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Gene Osofsky Esq.
Gene L. Osofsky, our principal, has been designated as a Northern California “Super Lawyer“ in the field of Elder Law by Thomson--Reuters, a designation given to the top 5% of Elder Law attorneys in Northern California. The designation is based upon peer review, standing and achievement.
The Osofsky Law Firm is a boutique Medi-Cal planning, Elder Law and Estate Planning firm in the East Bay Area. While we offer all the services of a traditional estate planning firm, we focus on the increasingly important and complex area of Elder Law. We assist clients with Long-Term Care and Disability Planning, qualifying for Medi-Cal Benefits, avoiding Medi-Cal Recovery, Asset Protection, Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits, and many other legal issues associated with growing older.
Our firm is frequently consulted about asset preservation techniques in connection with Long-Term Care Planning. Our Medi-Cal lawyer uses special alternatives to help families ‘spend down’ in order to accelerate eligibility for Medi-Cal, where appropriate. In many cases, these “alternatives” enable seniors and their families to retain significant assets while simultaneously qualifying for Medi-Cal nursing home care. In short, we can help you and your family avoid going broke and preserve dignity when dealing with long-term nursing home care. If your loved one is a Veteran with large out-of-pocket care costs, we may also be able to help the Veteran or spouse qualify for a monthly pension from the government, even if the Veteran’s disability is unrelated to wartime injury. This monthly pension may make all the difference in extending the ability of the Veteran or spouse to remain at home or in Assisted Living.
As one of the Bay Area’s leading Elder Law and Medi-Cal attorneys and co-author of The Consumer’s Guide to Medi-Cal Planning, our founder, Gene L. Osofsky, is frequently asked to speak on Elder Law topics to senior groups, financial planners and social workers throughout the Bay Area. His firm serves clients in Alameda and Contra Cost Counties, and in the East Bay Cities of Hayward, Fremont, Newark, Union City, San Leandro, Oakland, Berkeley, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Walnut Creek, and beyond.
We welcome the opportunity to work closely with you and your loved ones to plan your financial future or help you cope with a Long Term Care or Medi-Cal crisis situation.
Our firm assists clients with planning for Long Term Care, MEDI-CAL qualification, Asset Preservation, Alternatives to Asset "Spend Down", Planning for Incapacity, Durable Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Probate and related matters.