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Brooklyn Bar Association panel includes Judge Ingram on estate planning CLE

November 16, 2017 By Rob Abruzzese, Legal Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Brooklyn Bar Association hosted a joint-CLE with the New York Guard on Wednesday where a panel that included Hon. John Ingram (not pictured) covered estate planning. Pictured from left: Gary Elias, Ellyn Kravitz and Dewey Golkin. Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese
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The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) held a joint-continuing legal education (CLE) seminar with the New York Guard that included a panel of three attorneys, plus Surrogate Court Justice John Ingram, on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday.

Ingram, an admiral in the U.S. Navy Reserve, was joined by Dewey Golkin, Ellyn Kravitz and Gary Elias for the CLE. It was free for military service members and covered topics including changes to the estate tax under the new tax proposal and other topics related to estate planning.

“This is a joint Brooklyn Bar and NY Guard event,” Golkin explained. “We prepare wills, health proxies, power of attorneys and funeral declarations before they deploy. After we go through the tax proposal, we’re going to do some basics on estate planning and probating a will with details on administration.

“Ellyn Kravitz is going to go through some of the more technical stuff about trusts some of the other fancy stuff,” Golkin continued. “[Ingram] is amazing. He’s very generous with his time and very gracious about participating with events at the Brooklyn Bar and in the community. We’re very lucky to have him as a surrogate.”

BBA is preparing for its annual Foundation Dinner which will be held on Dec. 4 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel. This year’s honorees include Hon. Rachel Adams and Hon. Bernard J. Graham. The BBA Foundation will also give out the inaugural Vivian H. Agress Trailblazer Award to all of its past female presidents.


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