Attorney Vanarelli Attends Special Needs Meeting in New Orleans

Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. was among the 140 attendees of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, which took place March 28-29 in New Orleans.

Special needs planning is one of the fastest-growing areas of estate planning. Attorneys in the field focus on helping individuals with special needs and their families plan for a more secure future. The attorneys must combine compassion with skilled estate planning and a knowledge of the public benefit programs on which many individuals with special needs must rely.

The Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP), of which Mr. Vanarelli is a founding member, was established in 2006 to provide attorneys in this growing field of law with access to a collegial community and practice tools to assist them in fulfilling their clients’ needs.

ASNP’s 2nd Annual Meeting featured presentations by nationally recognized leaders in special needs planning and related disciplines who shared insights on the latest developments and legal strategies in the field. Session topics included “Special Needs Trusts for High Net-Worth Families,” “The Attorney Acting As a Trustee: Ethical Pitfalls,” “SSI Rules for Trust Administration,” and “The Interaction Between Section 8 And Special Needs Trusts.”

To learn more about ASNP, visit Academy of Special Needs Planners and its companion consumer site, SpecialNeedsAnswers, at Academy of Special Needs Answers.