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We are proud to be participating in the Alzheimer's Association Dementia Conference in Delaware, on behalf of the American Bar Association. This conference for professionals focuses on dementia education and networking. Managing Partner Kerry Peck and Diana Law of Law ElderLaw will be co-presenting the topic "Navigating the Legal Realm of Alzheimer's."
Kerry is really racking up his frequent flyer miles! From Delaware he's jetting off to sunny Newport, California for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Annual Summit. The NAELA Summit offers advanced learning under the guidance of top experts in Elder and Special Needs Law. In between sunbathing and surfing, Kerry will be speaking to hundreds of attorneys from around the country about representing fiduciaries who have been accused of wrongdoing.
Recent Community Events:
Associate Patrick Bushell presented to attorneys of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) for the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) on lessons from celebrity estate planning gone wrong. From Elvis to Ernie Banks, when it comes to your estate, we learned the perils of "a little less conversation."
Kerry Peck was invited to speak at Edelman Financial's Retreat that was held in Chicago. He presented to hundreds of financial professionals from around the country about dealing with diminished capacity clients.
Senior Associate Jesse Footlik was part of the panel discussion for the "Seniors in Transition" event held at the Irish-American Heritage Center in Chicago. This event, coordinated by realtor Jean Marie-Minton, provided insight and helpful tips for community members who are caring for aging parents.
The residents of the Admiral at the Lake in Chicago got a peek into Hollywood drama with Kerry Peck, who spoke about Estate Planning and Celebrity Estate Battles.
Partner Brandon Peck provided a Continuing Education program for social workers and care managers about "Ethics at End of Life" at Three Crowns Park in Evanston.
Thank you to the Alzheimer's Association’s Illinois Chapter for including us in the Annual Research Symposium for the on November 2nd!
Are Trusts Still Useful If the Estate Tax Is Repealed?
With Republicans in control of Congress and the presidency, there is talk of eliminating the federal estate tax, which in 2017 affects only estates over $5.49 million, fewer than 1 percent of estates. With no estate tax, do you still need a trust?
When your child reaches the age of 18, you no longer have the same level of access to, or authority over, his or her financial, educational and medical information. There are steps you can take to make sure your child is protected.