Littman Krooks LLP Press Release
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                Two Littman Krooks Partners Named
                          "New York Super Lawyers"
October 9, 2009, White Plains, New York-Ellyn S. Kravitz, Esq., and Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., partners in law firm Littman Krooks LLP (, have both been named 2009 "New York Super Lawyers." It is the fourth time since 2006 that Mr. Krooks, one of the firm's founding partners, has received this honor.  Only five percent of the attorneys in the New York metro area are chosen, the result of peer nominations and review, in addition to evaluations by Law & Politics magazine. The annual listing spans 70 practice areas and identifies individuals who have achieved outstanding peer recognition and professional achievement. Ms. Kravitz and Mr. Krooks are authorities in the areas of elder law, special needs planning, and estate planning. They are two of only 45 individuals in New York State to be certified as elder law attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation.
"I'm pleased to have been selected," Mr. Krooks notes, "because it highlights the increasing importance of elder law and special needs planning. Baby boomers are redefining the term "elder," and with longer life spans comes the need for careful planning to maintain quality of life." He has testified before Congress and the New York City Council on long-term care issues.
"One out of 100 children is diagnosed with autism," continues Ms. Kravitz, "a startling statistic that focuses attention on the need to safeguard  the rights of individuals with disabilities of any kind."  Ms. Kravitz also assists military veterans-with and without disabilities- in obtaining the government benefits for which they are eligible.  "Our firm is committed to these areas of the law," she explains, "because of the very real difference that they make to people's lives."
Mr. Krooks is a past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and past chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He is also president of the Special Needs Alliance, a national not-for-profit organization that assists families with special needs planning; second vice president of Westchester Arc, an agency that serves individuals having developmental disabilities; and a former board member of the Westchester/Putnam Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Ms. Kravitz is a former chair of the Legal Education Committee and Health Care Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Elder Law Section and a former co-chair of the Legal Advisory Board of the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation.  She teaches elder law at New York University and is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs.