FacultyFaculty/Author Profile
Bernard A. Krooks

Bernard A. Krooks

Littman Krooks LLP

New York, NY, USA


Bernard A. Krooks is a founding partner of the law firm Littman Krooks LLP and Chair of its Elder Law and Special Needs Department. Mr. Krooks is a nationally-recognized expert in all aspects of elder law and special needs planning. He is the immediate Past President of the Board of Directors of the Arc of Westchester, the largest agency in Westchester County serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Mr. Krooks is a member of the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame and is the recipient of the Accredited Estate Planner Distinguished designation. Mr. Krooks is Past President of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, invitation-only, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting families with special needs planning. He is Past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a Fellow of NAELA, past Chair of the NAELA Tax Section and past Editor-in-Chief of the NAELA News. In addition, he is certified as a Certified Elder Law Attorney® (CELA®) by the National Elder Law Foundation and is an Accredited Estate Planner ®(AEP). He is a founding member and Past President of the New York Chapter of NAELA. In 2007, his firm received the NYSARC employer of the year award for employing people with disabilities. In 2008, he received the Chapter’s Outstanding Achievement Award for his lifelong work on behalf of seniors and those with disabilities.

Mr. Krooks is past Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and past Editor-in-Chief of the Elder Law Attorney, the newsletter of the NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Section. He also is a member of the Trusts and Estates Law Section and Tax Section of the NYSBA. He is chair of the Elder Law Committee of the editorial advisory board of Trusts & Estates Magazine and serves on the editorial boards of Exceptional Parent Magazine and Leimberg Information Services.

Mr. Krooks is Past President of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester, a member of the Advisory Board of the National Association of Estate Planning Councils Foundation and the Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council. He is Liaison to the Commission on Law and Aging, to the Senior Lawyers Division and to the National Guardianship Network. He is the Group Chair of the Elder Law & Special Needs Planning Group of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law (RPTE) Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and is also a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association; a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Krooks is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and is Chair of its Elder Law Committee.

Bernard A. Krooks is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Elder Law and Special Needs Update (PowerPoint slides) - Estate Planning Institute (47th Annual), Thursday, September 15, 2016
Benefits for Seniors Reduced: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 Imposes a Medicare Surcharge, While Closing a Perceived Social Security Loophole (January 2016) - Estate Planning Institute (47th Annual), Thursday, September 15, 2016
Elder Law and Special Needs Update - Estate Planning Institute (47th Annual), Thursday, September 15, 2016
Elder Law and Special Needs Update (July 12, 2017) (PowerPoint slides) - 48th Annual Estate Planning Institute, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Elder Law and Special Needs Update - 48th Annual Estate Planning Institute, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Trusts and Estates: Elder Law and Special Needs Update - 48th Annual Estate Planning Institute, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Trusts and Estates: Elder Law and Special Needs Update - Trusts and Estates: Elder Law and Special Needs Update, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Trusts and Estates: Elder Law and Special Needs Update - Trusts and Estates: Elder Law and Special Needs Update, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Trusts and Estates: Elder Law and Special Needs Update - Trusts and Estates: Elder Law and Special Needs Update, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 48th Annual Estate Planning Institute, Thursday, September 14, 2017, New York, NY
Share
Email

  • FOLLOW PLI:
  • twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • GooglePlus
  • RSS

All Contents Copyright © 1996-2017 Practising Law Institute. Continuing Legal Education since 1933.

© 2017 PLI PRACTISING LAW INSTITUTE. All rights reserved. The PLI logo is a service mark of PLI.