Our founding partners, Mitchell C. Littman and Bernard A. Krooks, are leaders in their fields. Because Littman Krooks provides a powerful knowledge base to clients and the community, our partners and attorneys are asked to appear in local and national media. We offer these videos as an educational resource. Please browse our video collection to learn more about our attorneys and services.
March 9, 2021 | Littman Krooks attorney Laura Brancato, Esq., discusses the impact that a blended family can have upon your estate plan. Are you a client who has remarried or who has children from a prior relationship? This conference will provide vital information to protect against future litigation and help assure harmony among your loved ones and will address the multitude of ways your estate plan can be disturbed by litigation. We will address the various mechanisms of protecting your assets, avoiding guardianship and guarding against costly will contests.
March 2, 2021 | The administration of an estate is a complex task that can be overwhelming to anyone, even in the best of times. When dealing with the grief of losing a loved one, it can be difficult to accomplish without guidance from trained professionals. Littman Krooks attorney Brian L. Miller, Esq., will explain the estate administration process including the duties of an executor, preparing and filing the appropriate court documents and tax returns and more.
November 12, 2020 | By Littman Krooks attorney Laura M. Brancato, Esq., | Many people operate under the assumption that, in the event they are unable to care for themselves, a friend or family member will step up to manage their financial, legal, and medical affairs. New York State Mental Hygiene Law proscribes legal interventions which can be taken on behalf of an incapacitated person. These proceedings can be complex and challenging and can vary depending on the nature of the incapacity. There are many basic decisions that cannot be made until the family agrees upon, or the court identifies, a guardian for an incapacitated individual. Join Laura Brancato, Esq., to discuss mental health issues and the law, specifically the types of incapacity that are addressed by Article 81 and Article 9.
January 25, 2021 | By Littman Krooks Partner Amy C. O'Hara, CELA and special guest Lee Ackerman, Executive Director of ACT for Life Services as they discuss the use of pooled trusts in special needs planning. Amy and Lee will discuss the various types of pooled trusts and the benefits of working with a non-profit pooled trust company.
Bernard A. Krooks produces a series of shows addressing elder care, special needs planning, guardianship, asset protection, estate, financial, medical, social and other topics of interest facing our elder population and persons with special needs. Mitchell C. Littman has a prominent presence in the private secondary market and the growing technology and social space. He is often featured in publications such as The DealFlow Report and has been heard on NPR’s Marketplace program.
How Do You Start Home Health Care During The COVID-19 Pandemic?
Lou Giampa, President/Founder of Right at Home - Westchester joins this episode of the Littman Krooks Podcast to discuss aging in place options and changes to home health care to protect clients and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Estate Planning in Chaotic Times
Littman Krooks attorneys Laura Brancato, Esq., Amy C. O’Hara, Esq., and Brian L. Miller, Esq., join Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., to discuss how families and people with disabilities can complete estate planning documents and advance directives using video technology during chaotic times.
NAMIWalks Your Way Westchester and Mental Health Awareness Month
Marie Considine, Director of Development at NAMI Westchester joins Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., on the Littman Krooks Podcast to discuss mental health awareness month, how to participate in NAMIWalks Your Way Westchester, fighting the stigma of mental health challenges, medical telehealth considerations and how to stay in touch with loved ones during quarantine.
Remote Coaching, Counseling, and Social Engagement
Marjorie Madfis, Founder of Yes She Can, Inc. returns to the Littman Krooks Podcast to discuss how Yes She Can's job skills development program works remotely. Marjorie and Bernie talk about remote coaching, counseling and social engagement programming that trains participants to adapt and adjust quickly and to learn new skills while practicing their skill sets in flexibility, resilience, and perseverance.
Our Elder Law & Estate Planning and Special Needs Planning & Special Education Advocacy attorneys present and participate in webinars to inform the public and our clients about important developments in the areas of elder care, special needs planning, guardianship, asset protection, estate and financial planning.
Planning for the cost of future care is one the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. Last year, many states saw record increases in long-term care insurance premiums. Learn more about the changing landscape of care.
Choices regarding medical care and financial decisions are within your control. However, there may come a time when you do not have the ability to make these decisions for yourself due to incapacity. Advance directives, which include power of attorney and health care proxy, are the legal documents which allow you to designate individuals to make decisions related to your medical care and finances if you become incapacitated.
April 24, 2019 | YouTube | What do you do when you receive a personal injury settlement? How do you protect it? It is important to put a plan in place to ensure that you will have the best quality of life if you or a loved one are no longer capable of managing your own physical, medical, and financial matters. Amy will discuss:
- Protecting a personal injury settlement
- The use of trusts
- Maintaining eligibility for government benefits
YouTube | November 1, 2018 | Featuring Sandi Rosenbaum, Educational Advocate, Littman Krooks LLP
For parents of a child with a disability, preparing for your child's transition to adulthood and independent living involves careful planning. All special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act end after your child turns 21 or graduates from high school with a regular diploma. In New York, specifically, services end when your child is awarded a Regents or local diploma or by aging out-on June 30th of the school year that your child turns 21. You and your child need to be prepared for this precipitous end of services. A transition plan reflects the vision of both you and your child regarding what sort of life he or she will lead as an adult. This webinar will cover: * Diploma pathways update * Accommodations and supports for Post-Secondary Education * ACCES-VR * OPWDD programming and supports - self-directed and traditional models