Special Needs Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 5

Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2012 – New Jersey elder law attorney, Thomas D. Begley, Jr., of Begley Law Group presented to families at “Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges,” an informational seminar held in Philadelphia, PA., November 17, 2012. The seminar covered topics such as the critical medical, legal, nursing and funding issues that face families of children with cerebral palsy or catastrophic physical disabilities. As one of a select group of top speakers with expertise in the areas of special needs trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney, Begley spoke to families about how to select the ideal […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 23, 2012 – According to a recent study from the journal Pediatrics, a mere 55 percent of adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) had found employment six years after graduating from high school. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in 88 children is diagnosed with ASD. ASD can include a range of issues, from Asperger’s syndrome to other complex social interaction, communication and behavioral issues. It is estimated that in the next decade, roughly one-half million Americans diagnosed somewhere on the ASD spectrum will be entering adulthood, but not all […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2012 – The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 22 years ago, and yet many qualified people with disabilities are being overlooked when it comes to gainful employment. Military veterans appear to be a highly excluded group. A 2011 poll, conducted by the Northeast ADA Center and the Society for Human Resource Management, found that 67 percent of polled HR professionals included military veterans in their company’s hiring policy, or as part of their diversity outreach within the past year. Meanwhile, just 17 percent of those HR professionals stated that they […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2012 – More people with developmental disabilities are living to adulthood and even into their senior years. The average life expectancy for someone born with Down Syndrome in the United States was nine years of age in the 1920s, and approximately 25 years of age in 1983. As of 2011, life expectancy for someone with Down Syndrome is 60 years of age. This dramatic increase in lifespan and quality of life for someone with Down Syndrome is a testament to the benefits of early childhood intervention, medical breakthroughs and an ever-increasing number […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2012 – This summer, six students graduated from The Young Marines of Central Maryland, an education program that introduces military structure and principles to students via a classroom setting. The graduates were from the Krieger Kennedy unit in Baltimore, Maryland, the only chapter of the Young Marines in the country comprised of middle and high school students with special needs. There are 24 students in the Young Marine program at Kennedy Krieger High School with a range of intellectual and/or physical disabilities, including autism, Down Syndrome and brain injuries. The standard lessons […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 1, 2012 – Littman Krooks LLP announces a new special education team of dedicated attorneys and educational advocates committed to the rights of children and young adults with special needs. We welcome Marion Walsh, an attorney with extensive experience in education law including employment and special education defense. Marion is also a certified Impartial Hearings Officer. She has worked in legal publishing as an editor on publications such as IEP Team Trainer and No Child Left Behind Compliance Insider, among others. Nanette Saturn will be joining our firm as an education advocate. Most […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2012 – According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), a record 8,733,461 workers received federal disability insurance payments in June, 2012, a number greater than the population of New York City. Some commentators have decried the rise, saying that the ratio of working Americans to those living on disability has changed for the worse. According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in June, 1992, approximately 120 million Americans were employed, with slightly more than 3 million living on disability, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2012 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., a founding partner of Littman Krooks LLP will be the featured speaker at the Boston Estate Planning Council on May 10, 2012. Mr. Krooks will speak on the “Use of Irrevocable Income-Only Trusts in Elder Law Planning.” As a follow-up to his presentation at the 46th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Mr. Krooks will discuss the types of clients for whom the irrevocable income-only trust is most appropriate. Additional topics covered will include an understanding of how long-term care is financed, the role of long-term […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2012 – Mitchell C. Littman, Esq., of Littman Krooks LLP will be participating in a panel discussion at The Soho Loft’s (TSL) Capital Reformation & Crowdfunding Conference on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Mr. Littman’s panel will address “The JOBS Act: Tossing Out 80 Year-old Securities Rules and Modernizing Capital Formation.” TSL’s conference will provide attendees with insight as to the direction of US capital markets and opportunities for companies’ growth. The conference will run from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Pacific Time. To sign up for the event via live stream, please […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2012 – Tampa social security and disability attorney, David W. Magann has a lot to celebrate. Last month he opened his third office in the Tampa Bay area located on Bayshore Boulevard to serve the South Tampa area and recently had his 1,400th social security hearing. Magann has been practicing social security law for 14 years and has been active in many community organizations. After his 1,400th hearing Magann explained what this milestone meant to him. “I am proud that I have been able to help so many people get the support they […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 2, 2012 – Begley Law Group was recently awarded as one of the Top 75 Law Firms in the Philadelphia Business Journal. The business journal ranks businesses in a variety of industries and based their results on submissions from other local attorneys. Their standing will be published in the upcoming book of lists that ranks 5,579 local law firms. “This is a notable accomplishment that Begley Law Group has received numerous years,” said estate planning attorney Thomas D. Begley, Jr. “We work very hard to exceed our clients’ expectations and give them solid legal […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2012 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., a founding partner of Littman Krooks LLP, will be a featured speaker at the Special Needs Alliance seminar on “Special Needs Planning – From Birth to Adulthood” on Saturday, March 31, 2012. The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a national, invitation-only, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting families with special needs planning. Mr. Krooks will speak on “Media Relations: Getting Your Story Across.” He is a nationally-recognized expert in all aspects of special needs planning and estate planning and is a past President of the SNA. Mr. […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2012 – Begley Law Group welcomes a new attorney to its firm. Kristen L. Behrens, the newest hire, complements the law firm with her knowledge of finance and trust services. As a New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, she has experience in special needs trusts and personal injury settlement consulting along with trust matters and administration. She is a member of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations. “Kristen has more than seven years of experience and a unique financial background that will help our clients get the best advice they need to […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 14, 2012 – Personal injury attorneys excel at upholding their client’s rights when the person is seriously injured due to someone else’s carelessness and negligence. These types of lawsuits can be very lengthy and complex, all while the injured person is trying to obtain the therapies they need to function in daily life. Instead of taking on all of the care management and specialized estate planning for the injured person, personal injury lawyers can call on a personal injury settlement consultant to address all of the special needs planning and financial considerations for the […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2012 – Littman Krooks LLP has once again been ranked among the top 2011 U.S. PIPE (Private Investment in Public Equity) Market Placement Agents. This is the third time in the last four years that Littman Krooks has been ranked among the top placement agent law firms in the U.S. The rankings are compiled by two unaffiliated independent entities: PrivateRaise, a source for comprehensive analysis of private investments in public equity and PlacementTracker, a provider of research, data, and analytics covering the PIPEs market. PrivateRaise ranked Littman Krooks in 20th place while […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2012 – New Jersey elder law attorney Thomas D. Begley, Jr. marks 2012 with a 15th anniversary celebration of receiving the Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating. The AV Preeminent rating shows that his peers have nominated him for the highest standards in both his ethical behavior and quality of his legal work for 15 years. “I am honored to receive this distinction for 15 years in a row,” said Thomas D. Begley, Jr., of the Begley Law Group P.C. “My passion is to use the law to provide the communities of southern New Jersey […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2011 – Three Begley Law Group attorneys were chosen for South Jersey Magazine’s Awesome Attorneys this month. Thousands of the magazine’s readers voted for 151 specialists in 46 law categories, from asset protection law to workers’ compensation. Begley Law Group has helped the community in Southern New Jersey for more than 75 years with all their legal life planning needs. “We work very hard to help you keep the assets you’ve taken a lifetime to build and create the legacy you want to have,” said New Jersey estate planning attorney Thomas Begley Jr. […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 18, 2011 – New Jersey special needs planning attorney Thomas D. Begley, Jr. presented a teleconference on November 15 about “What’s So Special About a Special Needs Trust”. The accomplished attorney is part of the Begley Law Group P.C., has co-authored the Special Needs Trust Handbook, and is a regular speaker at national conferences. During the teleconference, he explained how special needs attorneys, estate planning lawyers, and financial advisors can create an even better practice by knowing the latest developments in the special needs development field. “As an attorney or advisor, you want to […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2011 – Littman Krooks LLP has been selected among the 2011-2012 U.S.News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in the New York metropolitan area. The firm, with offices in New York, White Plains and Fishkill, received Tier 1 ranking in the area of Elder Law. This high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The U.S.News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2011 – Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LLM, CELA, AEP and Ellyn S. Kravitz, JD, LLM, CELA, partners in Littman Krooks LLP, have been named by Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys in New York for 2011. Their selection is the result of a rigorous, multi-step selection process based on peer recognition and professional achievement as well as independent research on each candidate. Only five percent of the attorneys in New York State earn this distinction. Krooks has been the recipient of this honor since 2006. Kravitz has been named since 2009. […]


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