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Smilie G. Rogers, Esq.


Michael A. Cahill, Esq.

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Katherine M. Audet, Esq.

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Brennan & Rogers, PLLC

279 York Street

P.O. Box 467

York, Maine 03909

2 Storer Street, Suite 111

Kennebunk, Maine 04043*

(207) 361-4680

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

*Satellite office located in 

Kennebunk, Maine 

is staffed for scheduled appointments made through the York office only 

The Brennan & Rogers, PLLC Journal

May 2022 Edition

2022 Best of the Seacoast Nomination Period Begins June 1, 2022!

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We were honored and humbled to have won "Best Law Firm" in our inaugural run in the 2021 Best of the Seacoast Community Choice Awards!

We are looking to defend our title in the 2022 Best of the Seacoast Community Choice Awards. 

Daily voting for the nomination round begins on June 1, 2022, and runs through June 19, 2022. Once again, we are offering a daily reminder email to vote.

We couldn't have won in 2021 without the support of our clients and community. We are once again asking for your support as we defend our title in 2022! 




Keep an eye on your inbox for voting information!

The mission of Brennan & Rogers, PLLC is to provide clients with informed, compassionate legal care and to offer support with guidance through life’s transitions. We know that planning for or dealing with aging, disability, and death is not pleasant, but our attorneys will make it more manageable.

We are here to help.


Elder and Special Needs Law encompasses many different fields of law. Some of these include:

• Preservation/transfer of assets seeking to avoid spousal impoverishment when one spouse enters a nursing home

• Medicaid

• Medicare claims and appeals

• Social Security and disability claims and appeals

• Supplemental and long-term health insurance issues

• Tax planning

• Disability planning, including the use of durable powers of attorney, living trusts, “living wills” for financial management and health care decisions, and other means of delegating management and decision-making to another in case of incompetency or incapacity

• Access to health care in a managed care environment

• Conservatorships and guardianships

• Estate planning, including planning for the management of one’s estate during life and its disposition on death through the use of trusts, wills, and other planning documents

• Probate and administration of estates

• Administration and management of trusts

• Long-term care placements in a nursing home and life-care communities

• Nursing home issues, including questions of patients’ rights and nursing home quality

• Elder abuse and fraud recovery cases

• Housing issues, including discrimination and home equity conversions

• Age discrimination in employment

• Retirement, including public and private retirement benefits, survivor benefits, and pension benefits

• Health law

• Mental health law

A positive and open relationship between an attorney and a client benefits everyone. The key is communication. If you take the time to make sure that you are happy right at the beginning, you can make this a productive experience for both you and your attorney. You will thank yourself, and your attorney will thank you.

 Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how they age and how they choose to do it – and there is no “right” way. That’s why the theme for Older Americans Month (OAM) 2022 is Age My Way.


Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the celebration of OAM. This year’s theme focuses on how older adults can age in their communities, living independently for as long as possible and participating in ways they choose.


While Age My Way will look different for each person, here are common things everyone can consider:


  1. Planning: Think about what you will need and want in the future, from home and community-based services to community activities that interest you.
  2. Engagement: Remain involved and contribute to your community through work, volunteer, and/or civic participation opportunities.
  3. Access: Make home improvements and modifications, use assistive technologies, and customize supports to help you better age in place.
  4. Connection: Maintain social activities and relationships to combat social isolation and stay connected to your community.


Diverse communities are strong communities. Ensuring that older adults remain involved and included in our communities for as long as possible benefits everyone.


For more information, visit the official OAM website, follow ACL on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #OlderAmericansMonth.

Updates in Estate Planning and Elder Law

Biden Proposes Major Nursing Home Reforms, Most Extensive "In Decades"

The Biden administration has announced far-reaching nursing home reforms, targeting staffing and accountability at facilities with deficient care. Advocates are calling the proposals, which include the first-ever federal minimum staffing levels, the most significant reforms in decades.

Read More

Medicaid's "Snapshot" Date and Its Crucial Impact on a Couple's Financial Picture

When a married couple applies for Medicaid, the Medicaid agency must analyze the couple's income and assets as of a particular date to determine eligibility.

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Are you a local professional or organization with your pulse on the lifestyle and needs of seniors in our community? We welcome the opportunity to feature your written piece in our monthly newsletter! 

Please email Kimberly for more information!

Virtual Meet & Greet Sessions Continue with Fresh Faces!

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Learn the basic concepts surrounding estate planning. Learn more about Revocable Trusts (“Living Trusts”), Transfer on Death Deeds, Advance Healthcare Directives, Powers of Attorney, Wills, and their importance in everyday life featuring 

Katherine M. Audet, Esq.


Michael A. Cahill, Esq

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We have resumed in-person meetings with clients, however, we still encourage clients to consider meeting with us remotely, particularly if they have health concerns. Our office staff has been vaccinated, and we practice social distancing, but remote meeting through the use of technology like Zoom is safe and convenient, so we continue to encourage its use.

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Brennan & Rogers, PLLC

279 York Street (PO Box 467) 

York, Maine 03909 (207) 361-4680

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