I am excited to announce the release of an updated and expanded edition of my book, New York Elder Law and Special Needs Practice, which, much to my delight, has been and continues to be a working tool for many elder law and special needs practitioners. The new edition addresses the planning needs of everyone with special needs, regardless of age. It also takes into account recent changes to the law, including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
The 2019 edition, consisting of 1,577 pages, covers all of the following topics: health care decision making, guardianship, social security beneﬁts including Supplemental Security Income, Medicare options, Medicaid coverage and eligibility planning, Veteran beneﬁts, and special needs planning (including First Party Special Needs and Third Party Supplemental Needs Trusts). Marvin Rachlin and I made every effort to write this treatise in a user-friendly manner so that it can serve as a handy reference guide rather than a bookshelf adornment.
In the ever-changing world of special needs planning and elder law, it is difficult to keep a book of this nature up-to-date. Many people deserve thanks for bringing this project to fruition, starting with my dear friend Marvin Rachlin, who passed away in July of 2018. Without Marvin’s inspiration and leadership, this treatise would not exist.
I would also like to thank my legal assistant, Janet Corsetti, for her diligence and thoroughness in helping us update the book. In addition, I would like to thank the following partners, attorneys and staff at Russo Law Group, P.C. for all of their assistance, research, and availability: my partners, Eric J. Einhart, Esq.; Marie Elena Puma, Esq.; Frank L. Buquicchio, Esq.; Kim N. Christian, Esq.; and Deanna M. Eble, Esq.; my associates, Joshua R. Berzak, Esq. and Lauren E. Soule, Esq.; and my legal assistants Michelle Y. Byrd and Joanna A. Perez. A very special thank you to Elena Hyman Renner, Melissa Stull, and Suzanne Milliman at West for their guidance and supervision.
Finally, I would like to thank the Elder Law and Special Needs Bar for keeping us on our toes. We welcome your continuing support and input for future editions.
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