Special Needs Planning Committee

Special Needs Planning Committee

Description:  The Committee addresses issues related to individuals with special needs including developmental disabilities, mental illness or physical limitations.  We also address legislation, advocacy, guardianship, supplemental needs trusts as well as residential and other programmatic services.

Co-Chairs:  Frances M. Pantaleo, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt LLP, One North Lexington AvenueNew York, NY, (914) 287-6113, fpantaleo@bpslaw.com
Joan Lensky Robert, Esq. Kassoff, Robert & Lerner, LLP, 100 Merrick Road, Suite 508W, Rockville Centre, NY 11570, joanlenrob@aol.com

Vice Chairs: Jessica R. Coombs, Esq., FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, 16 Pearl Street, PO Box 2017, Glens Falls, NY  12801 (518) 745-1400, jcoombs105@gmail.com
Lauren Mechaly, Esq., Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP, 220 Park Avenue, PO Box 991, Florham Park, NJ  07932, (973) 540-7346, lim@spsk.com

Meeting Times:  We will meet four times during the year at the Section meetings.  In addition, we meet on the first Thursday of every month via telephone at 4pm (when this does not fall on a Section meeting month).

To send an email to the full commmittee via their online Community, click here: nysba-specialneeds@connectedcommunity.org

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