With more than 35 years of extensive experience helping individuals plan their estate and trust matters and the last 15 years of his career concentrating in the area of special needs planning, Robert will be a valuable asset serving the special needs community.
Robert was most recently an attorney with Pierro, Schaeffer and Connor in Lathan, New York, where he focused on special needs planning for individuals with disabilities, long-term care planning, and estate planning. Prior, Robert served as Deputy Counsel and Managing Attorney for the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (now the Office for People with Development Disabilities) where he made great strides in implementing initiatives to improve lives within the special needs community. One such initiative included legislation requiring criminal background checks for employees and volunteers of providers of services certified, authorized or approved by the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (Chapter 575 of the Laws of 2004).
As a member of the New York State Bar Association, Robert serves on the Executive Committee and as Co-Vice Chair of the Special Needs Planning and the Legislation Committees of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section. In 2014, he received the President’s Award for his pro bono services from the New York State Bar Association. Robert is also a member of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is currently the president elect.
We provide comprehensive special needs planning on a national level
- Special Needs Trust Administartion
- Pooled Special Needs Trusts-First and Third Party
- Structured Settlements
- Medicaid and Medicare Lien Resolution
- Medicare Set Aside Assessment and Administration
- Fiduciary Services
- Long Term Planning