Susana is the founder of Lannik Law, LLC.   She graduated from New York University, receiving a Bachelor’s degree, followed by a Master’s in Art History from Boston University Graduate School.  She graduated from Suffolk University School of Law with Juris Doctor Degree.  Susana is a “lawyers teacher” having taught courses on estate planning and elder law to other attorneys through continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).  Throughout her career she continues to give lectures in partnership with financial planning and insurance professionals, and teaches her subject to the general public through her own workshops as well as the adult education programs in Brookline and Newton.  Susana offers free workshops to the public each month, in Wellesley and Newton.

In addition to bar memberships and participation in National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Susana has an interest in charitable giving, and the various legal methods for the implementation of her clients’ charitable giving.  She presently sits on the board of Overseers of the Boston Ballet; serves as a grant reader for the Boston Jewish Women’s Community Group (C.J.P); has worked with Hadassah with their Planned Giving and major gifts programs; serves on the Hadassah Attorney’s Council for the Boston Chapter, and is on the Board of Visitors for the North Carolina School of Arts.

When Susana is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.  She has an abiding love for her two cats and animals in general.  Susana is also a voracious reader, and loves to catch up on the latest historical novels while on vacation.

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1982
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • B.A. - 1969
  • Boston University
    • M.A.
  • Taught Courses on Estate Planning and Elder Law, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Taught Courses on Estate Planning and Elder Law, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Guest Speaker, NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees)
  • Guest Speaker, Senior Centers
  • Guest Speaker, Falls at Cordingly Dam
  • A View of the Future of Medicaid, 2018
  • Board of
 Overseers of the Boston Ballet
  • Dean's Dance Council of the North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Chestnut Hill Historic Commission
  • Grant Reader for the Boston Women’s Community group CJP
  • Chair of Planned Giving and Major Gifts programs for Hadassah
  • Half-Moon Seminars for Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Hadassah Attorneys’ Council
  • Law Office of Susana Lannik (Lannik Law, LLC), Owner, 2006 - present
  • Arber, Lannik, Badaloto, LLP, Partner, 1982 to 2003
  • How to Keep Long-Term Care From Devouring Assets, The Jewish Advocate, October, 2010
  • What is Preplanning and Why Bother With It, Brookline Senior News, March, 2010
  • Co-author, Estate Planning Magazine, Long-Term Insurance
  • Co-author, Bloopers Episodes in Estate Planning and Elder
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), Member
  • Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA), Member
  • Accredited to Practice Before the Veterans Administration
  • Founder
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Probate or Estate
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Massachusetts, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1982
  • Honored by the Leading Lawyers on Estate and Long Term Care Planning group as “Superb”