A Special Needs Planning Webinar

Effective Tools and Strategies When Planning for an Individual with Special Needs

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:00pm EST

Join us for a complimentary webinar with leading special needs planning experts as we discuss:

  • Legal considerations of special needs planning.
  • Funding strategies for third-party special needs trusts.
  • Benefits of a pooled special needs trust.

How to register: click the “Register Now for Complimentary Webinar” button to complete your registration.


Meet our Panel of Special Needs Planning Experts.


Legal Expert: R. Shawn Majette, JD

Shawn directs the elder law section of ThompsonMcMullan, a Richmond, VA law firm, and practices in the areas of elder law, disability planning, and estate planning and administration. Since 1989, he has spoken frequently for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Special Needs Alliance (of which he is a long term member), the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia (of which he is adjunct faculty, in the College of Legal Medicine), the University of Virginia School of Law, the National Geriatric Care Managers Association, the Virginia State Bar, local chapters of the Virginia Society of Public Accountants, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and many national legal, accounting and medical continuing education programs.


Financial Planning Expert: H. Mark Friese, CRPC®

Mark is a Wealth Management Advisor based in Washington, D.C. He has helped clients create strategies for their financial futures since he joined Merrill Lynch in 1987. Mark is a frequent speaker and has conducted seminars covering financial strategies, education funding, tax-minimization strategies, special needs planning and estate planning services for many institutions, corporations, associations, retirement communities and professional groups. He has appeared on local T.V. and cable and helps with a radio show focusing on elder care and special needs financial strategies.

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Pooled Special Needs Trust Expert: Joanne Marcus, MSW

Joanne has served as the executive director of Commonwealth Community Trust, a leading national nonprofit organization that administers pooled special needs trusts, since 2000. She speaks frequently to professional groups and community organizations on the topic of pooled special needs trust and has published articles in publications from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), American Association for Justice, Special Needs Alliance, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Virginia State Bar, The Legal Examiner, Autism Asperger’s Digest, The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), United Spinal Association, Brain Injury Association of Virginia, and CPA Solutions.

Hosted by Commonwealth Community Trust.

If you have any questions about this webinar or need assistance with registration, please contact Cheryl Carlyon, Marketing Manager for Commonwealth Community Trust, via email (ccarlyon@trustCCT.org) or call 804-740-6930.