October 2010

Protecting Your House After You Move Into a Nursing Home
How to avoid a Medicaid claim against your estate after your death.

Independent Educational Evaluation: Know Your Rights
Independent evaluations- the value and the rules.
GAO Report Raises Concerns about  Retirement Community Regulation
Continuing Care Retirement Communities are facing economic challenges.
Letter of Intent
The letter of intent is key to a comprehensive life-plan for a child with special needs.
20 Questions for Long-Distance Caregivers
This booklet addresses issues faced by caregivers who aren't nearby.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable remainder trusts provide income during your lifetime, reduce estate taxes, and benefit your chosen charities.
Nicole Garcia: Community Activist
Nicole has translated her professional interests into community commitment.
Community Outreach

Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq., is chairperson for the Family Ties of Westchester Annual  Champions of Children Dinner and Awards Ceremony on October 28 at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester, New York.

Vincent P. Mancino, Esq.,
spoke at Senior Law Day at the Westchester County Center on October 14 and will speak at the Caregiver's Conference, sponsored by Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers, on October 28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Fishkill, New York.
Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., will speak about special needs trusts and elder care at a conference sponsored by the Nassau Chapter, New York State Society of CPAs, on November 7, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in Uniondale, New York.
Elizabeth Valentin, Esq., will speak on the "Importance of Estate Planning" before the Yonkers Montessori Academy Parent Teacher Student Association  on November 9, 7:00 p.m.
Dina B. Cohen, Esq., will attend the Transition Fair for Middle and High School Special Education Staff, and Students and Their Families, sponsored by the Putnam Partnership for Special Needs.  The event will take place on November 16, 1:30-7:00 p.m., in Yorktown Heights, New York.

For more detail on these and other local events, view our
calendar. Contact us at info@littmankrooks.com to have your event posted.
In the News

The following are examples of recent media coverage that may interest you.
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"What's in a name?," Niche News

"Estate Planning Clients Seek Gift-Giving Guidance in 2010," LawyersUSAonline.com

"Elder, Special Needs Law about Planning, Family" Westchester County Business Journal

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Pleased to Announce

Littman Krooks partners Ellyn S. Kravitz, Esq., and Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., have been named to the 2010 "New York Super Lawyers" list. It is the fifth time since 2006 that Krooks 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.

To read more, click here.
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Each Thursday, from 6:05 to 6:35 p.m.,  Bernie discusses issues of note with authorities on elder law, estate planning, special needs planning, and special education advocacy. Tune into radio station WFAS 1230 AM or listen online at wfasam.com.

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