Bernard A. Krooks Elected President of Estate Planning Council of Westchester County
New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 16, 2010 - Bernard A. Krooks, managing partner of law firm Littman Krooks LLP, has been elected president of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester County. The council was established in 1967 to improve understanding of the concepts and nuances of estate planning in order to better serve clients. Members include attorneys, CPAs, trust officers, chartered life underwriters, and certified financial planners.
“This is a great honor,” notes Krooks, “and an opportunity to contribute to changes taking
place in the field. Baby boomers, parents of children with special needs – such as those with autism – and military veterans have different questions and expectations from previous generations. Estate planning professionals can play an important role in shaping more fulfilling retirements and in providing financial security to loved ones.”
Bernard Krooks has been recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” and as a “New York Super Lawyer.” He is a former president of NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys), a former president of the Special Needs Alliance, and a past chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Littman Krooks LLP offers legal services in several areas of law, including elder law, estate planning, veterans’ benefits, special needs planning, special education advocacy, and corporate and securities. The firm’s offices are located at 655 Third Avenue, New York, New York; 399 Knollwood Road, White Plains, New York; and 300 Westage Business Center Drive, Fishkill, New York.
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