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Notable Northeast Attorney to Give Estate Law Keynote Presentation at National Conference

Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2011 - Thomas D. Begley, III will give a keynote presentation at the Annual Elder and Special Needs Law National Conference on May 20. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) sponsors the conference at Wynn Las Vegas this year from May 19 to 21.

Begley will present the dramatic changes that were recently made to the estate tax law and how it impacts estate tax planning.

The NAELA conference is an educational event for lawyers, bar organizations and interested individuals that work with elderly people, the disabled and their families. NAELA is a nonprofit group that provides information, education and networking for their members to stay current on the law and industry trends. The 2011 conference is packed with many events to cover the latest tax, estate planning, special needs, Medicaid and Medicare, and practice management topics.

“The conference is a great opportunity to get tips to improve your practice and learn about cutting-edge services that can help your clients and their families better their lives too,” said the New Jersey estate planning attorney Begley, CELA at Begley Law Group.

Begley’s presentation will go over the fundamentals of estate planning and how current tax laws affect everyone. As legal advocates, elder law and special needs attorneys give clients much needed big-picture guidance. Individuals and families must not only plan for the future but the present to avoid hefty taxes and errors. His presentation will discuss living trusts, lifetime giving tips, asset protection and emerging issues.

Begley Law Group is a premier law firm that has served New Jersey and the Philadelphia area for more than 75 years. Every partner at Begley Law Group is a recipient of the prestigious New Jersey SuperLawyers award. Begley regularly speaks at the NAELA events and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is a former Director of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association as well as a former chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Committee of the Burlington County Bar Association.

To learn more or to contact a New Jersey special needs planning attorney, New Jersey estate planning lawyer, or New Jersey Medicaid planning lawyer, call 1.800.533.7227 or visit http://www.begleylawyer.com.

Begley Law Group
509 S. Lenola Road, Building 7
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Tel: 800.533.7227

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