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Jun 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • Building Your Practice with Special Needs Trusts 1-Hour Webinar for Advisors Serving Clients with Disabled Loved Ones

    Time: 12:00 am

    Today, there are some 57 million disabled persons in America. That number will only grow tomorrow. To serve this audience, the number of special needs trusts has doubled in the past five years. Advisors who know how to arrange special needs trusts for their clients are profiting handsomely. Those who do not, are losing countless assets to manage. A recent study from Metlife is revealing. It showed that 69% of families are concerned about providing lifetime care for their dependents with special needs. Yet only 12% of them had set up a special needs trust.In fact, it’s surprising what many families with a special needs child don’t know. By inheriting a share of the parents’ assets, the disabled child will forever lose government benefits like group housing, vocational training and Medicaid.

    This special webinar will offer practical advice on how to become an expert on the use of special needs trusts. Plus, learn how to structure a special child’s legacy as a special needs trust, to ensure he or she will have access to critical government support programs for the remainder of his life.

    The special needs trust will provide income for the disabled one’s future medical expenses, while also keeping him eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, and other government programs.

    The Wealth Advisor Magazine and Capital First Trust will present an informative 1-hour webinar titled: Building Your Practice with Special Needs Trusts – A Webinar for Advisors Serving Clients with Disabled Loved Ones

    Attendees will learn:

    • How to provide security with jeopardizing government benefits
    • Understanding the Special Needs Trust
    • Planning for Special Needs Children: Where to Start
    • Plus, hear experts discuss case histories of advisors who arrange special needs trusts who have attracted more assets to manage and kept clients they might have lost


    Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LL.M, CELA, AEP®, Founding partner, Littman Krooks LLP. Past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Past chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association

    Following the speaker presentations, you’ll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.

    A free and invaluable resource. Registration is required. Register here. For more detailed information or to register by phone, please call (800) 392-8811.

Jul 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

  • NYU School of Professional Studies Summer Institute in Taxation

    Location: The Westin New York at Times Square New York, NY, Times Square, New York, New York

    Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

    Whether you are just beginning a career in taxation and are seeking a solid foundation in a specialized area of law or tax practice, or you are a seasoned attorney or accountant interested in refreshing your knowledge and learning about new developments in legislation and regulations, the Summer Institute in Taxation offers sessions tailored to meet your specific needs.

    The conference agenda reflects the needs of taxation professionals at all stages of their professional development, ranging from the fundamentals of corporate income and an introduction to consolidated returns to advanced international taxation and wealth planning for high-net-worth individuals. In addition to meeting the educational requirements of many organizations and agencies, the introductory conferences also are available for New York transitional Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for newly admitted attorneys.

    Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., will present on Day 2 of Introduction to Trusts & Estates from 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM.

    • “Trust, Estate & Elder Care Planning for Clients of Modest Wealth”

      With the passage of tax reform in 2012, and the continuing call for the reform and repeal of the “death tax,” practitioners need to diversify their practices to provide more comprehensive personal services to clients for whom sophisticated Federal estate tax planning is no longer paramount. This presentation explores the aspects of estate and tax planning for individuals whose net worth is less than $5,490,000. Focus is on planning concepts for preserving wealth to be enjoyed by the clients into their old age, including elder care concepts and asset preservation, social security planning, lifetime gifts outright and in trust, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives for healthcare. Income taxation consequences to individuals, beneficiaries, and estates arising from planning techniques are discussed as well.

    To download the full conference agenda, click here. To register, click here. For more information, please email or call (212) 992-3320.

Nov 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

  • AICPA’s 2017 National Tax Conference

    Time: 12:00 am

    The AICPA’s National Tax Conference, hosted in the heart of the nation’s capital and online, brings leading tax practitioners and key government officials together to present differing and shared positions for a thoughtful review of potential scenarios, tax priorities and a pulse check of the ever-changing tax landscape.

    Who Should Attend?
    CPAs and other financial professionals at every experience level, who are involved with tax planning, consulting and compliance

    Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., to speak on “Planning for an Aging Population” from Tuesday, November 7, 10:45 – 11:35 AM.  Registration is required. Click here for additional details.

Jan 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

  • Central Florida Estate Planning Council Dinner Meeting

    Location: Citrus Club in downtown Orlando (255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1800, Orlando, Florida 32801), 255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1800, , Orlando , Florida 32801

    Time: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., to speak. Additional details to follow.