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Special Needs Alliance

6341 E. Brian Kent Drive

Tucson, Arizona 85710

United States

Company Description

Established in 2002, the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a national, non-profit collective of many of America's leading disability and public benefits attorneys. Currently in 48 states, SNA members work to secure Medicaid and other public benefits for ind ... more

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Employment History

Chair of the Elder Law Section

New York State Bar Association

Tax Attorney

Gordon Hurwitz Butowsky Weitzen Shalov & Wein

Editor

Newsweek Inc

Affiliations

Founding Partner
Littman Krooks LLP

Fellow
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and Tax Section
American Bar Association

Member
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Inc

Member of the Bar
Supreme Court of the United States

Member
Blythedale Children's Hospital

Board Member
NYU

Aging Committee
Law Firm Chronicle

Vice Chair of Law Committee
ACTEC Elder

Advisory Board Member
InterActive Legal Systems

Member
ElderLawAnswers.com

Advisory Board Member
ILS Management LLC

Advisory Board Member
Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation

Member
American Association of Attorney-Certified Public

Chair of the Elder Care Committee
Editorial

Board Member
NATIONAL ELDER LAW FOUNDATION INC

EP Editorial Advisory Board Member
Kiplinger

President
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys , Inc.

President Board of Directors
Westchester Arc

Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association Westchester and Putnam Chapter and the Bioethics Advisory Committee of New York Hospital
Alzheimer's Association

Member Or the Advisory Board
National Association of Estate Planning Councils

Member
NYSBA House of Delegates

Member
New York City and Hudson Valley Estate Planning Councils

President of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester, A Member of the Advisory Board
Hudson Valley Business Journal

Member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
Selfhelp Community Services Inc

Editorial Advisory Board Member
EP Magazine

Military Fellow
Senior Gazette

Bioethics Advisory Committee
New York United Hospital Medical Center, Inc

President and A Founding Member
NY NAELA Chapter

Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association Westchester and Putnam Chapter and the Bioethics Advisory Committee of New York Hospital
Alzheimer’s Association Westchester/Putnam Chapter and the Bioethics Advisory Committee of New York Hospital

Member of the Trusts and Estates Group of the Division
Lawyer’s

Education

J.D.

LL.M

Taxation

New York University

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National Presence | Solkoff Legal

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Scott M. Solkoff, Esq., founding partner of Solkoff Legal, P.A. and an author of a leading book on Elder Law, both fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and Bernard A. Krooks,Esq., a founding partner of Littman Krooks, LLP and past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Special Needs Alliance recognized clients' desires to develop relationships with reputable firms that can address their needs or the needs of their loved ones in Florida and New York.


Ethical Issues in Elder Law and Special Needs Planning - CLE Course : Online CLE Courses for Attorneys, Continuing Legal Education : NACLE.com

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Bernard A. Krooks

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 has been accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to present and prosecute claims for veterans’ benefits. Mr. Krooks is immediate-past President of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, invitation-only, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting families with special needs planning. Mr. Krooks 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 by the National Elder Law Foundation. 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. Mr. Krooks is past Chair of the Elder Law 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 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 (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 and Will Drafting. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Exceptional Parent Magazine, Trusts & Estates 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, CNN, PBS, NBC, and CBS evening news, as well as numerous cable television and radio shows. Mr. Krooks is President of the Westchester Estate Planning Council, a member or the Advisory Board of the National Association of Estate Planning Councils, and a member of the New York City and Hudson Valley Estate Planning Councils. Mr. Krooks recently received his AEP accreditation from the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils He also is 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 Professor at NYU Center for Finance, Law & Taxation and is a member of the NYU Institute on Federal Taxation Advisory Board. 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 board of directors 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 is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in America, The New York Area’s Best Lawyers, New York Magazine and New York Times, and the Top 25 Westchester, New York Super Lawyers. 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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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 immediate Past 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 a member of the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame and is the recipient of the Accredited Estate Planner Distinguished designation. 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 2007, his firm received the NYSARC employer of the year award for employing people with disabilities. In 2008, he received the Chapter's Outstanding Achievement Award for his lifelong work on behalf of seniors and those with disabilities. In 2011, his firm received the Family Friendly Employment Policy Award from the Westchester Women's Bar Association. In 2016, he was named Advocate of the Year Award from the Arc of Westchester Children's School for Early Development.
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 of the Advisory Board of the National Association of Estate Planning Councils Foundation and the Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council. He is Liaison to the Commission on Law and Aging, to the Senior Lawyers Division and to the National Guardianship Network. He is the Group Chair of the Elder Law & Special Needs Planning Group of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law (RPTE) Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and is also 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 is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and is 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 serves on the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Planning Giving Advisory Council and the Wolters Kluwer Financial and Estate Planning Advisory Board. He has also 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 Sirius Radio Stations, BronxNet and WABC Radio.
To view or listen to one of his appearances, click on any of the links below:
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 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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Mr. Krooks' Recent Articles:
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"Able Act Passes," (EP Magazine, 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.) 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 #SpecialNeeds Planning Tips from Bernard Krooks


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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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