ElderCounsel Principal Named President-Elect of NAELA
ElderCounsel Principal Howard S. Krooks, J.D., CELA, CAP,has been named President-Elect of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys(NAELA) for 2012-2013!As President-Elect, Howard will help develop recommendations and plans forinnovative opportunities on issues and trends relevant to NAELA and Elder andSpecial Needs Law.“I am thrilled to be provided with the opportunity to shape policy withinNAELA, an organization devoted to assisting its members with providing the verybest legal services to seniors and people with disabilities, two groups thatare sorely in need of advocacy and legal representation," Mr. Krooks said.Howard S. Krooks is a partner of Elder Law Associates PA and is admitted topractice law in Florida and New York. His practice is dedicated to elder lawand trusts, along with estates matters including representing seniors andpersons with special needs and their families with asset protection planning,supplemental needs trusts, guardianship, wills, planning for disability, Medicaid,trusts and advance directives.In 2009, Howard was honored with the designation of NAELA Fellow. He serves onthe Executive Council of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar as the NAELALiaison. He is a Past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State BarAssociation (NYSBA), where he still serves on the Executive Committee. In 2010,he was named The Florida Bar Elder Law Section "Member of the Year". Howardwas also chosen as a Florida Super Lawyer from 2007 to 2011 and a Metro NewYork Super Lawyer from 2008 to 2011, named to Florida Trend magazine's FloridaLegal Elite in 2007, 2010 and 2011, and has an AV® Peer Review Rating fromMartindale-Hubbell.