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ElderCounsel® has announced two new National Advisory Board members who will also serve as the organization’s Special Needs Content Co-Editors.

Bradley J. Frigon and Stephen Dale will assist ElderCounsel in expanding their current special needs planning document offering and will take active roles in teaching special needs planning courses for ElderCounsel.“We are pleased to have two of the top special needs planning attorneys in the country joining us,” said Valerie Peterson, Executive Director.  “Special needs planning attorneys provide a valuable service to individuals with disabilities and their families.  ElderCounsel is committed to providing the best planning documents and education possible for attorneys practicing in this area.”Dale and Frigon join existing National Advisory Board members Michael Gilfix, Frank Johns, Tim Nay, Rene Reixach and Mary Schmitt Smith, each of whom are elder law and special needs planning experts.  The National Advisory Board members assist with the content of ElderCounsel’s document creation system, ElderDocx®, and serve as presenters for many of ElderCounsel’s educational programs.Stephen Dale received his J.D. from Armstrong Law School and his LL.M. in Taxation from Golden Gate University, and is the owner of The Dale Law Firm, P.D. in Pacheco, California.  Dale is a disability rights advocate who spends much of his time attending disability rights activities, including legislative hearings and serving on boards and committees of disability rights organizations across the country.  He is a frequent speaker on disability related topics, and is the receipt of the 2010 Theresa Foundation Award as well as the 2007 National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Powley Award.Bradley Frigon received his J.D. from Washburn University and his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Denver.  Frigon is the owner of The Law Office of Bradley J. Frigon, LLC, and a Registered Investment Advisor in Denver, Colorado.  He serves as Vice President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and Treasurer of the Special Needs Alliance. He is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP), and a board member of the Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities.  Frigon is also an Adjunct Professor at Stetson University College of Law, a nationally recognized speaker and author of numerous publications including co-author of Fundamentals of Special Needs Trusts.
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