Syracuse native Anthony A. Marrone II focuses his practice — and regularly appears in the news and gives public presentations — in the areas of New York elder law, Medicaid, trust and estates, guardianships, and special needs planning.
Anthony's elder law practice focuses on Medicaid pre-planning, including the use of trusts to assist clients in protecting assets in advance of incurring long-term care expenses. Anthony also provides crisis planning to clients who are already in the nursing home and have not implemented an advance plan. Even for these clients, Anthony is able to preserve a significant portion of their assets. Anthony also provides Medicaid application assistance and representation through all stages of the Medicaid application process, including fair hearings and appeals of Medicaid denials.
Through his trusts and estates practice, Anthony helps families protect, preserve, and efficiently transfer wealth. He uses the latest tax-savings strategies to avoid or minimize estate, gift and income taxes. This practice also includes the preparation of wills, trusts, health care proxies and powers of attorneys for individuals and families. Additionally, Anthony provides significant post-mortem planning for executors, trustees and estate fiduciaries, and has handled several will and trust contest proceedings.
Anthony’s guardianship and special needs planning practice includes guardianship applications for disabled minors and adults with either mental or physical impairments. Additionally, Anthony regularly prepares trusts for individuals with special needs and clients receiving large settlements seeking to preserve government benefit eligibility. Anthony also serves as legal guardian and trustee for individuals with disabilities, so he has first-hand experience assisting clients who have loved ones facing issues in this area.
Anthony also regularly speaks to groups of lawyers on social media marketing and is the author of the book, “The Social Media Marketing Blueprint for Lawyers.”
Anthony has been recognized by Upstate New York Super Lawyers and by Lawyers of Distinction, has received Avvo's highest honors and ratings, and was the recipient of the 2015 Onondaga County Bar Association Pro Bono Distinguished Lawyer award. Additionally, The Marrone Law Firm was named one of Central New York's Best Places to Work in 2017 and 2018.
Prior to founding The Marrone Law Firm, P.C., Anthony practiced in the Estate and Elder Law department of a regional Upstate New York law firm.
Anthony was born and raised in Syracuse. He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy, Le Moyne College, and Syracuse University College of Law. He lives on the East Side of Syracuse with his wife Melissa, and their three sons, Vincent, Joseph and Antonio.