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

    sUMMER 2016

    Message from the Outgoing Chair
    JulieAnn Calareso

    Message from the Incoming Chair
    David Goldfarb

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

    A Survey of Operational Issues Affecting Supplemental Needs Trusts: What Is Income?
    George H. Gray

    Health Care Proxies—Ten Difficult Issues
    Robert N. Swidler

    How the DOL Fiduciary Rule Will Protect Seniors
    Ronald Fatoullah

    New York’s Proposed Aid-in-Dying Bill: What You Should Know…
    Anthony J. Enea

    Powers of Attorney: Who Is Your Client?
    Sarah Duval and Malya Levin

    NY NAELA Niche
    Robert P. Mascali

    Guardianship News
    Robert Kruger

    Is a Trust for My Pet a Viable Option?
    Anthony J. Enea

    Digital Assets in the Real World: Challenges and Opportunities
    Linda Meltzer

    Member Spotlight: Judith D. Grimaldi
    Interview by Katy Carpenter

    The 2016 Enhanced UnProgram