Schneider, Garrastegui & Fedele Attorney to Speak at NBI Online Seminar

Serving Families Throughout Melville

MELVILLE, New York—Vivian Garrastegui, Elder Law Attorney and Partner at Schneider, Garrastegui & Fedele, PLLC, is pleased to announce that she will be speaking at a live online seminar sponsored by the National Business Institute (NBI). The Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid seminar will be held online on April 25, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern. During her presentation, Garrastegui will educate the audience on the following:

  • Medicaid Eligibility
  • Income eligibility requirements for Medicaid
  • Resource Eligibility-What is Exempt and What is Not
  • Practical and Effective Asset Transfer Methods
  • The “Lookback Period”
  • Transfers and Eligibility
  • What’s Involved in the Medicaid Qualification Process

“I’m excited to participate in the April 25th NBI online seminar, Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid,” says Garrastegui. “We have a significant population of aging Americans and Americans with disabilities who require care. I’m passionate about teaching people how to leverage available Medicaid planning tools to qualify for this vital program while preserving family assets. Thank you to NBI for the opportunity to gain CLE credits and help ease the concerns of those anticipating a need for Medicaid but unsure about the process.”

Since 1987, Garrastegui has practiced Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Guardianship Proceedings, Special Needs Planning, Medicaid Fair Hearings, Real Estate, Preparation of Wills and Trusts, Contested and Uncontested Guardianship Proceedings, and Probate and Administration Proceedings.

As an Elder Law Attorney, her primary focus is preserving and protecting her clients’ assets, resources, and income to the extent permitted by law. When processing Medicaid applications, Garrastegui exhibits an eye for detail and advises clients on transferring assets and preparing Medicaid Qualifying Trusts and Supplemental Needs Trusts.

In addition to the National Business Institute™, she has made presentations on Elder Law, estate matters, Asset Protection, Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Planning, and Trusts and Estates at local libraries, community centers, and U.S. Veterans organizations.

Garrastegui is an OCA Part 36 list fiduciary and has been appointed as a Court Examiner, Court Evaluator, Guardian, and Attorney for the Incapacitated Person in guardianship proceedings by the Appellate Division of the First and Second Departments. She is admitted to practice in New York and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Garrastegui is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; and the Suffolk County, New York State, and Nassau County Bar Associations and is a Board member of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association.

Proficient in Spanish, Garrastegui earned her B.A. degree, with honors, from Long Island University and her J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School.

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About National Business Institute™

NBI provides practical, skill-based CLE seminars and online CLE courses. We believe that enhancing professional knowledge through continuing education empowers our customers to better serve their community. Based in Altoona, Wisconsin, we embody the strong values and customer service associated with the Midwest, which has made us a trusted provider of continuing legal education and training since 1983.

Each year, we hold thousands of programs. From state-specific live online seminars to OnDemand streaming videos, NBI offers the full gamut of training formats to best serve your needs, allowing you to fulfill your continuing legal education requirements on your time, in the format you prefer.

NBI has one of the largest and most diverse catalogs of legal courses taught by experienced practitioners from your area with state-specific content and resources. We serve professionals in the legal industry and business, banking, insurance, accounting, human resources, real estate, education, and government.

You can be confident that we carefully design our courses and legal guides to satisfy all your professional training and credit requirements. NBI works with more than 500 credit-granting organizations to ensure our attendees get the credit they need.


Clients first entrusted us to help them with their estate planning and elder law issues over 30 years ago. Since then, we have expanded our practice to include real estate, but our focus continues to be on assisting clients with some of the most significant issues they will face in their lives.

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