Date and Time
May 16 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
3075 Ridge Pike
Eagleville, PA 19403
Date: May 16th – 7pm – 8:30pm
Speaker: Lesley Mehalick
Title: Trusts and Estate Planning
Topic: Estate planning for families of persons with disabilities overview of special needs trusts and the ABLE Act.
Bio: Lesley Mehalick is a shareholder of McAndrews Law Offices and the supervising partner for the firm’s estates and trusts department. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, special needs and disability planning, guardianship, special needs trusts, estate administration, and elder law planning. Ms. Mehalick regularly assists families in navigating through special needs planning, whether a young child, adult or elder family member is involved. These efforts include qualifying clients for public benefits, preparing special needs trusts, bringing guardianship proceedings, and carefully crafting an estate plan that maintains a disabled family member’s eligibility for essential public benefits. She is privileged to counsel clients regarding elder law issues and ways to protect the assets and promote the dignity of loved ones who may require skilled nursing care. She regularly appears in Orphans’ Court and she is a frequent lecturer to both attorneys and families on these topics. Ms. Mehalick previously practiced civil litigation in Northern Virginia, and she has litigated suits in both Virginia and Maryland. Prior to her private practice, she served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Stanley P. Klein, Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax County, Virginia. Ms. Mehalick holds an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation and a Certification in Estate Planning from the Villanova University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program, and she received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where she served as the Executive Articles Editor on the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal .
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