Bernard A. Krooks has been invited to be the featured speaker at Estate Planners Day 2009, an event sponsored by the Estate Planning Council of New York City. Mr. Krooks will present on the topic of “Use of Special Needs Trusts in an Estate Planning Practice”.
Mr. Krooks is the President of the Special Needs Alliance and founding Partner of Littman Krooks LLP with offices in Manhattan, Westchester and Dutchess counties. Mr Krooks has extensive legal expertise and experience in the area of Special Needs Planning and the use of Special Needs Trusts. He will be one of the prominent industry speakers at this year’s Estate Planners Day, where he will share some of his knowledge while speaking on the integration of Special Needs Trusts into overall estate planning practice.
The event will take place on May 6, 2009 at The Yale club in New York City, 18th Floor
50 Vanderbilt Ave. The event is scheduled to run from 7:30 am to 5:00pm.
The Special Needs Alliance is a national network of attorneys dedicated to assisting families with special needs planning. In addition to serving as the President of the Special Needs Alliance, Mr. Krooks is past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is a founding member and past President of the New York Chapter of NAELA. In addition, he is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Mr. Krooks is also on the editorial boards of Exceptional Parent Magazine, Trusts & Estates Magazine, and the NYU Institute of Federal Taxation.
The Estate Planning council of New York City was founded in 1959 and serves as in interdisciplinary organization for estate planning professionals. The Council’s mission is to provide a better understanding of the services performed by professionals involved in estate planning and to foster cooperation among them.