R E G I S T E R N O W F O R T H I S F R E E
V I R T U A L E V E N T
Join REED Autism Services for a virtual event on April 4, 2022, at 7 pm addressing financial considerations for special needs families. The 60-minute information session will be co-facilitated by Crystal West Edwards, Principal with the law firm of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., and Ellen Dudas, Founder of Planned Giving Advancement. Topics include: ABLE Accounts, special needs trusts, the implications of applying for social security, Medicaid, and how estate considerations factor into your long-term goals.
Registration is free, but required. Click here to register.
A B O U T T H E E X P E R T S
Crystal West Edwards is a Principal with the law firm of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. and has extensive experience in the areas of elder law, special needs planning and advocacy, estate planning and estate administration, and counseling. She is highly experienced working with the legal problems of aging individuals and those with disabilities. Crystal counsels seniors, individuals with special needs and their families with issues pertaining to complex estate and tax planning, asset preservation, eligibility for means-tested government benefits, fiduciary appointments and representation and advocacy. She is also a trusted advisor to financial institutions and corporate fiduciaries with judicial and administrative accountings and counseling regarding initial or continued means-tested government benefits eligibility for its trust beneficiaries.
Ellen Dudas, an established charitable estate and professional gift planning advisor specializing in higher education and healthcare, provides strategic counsel on charitable gifting, driven by the principals of tax-encouraged philanthropy and integrity. Ellen offers her expertise to individuals and families on estate and gift planning strategies in partnership with their personal advisors. For nonprofits, she provides start-to-finish coordination of planned giving programs and complimentary estate and gift planning services for the charity’s donors. Ellen earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame and secured a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, CAP designation. Registered as a professional consultant in New Jersey and New York, Ellen belongs to the Gift Planning Council of New Jersey/New York and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners.