Elizabeth Forspan | AICPA ENGAGE 2020

Elizabeth Forspan

JD
Partner, Forspan Klear LLP
Great Neck, NY

ELIZABETH FORSPAN, ESQ. Forspan Klear LLP Great Neck, New York Ph: (516) 765-7772 Email: eforspan@forspanklear.com Elizabeth Forspan is a Founding Partner of Forspan Klear, LLP, a New York- based law firm. Elizabeth’s areas of practice include Estate Planning, Taxation and Elder Care Planning. She regularly assists clients in achieving their Medicaid Planning goals in a tax efficient manner through practical and considerate planning techniques. Elizabeth often lectures on various aspects of Elder Care Planning, Tax Law and Estate Planning. Elizabeth has lectured on the Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates for the National Business Institute as well as Key Elder Care Planning Issues for the New York State Society of CPA’s Annual Estate Planning Conference in New York City. Elizabeth gave a lecture entitled Planning for Your Clients’ Incapacity: Don’t Get Caught in the Trap! at a joint Baruch College/NYSSCPA financial planning conference. Elizabeth has also written and lectured extensively on the topic of Casualty Loss Deductions. Elizabeth co-authored the award winning cover article for the February 2013 edition of the CPA Journal entitled “Casualty Losses for Property Damaged by Hurricane Sandy.” In June of 2014, Elizabeth was the recipient of the prestigious Max Block Award for Outstanding Article in the Category of Technical Analysis, awarded by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ CPA Journal for her article on casualty losses. Elizabeth has been named a New York Metro Area Super Lawyer Rising Star in the area of Estate Planning and Probate for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Elizabeth has been featured in New York Magazine and Elizabeth has been quoted in the New York Times. Prior to founding Forspan Klear LLP, Elizabeth was the Managing Attorney of a prominent New York Elder Law and Trusts and Estates Firm. Prior to that, Elizabeth was a Tax Manager with Ernst & Young LLP, where she focused on Mergers and Acquisitions, Executive Compensation, Equity Compensation, Employment Tax and Employee Benefits. Elizabeth has extensive experience working on business transactions and tax based engagements. Elizabeth earned her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law and she received her B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, where she graduated summa cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.