Overview
Overview
Professional Associations
Presentations + Publications
Awards + Recognitions
Community Service
Extracurricular
Neil is the Chairman of the Trusts, Estates and Elder Law group at the firm. He has practiced for close to 30 years and concentrates his practice in the areas of elder care, estate planning, disability planning, probate, estate and trust administration, gift and generation-skipping tax transfer planning, asset protection, special needs planning and guardianships. He advises clients relating to government programs available to assist seniors with health care needs, particularly custodial care and the array of housing options available to them. Neil has helped many couples with health care and estate planning, working in conjunction with a variety of professionals including accountants and geriatric care managers. He advises clients on long-term care insurance and protection of assets while providing for future care needs.

He regularly helps families with disabled children. This type of planning involves an in-depth knowledge of the services available in the community as well as legal issues, including private and institutional supplemental needs trusts.

 

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D.; 1977
  • University of Rochester, B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; 1974

Admissions/Courts

  • New York

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Executive Committee
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • NAELA’s Council of Advanced Practitioners
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, certification issued by the National Elder Law Foundation

Presentations + Publications

Community Based Housing Options
Westchester County Senior Law Day
October 16, 2018
Speaker

Innovative Options for Senior Housing
NYSBA
October 9, 2018
Panelist

Elder Law Presentation
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys/National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
April 26, 2017
Speaker

“The Basics of Elder Law”
United Federation of Teachers, Yonkers, NY
April 25, 2017
Speaker

“Where Do We Go From Here? Long-Term Care in the Age of the Baby Boomers”
NAELA Journal
Spring 2015, Vol. 11, Nr. 1
Co-author

“Residential Models for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Older Adults”
NAELA Journal
Fall 2013, Vol. 9, Nr. 2
Co-author

“Elder Law”
Guardianship Practice in New York
New York State Bar Association (2004)
Co-author

Neil is a frequent lecturer on Elder Care and Estate Planning issues for groups including the New York State Bar Association and Westchester County Bar Association. He has also written many articles on Elder Care and Estate Planning.

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Chapter Member of the Year, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2017-2019
  • SuperLawyers® New York Metro Edition, 2007-2018
  • Honoree 2017 AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in White Plains, NY

 

Community Service

  • Westchester Jewish Community Services
    Prior board affiliation:
  • Westchester Jewish Conference
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Westchester-Putnam Chapter, Inc.
  • UJA-Federation, Campaign Cabinet

Extracurricular

  • Neil has studied piano for much of his life.
  • He also loves to swim, bicycle, and run.
  • He and his wife, Marilyn Kneller-Rimsky, recently celebrated their 36th anniversary.
  • They have three daughters and three grandchildren.

Taking a look at the recent trends in senior housing and long-term care for the future of older adults.

On January 15, 2018, Neil T. Rimsky, Partner and Chair of the Trusts, Estates and Elder Law Group at Cuddy & Feder was presented with the 2018 "Chapter Member of the Year" award from the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
A common misconception about Article 81 guardianship proceedings is that medical evidence is of primary importance to the court’s determination of whether an alleged incapacitated person is, in fact, incapacitated.