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SECTION UPDATE ELDER LAW BREAKFAST MEETINGS During our breakfast meetings at the Buckhead Club this year, Section members have heard excellent and in- formative presentations from attorney Jeffrey Warncke (insurance issues), Ned Morgens of Skylark Senior Care and attorney Diane Weinberg (Medicaid waivers and community services), and Dr. Laura Jalbert of Mindful Transitions (senior counseling and social services). In April, our members enjoyed hearing wealth advisor Lisa Brown of Brightworth and attorney Robert Port of Gaslowitz Frankel speak on the advantages and disadvantages of annuities for seniors. tion on divorce and trust law issues featuring attorneys Craig Frankel of Gaslowitz Frankel and Tony Turner of Cohen, Pollock, Merlin & Small at Maggiano’s in Buckhead. Linda Pacer Pacer Law LLC lindapacer@pacerlaw.com JOINT PROGRAMS On February 1 the Elder Law Section, together with the Estate Planning and Probate Section and the Fi- nancial Planning Association of Georgia, sponsored “Planning for the Decades of Life,” a terrific seminar organized by attorney Elaine Levine of Kwartin Levine and held at the offices of Signature FD. The event received rave reviews from the nearly 100 attorneys, CPAs, financial planners and others who attended. Matt Barber, president of the Financial Planning Association of Georgia, attorney Mark Williamson of Alston & Bird, attorney Sarah Watchko of Hill & Watchko, and attorney and CPA tax specialist Murray Saylor of the Saylor Law Firm gave their views and perspectives on many issues involving blended families, adults aging and declining, and financial matters while following a family from their 20s through their 90s. On April 12, the Elder Law Section hosted a joint break- fast with the Bankruptcy Law Section at the offices of Nelson Mullins on elder investment fraud and financial exploitation. Speakers were Sherry Boston, DeKalb County district attorney and Gerlda Hines, chief of staff of Georgia’s Department of Human Services. On May 15, the Elder Law Section will jointly sponsor a luncheon with the Estate Planning and Probate Sec- Speaker Diane Weinberg (Morgan and DiSalvo, P.C.) presenting at the Elder Law Section Breakfast on February 21. The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association THE ATLANTA LAWYER 29