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Howard S. Krooks

Howard S. Krooks

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Trusts, Estate Planning, Guardianship

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As a member of the Joint Public Policy Task Force of The Florida Bar Elder Law Section and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, Mr. Krooks works to protect the rights of the state's most vulnerable citizens. He was invited to join a special sub-task force to review policies of The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) that may not be in compliance with federal law. The special task force will also determine whether DCF policies have followed proper rule-making procedures.


 


Mr. Krooks is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and is a member of the Council for Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He is the Immediate Past President of NAELA.  He was honored with the designation of NAELA Fellow in 2009. He serves on the Executive Council of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar as the NAELA Liaison. He is a Past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), where he continues to serve on the Executive Committee. Mr. Krooks was named The Florida Bar Elder Law Section "Member of the Year" in 2010. He was chosen as a Florida Super Lawyer from 2007 to 2012, a Metro New York Super Lawyer from 2008 to 2011, named to Florida Trend magazine's Florida Legal Elite in 2007, 2010 and 2011, recognized as a 2011 Top Attorney in Palm Beach & Martin Counties by Palm Beach Illustrated.



Mr. Krooks is a Founding Principal of ElderCounsel LLC, the premier elder law and special needs planning document drafting solution for attorneys.

Mr. Krooks and his wife have four children and reside in Parkland, Florida.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Elder Law: 40%
  2. Guardianship: 20%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
  4. Trusts: 20%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Elder Law Associates PA

7284 W. Palmetto Park Road
Suite 101
Boca Raton, FL, 33433-3430

Weston Office

Emerald Companies Building
2843 Executive Park Drive
Weston, FL, 33331-3603

Aventura Office

Aventura Corporate Center
20801 Biscayne Blvd., Ste 304
Aventura, FL, 33180-1422

West Palm Beach Office

Phillips Point Buildings – West Tower
777 South Flagler Dr, Ste 800
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401-6161

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200408/12/2015
NYCurrently registered 199003/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
RecognitionMetro New York Super Lawyer2012
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2012
Top AttorneyPalm Beach Illustrated2011
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers 20112011
RecognitionNew York Super Lawyer - Metro Edition2011
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
RecognitionNew York Super Lawyer - Metro Edition2010
Member of the YearFlorida Bar, Elder Law Section2010
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers 20102010
RecognitionNew York Super Lawyer - Metro Edition2009
Council for Advanced Practitioners-MemberNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys2009
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers 20092009
NAELA FellowNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys2009
RecognitionNew York Super Lawyer - Metro Edition2008
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers 20082008
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers 20072007
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend magazine2007
Outstanding Achievement AwardNew York Chapter of NAELA2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law FoundationN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PrincipalElderCounsel LLC2007 - Present
PartnerElder Law Associates, PA2005 - Present
Adjunct Assistant ProfessorNew York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies2004 - 2006
InstructorNew York Certified Guardian & Court Evaluator Training program2003 - 2005
Partner / Of CounselLittman Krooks LLP1991 - 2008

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysPresident2013 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysPresident-Elect2012 - 2013
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysVice President2011 - 2012
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysSecretary2010 - 2010
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysTreasurer2009 - 2009
Elder Law Section of The Florida BarExecutive Council2007 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysBoard of Directors2006 - Present
Joint Public Policy Task Force of the Florida Bar Association Elder Law Section and the Academy of Florida Elder Law AttorneysMember2006 - Present
Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar AssociationChair2005 - 2006
NYSBA Elder Law Section Compact Working GroupCo- Chair2005 - 2006
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1997 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
U.S. News and World ReportHow to Pay For Nursing Home Costs Medicare, Medicaid, and other resources can help minimize the cost of long‑term care.2013
NAELA NewsSpecial Needs Planning Issues Following Divorce2011
Wealth CounselHow the DRA has Affected the Use of Personal Care Contracts2008
Guardianship Practice in New York StateCo-authored a chapterN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of PennsylvaniaLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
State University of New YorkAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Elder Law Certification Review CourseMedicaid Planning after DRA2010
New York State Bar Association CLEDocument Drafting for the Elder Law Attorney2010
NAELA Annual MeetingMedicaid and Long Term Care Provisions of the new Health Care Reform Law2010
2010 Alzheimer’s Educational ConferenceThe Rights and Responsibilities of a Health Care Surrogate or Proxy2010
NYSBA Elder Law Section Fall MeetingDocument Drafting for the MultiState Client2009
NAELA Symposium: Ka 'Ohana NAELA: Celebrating our Past, Visioning our FutureDRA Implementation - The Practitioner's Response2008
Medicaid UpdateMedicaid Update; recent cases and fiar hearing decisions; post DRA planning opportunities2008
ElderCounselTools, Techniques and Strategies to Build a Successful Elder Law Practice2008
Advanced Course of Study: Elder Law: What You Need to KnowAdvanced Medicaid Planning2008
Advanced Course of Study: Elder Law: What You Need to KnowState Implementation of the DRA: New York, New Jersey, and Florida2008