Kimberly Caputo, Esq. of McAndrews Law is Featured in Chalkbeat Philadelphia Regarding Act 66 of 2021!

July 2021 —  Kimberly Caputo, Esq., a special education attorney with McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C., recently spoke with Neena Hagen of Chalkbeat Philadelphia regarding Act 66 — a new law signed by Governor Wolf which allows Pennsylvania students to repeat a school year. Kim and Nancy Potter, Esq. (another wonderful special education…

The Evolution of Special Needs Trusts Law – Part I

September 2018 Establishing the Trust Special Needs Trusts are an evolving creature of statute.  This process of Trust development has been fueled by court decisions, statutory changes, and the Social Security Administration’s own interpretation of its rules. The purpose of this multi-part article is to explain how the establishment and management of Special Needs Trusts…

Don’t delay in reviewing your wills and trusts under the recent tax act

2018 The MLO Minute: Don’t delay in reviewing your wills and trusts under the recent tax act In December, Congress passed and the President signed the most significant changes to the federal tax code in decades. Although much of the media coverage and political spin surrounding this major piece of legislation involved income tax issues under…

Important Delaware Federal Court Decision

February 14th, 2018 The MLO Minute: Important Delaware Federal Court Decision Last week, we were gratified to report that McAndrews Law Offices had prevailed in an important federal court matter on behalf of children with disabilities who attended charter schools that go out of business. Just two days after prevailing in that important matter, MLO obtained…

February 12th, 2018: Market Volatility and Reviewing Your Estate Plan

The MLO Minute  Market Volatility and Reviewing Your Estate Plan February 12th, 2018: After we complete an estate plan for a client, we remind them that certain important changes in their lives can indicate a critical need to review their wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. These circumstances may include death, disability, marriage, divorce, or changing…

May 18th, 2017 – Elaine Yandrisevits, JD, LL.M. to present on the ABLE Act and Special Needs Trusts in New York City

ABLE Accounts: How They Affect Special Needs Benefits Live Broadcast on May 18, 2017 MyLawCLE has invited Elaine Yandrisevits, JD, LL.M. of McAndrews Law Offices’ Estate Planning Department to be the guest speaker at this live CLE broadcast and provide legal updates on the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Since being signed into federal…

3/22/2017 – Individualized Education Plan Must Be Reasonably Calculated to Make Progress Appropriate for Special Needs Child’s Unique Circumstances (U.S.)

3/22/2017 – Individualized Education Plan Must Be Reasonably Calculated to Make Progress Appropriate for Special Needs Child’s Unique Circumstances (U.S.) Endrew F., an autistic child, received Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for several years from the Douglas County (CO) School District. When the District presented an IEP similar to past years, Endrew’s parents, who believed that his…

NAELA Releases Multiple Sclerosis Video Series

January/February/March 2017 By NAELA Publications The new “Legal and Care Planning for People with Multiple Sclerosis” video series is intended to help people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and their families understand the complex legal and planning issues that they face. Elder Law and Special Needs Planning attorneys can help people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and their…

Business Succession Planning Services

NOVEMBER 16TH, 2016: McAndrews Law Offices’ Estates, Trusts and Wealth Transfer Group is excited to announce our Business Succession Planning Services     Business Succession Planning Services   A frequent issue arising in our estate planning work is the transfer of ownership and control of a business owned by a client. Often, the business is a…

Playing by the Same Rules: Discipline of Charter School Students with Disabilities

Playing by the Same Rules: Discipline of Charter School Students with Disabilities By Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. McAndrews Law Offices, P.C.   Earlier this year, the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the Civil Rights Project published a report entitled, “Charter Schools, Civil Rights and School Discipline: A Comprehensive Review.” The authors reviewed comprehensive data on…