This issue of The Voice® is written by SNA member Nicola Melby of McCarthy Summers Wood Norman Melby & Schultz, PA in Stuart, FL. The firm serves Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties in Florida in the areas of elder & special needs law, estate planning, guardianship, and wills & trusts, and more.
This issue of The Voice® is a refreshed and updated version of an article that was written by SNA member Tara Anne Pleat, CELA of Wilcenski & Pleat of Clifton Park, NY, and SNA Emeritus member Barbara Hughes, who was formerly with Johnson Teigen LLC of Fitchburg, WI. The original article was posted in January 2012.
This issue of The Voice® is written by SNA member Kristen Lewis and Emma Barry of Bowden Law Firm in Atlanta, GA. The firm specializes in special needs and disability estate planning, trust and wealth transfer planning and administration, guardianship and conservatorship planning, and charitable gift planning.
This issue of The Voice® is by Sean R. Beck and Evan M.E. Barrett, who are colleagues of SNA member Charlene K. Quade of C.K. Quade Law, PLLC. Located in Boise, Idaho, the firm is dedicated to serving clients in communities throughout the state in the areas of special needs planning, settlement planning, Medicaid and long-term care planning, estate planning and disability and elder law.
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This issue of The Voice® was prepared by SNA member Laurie Hanson, with Northwoods Law Group, P.A., in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. The firm focuses on issues specific to aging and clients living with a disability and serves clients based in the twin cities and throughout the state, including populations in Grand Marais and the Walker/Brainerd lakes area.
This issue of The Voice® was written by SNA member Catherine Wilson of McPherson, Rocamora, Nicholson, Wilson & Hinkle, PLLC, which is located in Durham, North Carolina and serves the areas of Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and beyond. Catherine focuses on estate planning, special needs planning, guardianships, taxation law, and trust and estate litigation.
This issue of The Voice® was written by SNA member Jacob Menashe of Hickman Menashe, P.S. in Lynnwood and Bellevue, Washington. Serving clients in the greater Snohomish and King County areas and throughout Washington, the firm works with their clients on legal concerns related to elder law and estate planning. Jacob was assisted by a former associate of his firm, Sage Graves Slugić, now practicing at Graunke Ayoub Law in Seattle, Washington.
This issue of The Voice® was written by SNA member Johanna Pickel, of Johanna A. Pickel LLC located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her firm focuses on compassionate and thoughtful planning for every stage of life – wills, trusts, special needs trusts, Medicaid and VA compliant trusts, probate and trust administration.
This issue of The Voice® was written by SNA member Hyman Darling, who is a member of the law firm Bacon Wilson, PC, located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Serving the Springfield area for more than 125 years, the firm provides legal services in a number of areas including special needs, estate planning and long-term care planning.
This issue of The Voice® was written by SNA Honorary Member David M. English, who is a Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law. He received his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University in Chicago, and his areas of expertise include elder law, estate planning, guardianship, probate, trust law and uniform acts.
This issue of The Voice® was written by SNA member Heather Conder, and her colleague Evan Barrett, who both work in the law firm of SNA member Charlene Quade, Esq. of C.K. Quade Law, PLLC. The firm was created with the desire to advocate for families and loved ones caring for children and adults with special needs. Located in Boise, Idaho, the practice serves clients in Idaho.
The Voice® is prepared and distributed by the Special Needs Alliance (SNA). This installment was written by a consortium of members of the SNA’s Public Policy Committee. The Public Policy Committee through our public policy consultant, Brian Lindberg, work with members of Congress and congressional staff to educate and advocate on issues of importance to individuals with disabilities and their families. The Public Policy Committee will author periodic issues of the The Voice® to introduce our readers to the Public Policy efforts the SNA is directly involved in.
This issue of the Voice® is an update by Lisa Nachmias Davis, CELA, of her original article that appeared in 2014. Ms. Davis is a partner is the New Haven, Connecticut law firm of Davis O’Sullivan & Priest, LLC. She helps clients with estate planning, setting up or administering special needs trusts, qualifying for public benefits and probate and estate settlement; she also represents charities and other nonprofit organizations.