Stetson’s Special Needs Trusts Conference is Oct. 19-21

Stetson University College of Law’s 18th Annual Special Needs Trusts-The National Conference returns to the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club on Oct. 19-21.

Professor Rebecca Morgan.

Professor Rebecca C. Morgan.

This year’s conference offers a comprehensive review of major issues presented in special needs planning and in the creation, administration and monitoring of special needs trusts. The conference also features two pre-conference intensives on Oct. 19 on tax issues in special needs planning, as well as issues for pooled trusts administrators, attorneys and others who work with pooled trusts, followed by the two-day national conference.

The national conference begins on Oct. 20 with general sessions, followed by afternoon sessions with basics, administration and advanced tracks.

“This is a fascinating area of law with frequent new developments. This conference gives attendees a significant educational experience and an opportunity to network with the leaders in the field of special needs planning,” said Stetson Professor of Law Rebecca C. Morgan, Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law, conference chair and co-director of Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Elder Law.

Nationally recognized speakers include Ben Belton and Kenneth Brown from the Social Security Administration; Gregory W. Coleman J.D. ’89, past-president of the Florida Bar; Ann Koerner, president of the National Care Advisors; a significant number of nationally recognized attorneys who lead the field of special needs planning; and national political pundit Matt Towery J.D. ’87 of Insider Advantage. Noted football coach Charlie Weis of the Kansas Jayhawks and Notre Dame Fighting Irish will present the keynote on Hannah and Friends, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adults with special needs.

Application will be made to the Florida Bar for CLE credits. To register and for more information please visit

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