Sandra N. Busell is a Partner in our Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Practice Groups. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.
In her estate planning work, she advises clients on business succession issues. She counsels clients on real estate issues arising from elders buying, selling, and transferring property. She counsels families on reverse mortgages by using irrevocable trusts, which allows the elderly family members to stay in their home and protect the remaining equity for themselves and their children. Ms. Busell also advises on contested estates between siblings, including representing the non-executor beneficiaries to ensure timely administration and distribution of the estate.
In her trusts practice, she focuses on guardianships, Supplemental Needs Trusts, and the protection of Medicaid benefits as it pertains to the elderly and special needs children and adults. She is frequently appointed by the Supreme Courts in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties as a guardian, a Supplemental Needs trustee, and a Court Evaluator for persons alleged to be in need of a Guardian.
Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list in 2016 and 2017, she also was named a Long Island Power Woman in Business by the Long Island Press. A frequent lecturer in her field, she speaks on behalf of the National Business Institute and before religious and educational institutions and charitable organizations.
She is a member of the New York Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Queen’s Women’s Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Care Attorneys (NAELA), New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
She serves on the board of the Long Island Chapter of the American Heart Association.
Ms. Busell graduated from St. John’s University School of Law and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baruch College of the City University of New York. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the United States Tax Court.
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1976
Baruch College of the City University of New York, B.B.A in Accounting, 1972
U.S. District Courts,Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
United States Tax Court
New York Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Queen’s Women’s Bar Association
New York Metro Super Lawyers list, 2016, 2017
Long Island Power Woman in Business, the Long Island Press
National Academy of Elder Care Attorneys (NAELA), Member
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
Guardian, Supplemental Needs Trustee and Court Evaluator, Supreme Courts in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties
National Business Institute
Speaks on behalf of NYSBA at various libraries
Former Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn College
Former Adjunct Professor, Nassau Community College