Learn the basics of setting up a Special Needs Trust from two local lawyers on Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, at a free presentation at Woodway Country Club from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

A continental breakfast will be served, and after the presentation from Marianne Cirillo and Michele Gartland, both attorneys with Rucci Law Group, an informal discussion will follow.

They will present the fundamental tools necessary to establish a Special Needs Trust and help family members understand the concepts and essential strategies critical in developing a personal plan.

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Marianne Cirillo, an attorney at Rucci Law Group

Marianne Cirillo is an experienced lawyer in the areas of trusts and estates and real estate law. She is known for her sensitivity and ease with clients; letting them set the pace for what can often be very emotionally difficult situations, particularly regarding estate planning or administration of estates.

Michele Gartland Rucci Law Group attorney 11-07-17

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Michele Gartland, an attorney with Rucci Law Group

Michele Gartland practices in the areas of trusts and estates, corporate law, nonprofit, and provides expertise in a wide range of estate planning instruments, pre-nuptial agreements, and corporate documents.

She works with clients to gain a thorough understanding of their goals and values as she develops individualized plans for their family or business.

Her trusts and estates work is characterized by her ability to identify clients’ needs based on their phase of life. To learn more about these attorneys and the Rucci Law Group, visit www.RucciLawGroup.com.

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STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is a not–for-profit organization established in 1952 to serve individuals of all ages who have been impacted by intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families.

STAR creates opportunities for individuals to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth by providing support, services and advocacy.

We inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals. For more information about STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way please visit our website www.starct.org.

For additional information or to register, please contact Peter Saverine at 203-846-9581 x302 or by email at psaverine@starct.com.

Woodway Country Club is at 540 Hoyt St., Darien.

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