Lipson Neilson attorney Mary Schmitt Smith explains Medicare coverage issues and options in the various plans, provides facts and figures around Medicare and Medicaid, and suggests advocacy organization resources and information. She discusses the future of Medicare and the impact in the future, and leaves us with five takeaways. Click here to view podcast.
Mary Schmitt Smith is a partner with Lipson Neilson PC, advising clients in various areas with a distinct focus on drafting and administration of Special Needs Trusts. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a charter member of the Special Needs Alliance.
Mary created the concept of an Interceptor Trust; a court authorized Special Needs Trust. She persuaded Judges to approve these special needs trusts to protect assets of individuals with disabilities. In 1993, Congress specifically gave Courts the authority to establish these trusts under federal law, also referred to as “d (4) (A)”.
Mary has presented on probate, tax, estate planning and special needs trust topics for Bar Associations and law schools across the country as well as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.