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  • March 15, 2017

    March 15, 2017   Member Success Stories

    Member Spotlight: Brenda Geiger, J.D.

    Congratulations to ElderCounsel Member Brenda Geiger for publishing the fourth edition of the book “Safeguarding the Nest.” It’s an easy-to-read book to help parents protect their children and family’s inheritances. Good luck at your Barnes & Noble book signing on March 25! If you happen to be in Encinitas, CA March 25, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. make sure you stop by and say “Hi” to Brenda. Geiger Law Office is located in Carlsbad, California. Brenda is an active member of the North County San Diego Bar Association, the North County Estate Planning Council and is a member of the editorial committee for the North County Lawyer Magazine.  ... Read More


  • February 28, 2017

    February 28, 2017   Member Success Stories

    Member Spotlight: Tiffanny H. Sievers, Attorney at Law

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    Congratulations to ElderCounsel Member Tiffanny H. Sievers on your re-election to the Board of Directions of the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). She is also the past- president of the Illinois Chapter of NAELA and was awarded the NAELA IL Outstanding Member Award in 2012.

    Tiffanny is the founder of SI Elder Law, LLC in Marion, Illinois. Tiffanny focuses her practice on Estate Planning and qualifying seniors for Medicaid benefits.

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  • February 7, 2017

    February 7, 2017   Member Success Stories

    Member Spotlight: Stephen R. Little, Esq.

    Stephen Little, senior attorney at Little and Lattimore in Marion, North Carolina, has practiced law for over 30 years. His focus has been on real estate, business issues, personal injury, estates, wills, trusts, and civil lawsuits. Steve is a member of NAELA and joined the ElderCounsel community last month. He is excited to add Medicaid and special needs planning to the list of services offered by his firm. We always encourage our members to get out and become the thought leader in their community. Steve doesn’t need help in this area as he has been the Mayor of his town since 2009. He’s also a Deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church. He is an author of five books and uses these as client gifts and sells them online. View the full list of books here. On... Read More


  • January 31, 2017

    January 31, 2017   Member Success Stories

    Member Spotlight: Joseph J. Strazzeri, Esq.

    In February, ElderCounsel Member Joseph Strazzeri is hosting The Gathering 2017 which is an annual event for advisors in estate, business, and wealth strategies planning. This two-day event is designed to engage all participants in a conversation where audience interaction is as critical as what is communicated from the presenters. ElderCounsel is happy to be an exhibitor and supporter of The Gathering 2017. We look forward to catching-up with ElderCounsel members attending and speaking at this event. Make sure you stop by and say "Hi" to us. Check out all the details at www.2017Gathering.com.  ... Read More


  • January 17, 2017

    January 17, 2017   Member Success Stories

    Member Spotlight x2! Congratulations Whatley Wilcox, PLLC

    It’s always exciting to see the subject line “Really Big News” from an ElderCounsel member in our inbox. This time the message came from Todd Whatley announcing his new partnership with fellow-member Clarke Wilcox. Together they created a new firm, Whatley Wilcox, PLLC, which solely focuses on elder law. They show families how they can age with dignity and grace and teach other attorneys how to serve the aging demographic.

    This is very exciting news! Congrats to both Todd and Clarke. It's great to see members come together like this.

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  • November 29, 2016

    November 29, 2016   Member Success Stories

    Member Spotlight: Linda R. Crane

    Last week ElderCounsel member Linda R. Crane invited Dr. JosÉ CabaÑas to her firm for an event to build on the new positive momentum of the diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba; and to provide the Chicago business community with reliable, accurate information about the wide array of opportunities that Cuba can offer to U.S. businesses. Dr. JosÉ CabaÑas is the highest ranking diplomat from Cuba in the United States since 2013.  This is a great event and we can't wait to hear how it went, Linda! We hope it was a huge success! Crane Solutions, Inc. is a Chicago-based consulting firm that is operated by Linda R. Crane, founder of Crane Law Group, P.C. Through both firms, Linda has engaged in extensive activities throughout Cuba since 2001.... Read More


  • November 8, 2016

    November 8, 2016   Member Success Stories

    Member Spotlight: John B. Burns, J.D., LL.M

    ElderCounsel member, John Burns, owner of John Burns Law, was interviewed by The Tennessean regarding his decision to have multiple offices and staying local in the city where he lives. During the interview he shared how important it is to contribute to the community in which you do business. Following the interview, John helped spread the word about the article with a blog post on his own website that elaborated on the topic. Read John's Blog post here.... Read More


  • November 1, 2016

    November 1, 2016   Member Success Stories

    Member Spotlight: Linda K. Fisher, Esq.

    Linda K. Fisher, an ElderCounsel member, will be presenting at the National Business Institute’s Seminar, “Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid,” this November in Worcester, Massachusetts. The course will provide an overview of asset protection concepts and strategies that elder law attorneys use to protect assets while facilitating earlier Medicaid eligibility for both the preplanning and crisis client. Linda will be presenting on two topics: (1) pre-need asset planning and the appropriate use of transfers to exempt persons, life estates, gifting powers under a durable power of attorney, spend down techniques, and Veterans benefits, and (2) the use of trust-based Medicaid planning.... Read More


  • October 17, 2016

    October 17, 2016   Member Success Stories

    ElderCounsel Principal Spotlight: Vincent J. Russo, J.D., LL.M., CELA

    Vincent is Managing Shareholder of Russo Law Group, P.C., Long Island’s Signature Elder Law, Special Needs and Estate Planning Law Firm with offices in Garden City, Islandia, Lido Beach and Manhattan, New York. Vincent is a Founding Member, Fellow and Fifth President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is a Founding Member and First President of the New York Chapter of NAELA. He is the only NAELA member to receive the prestigious President’s Award twice. He is also a member of the invitation only, NAELA Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP). He is a Founding and current Chair of the NAELA Foundation (NELF) and the current Chair of the NELF Programs Committee. Vincent is a Founding Member and Past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar... Read More


  • October 4, 2016

    October 4, 2016   Member Success Stories

    ElderCounsel Principal Spotlight: Louis W. Pierro, Esq.

    Louis is the founder and principal of Pierro, Connor & Associates, LLC, a firm specializing in Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Business Succession Planning, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning. Mr. Pierro has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America, The Best Lawyers in New York, Super Lawyers of the Hudson Valley, Top 25 Lawyers in Upstate New York, NY Times Top Attorneys in NY, and he has maintained an AV preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell since 2001. In addition, Mr. Pierro is Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law for the Capital Region. Things You May Not Know about Louis Lou played quarterback Lehigh College in Bethlehem, PA. He has an excellent singing voice (be sure to ask him to sing something for you when you see him) and he ha... Read More