Bernard A. Krooks Named Vice Chair of ACTEC Elder Law Committee
White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2014 - The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) has named Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LLM, CELA, AEP® to be Vice Chair of its Elder Law Committee.
ACTEC is a national organization of more than 2,600 lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. Its members work to teach those who aspire to enter the field and to improve and reform laws, procedure and standards while working with their peers and other professional organizations.
Krooks is a founding partner of Littman Krooks LLP, with offices in New York City, White Plains and Fishkill. He is the Chair of its Elder Law and Special Needs Department. Krooks is a nationally prominent expert in all aspects of estate planning, elder law and special needs planning.
For each of the last seven years, Krooks has been chosen among “The Best Lawyers in America,” the definitive guide to legal excellence, in the field of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates. Additionally, Trusts & Estates magazine recently appointed him Chair of the Elder Care Committee of their Editorial Advisory Board. This committee was created to address the increased importance of elder care issues in the practices of estate planning professionals.
Krooks is a past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and a past President of NAELA’s New York Chapter. He has served as Chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He is currently Co-Chair of the Long Term Care, Medicaid and Special Needs Trusts Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association. Krooks is also a past President of the Special Needs Alliance and was recently appointed President Elect of Arc of Westchester. He has been recognized as a “New York Super Lawyer” since 2006.
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.
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
(914) 684-2100 Phone
300 Westage Business Center Drive, Suite 400
Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 896-1106 Phone
- When Not to Claim an Inheritance
Although it may seem counter-intuitive to turn down an inheritance, there are situations in which it may actually be beneficial to do so. When a person refuses to accept an inheritance, that person is said to disclaim it, and the effect is the same as if the heir had predeceased the person who died. The […]
- Settlement Reached for Seniors Who Must Leave Assisted Living Home
An assisted living home for seniors in New York City is closing and five residents who had refused to move will accept a $3.35 million settlement. In March 2014, the management of a home for seniors in Brooklyn announced that the facility was closing and the residents would have to move within 90 days. Many […]
- Medicaid Asset Transfers: What Are The Rules?
For many families, paying for a loved one’s extended stay in a nursing home would be difficult without the help of Medicaid. However, in order to qualify for the program, a person’s income and assets must fall within certain limits. Federal rules state that to qualify for Medicaid nursing home coverage, a person must have […]