January 22, 2019 Council Meeting

  • 01/22/2019
  • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The Georgian Club

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Date:  Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Location:  The Georgian Club 

Time:  Networking from 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

            Program speaker from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  

Cost:  FREE for members / $50.00 for non-members 

Speaker:  Kristen Lewis, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 

Topic: "PLANNING FOR BENEFICIARIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS"


Kristen has extensive experience in estate planning and wealth

protection, “Special Needs Trusts,” estate administration,

guardianships, fiduciary matters, trusts for pets, and charitable giving

techniques.


Ms. Lewis is nationally recognized for her proficiency in Special

Needs Trust planning for persons challenged by disabilities, and is

a frequent speaker and author on this topic. She is a Fellow of the

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and an active

member of the Special Needs Alliance, where she has recently served

as Co-Editor of that organization’s monthly e-newsletter, The Voice.

She is also a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners,

the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Bar

Association, the New York Bar Association Elder Law Section, and the

State Bar of Georgia Fiduciary Law Section. She is a former Co-Chair

of the Long-Term Care, Medicaid and Special Needs Trusts Committee

of the Elder Law, Disability Planning and Bioethics Group of the Real

Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the ABA.


Ms. Lewis received her B.A. degree in French and political science, with

highest honors, from Wellesley College in 1981. She earned her J.D.

degree from Cornell Law School in 1984. She is admitted to practice

law in both New York and Georgia. Since 2012, Ms. Lewis has been

selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers in Estate Planning

and Probate. Additionally, since 2013 she has been recognized by

Best Lawyers in America® in Trusts and Estates.


To Read Kristen's Complete Bio CLICK HERE

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