Jaffe attorney appointed to board of Parkinson foundation

Sara Schimke, an associate with Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., has been appointed to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation (MPF) Board of Directors.

Since 1983, MPF has focused on the educational and support needs of people with Parkinson's, their families and health professionals. The non-profit strives to support research into the mechanisms underlying the disease, therapeutic strategies aimed at reducing the burden of illness, and engaging and enlisting the support of institutions and individuals whose activities impact the needs of people with Parkinson's and related disorders.

In her role as a board member and speaker, Schimke will participate in MPF's legal endeavors, advise and educate Parkinson's patients and their families, and participate in board deliberations. She is currently an associate in Jaffe's estate planning and probate practice group where she focuses on elder and disability law, including long-term care planning, Medicaid planning and veteran's benefits. Schimke also counsels and represents clients with special needs planning, blended families, tax planning and real estate succession planning.

Schimke is a frequent speaker at bar association events, courts, legal education groups and community interest forums on topics and trends surrounding her practice. She serves as an adjunct professor at Western Michigan University's Thomas M. Cooley Law School, an accredited attorney with the Department of Veteran's Affairs, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Financial & Estate Planning Council of Metro Detroit. For more information, please visit www.jaffelaw.com.

Published: Wed, Jul 06, 2016

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