Aging in America - Rethinking Estate Planning, Counseling Patients and Families at the End of Life, and Paying for Long Term Care

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: Calhoun's on the River
Speaker: Peter Strauss, Esq. - Drinker Biddle & Reath, New York, NY

Aging  in America - Rethinking Estate Planning, Counseling  Patients and Families Re: End of Life Issues, and Paying  for Long Term  Care

Speaker: Peter Strauss, Esq.— Drinker Biddle & Reath, New York, NY

The presentation will address issues such as how to help clients plan ahead and take control utilizing advanced directives, assessing client’s capacity to make decisions, assisting client’s in making end of life decisions, elder abuse, and financing long-term care.

Peter J. Strauss is of Counsel in the Private Client Group of Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, based in the firm’s New York City office. He is also a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law at the New York Law School, where he teaches Elder Law and is co-director of the Guardianship Clinic and the Wills Clinic. He has practiced trusts and estate law since 1961 and has special expertise in the legal problems of aging and persons with disabilities, end of life decision-making and is a frequent lecturer on those issues.  Mr. Strauss was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) in 2013. Among the accolades Mr. Strauss has received are his designation for the years 2007 through 2015 as one of the New York Metropolitan area’s “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers,” and was named the “Best Elder Law Attorney in New York” for 2012 by Best Lawyers.  U.S. News & World Report has designated Mr. Strauss’s former law firm, Epstein Becker & Green, as the best Elder Law firm in the United States in 2013.

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