Sarah A. Steckler

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Areas of Practice

Professional Experience

Sarah Steckler is a trust and estates and elder law attorney providing counsel in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, real estate and elder care. Ms. Steckler advises individuals and families concerning all aspects of estate planning and administration, including estate tax and asset preservation for the transfer of wealth to later generations.  She also counsels seniors and their families as well as individuals with disabilities regarding Medicaid planning and applications, supplemental needs trusts, pooled trusts, long term care insurance, hospital discharge, assisted living and nursing home admissions agreements, private medical insurance, Medicare, hospice, homecare services, admission to skilled nursing facilities, veterans benefits, and real estate and commercial transactions.

Ms. Steckler joined Keane & Beane in 2011.

Admissions

  • State and Federal Courts of New York
  • State and Federal Courts of New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Department of Veterans Affairs

Professional Associations

  • Estate Planning Council of Westchester
  • New York State Bar Association (Member, Trust and Estates, Elder Law and Young Lawyers Sections; Vice-Chair, ELSN Veterans Benefits Committee; Representative, 9th Judicial District Elder Law and Special Needs Section)
  • Pace Women’s Justice Center Host Committee for Cocktails for a Cause and S.I.P. Series
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association
  • White Plains Hospital Foundation Planned Giving Advisory Council Member

Professional Activities/Publications

Ms. Steckler has been a presenter for the New York State Bar Association on estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and ethics as well as to local business groups. She is a contributor to Steven A. Schurkman’sElder Law Q & A: Answers to Questions About Estate and Financial Planning, Health Care Planning and Elder Abuse,” written under a grant from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services; in its 21th edition, it is widely disseminated throughout New York State through the continued support of the Westchester Public Private Partnership for Aging Services.  Pace Women’s Justice Center in collaboration with the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at The Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, NY.

Awards/Recognition

  • Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars designation as top attorney in New York in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020)
  • Syracuse University College of Law with the Orange Award for her commitment to Pro Bono and Community Service (2010)

Community Service

Ms. Steckler is a Co-Chair of the Senior Law Day Collaborative which provides free programs on elder law topics to seniors and their families. Ms. Steckler has been a musician in the Westchester Band since its 28th season which performs a free weekly concert series in Chase Park during the summer. She has served as a mentor with the Young Lawyers Section Mentoring Initiative with Cardozo Law School.  She has also worked with The George Washington University’s Admissions Alumni & Parent Program which interviews prospective candidates for undergraduate admission since 2007.

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