2023-24 Elder Law and Special Needs Section Officers

President: Fern J. Finkel, Esq., Fern Finkel & Associates, PLLC
Chair-Elect: Britt N. Burner, Esq., Burner Law Group, P.C.
Vice Chair: Richard A. Marchese, Esq., Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Secretary: Tammy Lawlor, Esq., Miller and Milone, P.C.
Treasurer: Lindsay V. Heckler, Esq., Center for Elder Law & Justice
Financial Officer: Salvatore M. Di Costanzo, Esq., Maker, Fragale & Di Costanzo, LLP
Immediate Past Chair: Christopher R. Bray, Esq., Rheinhardt & Bray, PC

The next meeting of the Executive Committee of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section is scheduled for Tuesday, January 16th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at the Hilton Midtown, located at 1335 6th Ave (between 53rd & 54th Streets). The meeting will take place in the Regent Room. There is no remote option to attend at this time.

The Nominating Committee of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association oversees nominations for the Executive Committee.  The nominations are typically voted on at the Annual Meeting in January of each year.

Positions and Term information:

District Delegates terms consist of three years commencing June 1 and ending on May 31.

Members-At-Large, serve a three-year term commencing June 1 and ending on May 31.

Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair Elect of the Section:
The Officers’ positions other than Treasurer are traditionally filled by succession. The Chair Elect automatically becomes Chair.

Elder Law and Special Needs Section Chairs by Year

2022-23:         Christopher R. Bray

2021-22:         Deepankar Mukerji

2020-21:          Matthew J.  Nolfo

2019-20:          Tara Anne Pleat

2018-19:         Judith Grimaldi

2017-18:          Martin Hersh

2016-17:         David Goldfarb, Esq.

2015-16:         JulieAnn Calareso

2014-15:         Richard A. Weinblatt

2013-14:         Frances M. Pantaleo

2012-13:         Anthony J. Enea

2011-12:         T. David Stapleton

2010-11:         Sharon Kovacs Gruer

2009-10:         Michael J. Amoruso

2008-09:         Timothy Casserly

2007-08:         Ami Longstreet

2006-07:         Ellen G. Makofsky

2005-06:         Daniel G. Fish

2004-05:         Howard Krooks

2003-04:         Joan Lensky Robert

2002-03:         Cora Alsante

2001-02:         Louis Pierro

2000-01:         Bernard Krooks

1999-2000:     Michael O’Connor

1998-99:         Kathryn Grant Madigan

1997-98:         Walter Burke

1996-97:         Robert Freedman

1995-96:         Robert Abrams

1994-95:         Murial Kessler

1993-94          Mortimer Goodstein

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