Basics of Elder Law and Special Needs Practice

PROGRAM LOCATIONS & DIRECTIONS 

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Melville Marriott  | 1350 Walt Whitman Road  | Melville, NY 11747
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel  |  801 University Avenue | Syracuse, NY 13210
Friday, November 15, 2019 | Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst  |  5020 Main Street  |  Amherst, NY 14226
Friday, November 15, 2019 | Convene Conference Center  |  810 Seventh Avenue  | New York, NY 10019
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Doubletree Hilton Tarrytown  |  455 S Broadway  |  Tarrytown, NY 10591
Thursday, November 21, 2019 | New York State Bar Association  | Albany, NY 12207 (Webcast) 

NYSBA Members: $175 | Elder Law & Special Needs Section Members: $150
Non Members: $275

7.5 MCLE Credits: 6.5  Areas of Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics 

Overall Program Co-Chairs
Greg S. Catarella, Esq., Levine Gouldin & Thompson, LLP, Vestal
Lauren Enea, Esq., Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano LLP, White Plains

Local Program Chairs
Albany 
| Jessica Botelho, Esq., Harris-Pero Legal Counsel, Saratoga
Buffalo | Elizabeth A. Ingold, Esq., Ingold Law PLLC, Buffalo
Long Island | Deanna M. Eble, Esq., Russo Law Group, P.C., Garden City
NYC | Alexis Gruttadauria, Esq., Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, NYC 
Syracuse | Aaron D. Frishman, Esq., Bousquet Holstein, PLLC, Syracuse 
Westchester | Sara Meyers, Esq., Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano LLP, White Plains


Sponsors
Elder Law & Special Needs Section - Learn more about the Section HERE
Committee on Continuing Legal Education

Elder Law & Special Needs Section Chair | Tara Anne Pleat, Esq. | Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC, Clifton Park 

Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Video Replay option is available.
If you cannot watch the program at the scheduled time and date, the recording will be available to you to access after the presentation date to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits.*Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the live program in order to earn Skills credits. Newly admitted attorneys are not able to earn Skills credits by viewing the video replay.


PROGRAM AGENDA & FACULTY

The New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law & Special Needs Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education are pleased to present Basics of Elder Law & Special Needs Practice. 

Program Description
Experienced practitioners will provide a foundational understanding of the major issues confronted in an elder law and special needs practice.  Designed as a basics course, the program will cover the fundamentals of document drafting, Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and special needs issues.  Attendees will gain a basic foundation in elder law and special needs practice preparing them for intermediate and advanced-level programs and sustaining their growth as elder law and special needs practitioners.

Program Agenda

Program Agenda Topics 

  • Advanced Directives
  • Medicare, Medigap and Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Medicaid
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly and Individuals with Special Needs and Their Families
  • Ethical Considerations for Representing an Elderly Population  

Program Faculty

Albany
Chair: Jessica Botelho, Esq., Harris-Pero Legal Counsel, PLLC | Saratoga
Daniel G. Alcorn, D.G. Alcorn & Associates | Niskayuna
JulieAnn Calareso, Esq., The Shevy Law Firm, LLC | Albany
Katherine Carpenter, Esq., Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC | Clifton Park
Michael D. Dezik, Esq., Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC | Queensbury
Megan Harris-Pero, Esq., Harris-Pero Legal Counsel, PLLC | Saratoga Springs
Benjamin Pomerance, Esq., New York State Division of Veterans Affairs | Albany
Lauren E. Sharkey, Cioffi Slezak Wildgrube PC | Clifton Park

Buffalo
Chair: Elizabeth A. Ingold, Esq., Ingold Law PLLC | Buffalo
Sharon Quinn Costello, RN, Geriatric Care Managers of Western New York | Buffalo
Jay William Frantz, Esq., Brooks & Brooks, LLP | Little Valley
Richard A. Marchese, Jr., Esq., Wood Oviatt Gilman LLP | Buffalo
Edward C. Robinson, Esq., Hurtwitz & Fine, P.C. | Buffalo
Paul J. Romesser, New York State Division of Veterans Services | Strykersville
Kelly Barrett Sarama, Esq., Center for Elder Law & Justice | Buffalo
Leonard Sas, New York State Division of Veterans Services | Binghamton

Long Island
Chair: Deanna Ebele, Esq., Russo Law Group, PC | Garden City
Frank L. Buquicchio, Esq., Russo Law Group, PC | Islandia
Robin Burner Daleo, Esq., Burner Law Group P.C. | East Setauket
Aaron Futterman, Esq., Futterman & Lanza, LLP | Smithtown
Naomi Levin, Esq., Grimaldi & Yeung LLP | Brooklyn
Melissa P. Negrin-Wiener, Esq., Genser Cona Elder Law | Melville
Prof. Blair E. Thompson, Esq., Hofstra University | Hempstead

New York City
Chair: Alexis Gruttadauria, Esq., Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP I NYC
Douglas J. Chu, Esq., Hynes & Chu LLP | NYC
Robert M. Freedman, Esq.,  Tarter Krinsky & Drogin  | NYC
David Hoffman, Esq., Columbia University | NYC
David I. Kronenberg, Esq., Goldbard Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin, LLP | NYC
Lauren Mechaly, Esq., Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP | Florham Park
Prof. Blair E. Thompson, Esq., Hofstra University | Hempstead

Syracuse
Chair: Aaron Frishman, Esq., Bousquet Holstein PLLC I Syracuse
Georgia G. Crinnin, Bousquet Holstein PLLC | Syracuse
Sue Doan, New York State Division of Veterans Services | Syracuse
Jillian Joyce, Esq., Hancock Estabrook, LLP | Syracuse
Anthony A. Marrone, II, Esq., The Marrone Law Firm, P.C. | Syracuse
Robert D. Scolaro, Esq., Scolaro Law PLLC | Fayetteville

Westchester
Chair: Sara Meyers, Esq., Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP |  White Plains
Salvatore M. Di Costanzo, Esq., Maker, Fragale & Di Costanzo, LLP | Rye
Anthony J. Enea, Esq., Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP | White Plains
Sara L. Keating, Esq. Hoffman & Keating, P.C | New City
Moira Schneider Laidlaw, Esq., Hollis Laidlaw & Simon, P.C. | Mount Kisco
Frances M. Pantaleo, Esq., Bleakley Platt & Schmidt LLP | White Plains
David Silva, Esq., Community Service Society | NYC
William Smith, New York State Division of Veterans Services | Montrose 

PRICING
NYSBA Members: $175
Elder Law & Special Needs Section Members: $150
Non-Members: $ 275

Interested in registering more than one attorney?
Three or more registrations from the same firm/organization are eligible for our 20% Group Discount.

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