Bleakley Platt & Schmidt’s Frances M. Pantaleo to Speak at WCBA January CLE
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt partner and head of the firm’s Elder Law and Special Needs Practice Group, Frances M. Pantaleo, Esq. will speak at a Continuing Legal Education course 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 Frances 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.
Ms. Pantaleo is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and previously served as Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law and Special Needs Section. She was recently named Best Lawyers’ 2020 Lawyer of the Year in White Plains for the field of Elder Law. Additionally, the Thomson Reuters publication Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized her as one of the Top 25: 2019 Westchester County Super Lawyers, and the publication has also named her as one of the top 50 Women Lawyers in the Metro Area. She has also been honored with an award from the New York State Bar Association Elder Law & Special Needs Section for her work “in furtherance of the rights of the elderly and persons with disabilities.”
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.
“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.
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