ROBIN L. FOLTSPARTNER AND MEMBER OF THE LAW FIRM'S MANAGEMENT COMMITTEET 585.324.5778F 585.269.3011Erfolts@lacykatzen.com
TRUSTS AND ESTATE PLANNING
Robin Folts provides sensible solutions to often complex problems though the use of testamentary trusts, irrevocable and revocable trusts along with other estate planning tools to formulate and implement testamentary plans.
ELDER LAW PLANNING
Robin provides elderly-community members with estate planning and Medicaid strategies that meet their individual economic goals. She takes pride in listening to their needs and matching those needs with a strategic plan for asset protection. Robin works closely with clients and their families to help create an attainable cost saving, efficient and effective plan. She strives to continually work with clients and their families to prevent unnecessary depletion of assets when faced with long-term-care costs. With Robin’s help, her colleagues successfully defended clients who were sued as a result of acting as Power of Attorney for family members. She is passionate in her representation of clients and is compassionate for their often debilitating ailments.
Robin has experience in creditors’ rights issues and real estate. She previously worked for a buyer of commercial debt. While there, Robin broadened her skills in complex lender work-outs and traveled extensively to work out large commercial debts including selling real estate owned assets and other collateral located in the Continental United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Robin desires to continually create mechanisms for lender recovery of debtor obligations.
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
Member of the New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
Past President for the Irondequoit Rotary
Robin is a frequent lecturer on Elder Law issues as it pertains to asset protection, the lawful use of available governmental benefits and use of special governmental rates to reduce the depletion of assets due to long-term- care-costs, lawful transfers and post-Medicaid planning.
Guest speaker for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and has conducted many seminars across Western New York.
Guest speaker on the ROC Talk Radio show 102.7 Legends in Rochester on Medicaid issues.
Guest on “Ask the Expert” segments for the Finger Lakes News Radio, WGVA 96.1 FM/1240 AM speaking on the following topics:
Estate Planning Overview
Necessity of Proper Estate Planning Tools; Medicaid Overview
Medicaid and Real Estate Treatment
Medicaid and Rehab/Medicare Coverage and its Impact on Medicaid
Medicaid and Exempt Transfers
Medicaid: When Both Spouses are Institutionalized
Medicaid: Prior Gifts and Impacts; Nursing Homes and Debtor/Creditor Law
Gift Tax/Annual Exclusion/Misnomers
Medicaid & Revocable/IrrevocableTrusts
Community Medicaid and Use of Pooled Trusts
Medicaid: How IRAs and Other Income is Treated
Guardianship Avoidance through Estate Planning
Types of Assets that Can Delay Your Medicaid Plan
Right of Election and Impact on Medicaid
Top 10 Tips when Preparing to Apply for Chronic Care Medicaid
Rehab, When the Hospital Does Not Admit a Patient and the Impact for Nursing
The Beauty of a Life Estate and Pitfalls
Estate Planning and Second Marriages
Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., cum laude with Business Transactions Concentration)
New York State Bar
Robin received inclusion in the Super Lawyers list as an Upstate New York Rising Star from 2013-2020. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Robin has also been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Elder Law.
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