New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2011 – Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LLM, CELA, AEP and Ellyn S. Kravitz, JD, LLM, CELA, partners in Littman Krooks LLP, have been named by Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys in New York for 2011.
Their selection is the result of a rigorous, multi-step selection process based on peer recognition and professional achievement as well as independent research on each candidate. Only five percent of the attorneys in New York State earn this distinction.
Krooks has been the recipient of this honor since 2006. Kravitz has been named since 2009. Krooks and Kravitz are authorities in the areas of elder law, estate planning, special needs planning and veterans’ benefits. They are two of only 37 individuals in New York State to be certified as elder law attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation.
Krooks is a nationally-recognized expert in all aspects of elder law and special needs planning. He is the past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and Special Needs Alliance, and past chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Krooks has received his AEP accreditation from the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. He is a sought-after expert on elder law, special needs planning and estate planning matters and has been quoted in leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Forbes among others. Krooks has testified before the United States House of Representatives and the New York City Council on long-term care issues.
“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers and I look forward to our continued work with America’s seniors and those with disabilities,” says Krooks.
Kravitz is an active member of the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, where she currently serves as Co-Chair of the Estate and Tax Planning Committee. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association and is a member of the Estate Planning Council of New York City. Ellyn is a frequent presenter to both consumer and professional groups and has provided input to state and national programs addressing legal, financial and other related matters involving persons with disabilities and the senior population.
“I am proud to be included among such a distinguished group of attorneys,” says Kravitz.
About Littman Krooks LLP
Littman Krooks provides sophisticated legal advice and the high level of expertise ordinarily associated with large law firms along with the personal attention and responsiveness of smaller firms. These ingredients, which are the cornerstone of effective representation and are necessary to a successful lawyer/client relationship, have become the foundation of the firm’s success.
Littman Krooks LLP offers legal services in several areas of law, including elder law, estate planning, special needs planning, special education advocacy, and corporate and securities law. Their offices are located at 655 Third Avenue, New York, New York; 399 Knollwood Road, White Plains, New York; and 300 Westage Business Center Drive, Fishkill, New York. To learn more about New York elder law, New York estate planning, or the attorneys, visit http://www.elderlawnewyork.com or http://www.littmankrooks.com/.
Maria M. Brill
Littman Krooks LLP
New York City Office
655 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, New York 10017
(212) 490-2020 Phone
399 Knollwood Road
White Plains, New York 10603
(914) 684-2100 Phone
300 Westage Business Center Drive, Suite 400
Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 896-1106 Phone