Marina V. O'Neill

Marina V. O'Neill (Associate)

Marina V. O'Neill joined the firm in July 2015. She specializes in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Elder Law & Medicaid Planning, and Guardianships & Special Needs. She is a 1998 graduate of Moscow State University of International Relations, Russia (BA and JD equivalent, Major in International Public Law), a 2000 graduate of Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (Masters in International Relations and Communication ), and a 2009 graduate of Albany Law School, New York (International LLM program). She was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 2010. She is a member of the Elder Law and Specials Needs Section, the Trusts and Estates Section, and Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association; Mid-Hudson Women’s Bar Association and Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties.   

Ms. O’Neill is primarily responsible for MacVEAN, LEWIS, SHERWIN & McDERMOTT, P.C.’s Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Elder Law practice and represents clients in the preparation of Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorneys, Health Care Proxies and Living Wills. She also assists clients in Will probate and Estate administration. She has represented parties in Will contests, Accounting proceedings and many other litigation matters relative to Estates. Ms. O’Neill also represents clients in guardianship proceedings pursuant to Article 81 of the New York Mental Hygiene Law, Article 17 and 17-A of the New York Surrogate Court Procedure Act, and Fair Hearings in connection with applications for Medical Assistance (Medicaid). Ms. O’Neill is fluent in Spanish, Russian and English, and in the past has represented clients in employment discrimination cases and family law matters.

Education:
• MLL, Albany Law School, Albany, New York, 2009;
• MA, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, 2000;
• BA & JD, Moscow State University of International Relations, Moscow, Russia, 1998. 
Areas of Practice:
• Estate Planning (Trusts, Will, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills)
• Probate & Estate Administration
• Elder Law & Special Needs
• Guardianships 
• General Litigation-motion practice
Admissions:
• State Courts in New York, 2010

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