Special Needs Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 6

New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2011 – Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LLM, CELA, AEP has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of Elder Law. Krooks’ selection results from an exhaustive peer-review survey comprising nearly four million confidential evaluations by fellow attorneys. The survey is conducted by Best Lawyers, which has been considered a definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S. for a quarter century. Because no fee or purchase is required to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Krooks […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2011 – In mid-August, Begley Law Group was named as one of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top 25 South Jersey Law Firms. The firm is respected as a leader in elder law, estate planning, estate administration, and personal injury settlement consulting. No other firm in these practices areas made it to the top 25. “We are excited to be in such a prestigious group with other law firms,” said New Jersey special needs planning attorney Thomas D. Begley, III. “For more than 75 years, we have tirelessly worked to uphold the rights of […]


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White Plains, New York (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2011 – Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq. of Littman Krooks LLP has been named Co-Chairperson of the Special Needs Planning Committee of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. This Committee educates and assists practitioners in the area of special needs planning. Their mission is to increase the understanding of legal issues that affect those individuals with special needs. Adrienne has also been named Co-Chairperson of the Lawyering and Parenting Committee of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association. Her practice focuses on special needs planning for families of children […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 11, 2011 – New Jersey special needs planning attorney Thomas D. Begley, III appeared “Talk Philly” on July 13 to discuss “Planning for a Child with Special Needs”. The show on KYW-TV CBS 3 reminded viewers that every special needs child is an individual with their own set of personal, medical and financial concerns. Begley is an expert special needs lawyer with decades of experience helping individuals and families throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey at Begley Law Group, P.C. During the “Talk Philly” show, he discussed how a disabled child’s needs can vary over […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 21, 2011 – New Jersey special needs planning attorney Thomas D. Begley, III appeared on the John Hancock radio show on June 21, 2011. Begley discussed the importance of life planning for children with disabilities. He and Randy Zipse, the radio show host, highlighted how every family and special needs situation is unique, so parents need to get adequate counsel to ensure the best interests of the child are upheld. “It’s never too early to plan,” Begley said. “You’ll want to find good financial and legal advice that respects your child’s individuality and so […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2011 – New Jersey elder law attorney Thomas D. Begley, III is making an appearance on “Talk Philly” on May 31 from noon to 12:30 p.m. Begley will discuss the five things every family should do to protect their assets for their spouse and children. The show will air on KYW-TV CBS 3 to remind viewers of the most important steps needed for adequate estate planning. Begley is an accomplished, certified elder law attorney with decades of experience helping individuals and families throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. During the “Talk Philly” show, he […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2011 – Littman Krooks LLP has been named as the recipient of “2011 Family Friendly Employer” Award by the Lawyering and Parenting Committee of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association (WWBA). Littman Krooks was selected from area legal employers for implementing employment policies that allow for a balance of career development with family responsibilities. According to the WWBA, “Littman Krooks LLP has achieved an impressive reputation while extending opportunities for employees to use flexible work arrangements in order to meet family obligations.” “Our firm is honored to be the recipient of this award,“ […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2011 – Certified Elder Law Attorney Thomas D. Begley, III, was a panelist for the “Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law and Estate Administration” at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) in late April. Begley III is admired and respected as a leader in estate administration and planning for the elderly and disabled. “As the first of the baby boom generation enters retirement this year and in the coming decade, elder law and estate planning is going to become an even bigger focus,” said Thomas D. Begley, III, Esquire, CELA. […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 14, 2011 – The Begley Law Group is proud to announce its new attorney, Susan M. Green. Ms. Green counsels on estate planning, elder law, and estate administration. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Pennsylvania State Bar Association, and is actively practicing law in both areas. “Susan Green is a great asset to our team with her commitment to putting the client first and top-notch skills at fighting for the elderly and disabled individual’s rights,” said Certified New Jersey Elder Law Attorney Thomas D. Begley, III. Attorney […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 5, 2011 – Littman Krooks LLP has launched a website devoted to the concerns of individuals with special needs—autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and a wide array of other disabilities–www.specialneedsnewyork.com. “We’re committed to helping individuals with special needs lead lives characterized by dignity, self-direction, and social engagement, in accordance with their wishes and capabilities,” explains managing partner Bernard A. Krooks. “This website is intended to be a resource as they seek personal fulfillment and economic security.” “Our goal is to provide individuals with special needs and their families with the tools […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 2, 2011 – Littman Krooks LLP is pleased to announce that Sheryl Frishman and Jill Faber have become Of Counsel to the firm as of March 1, 2011.   Prior to joining Littman Krooks, Sheryl and Jill were partners in the law offices of Frishman & Faber, P.C., a practice devoted entirely to the advocacy and life planning needs of children and adults with disabilities and their families.   Sheryl has been the recipient of many awards and honors for her work in the special needs community. Most recently, she was selected as […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2011 – Estate planning for parents with disabled children is a very delicate and important proposition. During their lifetime, parents are able to provide emotional and financial support to their children. This support greatly enhances needs-based government benefits, which are frequently utilized by the disabled through supplemental security income and Medicaid. But when parents pass away, these special children lose emotional support that can never be regained and are at crossroads financially as well. Without proper planning, these children could lose financial support and government benefits. The Begley Law Group, PC will host […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2011 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., of New York, NY has been recognized by New York Magazine in its selection of “New York Area’s Best Attorneys.” Mr. Krooks is the 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. Mr. Krooks is a nationally-recognized expert in all aspects of elder law and special needs planning. “This is quite an honor for me. Since New York Magazine chose only a select number of professionals […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2011 – Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq. has been named a Partner in the firm Littman Krooks LLP of White Plains, Fishkill and New York City. Adrienne’s practice focuses on special needs planning for families of children with disabilities, special education advocacy, and guardianship. As a parent of a special needs child, she understands the importance of assisting families in obtaining appropriate services for children with special needs. “Adrienne is an asset to the firm,” says Bernard Krooks, founding partner of Littman Krooks. “She works hard to help families plan for their children’s […]


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Rye Brook, NY (Law Firm Newswire) December 6, 2010 – Michael J. Amoruso, Managing Partner at Amoruso & Amoruso, LLP, recently lectured at the Stetson University College of Law’s 2010 Special Needs Trust National Conference in Tampa, Florida. The conference, which was attended by special needs professionals, attorneys, estate planners, financial advisors and CPAs, provided insight on the development, administration and monitoring of special needs trusts. Trusts that address special needs provide asset protection for individuals with disabilities and the elderly, enabling them to receive government benefits through Medicaid, Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. The protected assets […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2010 – Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq., of Littman Krooks LLP, will discuss advocating for the educational rights of children with special needs on the TV show “As You Are” at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, on LMC-TV (Cablevision Channel 75 – Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Rye Neck, New York; Verizon FiOs Channel 36 – Port Chester to New Rochelle, New York). The show will be repeated for 30 days on Thursdays at 3:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 3 p.m. “As You Are” is a weekly program, hosted by Sharon Latimer-Mosley, that seeks […]


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Somerville, MA (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2010 – Massachusetts elder law, estate planning, and special needs attorneys, Alex L. Moschella and Neal A. Winston, partners in the Somerville, MA law firm of Moschella & Winston, LLP, have been named “Super Lawyers” for the fourth consecutive year. Moschella & Winston specializes in Massachusetts elder and disability law, public benefits eligibility, special needs law, estate planning and asset protection. Super Lawyers magazine bestows this award on the top 5% of attorneys in Massachusetts, as chosen by their peers and through the independent polling, research and selection performed by Law & Politics […]


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Ellyn S. Kravitz, Esq., and Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., partners in law firm Littman Krooks LLP have been named to the 2010 “New York Super Lawyers” list. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2010 – It is the fifth time since 2006 that Krooks, one of the firm’s founding partners, has received this honor and the second time for Kravitz. In addition, Krooks appears for the second year running in the 2010 list of top 25 Westchester County Super Lawyers. Only five percent of the attorneys in the New York metro area are chosen for this honor, the […]


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Littman Krooks LLP announces the availability of weekly radio podcasts, entitled “Peace of Mind with Bernie the Attorney,” on Apple’s iTunes® Music Store. These half-hour episodes are offered as a free download to the public. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 3, 2010 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., a founding partner at the law firm Littman Krooks LLP, hosts the half-hour radio show, which features interviews with authorities in the areas of elder care, estate planning, veterans’ benefits, special needs planning, and special education advocacy. Each show offers practical information for individuals and families seeking to plan for the […]


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Parents often face many challenges when preparing an estate plan, as they must consider how best to provide for their children after they are gone. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2010 Parents of a child with special needs, though, are faced with several unique challenges. They will want to develop a plan that safeguards the quality of the child’s life, supplementing such government programs as SSI and Medicaid, without jeopardizing the child’s eligibility for such benefits. Parents of a child with special needs child often struggle with how to treat all their children equitably. This can be […]


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