Mark Worthington, Esq.

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Speaker Schedule

Friday, July 23
Auditorium – 2:00pm – Disability Benefits & Planning
Lounge – 6:00pm – Disability Benefits, Special Needs Trusts and Guardianship Q&A

Saturday, July 24
Lounge – 12:00pm – Disability Benefits, Special Needs Trusts & Guardianship Q&A

About the Speaker

Mark W. Worthington is Senior Counsel at Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts, P.C. (“SNLG”), a three-attorney firm in Framingham, Massachusetts that practices exclusively in special needs advocacy and planning, estate planning, and elder law.

Mark is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the United States Supreme Court. He received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and his LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University Law School. He is a former Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Elder Law and Estate Planning at Western New England University School of Law, where he continues in Adjunct status to teach courses in Medicaid, Estate Planning for Retirement Plans, and the Grantor Trust Rules. Mark is a Certified Elder Law Attorney*, a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“NAELA”), past President (2007) of the Massachusetts Chapter of NAELA, vice-chair of the NAELA Tax Section, Technical Editor of the Special Needs and Elder Care Newsletter for Leimberg Information Services, Inc., a member of the Editorial Board of the NAELA Journal, and a Trustee of the NAELA Foundation. He has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer every year since 2008, is Martindale-Hubble AV rated, and has written and spoken for programs presented by the ABA, ALI-CLE, Suffolk University Law School, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, Stetson University College of Law, NAELA, Mass NAELA, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. Mark wrote the Issues Brief NAELA submitted to Congress that preserved lifetime required minimum distributions for inherited retirement plans left to Special Needs Trusts under the SECURE Act.