Special Needs Planning Law Series

Special Needs Planning Law Series

Three forums for individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, and caretakers to receive reliable and objective information about pressing legal, financial and caregiving concerns.
Free and open to the public.


April 11, 13 & 16, 2016

Albany Law School
80 New Scotland Ave.


MONDAY, APRIL 11

The ABLE Act: Tax-Advantaged 529A Accounts

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
DeMatteo Gymnasium

Presentation followed by free 20-minute consultations. The ABLE Act allows contributions to be made to tax-advantaged 529A accounts to pay qualified expenses for disabled individuals. The IRS has encouraged states to quickly establish their ABLE programs and NYS is on the verge of implementing the ABLE Act, so now is the time to learn about this new law.

Speaker:
— Robert Mascali, Esq., Pierro, Connor & Associates, LLC

Consultations:
— Robert Mascali, Esq., Pierro, Connor & Associates, LLC
— Daniella Keller, Esq., Rowlands & LeBrou, PLLC
— Kimberly Verner, Esq., KS Verner Law

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

Future Planning: Guardianship, Trusts, and Disabled Veterans Benefits

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
DeMatteo Gymnasium & Rochester Moot Courtroom

Panel discussion followed by free 20-minute consultations.

Panelists:
— Benjamin Pomerance '13, Esq., New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs (moderator)
— Jeff Mayo, Esq., Mental Hygiene Legal Services
— Brittiny Razzano '14, Esq., Herzog Law Firm, P.C.
— William Van Evera, ChFC, ChSNC, CLU, MassMutual Financial Group

Consultations:
— Benjamin Pomerance '13, Esq., New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs
— Brittiny Razzano '14, Esq., Herzog Law Firm, P.C.
— Daniella Keller, Esq., Rowlands & LeBrou, PLLC

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

Special Education Law

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom

Film screening and discussion of “Communication Matters: Time-Tested Strategies by Parents and Schools to Reduce Conflict & Improve Outcomes for Students with Disabilities."

Panelists:
— Tara Moffett '99, Esq., Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C.
— Ilyse Levine, Esq., Law Office of Ilyse Levine
— Julie Keegan '98, Esq., Disability Rights New York
— Howard Goldsmith, Esq., Harris Beach, PLLC
— Jacob Verchereau, Albany Law School Class of 2018


The Special Needs Planning Law Series is presented by the Albany Law School Pro Bono Program. For more information, or to request specific accommodations or translation services, contact tfisco@albanylaw.edu or Associate Dean for Student Affairs Rosemary Queenan at (518) 445-3394.

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