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What we do


Cucinelli Geiger, PC


Estate Planning, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning

Cucinelli Geiger, PC is a boutique law firm that focuses on Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Special Needs Planning. We listen first, to understand your unique needs and goals, so that we can provide the advice that is best for your particular situation.

We work with seniors and their families to provide legal advice and legal services specifically for your unique financial and medical situation. We also help families who are planning for disabled adults or children.

We would love to be your partner. If you have any questions, please call or email us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Practice Areas


Estate Planning


The best time to plan your estate is now.

None of us really likes to think about our own mortality or the possibility of being unable to make decisions for ourselves. This is exactly why so many families are caught off-guard and unprepared when incapacity or death does strike. Don’t wait. You can put something in place now and change it later…which is exactly the way estate planning should be done.

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Fiduciary Services


What is a fiduciary?

Cucinelli Geiger, PC provides professional fiduciary services – which means that we are here to lean on, educate and be financial advocates during your time of need. Our services can include assisting you with bill pay, closing or transferring accounts, preparing court Inventories and accountings, preparing trust reports, coordinating the preparation of tax returns and drafting Guardian reports. We can also serve as trustee, executor, guardian, conservator or power of attorney for you and your loved ones.

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Guardianship/Litigation


Guardianship/Litigation


In addition to serving as Certified Guardians ad litem for incapacitated adults, the attorneys at Cucinelli Geiger PC have successfully represented interested parties and proposed wards in guardianship and conservatorship proceedings in courts throughout northern Virginia.  They are knowledgeable and sympathetic to the unique issues faced by a family when determining whether a guardianship or conservatorship is appropriate.

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Medicaid Planning


Our firm handles the process so that the client can focus on caring for their ailing or disabled loved one. Prior to submission of an application, we review, collate, and prepare the application materials. We take the time to address potential “red flags” based upon the information the client provides before we present the Medicaid Application to the Medicaid Unit. We work closely with clients, assisting with obtaining documents and managing the application process. We clarify issues and follow up with the case worker. And we represent the applicant throughout the process until Medicaid benefits are approved.

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Probate


Cucinelli Geiger, PC represents beneficiaries, family members, fiduciaries, trustees and personal representatives in a variety of probate and estate litigation matters. Here is a sample of some of the legal services the firm has provided to clients:

  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Power of Attorney Disputes
  • Trust Litigation
  • Will Contests and Litigation
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Special Needs Planning


Protect your loved ones.

If your loved one has special needs, a standard estate plan of a will, power of attorney and advance medical directive may not be adequate for your family. A special needs trust ensures that a person with a disability can use property or resources that have been set aside for her and still receive government assistance.

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Meet the Team


Valerie B. Geiger


  • Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Herndon, Virginia
  • Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017

Valerie B. Geiger is a founding partner of Cucinelli Geiger PC and has been practiciing in the field of elder law since 2004 – and working directly with seniors ever since she was in high school. Valerie focuses in the areas of Medicaid planning and estate planning. This includes durable powers of attorney, advance medical directives, supplemental needs trusts, probate, and guardianships, both contested and uncontested.

Valerie is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Wills, Trusts and Estates section of the Fairfax County Bar Association, the Estates, Trusts and Probate section of the District of Columbia Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She served four years on the Probate Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia’s Fiduciary Panel, where she accepted Court appointments in the capacity as Counsel to the Ward, Guardian ad Litem, Personal Representative of Estate, Conservator for an incapacitated adult and Guardian for a minor’s property. Valerie is also a founding board member of Elder Pro, an organization that provides a monthly forum for education and networking for professionals who serve seniors.

Valerie received her B.A. from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where she double majored in Psychology and Sociology. She went on to receive her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, where she participated in and was a board member of the trial advocacy team. She is licensed to practice in DC, VA, PA, and NJ.

Perhaps most important, Valerie is easy to talk to and always ready to help.

Cary Z. Cucinelli


  • Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Fairfax, Virginia
  • Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 – 2017
  • Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 – 2014

Cary is a founding partner of Cucinelli Geiger PC and has been practicing exclusively in the area of estate planning, probate, and adult guardianships since getting her law degree in 2005.  Cary represents clients throughout northern Virginia and has been recognized as a Rising Star and a member of the “Top 50 Women” by Super Lawyers and as a one of the “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine.

Cary grew up in the Shenandoah Valley, graduated from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, and received her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law.

She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar, is an active member of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the the Wills, Trusts and Estates section of the Fairfax Bar Association, and serves as a member of the Fifth Disciplinary District Committee of the Virginia State Bar.

Cary Z. Cucinelli


  • Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Fairfax, Virginia
  • Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 – 2017
  • Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 – 2014

Cary is a founding partner of Cucinelli Geiger PC and has been practicing exclusively in the area of estate planning, probate, and adult guardianships since getting her law degree in 2005.  Cary represents clients throughout northern Virginia and has been recognized as a Rising Star and a member of the “Top 50 Women” by Super Lawyers and as a one of the “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine.

Cary grew up in the Shenandoah Valley, graduated from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, and received her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law.

She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar, is an active member of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the the Wills, Trusts and Estates section of the Fairfax Bar Association, and serves as a member of the Fifth Disciplinary District Committee of the Virginia State Bar.


Valerie B. Geiger


  • Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Herndon, Virginia
  • Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017

Valerie B. Geiger is a founding partner of Cucinelli Geiger PC and has been practiciing in the field of elder law since 2004 – and working directly with seniors ever since she was in high school. Valerie focuses in the areas of Medicaid planning and estate planning. This includes durable powers of attorney, advance medical directives, supplemental needs trusts, probate, and guardianships, both contested and uncontested.

Valerie is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Wills, Trusts and Estates section of the Fairfax County Bar Association, the Estates, Trusts and Probate section of the District of Columbia Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She served four years on the Probate Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia’s Fiduciary Panel, where she accepted Court appointments in the capacity as Counsel to the Ward, Guardian ad Litem, Personal Representative of Estate, Conservator for an incapacitated adult and Guardian for a minor’s property. Valerie is also a founding board member of Elder Pro, an organization that provides a monthly forum for education and networking for professionals who serve seniors.

Valerie received her B.A. from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where she double majored in Psychology and Sociology. She went on to receive her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, where she participated in and was a board member of the trial advocacy team. She is licensed to practice in DC, VA, PA, and NJ.

Perhaps most important, Valerie is easy to talk to and always ready to help.


Testimonials


“I was first recommended to Cary Cucinelli by my daughter, who went to law school with her.  My daughter’s firm had occasional work with Cary, whom they considered top-notch.  I totally agree; her work is outstanding, with wills and trusts as her speciality.  After my husband’s death, I needed her help, and Cary put together a living trust, a will, an advance medical directive, a power of attorney, etc.  She explained all the legal mumbo-jumbo clearly, went over my options, and spent much time going over the what-ifs.  Cary is a great listener, she never rushed me and made sure I completely understood everything before signing.  Her work on my behalf came at a stressful time, as I was still in the throes of grief.  But working with her felt like being with one of the family.  I found her to be incredibly empathetic, patient, and caring.  Above all, I trust her judgment implicitly, and I have already recommended her to several friends.  In my opinion, she is that rare attorney who embodies integrity and competence.  She is simply the best!”

– LF

Events


Valerie Geiger, Elder Law Attorney, to speak at WFAHA and give us an update....join us!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 8:30am to 10:00am

Location:

Arbor Terrace of Herndon

1100 Dranesville Rd.

Herndon, Va 20170

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Estate Planning - 101


Thursday, May 11 6:30pm

Have you heard the words “Estate Planning” and wonder if you even have an Estate? Have you heard the words “Estate Planning” and wonder if you even have an Estate?

This presentation will provide a general overview of Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Advance Medical Directives in plain English. You will learn what medical or financial need each document addresses. You will also develop a successful strategy for how to evaluate your current plan. Please feel free to come with questions! Valerie will be there to answer them. http://www.ourpotomacgreen.net(must be a resident to attend)

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Call Today for Your Initial Consultation  (703) 481-6464

Call Today for Your Initial Consultation  (703) 481-6464