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GARDEN CITY, NY, February 14, 2003 – Citibank’s Professional Markets Group will be hosting a series of eldercare seminars for attorneys featuring presenters Michael J. Garibaldi, CPA/ABV, President and Chief Executive Officer of Israeloff, Trattner & Co., CPAs, PC, and Vincent J. Russo, Esq. of Vincent J. Russo & Associates, PC.

The seminar is entitled “Everything You Need To Know About Eldercare – A Morning With The Experts”, and will address the many daunting eldercare issues attorneys are being confronted with. Topics to be discussed include long-term care insurance, residences, Medicaid, wills and trusts, estate administration and tax, and the valuation issues associated with them.

The meeting dates and locations are March 6, 2003 at the Crown Plaza LaGuardia; March 19, 2003 at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho; March 27, 2003 at Citicorp Center in New York City, and May 8, 2003 at the Heights Cafe in Brooklyn. Each program runs from 8:00 – 11:30AM.
There are no fees for these meetings, which are open to attorneys only. Meeting attendees will attain 3 CLE credits. Reservations are required. Call 516-296-5357.

Michael J. Garibaldi is the officer-in-charge of Israeloff, Trattner’s Law Firm Services, and Litigation Support and Business Valuation Groups. The Law Firm Services Group was established to help attorney’s compete successfully in today’s challenging legal environment. This Group provides clients with a full spectrum of services designed to help profit-oriented firms identify and understand a full range of firm governance, partner compensation and profitability issues that will help them gain a competitive advantage. The Litigation Support and Business Valuation Group provides clients with the valuation of minority and controlling interests in closely held businesses and professional practices for the purpose of acquisition, sale, estate tax and estate planning, shareholder litigation, equitable distribution, structuring buy/sell agreements, financial planning, arbitration and litigation.

Vincent J. Russo is the Managing Shareholder of Vincent J. Russo & Associates, one of Long Island’s leading Elder Law firms, co-author of NY Elder Law Practice, and founding member and past President of NAELA, as well as the Elder Law section of the NYSBA.

Israeloff, Trattner & Co., CPAs, PC, is one of the region’s leading certified public accounting, financial and management consulting firms, and a New York State accredited provider of Continuing Legal Education. The firm offers a wide range of services including accounting, auditing, business valuation, income tax consultation and preparation, litigation support, merger and acquisition consulting, management consultation, technology, human resources and marketing consulting, financial and estate planning.

For more information, call or write Israeloff, Trattner & Co., P.C., 1225 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY, 11530, (516) 240-3300 or visit the web site at


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