Littman Krooks LLP Newsletter

New Fishkill Location

On April 1st, Littman Krooks will move its Dutchess County office
300 Westage Business Center Drive,
Suite 400,
 Fishkill, NY 12524.

 All phone and fax numbers remain the same.
Community Outreach

Adrienne J. Arkontaky discussed "Life Planning for Families of Children with Special Needs" at the 2010 in St. Louis Missouri.

Harriet P. Schleifer was emcee at the Westchester Chabad Friendship Circle Gala, held at SUNY Purchase.

Nicole Garcia  chaired Read Across America
at Yonkers Montessori Academy. Adrienne Arkontaky and Vincent P. Mancino read to several classes in honor of Dr. Seuss week.

Elizabeth Valentin is scheduled to speak about elder law and estate planning at the Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly on April 20.

As a service to our clients and the many community organizations that serve them, Littman Krooks regularly publicizes local events on our website calendar. Click here to learn about activities that focus on special needs, elder law,estate planning, special needs planning, and special education advocacy.

Know of an event we should list?  Contact us at
Bernie the Attorney Radio Show 
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Each Thursday, from 6:05 to 6:35 p.m., tune into radio station
 WFAS 1230 AM to hear Bernie discuss issues of note with authorities on elder law, special needs, special education advocacy, and estate planning.

Upcoming Shows
April 1st:
Sam Riti,
discussing Veterans' Benefits

April 8th:
Audrey Perlman,
Cricket Care,
discussing Home Care

April 15th:
Antonio Coppola, discussing Special Needs Planning


Ralph M. Engel, Partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP, alerted us to an ambiguity in the original version of our February story entitled "Congress Lets Estate Tax Empire, but May Act Retroactively." There is currently no federal estate tax on the estates of those dying during 2010. The New York estate tax remains in place. Thank you, Ralph for your thoughtful comments.

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March 2010
More Seniors Eligible for  Big Medicare Drug Subsidy
The Extra Help program, administered by the Social Security Administration, subsidizes Medicare Part D prescription drug premiums for eligible seniors. Eligibility rules have been changed this year in a way that expands its availability dramatically. (Click here to read more)

Advocacy for Parents of Children with Disabilities

Pick up tips for being an effective advocate with elected local, state or national representatives.(Click here to read more)

Littman Krooks Partners Earn Certification to Advocate for Vets

Ellyn S. Kravitz and Bernard A. Krooks have received accreditation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans and their spouses with their claims for government benefits.(Click here to read more)

Things to Remember at Tax Time

As tax time draws near, be sure to file all necessary forms and to take the deductions to which you are entitled.(Click here to read more)

Harriet P. Schleifer Joins Firm

 Harriet P. Schleifer, an attorney with 20 years of experience in special education advocacy, has joined Littman Krooks.
(Click here to read more)

Bernard A. Krooks at Westchester Arc

Bernard A. Krooks stressed the importance of estate planning during Westchester Arc's Family Resource Day.(Click here to read more)

Pre-Paid Funeral Plans: Buyer Beware

Here are some questions that the FTC recommends asking before signing up for a pre-need funeral arrangement. (Click here to read more)

In the News
Littman Krooks attorneys have been quoted or featured in the following publications...
 "Estate Planning as a Family Conversation," New York Times
"Caveat Emptor: Be careful who you listen to," Senior Gazette
"Common Errors in Long-Term Care Planning," Preserving Your

 "At tax time, adding up medical and dental receipts pays off,"

Click here for a list of articles relating to elder law, estate planning, special needs planning, and special education advocacy.

 Seen and Heard 
Littman Krooks attorneys are regularly in the community, addressing issues of interest in the areas of elder law, estate planning, special needs planning, and special education advocacy.  For instance...
Bernard A. Krooks spoke on "The Current State of Medicaid Planning" before the Financial Planning Association of New York. 
Adrienne J. Arkontaky and Amy C. O'Hara spoke about special needs planning before the Education Committee of the Women's Westchester Bar Association.

Vincent P. Mancino will speak on "Issues Involving the Family Residence" at a CLE (Continuing Legal Education) program at Pace University Law School on June 2.

For details concerning upcoming events, click here.

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