Susana, founder of Lannik Law, LLC, has helped her clients and their families design
estate and second half of life plans for three decades to ensure that loved ones are taken
care of while saving as much of their hard earned money as possible.
Her practice is focused exclusively on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate or Estate
Administration, Wills and Trusts and Special Needs Planning.
Although Susana is known as a “lawyer’s teacher” having taught courses to other
attorneys on Estate Planning and Elder Law at the Massachusetts Bar Association, and
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, her teaching does not stop there. She views
educating the public and her clients about estate planning and elder law as her personal
mission. She says, “An educated client is a content client. It is not enough to draft a
bunch of documents that your client does not understand and will never refer to again.
The education process must begin with a carefully laid out plan and on-going contact
with clients to ensure that their plans continue to be relevant through on-going life
and legal changes.”
Susana received her Juris Doctor Degree from Suffolk University, Boston,
Massachusetts; a Master of Arts at Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts at New
York University. She is accredited to practice before the Veterans Administration.
She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and with the U.S. District Court of
Massachusetts, The U.S. Court of Appeals 1st circuit she is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She was recently honored by the Leading Lawyers on Estate and Long Term Care Planning group as “Superb”.
Susana is often a requested guest speaker at various organizations including NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees) men’s and women’s clubs in the greater Boston area, and various other groups at Senior Centers, and assisted living
retirement communities like the Falls at Cordingly Dam. She has addressed pet
owners at Beantown Bed and Biscuit, Brookline, Massachusetts, on Pet Trusts as part of
estate planning. Pet trusts are a favorite with Susana who is an animal lover! Susana will present “A View of the Future of Medicaid” with her colleague Attorney William Brisk. This day long professional symposium will be held October 2018.
Her publications include articles in the Jewish Advocate, the Brookline Senior News,
Newton Life, and a co-authored book, “Bloopers Episodes in Estate Planning and Elder
Law,” with Debbie Papay.
In addition to her participation in professional organizations, Susana sits on the Board of
Overseers of the Boston Ballet and on the Dean’s dance Council of the North Carolina School of the arts. She also is a member of the Chestnut Hill Historic Commission. Past positions have included Grant Reader for the Boston Women’s Community group CJP, and Chair of Planned Giving and Major Gifts programs for Hadassah, as well as Hadassah Attorneys’ Council.
Susana lives with her husband and two cats she calls “the frat boys” in the greater Boston
area. She enjoys spending her non-working hours with her husband, the cats and son when he comes home to visit. She has written poems about cats in a book called, “Seven Times Seven 49 Cat Tails.” She is also a voracious reader and loves to catch up on the latest historical novels while on vacation.