Bernard A. Krooks Included in Best Lawyers in America for Seventh Year
White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 16, 2013 – Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LLM, CELA, AEP has once again been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the field of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Krooks has been recognized for this honor.
Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than four million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. As a result, only a select group of elite lawyers are chosen for this distinction. The survey is conducted by Best Lawyers, the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S.
Krooks is a founding partner of Littman Krooks LLP with offices in New York City, White Plains and Fishkill and is the Chair of its Elder Law and Special Needs Department.
He was recently named Chair of the Elder Care Committee of Trusts and Estates Editorial Advisory Board. He is past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Special Needs Alliance, past Chair of the NAELA Tax Section, and past chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Krooks received his AEP accreditation from the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. He is a member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section and Tax Section of the American Bar Association. He has been selected as a “New York Super Lawyer” since 2006. In addition, he was recently appointed President Elect of Arc of Westchester.
Krooks is a sought-after expert on estate planning and elder law matters and has been quoted in leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Forbes, among others.
“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers. I look forward to our continued work with America’s seniors and individuals with special needs,” says Krooks.
About Littman Krooks
Littman Krooks LLP provides sophisticated legal advice and the high level of expertise ordinarily associated with large law firms along with the personal attention and responsiveness of smaller firms. These ingredients, which are the cornerstone of effective representation and are necessary to a successful lawyer/client relationship, have become the foundation of the firm’s success.
Littman Krooks LLP offers legal services in several areas of law, including elder law, estate planning, special needs planning, special education advocacy, and corporate and securities. Their 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. Visit the firm’s website at www.littmankrooks.com.
New York Contact:
Maria M. Brill
Littman Krooks LLP
New York City Office
655 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, New York 10017
(212) 490-2020 Phone
399 Knollwood Road
White Plains, New York 10603
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300 Westage Business Center Drive, Suite 400
Fishkill, NY 12524
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