Elder and Special Needs Law Journal

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    The Elder and Special Needs Law Journal (formerly the Elder Law Attorney) features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of elder law on such topics as long-term care, Article 81, advance directives, Medicaid, SNTs, guardianship, Social Security, tax issues, and estate planning. Edited by David I. Kronenberg, Esq., and Adrienne J. Arkontaky Esq., the Elder and Special Needs Law Journal is published quarterly by the Elder Law Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

    The Elder and Special Needs Law Journal is published as a benefit for members of the Elder Law Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this publication is strictly prohibited without permission.
    © New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. ISSN 2161-5292 (print)  ISSN 2161-5306 (online)

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  • Table of Contents Current Issue

    Summer 2014

    Message from the Chair
    Richard A. Weinblatt

    Message from the Co-Editors in Chief
    Adrienne Arkontaky and David Kronenberg

    Ableism” in the Legal Sphere: An Analysis of MHL Article 81 Adult Guardianship of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
    Anne P. Meyer

    Spotlight on Elder Abuse: Looking Up from the Law
    Joy Solomon and Malya Levin

    Is Your Client’s Trust Accomplishing Its Objectives?
    Henry Montag, CFP

    Pooled Supplemental Needs Trusts: A Conflict of Interest?
    Stephen Donaldson

    A Pool of Trust: The Community Option
    Theresa Wells

    The New York NAELA Niche—Update on “Improvement Standard” and “Observation Status”
    Jeffrey N. Rheinhardt

    Guardianship News: Unpleasant People
    Robert Kruger

    Recent Tax Bits and Pieces
    David R. Okrent

    Recent New York Cases
    Judith B. Raskin

    Time for Change in New York’s Managed Long-Term Care—An Advocate’s Letter
    Jota Borgmann and a Coalition of Advocates