(NYC) Family and Estate Planning for Gay and Lesbian Couples

  • 23 May 2012
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • New York, NY
FFR/Princeton BTGALA Presents...
Family and Estate Planning for Gay and Lesbian Couples
New York, NY

WHEN: Wednesday, May 23, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
WHERE: Planning Center for Professionals
2 Park Ave, Ste 300, New York, NY
Between 32nd and 33rd Streets
See below for directions or go to: Google Map at
COST: No cost.
RSVP: Register by May 23 at noon so you will be put on the list to be let into the building
Note - you will need to bring ID to be admitted into the building
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Join us for another seminar on financial planning for lesbian and gay couples. This time we will discuss family and estate planning with a focus on the needs of couples with children or planning for children. Speaking on insurance and education savings plans will be FFR/Princeton BTGALA's Shawn Cowls, and on legal issues will be Anthony M. Brown. There will be ample time for questions and answers and drinks following the presentations.

Bio for Anthony M. Brown, Esq.
Anthony works for the law firm of Albert W. Chianese & Associates, heading their Nontraditional Family and Estates Law division serving married and unmarried individuals, couples and families in Manhattan and on Long Island. Anthony is the Executive Director of The Wedding Party and has been a Board member since its inception in 1999. The Wedding Party is a non-profit educational organization that educates the public about marriage and its importance to all citizens through outreach programs and strategic media placement. Anthony is the founder of TimeForFamilies.com, a web environment dedicated to assisting gay and lesbian couples in the creation of their own families. Anthony has worked as a law guardian at The Children's Law Center, representing the legal needs of children in Brooklyn Family Court. Anthony also worked as a legal intern for Lambda Legal in the summer of 2002. While there he helped to prepare briefing for the landmark case of Lawrence v. Texas and his research was quoted specifically in Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's concurring opinion. Anthony graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where he served as research assistant to Nan Hunter, the founder of The Gay and Lesbian Project at the ACLU. Anthony is a member of The Family Law Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.

Bio for Shawn Cowls, Financial Advisor
Shawn Cowls has spent the past twenty five years in the insurance and financial services industry. He has worked for a number of insurance companies as an actuary and a consultant and currently is in his own practice helping individuals and small business implement financial solutions to their insurance and investing needs. He is a member of the Planning Center for Professionals, and is a registered representative of the brokerage firm Hornor, Townsend, and Kent (Member NASD/SIPC). He holds a BA in Mathematics from Princeton University.

Thanks to our host Shawn Cowls of FFR/Princeton BTGALA.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that financial decisions should be made in consultation with the attendee's financial and legal advisors, who will be able to factor in the attendee's personal situation. The views and opinions expressed at this event are solely of the presenters, and are not endorsed by FFR/Princeton BTGALA or the other LGBT alumni associations announcing this seminar.
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