Bleakley Platt & Schmidt and Continuing Legal Education
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP is proud of it’s more than 80-year legacy of providing superior legal counsel to the residents and businesses of Westchester County and Greenwhich, CT. The firm is also dedicated, however, to helping foster the talent of up-and-coming lawyers and to the education of the legal community. For this reason, our attorneys, like partner Frances M. Pantaleo, frequently speak at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses – specialized professional education required for attorneys, following admission to the bar.
Ms. Pantaleo, head of the firm’s Elder Law and Special Needs Practice Group, for example, will speak at a CLE entitled “An Introduction to Elder Law and Special Needs Planning,” presented by the Westchester County Bar Association’s Trust & Estates and Elder Law committees, on Thursday, January 16.
Elder law is the area of legal practice providing counsel in matters concerning health care, long-term care planning, estate planning (including preparation of wills, trusts, and advance directives), asset preservation and protection, Medicaid applications, and guardianship. Under Ms. Pantaleo’s leadership, the Elder Law and Special Needs Practice Group works closely with clients’ family advisors, including family offices, financial advisors, CPAs, social workers, and healthcare professionals, in providing such services.
An educator, as well as an attorney, Ms. Pantaleo has taught law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City and Pace Law School in White Plains. She previously spoke at the New York State Bar Association’s “Basic Elder Law” CLE in November.
Other Bleakley Platt & Schmidt attorneys who have spoken at CLEs and similar programs include associate Brendan H. Buschman, who gave an overview on special needs estate planning at NYSBA’s “Special Education” CLE in October; associate Daniel P. Buckley, who, in October, presented on Estate Planning with Digital Assets at NYSBA’s “Intermediate Trusts and Estates” CLE, and partner Nancy J. Rudolph, who spoke about the Surrogate’s Court mediation program at the October meeting of the NYSBA Trusts & Estates and Elder Law & Special Needs Sections.
“An Introduction to Elder Law and Special Needs Planning” will be held on Thursday, January 16 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm, in the Ground Floor Conference Room at 2 Westchester Park Drive, White Plains, NY. Registration is required. To register, click here.