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.
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  • Table of Contents Current Issue

    winter 2017

    Message from the Chair
    David Goldfarb

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

    An Elder Law Attorney’s Experience in Placing a Parent in a Nursing Home
    Rick Marchese

    Vulnerable Veterans Left in the Lurch: The Continued Harm of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
    Aaron Kurtzer and Jordan Lipschik with Professor Deirdre M.W. Lok and Malya Kurzweil Levin

    Senior Member Spotlight: Sal Di Costanzo
    Interview by Katy Carpenter

    Factors to Consider When Converting Excess Resources Into an Income Stream for Purposes of the Institutional Medicaid “Snapshot”
    Regina Kiperman and Naomi Levin

    Elder Law and Special Needs Section 2016 Fall Conference Debrief
    Moira S. Laidlaw and Christopher Bray

    Fall Section Meeting Photos

    Loan Programs for Properties in Irrevocable Trusts? How to Navigate Through Trust Lending Options

    Britt Burner and Frank Melia

    New Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Briand 
    Interview by Katy Carpenter

    Committee Spotlight: Membership Services Committee
    Sal Di Costanzo

    NY NAELA Niche
    Robert P. Mascali

    A Memorial to the Life and Death of Sharon Kovacs Gruer, Esq
    T. David Stapleton

    The Elder Law and Special Needs Section Welcomes New Members

    Fourth Annual Elder and Special Needs Law Journal Writing Competition

    Section Committees and Chairs

    Section Officers

    Section Editors