Begley Law Group to Present to Society of Settlement Planners in Las Vegas
Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2013 – Attorney’s from Begley Law Group are attending and presenting to the Society of Settlement Planners at their annual conference in Las Vegas this May.
This year’s conference is being held at the Vdara Hotel, May 5th through the 7th. Tom Begley, Jr. and Kristen L. Behrens of Begley Law Group will be speaking to the planners at three different sessions during the conference.
“The Society of Settlement Planners Conference is a great opportunity for us to learn from our colleagues,” said New Jersey elder lawyer Tom Begley, Jr. “But it also gives us a chance to share what the team at Begley Law Group has learned about key issues affecting settlement planning.”
On Monday, May 6th at 1:15 pm Tom Begley presents “The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Personal Injury Settlements, Structured Settlements, and Special Needs Trusts.” This presentation is a study of the significant changes the Affordable Care Act brings to settlement planning.
Immediately following at 2:00 pm, Mr. Begley is part of a panel to discuss Affordable Care Act issues.
Then on Tuesday, May 7th at 9:45 am, Kristen Behrens presents “Spend Down: How to Know When to Splurge.” This session will discuss what a spend down is; when to use it; and how to effectively spend down a lawsuit recovery.
The Society of Settlement Planners is a non-profit organization, created to benefit the public by helping to ensure that settlement planning advice and services are delivered by competent, ethical settlement planners. The 2013 Conference will also feature presentations on topics including; Understanding the Kiddie Tax, Embracing the Affordable Care Act and Planning Alternatives in a Low-Rate Environment.
Begley Law Group is a premier law firm with more than 75 years of experience in the New Jersey area. Every partner at Begley Law Group is a recipient of the prestigious New Jersey SuperLawyers award. They are experts at elder and disability law and keenly aware of the latest legislative developments that are critical for their clients.
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