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Bernard Alan Krooks

Elder law Attorney at White Plains, NY

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Bernard A. Krooks, founding partner of the law firm Littman Krooks LLP, is Chair of the firm’s Elder Law and Special Needs Department. He is a nationally recognized expert in all aspects of elder law, estate planning and special needs planning. He is past president of the Board of Directors of the Arc of Westchester, the largest agency in Westchester County serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Past President and Fellow, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
Founding Member and Past President, New York Chapter of NAELA
Past Chair, Elder Law and Special Needs Section, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
Past President, Special Needs Alliance
Immediate Past Chair, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Group, Real Property, Trust & Estate Law (RPTE) Section, American Bar Association (ABA)
Immediate Past Chair, Elder Law Committee, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
Past President, Estate Planning Council of Westchester

Master of Laws, Taxation (LLM), New York University
Juris Doctor (JD), Hofstra University School of Law
Bachelor of Science, S.U.N.Y at Albany
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)
Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) (Distinguished)

Location

Littman Krooks LLP
399 Knollwood Rd
White Plains, NY, 10603
Littman Krooks Llp
655 Third Avenue
New York, NY, 10017
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Posted by AndrewHook | July 27, 2015
A Lawyers' Lawyer
I am pleased to review and recommend Bernie Krooks. He is a national Elder Law and Special Needs Planning expert. He is a former president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Special Needs Alliance. He is the current chair of the Elder Law Committee of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel. He a frequent lecturer on Elder Law & Special Needs planning subjects. Having worked with Bernie on many occasions, I have confidence in his services and frequently refer matters to him.
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Posted by Jefferey | July 22, 2015
Absolute endorsement
Bernie is one of THE top elder law and special needs trust lawyers in the country. He is often looked to by the national media for information about these two very important subjects. The media and Bernie's clients love him. For good reason!
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2014
Simply the best!
I would highly recommend Mr. Krooks to those needing legal services, particularly Medicaid planning. The professionalism shown to my family is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2014
Thanks!
I didn’t really have a choice. We needed the best counsel we could get…so that was Littman Krooks. We needed expertise, the ability to see the big picture and the ability to collaborate.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Littman Krooks LLP
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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  • New York University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
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  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
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Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Multi-Disciplinary Practice special committee
  • Member
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  • Arc of Westchester
  • President, Board of Directors
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  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Elder Law Committee
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  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow
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  • Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
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  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Member
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  • Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Member
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  • New York City Estate Planning Council
  • Member
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  • National Association of Estate Planning Councils
  • Advisory Board Member
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  • Westchester Estate Planning Council
  • President-Elect
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  • New York Chapter of NAELA
  • Member
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  • New York State Bar Association
  • House of Delegates
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  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • Member
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  • Elder Law Attorney publication
  • Past Editor-in-Chief
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  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Former Chair
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  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (New York chapter)
  • Past President
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  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Past Editor-in-Chief
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  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Tax Section
  • Former Chair
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  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Fellow
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  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Past President
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Estate Planning Hall of Fame
  • NAEPC
  • 2014
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
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  • Top 25 in Westchester
  • Super Lawyers
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  • Recognized
  • New York Super Lawyers
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  • Recognized
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
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  • Recognized
  • Best Lawyers in America
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  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (New York Chapter)
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Publications

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Elder Law and Will Drafting
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  • NYSBA publication Guardianship Practice in New York State
  • Creative Advocacy in Guardianship Settings: Medicaid and Estate Planning, Including Transfer of Assets, Supplemental Needs Trusts & Protection of Disabled Family Members
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Elder law Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Bernie while he, along with several equally talented people, were co-authoring a practice system for Elder Law to assist lawyers who were less sophisticated in the practice, develop their skills. Bernie is very talented, and I have no hesitation to endorse him"
Elder law Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Bernie on many boards and have referred Clients to him. Based on this experience, I am happy to endorse Bernie as a National Elder Law expert. I have confidence in his ability."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Bernie Krooks is one of the top elder law and special needs lawyers in the country. The national media often look to Mr. Krooks for his views on legal issues and best practices in this area. He is dedicated to his clients and meeting their needs. One of the best!"
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bernie Krooks is well-known nationally as a first-class estate planning and elder law attorney. He speaks at continuing education programs for other lawyers all over the country. He is brilliant, hard-working and insightful. He is a delight to work with."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I have know Bernie since he was the national president of the National Acadamy of Eler Law Attorneys. He is very knowledgeable. He is well liked by his peers. You could not go wrong by hiriing Bernie."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has helped define the practice of Elder Law."
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White Plains Elder law Lawyer Bernard Alan Krooks
Bernard Alan Krooks
Elder law Attorney
White Plains, NY
Licensed for 37 years