In the trusts and estates and elder law practice, the implementation of advance directives for a patient
This program explores some of these complex issues with suggested solutions on how to address them when ethical and legal dilemmas arise. The segment will involve an overview of related federal and state legislation such as the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) of 1990, the “death panel” myth that arose in the 2009 debate over the Affordable Care Act, and New York’s Family Health Care Decisions Act. The program will also discuss specific case studies to demonstrate some of these issues and offer practice tips. This program is directed to both new and experienced practitioners. Alison Arden Besunder, Esq. provides practical tools to identify these issues and address them even before they arise.
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Alison Arden Besunder has spent over a decade practicing law in the New York City. She focuses her practice in the areas of Trusts and Estate Planning, Elder Law, Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property.
Ms. Besunder has extensive experience counseling clients on estate planning, elder law and litigation matters, ranging from the simple to complex.
Ms. Besunder is a member of the Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Sections of the New York State Bar Association and the NYSBA Animals and the Law Committee. Alison remains co-chair of the Privacy Task Force of the New York State Bar Association, which produced a 250-page report on the existing privacy laws affecting labor and employment, criminal law, litigation, intellectual property, and business law. Ms. Besunder is also a member of the Suffolk County and Brooklyn Bar Associations. Ms. Besunder is certified to act as a court-appointed evaluator, court examiner, and guardian in the New York State Courts. Ms. Besunder is a frequent contributor to the New York Law Journal, the Suffolk Lawyer, and a lecturer at Practicing Law Institute. Ms. Besunder is also an active volunteer with the Jewish Association of Services for the Aged (JASA).
Prior to founding ARDEN BESUNDER P.C., Ms. Besunder was a commercial litigation partner at Arent Fox, where she was an instrumental member of the team representing Louis Vuitton and other fashion retailers in combating counterfeit sales on Canal Street. The landmark cases were the first of their kind to reach consent injunctions with the landlord-owners of the property to take affirmative steps to curtail counterfeit sales, such as posting signs and evicting offending tenants.
Ms. Besunder is an accomplished writer on a variety of legal topics.
Excellent presenter and program. Materials were a little heavy on text but very substantive.
Extremely relevant to my practice
Good topic and speaker
Speaker was very good. She moved quickly and with authority. She covered a lot of information but was also good at explaining
She is excellent
Very well presented, and raises key issues/
I think this will really help my practice as I now have a solid grasp of the basics.
Interesting, particularly the fact patterns that were discussed.
good presentation and good information
Speaker talks a little fast, but content was terrific.
Good tip re fee agreement and termination of representation
the speaker represented the course is organized
Very informative - excellent CLE.
Very informative!! Great instructor!
Well dine presentation
Very interesting and informative
Very good practical advice.
Nicely presented and excellence substantive material
Good content and tips. The hypotheticals were helpful.
This was my first video course through Lawline and I was very pleased with presentation, content and technology.
This course was informative and well-presented.
Good coverage of an important topic.
Helpful and informative
Excellent well presented
Good case studies.
Excellent summary of an area of the law that will eventually affect all of us. Thank you very much.
I appreciated that the speaker presented ethical scenarios; most appropriate for an ethics CLE.
Very clear, articulate presentation.
Great presentation/speaking skills.
Speaker was excellent.
Excellent speaker, very knowledgeable
Excellent -- well organized
Alison was knowledgable and easy to understand. I hope she does more LawLine courses on ethics and estate planning.
Very well done.
excellent topic and program!!
Very thorough and recommended things from various angles, which was interesting.
Excellent presentation. Most relaxed presenter that I have seen on Lawline.
Informative and interesting material. Good presentation!
she was very knowledgeable and made it easy to understand the concepts and the details. great !
Great presentation on an important topic. -
Thank you very much. This was well presented and easy to follow. Randal Mathis Dallas
This speaker was very engaging. I especially like how she included scenarios in her presentation.
Very good presentation. Presenter articulate and easy to follow.
Really good written materials.
Very well presented.
She is clear and concise.
Thanks! It was very informative.
Very interesting course!