Ms. Sadove works with families with special needs using a holistic approach to determine the necessary benefits and estate planning tools required to help them succeed.
- Elder Law
- Special Education Law
- Special Needs Planning
- Public Benefits Advocacy
- Estate Planning and Estate Administration
- New York
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- Fordham University, School of Law
- Hamilton College
- New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Arthur R. Murray Public Service Award
- Post Graduate Public Interest Fellowship – Fordham University
Stacy M. Sadove, Esq., is an attorney with Littman Krooks LLP. She focuses her practice on special needs planning, special education law, estate planning and administration, trust administration, guardianships, elder law and public benefits advocacy. She joined the firm in June 2012.
Ms. Sadove works with families with special needs using a holistic approach to determine the necessary benefits and estate planning tools required to help them succeed. Ms. Sadove effectively advocates for students both in New York City and suburban districts, helping children to obtain an appropriate education and necessary related services. She has helped parents prevail in impartial hearings and state review proceedings and in federal court. She also assists families with managing and obtaining government benefits through proper special needs planning, including counseling with regard to OPWDD, Medicaid and maintaining benefits if in receipt of a settlement.
As a mother, Ms. Sadove understands the important role of preparing for a child’s future. “It’s never too early to start.” In reflecting on her practice she says, “I receive great satisfaction from helping families achieve their goals, protect their assets, and plan for the future.”
Ms. Sadove received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.A. from Hamilton College. Upon completion of her law degree, Stacy received a Public Service Fellowship where she served in the General Counsel’s Office of Safe Horizon, a victim’s assistance nonprofit organization focused on helping battered women. Prior to joining Littman Krooks, Ms. Sadove worked as a Pro Bono attorney for Sanctuary for Families’ Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services, where her practice focused on contested and uncontested divorce proceedings, orders of protection, and child custody and visitation cases.
Ms. Sadove is a member of NYSBA. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. She is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is a member of the Hamilton College Gold Engagement Committee as well as the Chair of the Elihu Root Society, Hamilton’s law affinity group. Ms. Sadove also serves as a board member to Wings, the young leadership group for the Wild Center, a museum in the Adirondacks whose mission is conservation and education on conservation of the Adirondacks. She has an enduring passion for the Adirondacks and protecting the park for generations to come. Ms. Sadove is married and lives with her son and husband in Westchester. She is an avid scuba diver.
- “Lawsuit Highlights Need for Appropriate Bussing for Students with Disabilities”
- “When Bullying Turns Deadly”
- “Signed NYS Bill Now Allows Individuals with Disabilities to Establish Their Own First Party Supplemental Needs Trust to Preserve Eligibility for Government Benefits”
- “Transitioning Back To Work After Receiving Disability Benefits”
- “Changes to Social Security’s Rules May Make Obtaining Disability Benefits More Difficult”
- “Recent Changes to the Listings of Impairments for SSI and SSDI Claims”
- “The Right to Vote for People with Disabilities”
- “Electronic Tracking Devices in the Wake of Avonte”
- “Supreme Court Officially Substitutes Term “Intellectual Disability” for “Mentally Retardation”
Stacy regularly conducts presentations at Huntington Learning Center and Select Human Services, Inc.