Bernard Krooks, Founding Partner, Littman Krooks LLP
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Bernard A Krooks Esq.

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Founding Partner

Littman Krooks LLP
655 Third Avenue
New York , New York 10017
United States

Company Description: Littman Krooks LLP was established in October 1990 and has grown from its initial two lawyers to a diversified practice with offices located in New York City,...   more
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Employment History

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Education

  • LL.M , Taxation
    New York University
  • J.D.

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Bernard A. Krooks is a founding partner of the law firm Littman Krooks LLP and 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. He is the President of the Board of Directors of the Arc of Westchester, the largest agency in Westchester County serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Mr. Krooks is past President of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, invitation-only, not-forprofit organization dedicated to assisting families with special needs planning. He is past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a Fellow of NAELA, past Chair of the NAELA Tax Section and past Editor-in-Chief of the NAELA News. In addition, he is certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation and is an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP). He is a founding member and past President of the New York Chapter of NAELA. In 2008, he received the Chapter's Outstanding Achievement Award for his lifelong work on behalf of seniors and those with disabilities. In 2007, his firm received the NYSARC employer of the year award for employing people with disabilities. In 2011, his firm received the Family Friendly Employment Policy Award from the Westchester Women's Bar Association.
Mr. Krooks is past Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and past Editor-in-Chief of the Elder Law Attorney, the newsletter of the NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Section. He also is a member of the Trusts and Estates Law Section and Tax Section of the NYSBA. Mr. Krooks co-authors (1) a chapter in the NYSBA publication Guardianship Practice in New York State entitled "Creative Advocacy in Guardianship Settings: Medicaid and Estate Planning, Including Transfer of Assets, Supplemental Needs Trusts & Protection of Disabled Family Members."; and (2) the NYSBA publication Elder Law, Special Needs Planning and Will Drafting. He is chair of the elder law committee of the editorial advisory board of Trusts & Estates Magazine, and serves on the editorial boards of Exceptional Parent Magazine, and Leimberg Information Services.
Mr. Krooks, a sought-after expert on elder law, special needs planning and estate planning matters, has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Investment News, Financial Times, Money Magazine, Smart Money, Worth Magazine, Kiplinger's, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Wealth Manager, CBS Marketwatch.com, Lawyer's Weekly USA, Reader's Digest, Bottom Line, The Journal of Financial Planning, The New York Law Journal, The Daily News, New York Post and Newsday, among others.
He has testified before the United States House of Representatives and the New York City Council on long-term care issues. He also has appeared on Good Morning America Now, National Public Radio, Sirius XM Radio, CNN, PBS, NBC, and CBS evening news, as well as numerous other cable television and radio shows.
Mr. Krooks is past President of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester, a member or the Advisory Board of the National Association of Estate Planning Councils Foundation, and the Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council. He also is Chair of the Elder Law, Disability Planning and Bioethics Group of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section and a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association; a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Krooks also is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and is Vice Chair of its Elder Law Committee. He is an Adjunct Professor at NYU Center for Finance, Law & Taxation and is a member of the NYU Institute on Federal Taxation Advisory Board. Mr. Krooks has presented on a variety of elder law and special needs topics at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the premier estate planning conference in the country.
Mr. Krooks has served on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association Westchester/Putnam Chapter and the Bioethics Advisory Committee of New York Hospital. He is a member of the Blythedale Children's Hospital Planned Giving Professional Advisory Board, a member of the legal advisory committee of the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program of Selfhelp Community Services, Inc., and a board member of the Caregiver's Insights Foundation. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers, Who's Who in America, the New York Area's Best Lawyers, New York Magazine and The New York Times, and the Top 25 Westchester, New York Super Lawyers.
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Bernard A. Krooks in the Media
Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., recently appeared on BronxNet and WABC Radio. He discussed the importance of legal and financial planning for a child with Autism.
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"Able Act Passes," (EP Magazine, By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq.)
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Sharing Caregiving Responsibilities Among Siblings (Poughkeepsie Journal, By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq.) "Trust Fund May Help if Child Can't Manage Money" (Poughkeepsie Journal, By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq.) Getting Guardian Appointed a Costly Process (Poughkeepsie Journal, By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq.) The Sad Death of Casey Kasem: A Legendary Voice Silenced (Wealthmanagement.com by Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., & Lawrence Frolik)
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Don't Delay Saving for Retirement (Poughkeepsie Journal, by Bernard A. Krooks, Esq.) Looking at Medicaid's 5-Year Look Back Period (Special to Newsday, by Lynn Brenner featuring Bernard A. Krooks, Esq.)
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"Top 40" host Casey Kasem's disappearance holds lessons for advisers: Tackling issues regarding elder care early can help settle disputes later on" (Investment News, by Darla Zarcone, featuring Bernard A. Krooks, Esq.)
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Bernard A. Krooks Named Vice Chair of ACTEC Elder Law Committee
Executive Bios | Arc of Westchester
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Bernard A. Krooks, Esq. was elected President of the Arc of Westchester's Board of Directors in June, 2014. In this role he is responsible for the general business affairs and property of the Chapter.
Krooks is a 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. He is a nationally prominent expert in all aspects of estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning. He has been chosen among The Best Lawyers in America®, the definitive guide to legal excellence, in the field of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates for each of the last seven years. He has also been recognized as a "New York Super Lawyer" since 2006.
Krooks was recently recognized as an entrant into the Estate Planning Hall of Fame® by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) and is the recipient of an Accredited Estate Planner® (Distinguished) Nominee designation for 2014.
He has been named Vice Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Additionally, Trusts & Estates magazine recently appointed him Chair of the Elder Care Committee of their Editorial Advisory Board. This committee was created to address the increased importance of elder care issues in the practice of estate planning professionals.
Krooks is Past President of the Special Needs Alliance, Past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and Past President of the New York Chapter of NAELA. He has served as Chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He is co-chair of the Long Term Care, Medicaid, and Special Needs Trusts Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association
Krooks is a sought-after expert on estate planning, elder law and special needs planning matters and has been quoted in leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Forbes, among others.
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About the Author:Bernard A. Krooks, J.D., CPA, LL.M (in taxation), CELA is a founding partner of the law firm Littman Krooks LLP with offices in New York City, White Plains, and Fishkill, NY. Mr. Krooks serves on the Westchester County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc., Board of Directors and is a member of the Special Needs Alliance. Mr. Krooks is also past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and a frequent lecturer at programs for elder law attorneys and special needs planners.
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Bernard A. Krooks is a founding partner of the law firm Littman Krooks LLP and 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. He is the President of the Board of Directors of the Arc of Westchester, the largest agency in Westchester County serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Mr. Krooks is past President of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, invitation-only, not-forprofit organization dedicated to assisting families with special needs planning. He is past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a Fellow of NAELA, past Chair of the NAELA Tax Section and past Editor-in-Chief of the NAELA News. In addition, he is certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation and is an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP). He is a founding member and past President of the New York Chapter of NAELA. In2008, he received the Chapter's Outstanding Achievement Award for his lifelong work on behalf of seniors and those with disabilities. In 2007, his firm received the NYSARC employer of the year award for employing people with disabilities. In 2011, his firm received the Family Friendly Employment Policy Award from the Westchester Women's Bar Association.
Mr. Krooks is past Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and past Editor-in-Chief of the Elder Law Attorney, the newsletter of the NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Section. He also is a member of the Trusts and Estates Law Section and Tax Section of the NYSBA. Mr. Krooks co-authors (1) a chapter in the NYSBA publication Guardianship Practice in New York State entitled "Creative Advocacy in Guardianship Settings: Medicaid and Estate Planning, Including Transfer of Assets, Supplemental Needs Trusts & Protection of Disabled Family Members."; and (2) the NYSBA publication Elder Law, Special Needs Planning and Will Drafting. He is chair of the elder law committee of the editorial advisory board of Trusts & Estates Magazine, and serves on the editorial boards of Exceptional Parent Magazine, and Leimberg Information Services.
Mr. Krooks, a sought-after expert on elder law, special needs planning and estate planning matters, has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Investment News, Financial Times, Money Magazine, Smart Money, Worth Magazine, Kiplinger's, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Wealth Manager, CBS Marketwatch.com, Lawyer's Weekly USA, Reader's Digest, Bottom Line, The Journal of Financial Planning, The New York Law Journal, The Daily News, New York Post and Newsday, among others.
He has testified before the United States House of Representatives and the New York City Council on long-term care issues. He also has appeared on Good Morning America Now, National Public Radio, Sirius XM Radio, CNN, PBS, NBC, and CBS evening news, as well as numerous other cable television and radio shows.
Mr. Krooks is past President of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester, a member or the Advisory Board of the National Association of Estate Planning Councils Foundation, and the Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council. He also is Vice Chair of the Elder Law, Disability Planning and Bioethics Group of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section and a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association; a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Krooks also is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and is Vice Chair of its Elder Law Committee. He is an Adjunct Professor at NYU Center for Finance, Law & Taxation and is a member of the NYU Institute on Federal Taxation Advisory Board. Mr. Krooks has presented on a variety of elder law and special needs topics at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the premier estate planning conference in the country.
Mr. Krooks has served on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association Westchester/Putnam Chapter and the Bioethics Advisory Committee of New York Hospital. He is a member of the Blythedale Children's Hospital Planned Giving Professional Advisory Board, a member of the legal advisory committee of the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program of Selfhelp Community Services, Inc., and a board member of the Caregiver's Insights Foundation. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers, Who's Who in America, the New York Area's Best Lawyers, New York Magazine and The New York Times, and the Top 25 Westchester, New York Super Lawyers.
Bernard A. Krooks in the Media
Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., recently appeared on Sirius Radio Stations, BronxNet and WABC Radio.
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Littman Krooks attorneys Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., & Elizabeth Valentin, Esq., were featured guests on Today's Verdict with David Lesch on BronxNet to discuss how to obtain legal information online via webinars with attorneys.
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Bernie was a featured guest speaker on Sunday, August 11th at 5:00 AM on Mix 97.7 FM - The Best Music Mix, and 94.3/97.3 THE WOLF and at 7:30 AM on True Oldies 1390 & 1340 AM.
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Getting Guardian Appointed a Costly Process (Poughkeepsie Journal, By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., August 3, 2014) Why SNTs Are Still Appropriate in Cases Involving the NYS Medical Indemnity Fund Special Education Advocacy: What Every SNT Professional Needs To Know Protecting the Financial Future of Your Child with Autism Boomers Will Transform Retirement #SpecialNeeds Planning Tips from Bernard Krooks
Littman Krooks: New York Attorneys, New York City Lawyers, Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, New York
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Bernard A. Krooks, is a founding partner of the law firm Littman Krooks LLP with offices in New York City, White Plains and Fishkill.
Mr. Krooks is past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a Fellow of NAELA, past Chair of the NAELA Tax Special Interest Group and past Editor-in-Chief of the NAELA News. In addition, he is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He is a founding member and past President of the New York Chapter of NAELA.
Mr. Krooks is past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Chair of its Legal Education Committee, and past Editor-in-Chief of the Elder Law Attorney, the newsletter of the NYSBA Elder Law Section. Mr. Krooks is a member of the Trusts and Estates Law Section and Tax Section of the NYSBA. In addition, he is a former member of the NYSBA House of Delegates and he served on the NYSBA special committee on Multi-Disciplinary Practice. Mr. Krooks co-authors a chapter in the NYSBA publication Guardianship Practice in New York State entitled "Creative Advocacy in Guardianship Settings: Medicaid and Estate Planning, Including Transfer of Assets, Supplemental Needs Trusts & Protection of Disabled Family Members." He also co-authors the NYSBA publication Elder Law and Will Drafting.
Mr. Krooks is a widely quoted expert on elder law, special needs planning and estate planning matters and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Investment News, Financial Times, Money Magazine, Smart Money, Kiplinger's, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, CBS Marketwatch.com, Lawyer's Weekly USA, Reader's Digest, Bottom Line, The Journal of Financial Planning, The New York Law Journal, Dow Jones, A.M. Bestwire, The Daily News, New York Post and Newsday , among others.
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Mr. Krooks is a member of the Estate Planning Councils of New York and Westchester County; and a member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section and Tax Section of the American Bar Association; a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Krooks also is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and serves on its Elder Law Committee. He is an Adjunct Asst. Professor at NYU Center for Finance, Law & Taxation and is a member of the NYU Institute on Federal Taxation Advisory Board. Mr. Krooks serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Trusts & Estates Magazine and Leimberg Information Services. Mr. Krooks is the President of the Special Needs Alliance (http://www.specialneedsalliance.org/), a national network of attorneys dedicated to assisting families with special needs planning.
Mr. Krooks has served on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association Westchester/Putnam Chapter and the Bioethics Advisory Committee of New York Hospital. He is a Board member of Westchester ARC, a member of the Blythedale Children's Hospital Planned Giving Professional Advisory Board, a member of the Trusts & Estates Group of the Lawyer's Division of the UJA-Federation of New York, and a member of the legal advisory committee of the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program of Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. He has made presentations to numerous professional organizations, including ALI-ABA, Alzheimer's Assoc., American Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Brookdale Center on Aging, Brooklyn Bar Association, Financial Planning Association, Florida Bar, MS Society, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, National College of Probate Judges, National Law Foundation, New York Assoc. of Homes &Services for the Aging, New York City Bar, New York County Lawyers Assoc., New York State Bar Association, New York State Judicial Institute, NYU Institute of Federal Taxation, Pace University Law School, Queens County Bar Association, School for Exceptional Children, St. Johns University School of Law, and Westchester County Bar Association, as well as other professional, civic and community groups.
Mr. Krooks is married and has four children. He is an AYSO certified soccer coach and an NYSCA certified baseball coach.
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