Bernard A. Krooks to Be Named to National Association of Estate Planners & Councils 2014 Hall of Fame
White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2014 - Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LLM, CELA, AEP of Littman Krooks LLP has been recognized as an entrant into the Estate Planning Hall of Fame by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC). He is the recipient of an Accredited Estate Planner (Distinguished) Nominee designation for 2014.
Krooks will be one of only seven professionals to receive this prestigious award in 2014. The designation of Estate Planning Hall of Fame and Accredited Estate Planner (Distinguished) recognizes those individuals who have made outstanding lifetime achievements and contributions to the practice of estate planning. This award is considered to be a significant professional honor and the pinnacle of accomplishment in this field.
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 and a nationally prominent expert in all aspects of estate planning, elder law and special needs planning.
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 for each of the last seven years.
He has been named Vice Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). 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 practice of estate planning professionals.
Krooks is a past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and a past President of the New York Chapter of NAELA. 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 & Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association. Krooks is also a past President of the Special Needs Alliance, and he 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.
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Maria M. Brill
Littman Krooks LLP
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New York, New York 10017
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399 Knollwood Road
White Plains, New York 10603
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Fishkill, NY 12524
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