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Lara J. Schneider-Bomzer

Senior Partner
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Phone: (860) 236-7673

15 Massirio Dr
Berlin, Connecticut 06037

92 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury, Connecticut 06089

My grandmother lived to be 103 years old. While she lived alone and was fiercely independent (I told her at age 100 not to stand on chairs to replace lightbulbs!), I also saw how her needs changed as she got older. The concerns she had about remaining independent were coupled with her children’s concerns about nobody living close by to her. It was only after she had her final fall that she had to have a home care aide in the house with her. It was hard to see her lose her independence and she went downhill quickly. It gave me the motivation to advocate for the vulnerable senior population.

I first advocated for the elderly working for a legal services organization in New York City. My role as an attorney was to defend elderly tenants who were being evicted from their apartments. Many of my clients had lived in subsidized rental properties for many years. The potential loss of a primary need – shelter – was devastating. I did whatever I could to try to keep them in their homes or to provide them with a long term exit strategy with their landlord. This experience cemented my goal of working with seniors.

Since my experience working at legal services, I have been working as an elder law and estate planning attorney for over 15 years. I assist seniors, as well as clients of all ages, who are in need of estate planning, asset protection, Medicaid planning, and estate administration. I can draft your estate planning documents according to your specific wishes and you can rest easy knowing that your estate will pass in accordance with your wishes.

I also understand your concerns about paying for long term care costs and the need for public benefits, like Medicaid, as well as the emotional stress that comes with navigating the complexity of Medicaid eligibility in a crisis. My knowledge of the Medicaid rules enables me to protect your assets and all you have worked so hard for throughout your life.

As a wife and mother to three children, I know firsthand how important it is to have your estate plan in order and to plan ahead as much as possible. There will be many changes in your life as the years go by, but with proper estate planning and advance planning to protect your assets, I can give you the peace of mind you need for the future.

When I'm not in the office, I relish time with family taking nature walks and finding good homemade ice cream, enjoy reading fiction, often return to my Long Island roots, and I am a long-time, frustrated Mets fan!

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 2000)
  • Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship Public Affairs (M.P.A., 1996)
  • Syracuse University SI Newhouse School of Public Communications (B.S., 1991)
  • Connecticut Bar Association - Elder Law Section
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) - Connecticut Chapter
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
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“I cannot find the words to thank all of you properly for your hard work and perseverance. It is a great relief to have gotten a just and proper ruling from the court. All of you have shown great professionalism and concern for the issues I brought before you.” J.G., Greensboro, GA
“All dealings have been excellent. Very professional organization. Great explanations of our options related to preparing a will. Clear, concise, great guidance and not trying to "sell us" on something we do not need. Administrative folks were super. All of our related paperwork was clearly tagged with what we needed to provide/sign/read /etc. Made things easy. Nice work.” L.G., Berlin, CT
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Everyone at the firm were consummate professionals. We felt completely comfortable with their guidance and were impressed by their compassion and commitment to us. R.H., Canton, CT
The attorney who served us was kind, thorough, and very responsive. He pointed out some issues in my mother's documents that could have been problematic down the road. After my mother passed, everything was as seamless as possible - a true gift at a time when life and death decisions were being made and emotions were overwhelming. J.B., Cromwell, CT
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