WIFS Invites You via ZOOM To: Elder Law & Special Needs ~ Martha Brown 9.23.2020

WIFS Invites You via ZOOM To: Elder Law & Special Needs ~ Martha Brown 9.23.2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
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September 23, 2020
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Elder Law & Special Needs

Moderators:  Martha Brown & Carrie Burggraff

Description of the talk:

Martha and Carrie will discuss the unique legal needs of the elderly, people with disabilities and the families who care for them.


Martha Brown
Martha C. Brown has been practicing in the field of Elder Law and Special Needs for over 30 years and is a Certified Elder Law Attorney* as certified by the National Elder Law Foundation.  Her firm, Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC concentrates on the unique legal needs of the elderly, people with disabilities and the families who care for them.

Ms. Brown is active in various committees and associations.  Ms. Brown served for eight years on the St. Louis County Disciplinary Committee for the Missouri Supreme Court, which is a committee that handles disciplinary matters involving attorneys.  Ms. Brown is a past board member and current member of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, by invitation only, alliance of disability lawyers. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel.  Ms. Brown is a board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, St. Louis Chapter, the College of Education and Allied Health Professions Board at Fontbonne, the Housing Options Provided for the Elderly and is a former board President of the Association of Aging with Developmental Disabilities.

Ms. Brown has received numerous awards for her work with the elderly and disabled, including the 2008 Powley Award, presented to a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, who is recognized in their community as a leader in promoting a greater understanding of the rights and needs of elders and persons with special needs and advocating for those rights. She has also been designated a "Super Lawyer" every year since 2006 and named "Best Lawyer in America" every year since 2013. Ms. Brown has been appointed to the Missouri Guardianship Statutory Reform Task Force and completed advanced training to become certified as a Mediator in the areas of Adult Guardianship and Eldercare from Zena D. Zumeta, J.D., a nationally known expert in the area of Elder Mediation.

*Neither the Supreme Court of MO nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifications, organizations or specialist designations.

Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC
473 N. Kirkwood Rd., 2nd Floor
St. Louis, Missouri 63122
Phone (314) 962-0186
Fax (314) 962-1298


Carrie Burggraff
Carrie grew up on a college campus, Alderson Broaddus University, and left home as an adult with three degrees.  She thought she would be a teacher, but fell in love with Anatomy and Physiology, which started her journey as a physician assistant.  After working in women's health and family medicine, she specialized in genetics and internal medicine because she thinks older people have so much to contribute.  While raising kinds, Carrie was very active with her kids in the Rockwood School District, at SLUH and at Washington University in St. Louis. Today, when she isn't working with inspiring clients who need help at home, she loves to cycle, bake homemade cinnamon and apple pie, and travel with her husband to visit their adult sons on the East Coast. 


   invitation to come.


11:30 am - 1:00 pm ~ Discussion

Big Thanks to Our Sponsors


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Must I be a member to come?
No, for the monthly meeting, you do NOT need to be a Member. You may join us as a guest for three (3) meetings before you choose to join us as a Member. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention, however, that along with a plethora of other benfits to members, every meeting fee is reduced for those who are already Members at the national and local level. If you think you may want to join as a Member to enjoy these perks, please visit our national site HERE and do so BEFORE you register for the event to take advantage of reduced Member meeting fees immediately. (note that national dues are pro-rated at the time you register and that there is an additional nominal annual fee payable to the local chapter so make sure you select "St. Louis" when selecting your local chapter)

Is this only for Insurance Agents?
Not at all!  The organization serves women in ALL financial services and related fields. For instance, CPA's, Tax Attorneys, Bookkeepers, Financial Planners & Advisors, Bankers, and people in related fields such as professional coaches, etc.  Learn about the benefits of joining the organization at the local chapter level HERE.

When are monthly meetings?
Greater St. Louis Chapter WIFS typcially meets every FOURTH WEDNESDAY of the month, with the exception of November and December, to accommodate winter holidays. We also do not have a meeting in July as our Members find it's a time when they prefer to enjoy summertime fun. 
What is the refund policy?
Because we are obligated to make arrangements with the venue to include you well in advance, once you've registered for the meeting, we will be billed for your lunch. Therefore, we hope you understand that WE CANNOT ISSUE REFUNDS once tickets have been submitted online and purchased.

What if I don't have a PayPal account when I register?
No problem. While most people find it convenient to use their PayPal acccount, we like to give  you options. When the PayPal link loads up, simple choose to "CHECK OUT AS A GUEST". You'll then be able to enter your credit card information as you would for any other online purchase.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email Stephanie Martinez, our St. Louis chapter president, stephanie@theestateplannerllc.com, with any questions you may have. Be sure to put "WIFS Meeting Registration" in the Subject Line.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Your registration/ticket is transferable to another attendee however, you must UPDATE YOUR RESERVATION ONLINE 24 HOURS PRIOR to the start of the meeting.  Registrations are NOT transferable between events.  NOTE: Since we must give a headcount to the venue ahead of time, WIFS Greater St. Louis Chapter cannot guarantee that meal accommodations can be met with transferred registrations. We will make a "best effort" to accommodate you, however we request you contact WIFS directly at stephanie@businessandestateplanning.com to address any specific dietary restrictions due to health reasons.  Be sure to put "WIFS Meeting Registration Transfer" in the Subject Line.


Event hosted by

Greater St. Louis Chapter of WIFS
101 S. Hanley Rd., Ste. 800
St. Louis, MO, 63105
Greater St. Louis Chapter of WIFS

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