Joanne Marcus, MSW, President & CEO, Commonwealth Community Trust
& Andrew J. Reinhardt, Esq., Partner, Reinhardt, Harper, Davis, PLC
This presentation will offer an in-depth understanding of how PSNTs are administered and what practical benefits they offer for their clients. PSNTs provide a convenient and cost-effective option for individuals or families setting up a special needs trust. PSNTs are designed to preserve means-tested public benefits. It is important Workers’ Compensation attorneys understand the option of PSNTs so they can preserve their client’s eligibility for means-tested government benefits and avoid malpractice liability.
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About the Presenters
Joanne Marcus, MSW, is the Executive Director of Commonwealth Community Trust (CCT), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that administers affordable and efficient pooled special needs trusts. Founded in 1990, CCT has served more than 1,800 clients nationwide. With expertise in benefits protection, the CCT staff provides responsive trust administration services in a cost-effective and compassionate manner. For more information about CCT, contact Joanne Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-740-6930. Visit CCT’s website at www.trustCCT.org for access to information and additional resources.
Andrew Reinhardt graduated from St. Lawrence University and Syracuse University College of Law in New York. As a member of the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Bars, he has represented thousands of injured persons since he began practicing law in 1980 including those with workers’ compensation, personal injury and social security disability cases. Andy is a longtime board member of the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), a national organization of attorneys who represent injured workers. He has served as a president of that organization. He is also an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR), the Richmond Bar Association, and the American Association of Justice (AAJ). He is regularly called on to write articles and speak on topics relating to his areas of specialty both statewide and on a national basis. Andy continuously serves as an advocate for injured workers by educating state and national legislators on workers’ compensation issues.