Mr. Bollhofer is an attorney, and President of the law office of Joseph A. Bollhofer, P.C. in St. James, New York. He is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Bollhofer received his undergraduate degree from the Stony Brook University and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. Elder Law and Estate and Business Planning, including asset transfer and Medicaid applications, have been primary areas of Mr. Bollhofer's law practice since 1985. He periodically gives lectures in these areas of law to community, professional and continuing education groups. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and of the Elder Law, Estates and Trusts and Real Property Sections of the New York State Bar Association and the Elder Law, Surrogate’s Court and Real Estate Committees of the Suffolk County Bar Association. Mr. Bollhofer also maintains an active real estate practice, representing purchasers, sellers and lenders, and is vice-president and general counsel of Downstate Title Agency, Inc. He has been serving area residents and businesses since 1985. His legal advice regarding estate and medicaid planning, elder law and real estate matters has appeared several times in Newsday and other area publications. An active participant in community affairs, Mr. Bollhofer is past president of the Smithtown Alumni Association, the Smithtown Rotary Club (2010-11), the Smithtown Township Arts Council and the St. James Chamber of Commerce. He has been a resident of Smithtown, St. James and Head of the Harbor for almost all of his life.