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MMichael J. Amoruso quoted by TIME's Everyday Money on What Would Happen to Seniors in Nursing Homes Under the Republican Health Care Bill?

“What’s horrible about the bill is it will force institutionalization,” says Michael J. Amoruso, president-elect of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
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Michael Amoruso quoted by Money Magazine on the Hidden Dangers of the Republican Repeal and Replacement Bill.

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A Forceful Voice for Others with Disabilities

Michael Amoruso was behind a major legislative victory that empowers individuals with impairments to control their own lives.
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Michael Amoruso Recently Interviewed by West Fair Online

Sight-impaired lawyer uses personal experience to advocate for the disabled
Many of us dream of making a positive impact on the world around us. For Michael Amoruso, that dream has recently become a reality.
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SUCCESS!! Attorney Michael J. Amoruso at the White House to watch President Obama sign the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act into Law

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As many of you know, Michael J. Amoruso, Esq. was the leading advocate of the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act well before he brought the issue to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“NAELA”) to actively draft, support and push for its introduction and passage in Congress as current NAELA Vice President and Past Chair of NAELA’s Public Policy Committee. “Today I am honored to be NAELA’s representative at the White House to witness President Obama sign the Cures Act that contains the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act! It has been a long 23 year effort to correct a mistaken presumption in Federal law that anyone with a disability lacks the mental capacity to plan their own affairs,” Amoruso stated. “Standing in the White House today with my Seeing Eye Dog, Demitri, I am proud to know that with fortitude and perseverance, all Americans are empowered to make a positive change,” Amoruso said.
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Michael Amoruso presented at Westchester County Senior Law Day on September 27, 2016.

The topic of his presentation was "Are you a Snowbird"

The presentation addressed Estate and Tax Considerations for a Dual Residence Client; these issues require careful planning and knowledge about the legal particulars of both states. The program covered estate planning, tax benefits and government benefits eligibility for people who have a home in two states as well as individuals who live in New York and are considering retiring to another state.

Michael presented on End of Life Care Options at Bethel Springvale Inn Assisted Living Facility on September 22, 2016

Michael Amoruso presented on topic of End of Life Care Options at the Pleasantville Senior Center on September 20, 2016

Michael Amoruso presented at the 2016 Symposium of WealthCounsel/ElderCounsel

"MAPT Drafting Workshop" on October 18, 2016; "Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Update" on October 19, 2016

Managing Partner Michael J. Amoruso named 2016 Fellow by National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys / New York, NY & Greenwich, CT

Michael J. Amoruso

Receives Highest Honor Bestowed By NAELA

Washington, DC - On Friday, April 15th, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) announced that our Managing Partner, Michael J. Amoruso, was named a 2016 NAELA Fellow, one of only two awarded for this year.

Michael’s election as a NAELA Fellow signifies that he is recognized by his peers as a model for others, and as an exceptional lawyer and leader. The most significant component in the selection process is commitment and contributions to NAELA through committee participation, programs, and leadership.

NAELA Fellows are attorneys who have been members of the Academy, whose careers concentrate on Elder Law and Special Needs, and who have distinguished themselves both by making exceptional contributions to meeting the needs of seniors and those with disabilities and by demonstrating commitment to the Academy. Please join us in congratulating Michael for this extraordinary and well-deserved honor!

Michael J. Amoruso presented at Westchester County Senior Law Day

Don't Fear the Tax Man: Tax Considerations for Estate & Elder Law Planning

Michael Amoruso participtated in Panel Presentation

Advanced Directives and Health Care Decisions
Ethics Committee of Visiting Nurse Services of Westchester

Michael Amoruso participated in a Panel Discussion on the topic of: End-of-Life Care Options: Preparing for Difficult and Critical Conversations with Your Parents

Discussion was presented on May 19, 2015 and was sponsored by Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester

Michael J. Amoruso Named Treasurer of 2015-2016 NAELA Board of Directors

Washington, DC - The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), an association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to older Americans and individuals with special needs, is proud to announce its appointment of Michael K. Amoruso, of Rye Brook, NY, as Treasurer of the 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Amoruso will begin serving as NAELA Treasurer on June 1, 2015 (Click here to read the full press release).

Michael J. Amoruso will join a Panel Discussion on
the topic of:

Competency vs. Capacity - Smoother Transitions from Hospital to Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing to Home

Thursday, April 30th

Time: 9:00am- 11:00am
Location: United Hebrew of New Rochelle
391 Pelham Road
New Rochelle, NY

Breakfast will be served. Valet Parking.

Please RSVP by April 27th by email at communityrelations@uhgc.org or by phone (914) 632-2804 (Ext. 1223) or online.

Michael is Speaking at the 2014 Stetson Law National Conference

Thursday, October 16th

Michael will be speaking at the 2014 Stetson Law Special Needs Trusts - The National Conference. Michael's presentation will deal with "Testamentary SNTs as Part of Spousal Estate Planning".

2014 Best Lawyer in America!

Congratulations to Michael J. Amoruso on being named to the list of 2014 Best Lawyers in America!

Top 25 Westchester Super Lawyer - Again!

He's done it again - Michael J. Amoruso was just selected as both a New York Metro Super Lawyer in Elder Law AND as one of the Top 25 Westchester Super Lawyers!

Michael Amoruso appointed as an Officer of NAELA

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), an association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to older Americans and individuals with special needs, is proud to announce its appointment of Michael J. Amoruso, of Rye Brook, NY, as Secretary of the 2014-2015 Board of Directors. Amoruso will begin serving as NAELA Secretary on June 1, 2014.

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Michael Amoruso being Honored by Theresa Foundation

Michael is being honored this Friday,May 2, 2014, by the Theresa Foundation in New York. He is one of two recipients of the 20th Annual Theresa Award for his work in the area of Special Needs planning.

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Michael Amoruso as Featured in Super Lawyers

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Michael J. Amoruso is known as a listener even though he was born with bilateral hearing loss; he's known for seeing solutions even though he's legally blind. As a result, Amoruso is uniquely qualified to handle elder law and special needs cases because he knows firsthand the discrimination that the disabled face. He says he has often been underestimated - by teachers and potential employers - and he perseveres by keeping in mind and Italian family mott: Avanti, sempre avanti. Forward, always forward.
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Michael Amoruso as Featured in West Fair Online

Shedding light on disability, elder issues
"Not a day goes by that my routine is not disrupted because I must advocate for my right to allow my Seeing Eye dog to guide me through the doors of public buildings – and I am a lawyer. Can you imagine how difficult and demoralizing that would be for someone who doesn't have the legal training and/or assertiveness that I possess?"
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