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Chanderraj Law Offices prides itself on providing complete and accurate information to guide clients through the labyrinth of the estate planning, business planning and elder law world. We aim to help you fully understand the financial and legal impact of your decisions. We have worked with clients from a wide range of income levels, and use our years of expertise to help clients find solutions that are tailored to meet your specific needs. From wills and trusts to powers of attorney and business succession planning, creating the right plan is all about finding the essential tools to keep your assets protected.

Chanderraj Law Offices is highly skilled and prepared to help our clients in the following areas:

Estate Planning

Creating the right estate plan protects your family from unnecessary financial and emotional distress, and ensures your assets are protected and passed on according to your wishes. No matter your net worth, it is of paramount importance to have a basic estate plan in place. An estate plan has several elements, including a Will, a general power of attorney and a health care power of attorney. We advise clients to have a trust in place to distribute assets to their heirs without the cost and delay of going through the complex probate process. There are a number of tools at the client’s disposal, and as experienced estate planning lawyers, we endeavor to help you arrive at the estate planning solutions that best suit your needs, including:

establish a Special Needs Trust to care for a mentally disabled loved one

While the process of establishing an estate plan can seem very complex, we help to make it simple for you. The goals of a carefully drafted estate plan include avoidance of a costly probate process and to ensure a smooth transfer of property to your intended beneficiaries. Much of estate planning deals with tracking assets and understanding complex financial information and processing this information to protect your estate and prevent your loved ones from facing uncertainty. As one of the attorneys at Chanderraj Law Offices held a CPA license for over ten years, you can rest assured that we will help you prepare an estate plan that will protect your assets and maximize the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses. An estate plan is a powerful tool that can protect your family and give you peace of mind.

Special Needs Trusts
Special Needs Trusts allow a person to set aside funds for the care and comfort of a child or adult who is mentally disabled, while still maintaining eligibility for Medicaid and other public benefits. Special Needs Trusts can be self settled, third party trusts, pooled trusts or income trusts. The rules relating to management and administration of Special Needs Trusts are complex and a single misstep could result in eliminating a beneficiary’s eligibility for government benefits. The attorneys at Chanderraj Law Offices have years of experience in Medicaid, public health benefits and trust creation in all forms, and can find solutions to enhance the quality of life for a person with special needs.

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Asset Protection takes advanced planning

Asset Protection

Advance planning is important for protecting assets. We offer proven asset protection strategies to help protect the hard-earned wealth of our clients. There are numerous effective and sophisticated techniques that Chanderraj Law Offices uses, through which business owners and individuals can protect their assets. With the right choice of entity, trust instruments and other services we offer, clients will be more than prepared to make prudent decisions that will help them protect their assets and maximize the preservation of their wealth. Each client’s situation is unique and requires a comprehensive discussion prior to strategizing and implementing the proper action steps and legal asset protection tools to maximize positive outcomes.

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Powers of Attorney

Unforeseen situations may arise that deprive a person of the ability to make decisions about their life. Having powers of attorney in place prior to these situations is imperative. Lack of a formalized financial and health care power of attorney could lead to costly and invasive guardianship proceedings or outcomes that one never intended. By establishing a power of attorney now, one will be able to choose the person who will make these important and potentially life-changing decisions. Chanderraj Law Offices can help individuals of all ages with health care and financial powers of attorney. A durable health care power of attorney names the person who will make medical decisions on behalf of the client when they are unable. The financial power of attorney gives someone you know and trust the authority to make financial and business decisions. According to state law, in the absence of an appointed power of attorney, one will be appointed to manage a person’s personal care and assets. The attorneys at Chanderraj Law Offices can help you choose the person who will manage your financial and health care matters if you are incapacitated, to ensure that all decisions are made in accordance with your wishes.

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Elder services include estate planning, Wills and trusts, guardianships and more

Elder Services

Member: National Academy of Elder Care Attorneys

Elder Law combines elements of Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Health Care Planning, Medicare/Medicaid Planning and Guardianships. The attorneys at Chanderraj Law Offices have years of experience in all of the areas mentioned, as well as years of related experience with a CPA license and in the healthcare industry. Along with their diverse past experiences, Chanderraj Law Offices is a proud member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), which helps Chanderraj Law Offices stay abreast of all legislation and legal issues that may affect the lives of elder members of the community. Our attorneys hold themselves to the high standards of the NAELA, and aspire to live up to the mission of the organization to be “premier providers of legal advisory, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age.” Our attorneys will ensure that all of the client’s rights are protected, and in cases of mistreatment, will actively pursue a correction or retribution.

With 78 million baby boomers, 10,000 of which are retiring every day (Pew Research Center), elder issues will be on the rise. Chanderraj Law Offices is prepared to assist clients through the complicated maze of legal issues, such as Medicaid Planning and the Division of Assets should a spouse need nursing home care. At the rate of $3,500 or more a month for a nursing home, a couple’s life savings could be protected if the correct planning is done ahead of time. Chanderraj Law Offices aims to be an advocate for the elderly and those preparing for their Golden Years. View this PDF about Legal Issues for Seniors

Medicare/Medicaid
Medicare and Medicaid are valuable resources for senior citizens to receive nursing home care. For those that meet strict maximum asset and income requirements, Medicaid will cover almost every expense associated with nursing home care. Medicare covers the costs of skilled nursing in some cases, but the rules for coverage are more complex. The attorneys at Chanderraj Law Offices have many years of experience in the healthcare industry, and understand the Medicare and Medicaid systems well. They can make sure that you receive the benefits and assistance you need, without depleting your savings.

Guardianships
Obtaining legal guardianships can be a highly complicated, but necessary, situation in order to protect individuals in need. Once a person has been deemed to be incapable of making sound decisions, a guardianship may need to be established to ensure that the individual receives care. Chanderraj Law Offices will assist in working with Court officials to appoint a well-suited legal guardian and work directly with the guardian to ensure that the client’s needs are being met.

maximize social security benefits by using the right claiming strategy

Social Security
Along with Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security is another government program that many senior citizens use to support themselves later in life. Collecting social security is more than filling out a few forms. With careful consideration and planning you can maximize the benefits for you and your spouse. For example, there is an 8% reduction in benefits if you start collecting social security at age 62, and an increase of 32% increase in benefits if you wait until you are 70. According to some researchers, a married couple can add more than $250,000 to their overall social security benefits by using the right claiming strategy. Please let the attorneys at Chanderraj Law Offices assist you with choosing the right strategy for you and your family.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) Claims
SSI and SSDI benefits are available to those who are totally disabled and cannot be gainfully employed. SSDI requires a person to have worked full time for at least 5 of the last 10 years. However, SSI is solely based on financial need. Applying for SSI and SSDI benefits can be difficult; statistically, a majority of these claims are denied after the initial application. The attorneys at Chanderraj Law Offices can help you evaluate your potential case, let you know your eligibility for benefits and assist with the application process.

Elder Abuse
An unfortunate reality of caring for senior citizens is that they have the potential to being on the receiving end of abuse from caretakers, legal guardians, healthcare providers or other individuals in their lives. Chanderraj Law Offices will help to protect the client’s rights, and in cases of mistreatment and abuse, they will actively pursue correction or retribution.

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Business Planning

When setting up a new business or venture, or re-evaluating an existing one, Chanderraj Law Offices provides valuable services in helping to set up the legal and financial structures of the business. We are skilled attorneys in the area of business planning, and are proficient in advising our clients in strategies for designing, negotiating and drafting limited-liability company operating agreements, shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, other corporate governance, control and exit arrangements. We are prepared to listen to our clients, and make the best recommendations possible for each business. We are also here to help with business succession plans, to avoid the disagreements that may arise when a business owner retires or is forced to abandon operation of the business due to sudden illness or death. Our knowledgeable attorneys can assist a business entity of any size create the structure needed to bring in the highest level of profitability and avoid the pain of a tumultuous transition.

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successful business enterprises start with forming a property entity

Entity Formation

The first step in setting up a successful business enterprise is the formation of a property entity. There are a number of options, with each translating into different tax and profitability margins for a company. Many business owners form a corporation and are often surprised to learn that merely filing the necessary paperwork with the Secretary of State does not limit the personal liability of shareholders. Each corporation must keep excellent records, hold annual shareholder meetings and follow stringent formalities required under Nevada law. A limited liability company without a good operating agreement can look too much like a sole proprietorship, jeopardizing the owner’s personal liability. With a wide range of business experience in Las Vegas, our attorneys can assist you in planning and forming your business in a way that helps you maximize your chances of success and reduce the risk of personal liability. Using extensive financial, legal and taxation knowledge, the attorneys at Chanderraj Law Offices will be able to guide the business to the best entity to suit each client’s financial circumstances and their needs, whether it is a corporation, limited liability company or a general or limited partnership.

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Gaming

Gaming is a huge part of life in Nevada, and the attorneys at Chanderraj Law Offices are highly prepared and capable to help with all gaming issues. Chanderraj Law Offices touts an attorney who previously served as a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission for over a decade. With that experience, Chanderraj Law Offices can assist with all matters related to licensing, interpreting gaming statutes and maintaining and monitoring compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations. Chanderraj Law Offices can also assist in a variety of casino operations and gaming law questions, including:

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healthcare law

Healthcare Law

With the slow economic recovery, tight credit markets, and the uncertainty surrounding healthcare reform, healthcare providers face unique challenges and need lawyers who understand both the business of healthcare and the variety of rules and regulations that must be followed to prosper in the healthcare industry. With a background in healthcare coupled with experience in regulatory compliance, the attorneys at Chanderraj Law Offices can guide providers through the legal and business aspects of healthcare so that they can focus on patient care.

Our services include the following:

Federal and State Stark and Anti-Kickback Law Compliance
Many common relationships such as physician employment and independent contractor agreements, equipment and space lease agreements, medical director agreements and other arrangements between physicians, hospitals and home health agencies can trigger the need for a Stark and/or Fraud and Abuse analysis. Ms. Chanderraj has vast experience analyzing arrangements and relationships under, the Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute.

HIPAA Compliance
The HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules were recently amended by the HITECH Act and the recently issued Final Omnibus Rule. These changes are complicated and often difficult to comply with. Our attorneys can assist with the development of HIPAA Privacy and Security policies, as well as documentation and support for the risk assessment/risk management process. We can also assist you with drafting business associate agreements and day to day HIPAA compliance issues such as helping to make determinations as to whether a requested disclosure is permissible or whether breach notification is required. View this PDF about HIPAA

Healthcare Business Transactions
Whether you are purchasing, selling, restructuring or forming a new entity or joint venture, the attorneys at Chanderraj Law Offices can assist you in all aspects of the transaction, beginning with planning the structure and analyzing the regulatory implications to drafting the required corporate and transactional documents.

Other Practice Areas
Our attorneys can also assist you with licensing, staff credentialing and privileging, representation in Medicaid and Medicare provider reimbursement disputes, and Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) appeals.

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