new york estate planning | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2012 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., a founding partner of Littman Krooks LLP, will be a featured speaker at the 43rd Annual Estate Planning Institute on September 10, 2012 at the Practicing Law Institute in New York, NY. Mr. Krooks will present updates on Elder Law, especially Medicare and Medicaid, and discuss the following: elder law planning for single individuals and married couples; long-term care insurance, including tax considerations; protecting the family home; use of trusts in elder law and special needs planning; retirement accounts and long-term care planning, and what will […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2012 – Littman Krooks LLP is pleased to announce that elder law and disability planning attorney Alberthe Bernier, Esq., has joined the firm. Alberthe’s practice is focused on elder law, medicaid planning, asset protection planning, guardianships, estate planning, and trust and estate administration. Prior to joining Littman Krooks, Alberthe worked at an elder law firm on Long Island as an associate, where she advised clients and their families on all aspects of elder law and disability planning. She received both her undergraduate and law degree from St. John’s University. During law school, […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) July 25, 2012 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., a founding partner of Littman Krooks LLP is the featured speaker at the 33rd Annual Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Program on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. Mr. Krooks will examine the valuable tool of the income-only trust from an elder law perspective, and its potential tax implications and “boiler plate” traps. Mr. Krooks was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®. Krooks has received his AEP accreditation from the National Association of Estate Planners […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2012 – Littman Krooks LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Michael J. Riolo, Esq., and Stacy Sadove, Esq., have joined the law firm. Michael’s practice is focused on estate and tax planning, estate administration and asset protection planning. Prior to joining Littman Krooks, he worked as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, where he managed a portfolio of assets for individuals and business entities. Mr. Riolo was also previously an attorney with McCarthy Fingar LLP, where he counseled individuals and families on estate and tax planning, estate administration and […]


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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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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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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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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2012 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., was a featured speaker at the 46th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in Orlando, FL. The Heckerling Institute is the nation’s leading conference for estate planners, including attorneys, trust officers, accountants, insurance advisors, and wealth management professionals. Mr. Krooks spoke on “The Use of Irrevocable Income – Only Trusts in Elder Law Planning: Yes, You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too.” He focused on the types of clients for whom an income-only trust is most appropriate. His discussion also included a break-down and […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2012 – Mitchell C. Littman, Esq., of Littman Krooks LLP has been invited to participate in a panel discussion on the Capital Markets of Tomorrow – Meet The Pioneers of The Private Company Marketplace. Mr. Littman will discuss how the private company marketplace enriches private companies, investors and the economy at large. This panel will be part of the SoHo Loft Capital Creation and Crowdfunding Conference. It will be held on Monday, January 23, 2012 beginning at 1pm at Reed Smith’s Conference Center, 599 Lexington Ave., 22nd floor, New York City. Tickets […]


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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) October 21, 2011 – Littman Krooks LLP, a leading New York Elder Law firm, is proud to announce their support of the 2011 “Walk to End the Alzheimer’s.” Members of the law firm will participate in the Walk on October 23 at Riverside Drive in New York City. “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” is the national signature event of the Alzheimer’s Association. It is aimed at creating awareness and to raise funds in support of Alzheimer’s. Since 1989, “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” has raised more than $300 million to help advance research and support for […]


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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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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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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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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 7, 2011 – Mitchell C. Littman, Esq. of Littman Krooks LLP has been selected by Hudson Valley Bank to host a Continuing Legal Education Seminar on “Private Placements, Regulation D and the Growth of the Secondary Market for Private Shares.” This CLE Seminar will be held on Thursday, June 16 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at One Grand Central Place, 60 East 42nd Street, New York, NY in the Ground Floor Conference Center. The growth of the Secondary Market has become instrumental in today’s capital markets, especially among biotech and social media […]


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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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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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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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