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What Is Elder Law? Elder Law is an area of law that involves representing, counseling, and assisting seniors, people with disabilities and special needs and their families with a variety of legal issues, ranging from estate planning to long-term care.

Demand for Elder Law Is Growing. The baby boomer generation is aging and the number of older individuals in the U.S. is projected to increase to 71.5 million in 2030, representing nearly 20 percent of the national population. As a result, the need is growing for legal advice unique to age-related issues. As people are living longer and having fewer children, there is a rising concern that individuals may not have the family support and financial resources they need as they age. Attorneys who focus in Elder Law provide a holistic perspective and deal with the entire life spectrum, addressing legal, financial, social and family issues.

At Miller, Miller & Canby, we help families navigate through the complexities involved in arranging for complex health care, long-term care, and other issues facing those who are caring for elderly or disabled individuals. We can also recommend valuable resources to help individuals who may be caring for a person who is elderly, disabled or has special needs.

Consider MM&C to help you in these Elder Law matters:


I've known David since 2011, and he is a very personable attorney, who is committed to his Trust & Estates clients. He is very cost-conscious, reliable, and practical. The clients I referred to him have always been quite satisfied with his work.

Regina DeMeo (Attorney)

I can recommend David 100% without any reservation. He is precise, attentive, effective and insightful. His work was exceptionally thorough and accurate. He was patient with us as he helped us with our estate planning. He was able to make us understand the scope of our needs and the needs of our family. He was very easy to work with. The experience was actually pleasant, which was a huge relief to us.

Mary Ziomek, DDS

David (Dave) is a consummate professional and a genuinely good person. He's always available when we're dealing with time sensitive matters, even talking by phone when he is out of town on personal matters. I can't say enough about Dave's conscientious work with my family and myself in dealing with the very complicated and sometimes emotionally sensitive issues related to estate planning. He is a true expert and always remembers the particulars of our situation; we're never a faceless client with Dave.

Mark Cheng

Great attorney! I highly recommend David.

Holly Wittenberg

I have been doing business with Lew Schumann at Miller, Miller & Canby for over twenty years. He has represented me in family, business and investment matters. Time and time again, I have counted on him and he has provided invaluable counsel -- always responsive, skilled and resolute in his dedication to my interests.

Solomon Graham, President Quality Biological, Inc.

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