Saturday, April 11, 201510:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Special Needs Planning Law Day will provide a forum for individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities and their
families and caregivers to
receive reliable and objective information about their most pressing legal,
financial and care giving concerns.
9:30 a.m. Sign-up for consultations; light breakfast available10:30 a.m. Keynote
Roger Bearden, Esq., General Counsel, New York State Office of Persons with Developmental Disabilities"Planning for the Entire Family - A Holistic Approach to Special Needs Planning"11:00 a.m. Workshops and consultations
Workshops will include:
How to fund a special needs trust Advanced directives for individuals with D.D. Individual education programs The ABLE Act Special needs trusts and pooled special needs trusts Public benefits and waivers Guardianship
Workshop presenters include:
Mark Esslie, First Investors Rosemary Queenan, Associate Dean, Albany Law School NAMI Living Resources William Van Evers, ChSNC, CLU, ChFC, MASS Mutual Financial Group Tara Anne Pleat, Esq., Wilcenski & Pleat, PLLC Mark Brody, Esq., Brody & Brody, LLP Paul Kietzman, Esq., General Counsel, NYSARC Robert Mascali, Esq., Pierro Law Group, LLC Kim Strauchon Verner, Esq., Herzog Law Firm, P.C.
Consultations provided by:
Hon. Jaclyn Brilling Robert Mascali, Esq., Pierro Law Group, LLC Kim Strauchon Verner, Esq., Herzog Law Firm, P.C. Tara Anne Pleat, Esq., Wilcenski & Pleat, PLLC Mark Brody, Esq., Brody & Brody, LLP Sharon Merkle, Esq. Sara McGinty, Esq., Sara McGinty, P.C. David Kubikian, Esq. Debra Verni, Esq., Herzog Law Firm, P.C. Bonnie McGuire Jones, Esq. Judy Nolfo McKenna, Esq., Nolfo McKenna Law Office Jason Depasquale, Mass Mutual
Resource fair participants include:
Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York NYSARC, Inc. Trust Services Pierro Law Group, LLC Herzog Law Firm P.C. New York State Bar Association, Department of Pro Bono Affairs Center for Special Needs Trust NYSARC, Inc. Trust Services Capital Bank – A Chemung Canal Trust Co. First Investors Corporation Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Parent to Parent NYS Families Together NYS Family to Family Health Information Center Albany Community Action Partnership Consumer Directed Choices, Inc. Catholic Charities Disabilities Services Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Organized by the law school's Pro Bono Program, the event is free and open to the public and does not
require advance registration. For more information, or to request specific accommodations or translation services, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYSARC, Inc. Trust Services Pierro Law Group, LLC Herzog Law Firm P.C. New York State Bar Association, Department of Pro Bono Affairs The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration Capital Bank - A Chemung Canal Trust Co. First Investors Corporation