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Announcing New Videos Daily!

Vincent J. Russo is excited to share his online social series of Daily Check-In videos posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the coming weeks.

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Daily Check-in with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

“Daily Check-in with Vincent”

Day 65 – May 26, 2020

Pearls of Wisdom

Vincent asks Susan for her input on what he should talk about today.
Since business are now partially open our new Daily Check-In schedule will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Song of the Day: “I Feel Fine”


Day 66 – May 27, 2020

Family Protection Trusts

Today, Vincent discusses how important our families are. He provides some insight on Family Protection Trusts and how they can be used to protect your assets.

Song of the Day: “What is Life”


Day 68 – May 29, 2020

Reopening the Law Firm

Vincent and Melanie discuss plans for re-opening the office and the steps they are following based on recommended guidance from public health authorities.
We look forward to providing our services and rest assured we are and will always be available to you.

Song of the Day: “Getting Better”


Announcing New Videos Daily!

Vincent J. Russo is thrilled to announce his online social series of Daily Check-In videos!

Video thumbnails from Daily Check-in with Vincent

Daily Check-in with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

“Daily Check-in with Vincent”

Day 57 – May 18, 2020

Just Another Day

Today, Vincent thanks the all of the front line worker especially the ones at South Nassau that helped his brother with an emergence surgery.
Also, as we stay home, we need to make sure we take care of our mental health. He offers a several tips to help.

Song of the Day: “Another Day”


Day 58 – May 19, 2020

Voting in 2020

Back by popular demand, Vincent is joined by Robert Russo as they discuss the elections. As the coronavirus has kept us home bound the option of an Absentee Ballots are available and they review the pros and cons.

Song of the Day: “Times They Are a Changin'”


Day 59 – May 20, 2020

Pancakes, Secret Sauce, and Savoy Truffle

Vincent is back in the kitchen. He recaps the Theresa Foundation’s video where he made pancakes. His shares with us some tips to making them. He moves on to making a Secret Sauce.

Song of the Day: “Savoy Truffle”


Day 60 – May 21, 2020

Steppin’ Out

Vincent talks about inheriting assets and the tax consequences. He provides an example to help you better understand these situations.

Song of the Day: “Steppin’ Out”


Day 61- May 22, 2020

Coffee is a Hug in a Mug

Vincent shows off his mug collection. Each mug brings a story that he shares their origins.
He also gives a shout out to his son Robert Russo for his birthday.

Song of the Day: “Birthday”


Announcing New Videos Daily!

Vincent J. Russo is thrilled to announce his online social series of Daily Check-In videos!

Video thumbnails from Daily Check-in with Vincent

Daily Check-in with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

“Daily Check-in with Vincent”

Day 50 – May 11, 2020

PS I Love You

Today, Vincent talks about staying connected while staying home. He is joined by Susan who shares some ideas on how you can stay in touch with loved ones.

Song of the Day: “P.S. I love you”


Day 51 – May 12, 2020

Eggs and a Basket

Vincent talks about the eggs in the basket. One of the topics he goes over today is a revocable trust and the benefits of this type of trust.

Song of the Day: “I am the Walrus”


Day 52 – May 13, 2020

On going Saga of Eggs and a Basket

Vincent continues his conversation on eggs in the basket. Today, he goes over an irrevocable trust. He discusses the benefits of this type of trust and how it has many different uses depending on your situation.

Song of the Day: “I am the Walrus”


Day 53 – May 14, 2020

Do I Have the Virus?

Today, Vincent shares his health concerns about the Coronavirus. He shares a list of possible symptoms.

Song of the Day: “Doctor Robert”


Day 54 – May 15, 2020

I Gotta Get Outta Here

Vincent need to get out of the house. He takes us for a drive. He reminds us to take some time, get out of the house and have some fun!

Song of the Day: “Drive My Car”


Announcing New Videos Daily!

Vincent J. Russo is thrilled to announce his online social series of Daily Check-In videos!

Video thumbnails from Daily Check-in with Vincent

Daily Check-in with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

“Daily Check-in with Vincent”

Day 43 – May 4, 2020

Back in the USA

Today, Vincent talks about how other Countries are beginning to open their businesses and what the USA is doing. When will we have a vaccine? There continues to be many unknowns. He hopes we can get back to a sense of normal soon.

Song of the Day: “Back In the USA”


Day 44 – May 5, 2020

Happy Birthday Theresa

Vincent and Susan share memories of Theresa to celebrate her birthday.

Song of the Day: “Brown Eyed Girl”


Day 45 – May 6, 2020

Lights Out on Broadway

Vincent has a special guest today, Robert Russo. Robert is a theater critic who address questions about Broadway and when they are expected to re-open.

Song of the Day: “Till there was You”


Day 46 – May 7, 2020

Taking Out the Trash

Vincent shares with viewers that the Town of Hempstead recycling pick up is back. Taking out the trash can be a happy experience.

Song of the Day: “Yakety Yak”


Day 47 – May 8, 2020

Call Your Mother

Vincent and Susan talk about their plans for Mother’s Day. They share memories of their childhoods. They also share ideas of how people will connect with their moms during this stay at home order.

Song of the Day: “Your Mother Should Know”


Russo Law Group wants to do our part to offer resources, guidance, and help to those who need it. Below are some of our weekly activities you can participate in.

Daily Check-in with Vincent

Please join Vincent every day at 10 a.m. EST on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for my quick “Daily Check-in with Vincent.”

During these  “check-in” Vincent will provide relevant information to help keep people up-to-date as it pertains to our areas of expertise: elder law, estate planning, and special needs planning during this pandemic.

Vincent will also provide you with my tip of the day and even a short clip of a relevant rock song (likely the Beatles).

Facebook Live

As we continue our dedication of providing peace of mind to you and your family in these uncertain and stressful times, Vincent will also host a weekly Facebook Live on Tuesdays, at 1 p.m. EST to answer any questions you may have as COVID-19 continues to affect our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

During the session, Vincent will keep you informed about what you need to know including topics such as:

  • How to make healthcare decisions for a loved one
  • How to navigate through this time of financial crisis
  • How to use trusts and LLCs to protect your assets
  • Know what benefits you are entitled to if you lose your job
  • Coping with financial and legal matters while successfully surviving the pandemic and more.

We also want to let you know that we are now offering “virtual appointments” and have staff available for the supervision and execution of legal documents.

The statistics we read about daily are staggering and can feel daunting, but if we are all prepared, we can take comfort in knowing that our loved ones are taken care of well after we are gone. This is an uncertain time, but if we band together, we will persevere and come through stronger than ever before.

Announcing New Videos Daily!

Vincent J. Russo is thrilled to announce his online social series of Daily Check-In videos!

Video thumbnails from Daily Check-in with Vincent

Daily Check-in with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

“Daily Check-in with Vincent”

Day 36 – April 27, 2020

Kids and COVID-19

Today, Vincent talks about the Sesame Street Town Hall on CNN where they taught children the ABC’s of COVID-19.
He shares some idea of fun things to do with children during this pandemic.

Song of the Day: “All Together Now”


Day 37 – April 28, 2020

Who takes care of Dad’s Finances?

Vincent shares a case study of a family dealing with a member in the hospital. He discusses the options you have available when setting up a Durable Power of Attorney.

Song of the Day: ” We Can Work it Out”


Day 38 – April 29, 2020

Susan Russo cooking with Spirit

Today, Vincent shares a cooking video of a Zucchini recipe from the Cooking with Spirit cookbook from the Theresa Foundation.

Song of the Day: “Cry Baby Cry”


Day 39 – April 30, 2020

Parenting During COVID-19

Vincent is joined by Elizabeth Einhart through a Zoom Chat to discuss parenting tips during this pandemic.

Song of the Day: “Dear Prudence”


Day 40 – May 1, 2020

Mind Games

The first day of May is here. Vincent shares some of his favorite games and puzzles. Take a look at the photo online where you have to pick out 39 Beatles songs. Let us know how you did on the puzzle.

Song of the Day: “Mind Games”


Announcing New Videos Daily!

Vincent J. Russo is thrilled to announce his online social series of Daily Check-In videos!

Video thumbnails from Daily Check-in with Vincent

Daily Check-in with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

“Daily Check-in with Vincent”

Day 29 – April 20, 2020

Lizzy and Jo Einhart baking for the Theresa Foundation

Today, Vincent talks about baking and how it can help the Theresa Foundation . Lizzy and Jo Einhart demonstrate how to make a carrot cake from one of the cookbooks from the Theresa Foundation.

Song of the Day: “Life Goes on”


Day 30 – April 21, 2020

Covid-19 and Fixing of a Hole

Vincent deals with a clogged drain in our Lido Office. He learns vital plumbing skills from his brother. Watch to see the funny twist.

Song of the Day: “Fixing the Hole”


Day 31 – April 22, 2020

Caring for a Loved One in a Nursing Home

Vincent shares concerns for families with loved ones in nursing homes today dealing with the Coronavirus.
He provides a few questions that you can ask the nursing home staff to check on your family members.

Song of the Day: “I Need You”


Day 32 – April 23, 2020

Covid-19: What are you reading?

Vincent and Susan share some of their most recent reads. Watch to see which ones are their favorites.

Song of the Day: “Paperback Rider”


Day 33 – April 24, 2020

Boosting Your Immune System

Vincent provides 6 steps to help boost your immune system. Be sure to take all the measures to be safe to boost your immune system and protect yourself from the virus.

Song of the Day: “The Hippy Hippy Shake”


Announcing New Videos Daily!

Vincent J. Russo is thrilled to announce his online social series of Daily Check-In videos!

Video thumbnails from Daily Check-in with Vincent

Daily Check-in with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

“Daily Check-in with Vincent”

Day 22 – April 13, 2020

Today, Vincent and the Partners of Russo Law Group would like to share a token of appreciation for the Front Line Workers.

Song of the Day: “Good Day Sunshine”


Day 23 – April 14, 2020

Vincent alerts viewers of the many scams that are out there during this time. He shares some ideas on what you can do to avoid these scammers.

Song of the Day: “You Never Give Me you Money”


Day 24 – April 15, 2020

Vincent shares some surf photos from the beach during the rain and beautiful flowers coming up during the spring weather.
Reminds everyone of the tax extension.

Song of the Day: “Rain”


Day 25 – April 16, 2020

Vincent takes a trip around the word and brings with him some Beatles Trivia.

Song of the Day: “Come Together”


Day 26 – April 17, 2020

Vincent provides details on Medicaid Home Care and the new rules during this pandemic.

Song of the Day: “You Know My Name”


Announcing New Videos Daily!

Vincent J. Russo is thrilled to announce his online social series of Daily Check-In videos!

Video thumbnails from Daily Check-in with Vincent days 8, 9 and 10

Daily Check-in with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

“Daily Check-in with Vincent”

Day 8 – March 30, 2020

This morning I am feeling torn.
The virus is spreading like wildfire in our communities.
My heart goes out those who have lost loved ones.
My heart goes out to those who are in critical condition.
My heart goes out to the doctors, nurses, and other workers at hospitals and clinics putting their lives at risk while saving many.
My heart goes to those families who will lose a loved one in the coming weeks.

Tip of the Day: Protect yourself and your family. By staying home, you are saving lives.

Song of the Day: “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”


Day 9 – March 31, 2020

Today, Vincent focuses on family. This has been a difficult time to be separated from our loved ones. Listen to how he is using digital communications to connect with his granddaughters.

Tip of the Day: Think about have you can creatively keep in touch with your family.

Song of the Day: “Octopus’s Garden”


Day 10 – April 1, 2020

Vincent shares his concerns about the recent projection of the number of Americans that may die from this virus.

Tip of the Day: When it comes to end of life medical treatment, having a Living Will puts you in control to make sure your desires are carried out.

Song of the Day: “Nowhere Man”


Day 11 – April 2, 2020

Vincent take a lighter side and share steps on how and when to wash your hands.

Song of the Day: “I want to hold your hand”


Day 12 – April 3, 2020

Vincent continues his 2-part video on washing our hands. This episode he show us steps on how to teach our children fun methods on washing their hands.
Be sure to check the after-credits scene

Tip of the Day: Be Safe.

Song of the Day: “All Together Now”


Announcing New Videos Daily!

Vincent J. Russo is thrilled to announce his online social series of Daily Check-In videos!

Video thumbnails from Daily Check-in with Vincent

Daily Check-in with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

“Daily Check-in with Vincent”

Day 15 – April 6, 2020

Today, we are still working from home. Vincent address questions about Wills during these difficult times. He also shows off his new hair cut.

Song of the Day: “Nobody Told Me”


Day 16 – April 7, 2020

Vincent talks about money – during this financial crisis. He address questions regarding the federal IRS checks.

Song of the Day: “Money “


Day 17 – April 8, 2020

Vincent shares concerns for small business owners. He discusses the Paycheck Protection Program – how it can help and where you can get access the loans.

Song of the Day: “Allentown”


Day 18 – April 9, 2020

Vincent declares today “Gratitude Day.” He shares his appreciation for all of the workers on the front line.

Song of the Day: “The End”


Day 19 – April 10, 2020

Vincent demonstrates and shares how to make and wear masks. He shares some of the ideas and designs to consider if you want to make them too.

Song of the Day: “When I’m Sixty-Four”


 

Essential COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE Event

Hosted by Vincent J. Russo

In Case You Missed It:
COVID-19: How Can the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Help Me?

Vincent hosted a Facebook Live Event on Wednesday, April 8th to answer any questions you may have as COVID-19 continues to affect our lives and the lives of our loved ones.
During the session, Vincent discussed how the PPP Loan provides cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll during this emergency. The loan amount is basically 2.5 times the monthly payroll subject to certain qualifications and limitations.
If employers maintain their payroll, the loans would be forgiven, which would help workers remain employed, as well as help affected small businesses and our economy snap-back quicker after the crisis. The small business had to be in operation on February 15, 2020 and have less than 500 employees for whom it paid salaries and payroll taxes. The Loans are available through June 30, 2020.
Do you have any questions?
Submit any further questions to Ashley in our office at [email protected].

Join Us at Our Next FACEBOOK LIVE Event:

COVID-19: How to Access Medicaid Home Care

Hosted by Vincent J. Russo

Tuesday, April 14th at 1:00 PM

Topics we will discuss:
  • Covid-19 Medicaid Alert
  • 7 Step Process to Medicaid Home Care
  • Comprehensive Planning

Daily Check-in with Vincent

Please join Vincent every day at 9:30 a.m. EST on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for my quick “Daily Check-in with Vincent.”
During this “check-in” he will provide relevant information on navigating the legal issues that may be confronted with during this pandemic.
He will also provide you with my tip of the day and even a short clip of a relevant rock song (likely the Beatles).

We Are Open for Essential Matters

We are Open for Appointments for Essential Matters at our three locations: Garden City, Lido Beach and Islandia.
We are also offering “virtual appointments by video conference or telephone” and “home visits”
Get the Help You Need –
Contact Us 1-800-680-1717

While visiting our Facebook page be sure to click “Like”

 

Announcing New Videos Daily!

Vincent J. Russo is thrilled to announce his online social series of Daily Check-In videos!

Video thumbnails from Daily Check-in with Vincent days 8, 9 and 10

Daily Check-in with Vincent are available on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

“Daily Check-in with Vincent”

Day 1 – March 23, 2020

Today is the first day of the New York State Shutdown. At Russo Law Group we take the health and safety of our clients and staff very seriously.

We are Open for Appointments for Essential Matters at our three locations: Garden City, Lido Beach and Islandia.

We are also offering “virtual appointments by video conference or telephone” and “home visits”
Get the Help You Need –
Contact Us 1-800-680-181717

Tip of the Day: Create a routine and structure. Create lists of things to accomplish.

Song of the Day: “With a Little Help from my Friends”


Day 2 – March 24, 2020

Vincent gives us an update from the Federal Government about the tax relief benefits.
His financial stress leads him to stress eating… cookies. So his Tip of the Day: is to take care of yourself and go out for a daily walk.

Song of the Day: “Tax Man”


Day 3 – March 25, 2020

Vincent shares his concerns about the spread of this virus. We all need to do our parts to help stop the spread – stay at home and practice social distancing.
What if you find yourself in a hospital do you have your health care directives in order?

Tip of the Day: Make sure you have a health care proxy

Song of the Day: “Yellow Submarine”


Day 4 – March 26, 2020

As we are spending a lot more time at home, Vincent ‘s message is to foster positive relationships. He talks about personality traits of an introvert and extroverts and how to cope at home.

Tip of the Day: Be kind to everyone and help one another.

Song of the Day: “From Me To You”


Day 5 – March 27, 2020

We finally received the stimulus package from the government to help us – the people. There is also help for small businesses who are the back bone of this country. Vincent expressed his concern for the people who have been hospitalized and who is managing their assets. You can have a Durable Power of Attorney for someone to help manage finances while you cannot.

Tip of the Day: Everyone should have a Durable Power of Attorney

Song of the Day: “Help!”


 

Essential COVID-19 FACEBOOK LIVE Event

Hosted by Vincent J. Russo

COVID-19: What You Need to Know

and Do to Protect Your Family

Vincent hosted a Facebook Live Event on Tuesday, March 31st to answer any questions you may have as COVID-19 continues to affect our lives and the lives of our loved ones.
During the session, Vincent discussed what you need to know including topics such as:
  • How to make healthcare decisions for a loved one
  • How to navigate through this time of financial crisis
  • How to use trusts and LLCs to protect your assets
  • Know what benefits you are entitled to if you lose your job
  • Coping with financial and legal matters while successfully surviving the pandemic and more.
Do you have any questions?
Submit any further questions to Ashley in our office at [email protected].

Join Us at Our Next FACEBOOK LIVE Event:

COVID-19: Why Estate Planning is Important

Hosted by Vincent J. Russo

Tuesday, April 7th at 1:00 PM

Topics we will discuss:
  • Advanced directives
  • Health care proxy
  • Living Will
  • Will
  • Trusts: Revocable and Asset Protection
Sign up to join on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1487277371442052/

Daily Check-in with Vincent

Please join Vincent every day at 9:30 a.m. EST on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for my quick “Daily Check-in with Vincent.”
During this “check-in” he will provide relevant information on navigating the legal issues that may be confronted with during this pandemic.
He will also provide you with my tip of the day and even a short clip of a relevant rock song (likely the Beatles).

We Are Open for Essential Matters

We are Open for Appointments for Essential Matters at our three locations: Garden City, Lido Beach and Islandia.
We are also offering “virtual appointments by video conference or telephone” and “home visits”
Get the Help You Need –
Contact Us 1-800-680-181717

While visiting our Facebook page be sure to click “Like”

 

We hope you and your loved ones continue to be safe and healthy during this medical crisis.

Recently (3/20/2020) the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued updated guidance extending the due date to file a federal income tax return from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020 for any individual, trust, estate, partnership, association, company or corporation with a Federal income tax payment or Federal income tax return due April 15, 2020.

The updated guidance restates the extended time non-corporate tax filers have to pay up to $1 million of federal income tax (including self-employment tax), and corporate taxpayers have to pay up to $10 million of federal income tax liability from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020 without penalties or interest.

In addition, this relief includes extending the time to make Federal estimated income tax payments (including payments of tax on self-employment income) from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

There is no need to file an Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (IRS Form 4868) or an Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns (IRS form 7004) to take advantage of the extended time.

No interest, penalties, or addition to tax for failure to file the Federal income tax returns or to pay the Federal income taxes will be incurred as a result of the postponement of the due date for filing Federal income tax returns and making Federal income tax payments from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

Please note that no extension is provided at this time for the payment or deposit of any other type of Federal tax, or for the filing of any Federal information return.

New York State also extended the deadline to file income tax returns and pay income tax liability to be in alignment with the Federal government, however, no official guidance has been provided.

We will continue to monitor these issues and will provide updates once additional information becomes available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Please note that this information is not legal advice and should not be construed to be legal advice.