Volume 1, Issue 1

Elder Law in the Nineties – Peter J. Strauss

The need to reconsider estate planning, placing a greater emphasis on life planning, is the theme of Peter J. Strauss’s essay. He provides an overview of the status of the elderly in the United States and reminds the reader that the legal profession has not yet adequately addressed the needs of this segment of the population. The life planning components are discussed and corporations are urged to attend to such employee planning needs so as to enhance productivity at work and to improve the quality of their employees’ lives.

Peter J. Strauss is a partner in the firm Epstein, Becker & Green , New York . This article is an extended version of an article adpated with permission from Michael Gilfix and Peter Strauss, New Age Estate Planning: The Emergence of Elder Law , Tr. & Est., Apr. 1988, at 14.