sylvia Barnao.
Ms. Perez has handled my mother's re-certifications for the past 4 years. She is always avaialble to answer any concerns I have, and always calls back the same day.
She is always considerate and compassionate. I am sure she is a valued employee of your company. It is a pleasure to work with her always, and I hope I have express my feelings well in this letter.
- Angela Rossetti, Massapequa Park, NY Everyone from this law group has been so professional but also so nice. Vincent personally came to my city to help me and already had everything and everyone in place that I needed. I work with Michelle regularly and she is so helpful and will find out anything that she doesn’t have the answer for. Someone is always available to talk to. I am so appreciative for their help and support. Anyone in the state of New York I definitely recommend Vincent. He is very knowledgeable about NY laws and will always get any issues handled.
- Shannon Danielle Houston Dear Kim and Jackie,
About three years ago we went to a free seminar luncheon on Elder Care hosted by Russo Law Group. Kim Christian and Jacqueline Bergeron were in charge of running this seminar. At that time, we thought that we didn't really need to plan, but after this seminar, we realized how little we knew and how much we needed to legally protect ourselves and our family. A year later, due to health reasons, we needed to get our affairs in order. I called Russo Law and set up a meeting with Kim Christian and Jackie Bergeron. These two women are a powerhouse of information, accuracy, thoughtfulness, helpfulness, professionalism, efficiency and genuine concern. They walked us through a mountain of forms and after two months, we were presented with an organized binder of everything we needed, from new deeds, to trust accounts, to health proxies, to advanced directives, to powers of attorney. They stayed on the phone with one particular bank for easily two hours. We entrusted them with our financial and personal lives and they came through for us in a most comforting and professional manner. They also accommodated us when we had to meet with my two sons by coming to my house to facilitate the signing of many documents. Additionally, Russo Law has "sharefile", which has all of our documents online and can be accessed via a password.
Throughout the year, I had questions and willingly joined their Peace of Mind Program. This program offers worry-free maintenance of our estate plan for an annual fee, which bypasses our need for concern about extra fees. We can also transfer or gift our free one-hour attorney meeting to family member or friend. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Kim Christian and Jacqueline Bergeron to take care of your estate planning and elder care needs. Sincerely and thank you
- Linda and Robert Wright, Long Beach, NY We used Russo Law Group to set up with my elderly aunts estate. Deanna Eble and the team were very helpful and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
- Danielle Martorano Fazio, Manorville, NY I am writing to say how pleased we have been with the service Joanna Perez has given us thus far with the Medicaid process for our mom, Joan Brandreth. She has been very helpful and informative with whatever concerns and questions we have had. Thank You
- Diane Loney, Massapequa, NY