White Plains, NY(Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2014 - Littman Krooks LLP has been selected among the 2015 U.S.News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in the New York metropolitan area. The firm, with offices in New York, White Plains and Fishkill, received Tier 1 ranking in the area of Elder Law and Trusts & Estates Law. This prestigious ranking results from the firm’s combination of legal excellence and breadth of expertise.
The U.S.News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their relevant practice areas, and a review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.
To be eligible for this distinction, a law firm must also have at least one lawyer included among the annual peer review assessment of Best Lawyers in America®. Bernard A. Krooks, a founding partner of Littman Krooks LLP, was selected by his peers for inclusion Best Lawyers in the field of Elder Law. Krooks, Chair of the firm’s Elder Law and Special Needs Department, has been included among this elite group for each of the last eight years.
Krooks is a founding partner of Littman Krooks and the Chair of its Elder Law and Special Needs Department. He is a nationally prominent expert in all aspects of elder law, estate planning and special needs planning.
Krooks was recently recognized as an entrant into the Estate Planning Hall of Fame® by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) and is the recipient of an Accredited Estate Planner® (Distinguished) Nominee designation for 2014. He has been named Vice Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Additionally, Trusts & Estates magazine recently appointed him Chair of the Elder Care Committee of their Editorial Advisory Board. This committee was created to address the increased importance of elder care issues in the practice of estate planning professionals. Krooks is Co-Chair of the Long Term Care, Medicaid, and Special Needs Trusts Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Krooks was also named President of the Board of Directors of The Arc of Westchester, the largest agency in Westchester County serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. He is Past President of the Special Needs Alliance, Past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and Past President of the New York Chapter of NAELA. He has served as Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association. He has also been recognized as a “New York Super Lawyer” since 2006.
“The firm is honored to be part of this prestigious group. It is a privilege to be recognized by those participating in the evaluation process,” says Krooks.
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. 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. Visit the firm’s website at www.littmankrooks.com.
New York Contact:
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