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 Tara Anne Pleat, Esq., and Judith Nolfo McKenna, Esq., the Elder and Special Needs Law Journal is published quarterly by the Elder Law and Special Needs 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 and Special Needs 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

    spring 2016

    Message from the Chair
    JulieAnn Calareso

    Message from the Co-Editors in Chief
    Tara Anne Pleat and Judith Nolfo McKenna

    25 Years of Section Leadership


    Elder Law Section Co-Founder Dies at 95

    The Creation of the Elder Law Section 
    Muriel S. Kessler

    Member Spotlight: Robert Abrams
    Interview by Katy Carpenter

    Practical Tips for Special Needs Planning
    Robert M. Freedman

    Practice News: Elder Law—A Client-Driven Practice
    Vincent J. Russo

    We Were Criminals Once
    Walter T. Burke

    Elder Law Coming of Age: The Way We Were
    Kathryn Grant Madigan

    Statutory Power of Attorney
    Compensation When Professional Acts

    Michael E. O’Connor

    Elder Abuse and the Court System: Oil and Vinegar?
    Bernard Krooks

    Medicaid Under DRA ‘05—18 Months Later
    Recent Developments in New York Shape the Elder Law Attorney’s Approach to Medicaid Planning

    Louis W. Pierro

    Member Spotlight: Cora Alsante
    Interview by Katy Carpenter

    2016 Annual Meeting Reflects Broad Scope of the Practice of Elder Law and Special Needs Law
    Joan Lensky Robert

    The Compact for Long-Term Care—A Great Achievement for Our Section
    Howard S. Krooks

    Elder Law Would Not Qualify for Medicare
    Daniel G. Fish

    Celebrating 25 Years of Section Meetings

    Remembering 2006-2007
    Ellen G. Makofsky

    Member Spotlight: Ami S. Longstreet
    Interview by Katy Carpenter

    Helping Clients Retire Successfully
    Timothy E. Casserly and Michelle I. Casserly

    Deficit Reduction Act of 2005: Changes to the Medicaid Look Back and Commencement of the Penalty Period
    Michael J. Amoruso

    How to Legally Obtain Medical Marijuana in New York
    Sharon Kovacs Gruer

    Recovering from Estate Recovery
    T. David Stapleton

    The Unauthorized Practice of Elder Law:
    Why Florida Got It Right and New York Needs to Catch Up

    Anthony J. Enea

    Service to Our Members and the Public
    Frances Pantaleo

    Spousal Budgeting Under New York State’s Managed Long-Term Care Program
    Richard A. Weinblatt

    Some Advice from the All-Time Treasurer
    Marty Finn

    Lobby Day

    Introduction to David Goldfarb
    David Goldfarb