ElderCounsel Principal Named President-Elect of NAELAMarch 16, 2012 10:05 pm Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits
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 for
innovative opportunities on issues and trends relevant to NAELA and Elder and
Special Needs Law.
“I am thrilled to be provided with the opportunity to shape policy within
NAELA, an organization devoted to assisting its members with providing the very
best legal services to seniors and people with disabilities, two groups that
are 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 to
practice law in Florida and New York. His practice is dedicated to elder law
and trusts, along with estates matters including representing seniors and
persons 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 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 still serves on the Executive Committee. In 2010,
he was named The Florida Bar Elder Law Section “Member of the Year”. Howard
was also chosen as a Florida Super Lawyer from 2007 to 2011 and a Metro New
York Super Lawyer from 2008 to 2011, named to Florida Trend magazine’s Florida
Legal Elite in 2007, 2010 and 2011, and has an AV® Peer Review Rating from