Chuhak & Tecson Principal Mallory Moreno presents to Astellas Pharma US

April 12, 2022

Mallory Moreno, principal at Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., will present a program titled “The 5Ws of Special Needs Planning: Who? What? When? Where? Why? (and How?)” on Thursday, April 14, 2022, to the employees of Astellas Pharma US, Inc., an affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma, Inc. The program will be held via Zoom.

The presentation is hosted by the Astellas US Disabilities and Special Needs Employee Resource Group. Attendees will learn about some of the basics of special needs planning. Moreno will discuss the importance of powers of attorney and how these tools can be used for multiple planning purposes. She will also discuss guardianships, special needs trusts, means-tested benefits, such as Medicaid and SSI, and explore ABLE Accounts. The presentation will offer some of the planning tools and resources available for individuals with disabilities, including what family members or loved ones may want to consider and what individuals with disabilities themselves might be able to explore.

Moreno focuses her practice on adult guardianships, both contested and non-contested, estate and trust administration and litigation, including financial exploitation, will and trust contests, fiduciary disputes, issues of capacity, powers of attorneys, undue influence, financial exploitation, citations and fraud. A significant portion of her practice is dedicated to long-term care planning, Medicaid, Medicaid appeals, estate planning, special needs planning and disability law.

Moreno is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), an exclusive honor bestowed on a select group of attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation. As of 2021, there are only 17 CELAs in Illinois providing creative solutions to elder law issues. Moreno also serves as president-elect for IL NAELA and chairs several of its committees. She is a frequent faculty speaker for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) as well as other organizations.

This program is not open to the public. For more information on this topic or to inquire about Ms. Moreno’s availability to speak at your organization, please contact her at