Elville and Associates’ Principal Stephen R. Elville Partners with University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium for Nationwide Webinar Series and Panel Discussion

April 19, 2019

Authored by:  Jeffrey D. Stauffer – Community Relations Director, 443-393-7696, jeff@elvilleeassociates.com, @elvilleassoc

On March 7th, Elville and Associates’ principal and lead attorney Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M., visited the University of Maryland at College Park to partner with the University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium (UMARC) for the third in a four-part nationwide webinar series to provide education and resources for families and professionals regarding autism and other neuro-diverse conditions. The series was led by Ms. Kathy Dow-Burger, Co-Director of UMARC and a Speech Language Pathologist at the University and Ms. Nan Berstein Ratner, a Professor in the Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences.

Mr. Elville’s discussion, regarding “Benefits,” covered a wide spectrum of information as he shared information regarding SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, and Medicare; local benefits such as Medicaid waivers, the Autism wavier, the Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and employment training; and local benefits such as micro grants, home share programs and non-profit benefits. 

Pictured from left to right: Mr. Stephen Elville, Ms. Kathy Dow-Burger, Mr. Mark Friese, Mr. Matthew Bogin Mr. Chase Phillips; Ms. Nan Bernstein Ratner

Also presenting in the webinar series were Mr. Chase Phillips, Senior Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch; Mr. Mark Friese, Wealth Management Advisor and Senior Financial Advisor with Merill Lynch; and Mr. Matthew Bogin, Attorney with the Michael J. Eig & Associates, P.C.  Along with Mr. Elville’s discussion of benefits, Mr. Phillips webinar discussion surrounded an “Overview of the Four Financial Pillars” (Legal, Benefits, Family, and Financial); Mr. Friese’s piece discussed “Financial Planning; and Mr. Bogin’s part delved into “Legal and Family Planning.” 

To complete the series, UMARC welcomed the webinar presenters back to the University of Maryland on April 10th for a live webinar panel discussion that encompassed the entire webinar series to field questions from a nationwide audience.  The result was a comprehensive resource guide for families and professionals for special needs planning.  To listen to the entire webinar series and ensuing Q&A discussion, please click here.

Stephen R. Elville works with individuals and families to provide a unique attorney-client experience and peace of mind through a proactive and collaborative approach based on leading edge legal-technical knowledge.  Mr. Elville has extensive experience in working with clients involved in crisis situations.  He also brings a unique and personalized approach to pre-crisis planning.  Mr. Elville routinely handles client issues in the following areas:  wills, trusts, estate tax planning, powers of attorney, living wills/advance medical directives, Medicaid asset protection trusts, Medicaid planning and qualification, estate administration, fiduciary representation, nursing home selection, guardianships, special needs planning for children and adults, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and IRS tax controversy.

Mr. Elville was named to the Maryland Super Lawyers List in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019 and is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Elder Counsel, Wealth Counsel, the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys.  He is the past Chair of the Howard County Bar Association Estates & Trusts and Elder Law Sections and is the past President of the Coalition of Geriatric Services (COGS).  Mr. Elville currently serves as Chair of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association, and is a member of the Charitable Gift Planning Advisory Committee for Anne Arundel Medical Center (CGPAC).  He also serves as Chair for Law Day Maryland.

The education of clients and families through counseling and the use of the very best legal-technical knowledge available is the practical mission of Elville and Associates.  To learn more, visit www.elvilleassociates.com, or call 443-393-7696. 

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