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Kelly Thompson (Washington, DC area) and Shawn Majette (Richmond, Virginia) were selected as Best Lawyers 2013 Lawyers of the Year. (May 20, 2013)
Shirley Berger Whitenack was quoted in the New Jersey Star Ledger's Biz Brain column, "What a Revocable Trust Can Do For You." (May 20, 2013)
Scott R. Severns, founding attorney at Severns Associates in Indianapolis, Indiana, has been named Best Lawyers 2013 Lawyer of the Year for Elder Law practice in the Indianapolis Region. (May 15, 2013)
Anthony J. Enea, managing partner at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains, N.Y., recently addressed the critical importance of long-term planning for seniors in a panel discussion at the 2013 Spring Forum of the Financial Planning Association New York Chapter. (May 14, 2013)
Michael Smith, co-founder of Savannah-based Smith Barid LLC, was featured in a column in the Savannah Morning News, a column in the Savannah Business Journal, and a column in the Bryan County News In the columns, Smith advised readers to plan for Medicaid Estate Recovery before applying for Medicaid. He was also featured in an interview on this topic on WTOC. (May 8, 2013)
Richard A. Courtney was featured on WJNT-AM 1180, Jackson NewsTalk for his monthly first Monday call-in show on "This Business of Elder Law." He is a regular guest host with a local financial planner who has hosted twice weekly for years the 8:00–9:00am morning talk show on this station that covers the metropolitan Jackson area.
Today, Courtney spent the first half of the show talking about NAELA and the 25th anniversary and what Elder Law is, using the practice areas from the Rules and Regs of NELF. He finished up with “Missing Pieces” about particular powers in POAs and various types of trust provisions for wills that most people don’t think about and are often omitted from “simple” planning. (May 7, 2013)
Shirley Berger Whitenack was quoted in the New Jersey Star-Ledger’s Biz Brain column, "What Kind of Will Does a Single Guy Need?" (May 7, 2013)
Howard Krooks and Bradley Frigon were quoted in "Retirees and Debt: How to Avoid the Worst Traps" in Reuters. (May 1, 2013)
Patricia Kefalas-Dudek represented clients of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County. The state administrative judge sided with
about half of 30 people with disabilities who say their services were
illegally cut by a St. Joseph County agency. Learn more. (May 1, 2013)
Peter Strauss was awarded the Adjunct Faculty Leadership Award by New York Law School. (April 26, 2013)
Shirley Berger Whitenack was quoted in the New Jersey Star-Ledger's Biz Brain column, "Reducing Estate Taxes for New Jersey Residents." (April 10, 2013)
Sharon Kovacs Gruer was honored on March 21, 2013, as one of the Town of North Hempstead, New York’s “Women of the Year” for 2013 at the 20th Annual Women’s History Breakfast. (April 2, 2013)
Stephen J. Silverberg was rated AV Preeminent (5 out of 5) by Martindale, named a SuperLawyer for 2012, named in Long Island Pulse Magazine’s “Legal Eagles” issue as a leading Elder Law and Trusts & Estate attorney, and received an AVVO rating of 10 out of 10 for 2013. (March 29, 2013)
Shirley Berger Whitenack was named one of the "Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers" for 2013. She was also named a Top Elder Law Attorney. (March 18, 2013)
Robert J. Lawton, Jr. recently joined the firm of Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. Lawton brings with him nine years of experience in estate planning; probate, estate, and trust administration; and Elder Law. (March 1, 2013)
Michael Smith wrote a column on the recent changes to estate tax law and a column on childhood celebrity trust funds for the Savannah Morning News. (March 1, 2013)
David Inabinett was quoted in The Dispatch's "People in Business." (March 1, 2013)