Amy focuses her practice on special needs planning, trusts and estates, personal injury settlement consulting and elder law. She speaks to advocacy organizations on the importance of proper planning for families of children with special needs.
- Special Needs Planning
- Elder Law
- Estate Planning
- Administration of Estates & Trusts
- Personal Injury Settlement Consulting
- New York
- J.D., University at Buffalo Law School
- B.S., Binghamton University
- Certified Elder Law Attorney® (CELA®)
- Special Needs Alliance
- New York State Bar Association: – Trusts & Estates Section – Elder Law Section
- Westchester County Bar Association
Amy C. O’Hara is a partner with the law firm of Littman Krooks LLP. Amy’s practice is focused in the areas of estate planning and administration, trust administration, guardianships, special needs planning, personal injury settlement consulting, elder law and veterans’ benefits. Amy has been
accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to present and prosecute claims for veterans’ benefits.
Amy lectures frequently to advocacy organizations and families on the importance of proper planning for families of children with special needs. She also regularly publishes articles relating to estate and special needs planning.
Amy is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA®) by the National Elder Law Foundation.
She is a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Elder Law and Trusts & Estates Sections of the NYSBA, Westchester County Bar Association, and Mamaroneck-Harrison-Larchmont Bar Association. She is also a member of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting families with special needs planning. Amy is a member of the board of directors of Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life and the rights for all people with disabilities.
Amy received her Juris Doctor degree from University at Buffalo Law School and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University.
Amy is married and the mother of two boys.
- IRS Increases Annual Exclusion for Gifts
- ABLE Account Update
- Is Your Estate Plan Up-To-Date?
- The Special Needs Fairness Act Becomes Law
- The Special Needs Fairness Act Passes
- ABLE Account Update
- Your Questions on Estate Planning: You Should Know About ‘Pour-Over’ Plans and Revocable Trusts (WSJ, featuring Amy C.O’Hara, Esq.)
- Changes in SSI Benefit Payments in New York
- Why SNTs Are Still Appropriate in Cases Involving the NYS Medical Indemnity Fund
- Your Special Needs Trust (“SNT”) Defined
- Educational Rights and Legal Considerations for Your Young or Adult Child with Asperger’s or High-Functioning Autism
- “Early Termination Provisions in First Party Self Settled and Pooled Trusts – Recent Changes to the POMS”
- Taxation of Special Needs Trusts: An Overview (NYSSCPA Tax Stringer May 2012 Vol.3 No.5)
- Your Special Needs Trust Explained (The Voice, August 2010 Vol. 4. Issue 2)
- Letter of Intent (The Voice, July 2013 – Vol. 7, Issue 6) – (Reprinted with permission of the Special Needs Alliance – www.specialneedsalliance.org.)