Faculty Profile: Timothy Takacs

Timothy TakacsTakacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, PLLC201 Walton Ferry Road Hendersonville, TN 37075 Work Phone: (615) 824-2571Website: http://www.tn-elderlaw.com/Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (56)
  • Elder Law Forum 2020
  • Elder Law Basics in Jamestown
  • Succession Planning for Your Law Firm or Practice Workshop (Online Version)
  • Elder Law: Avoiding Pitfalls Involving Families & the Evolving Legal Market
  • Succession Planning for Your Law Firm or Practice Workshop (Online Version)
  • Succession Planning for Your Law Firm or Practice Workshop
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Court Square Series 2017 in Columbia
  • Court Square Series 2017 in Clarksville
  • Court Square Series 2017 in Cookeville
  • Elder Law Forum 2017
  • VA Benefits: Claims, Accreditation, and Appeals
  • VA Benefits: The Veterans’ Dependents
  • VA Benefits: Service and Non-Services Connected Disability
  • CHOICES: Medical Eligibility and Safety Determination New Rules for 2015
  • VA CLE Credits: Pensions, Procedures and Appeal Rights
  • VA CLE Credits: Accreditation
  • VA CLE Credits: Compensation
  • Court Square Series 2014 in Clarksville
  • Elder Law: How To Clean Up Your Mess
  • Elder Law: Special Needs Trust
  • Elder Law Forum 2014 (Day 1 - Intermediate)
  • Life Care Planning: Caring for the Elder in the Practice of Law
  • Elder Law Forum 2013
  • VA Benefits Part III
  • VA CLE Credits: Pensions, Procedures and Appeal Rights
  • VA CLE Credits: Compensation
  • VA Benefits Part II
  • VA CLE Credits: Accreditation
  • VA Benefits Part I
  • From Solo To CEO: Cash Flow Analysis
  • From Solo To CEO: A Strategic Plan
  • Court Square Series 2012: Cookeville
  • Revised TRPC 1.14 and the Client-Lawyer Relationship
  • Elder Law Forum 2012
  • Creating & administering Special Needs Trusts: Process
  • Creating & Administering Special Needs Trusts: Public Benefts
  • VA Benefits Part III:2011
  • VA Benefits Part II: 2011
  • VA Benefits Part I: 2011
  • From Solo To CEO: Cash Flow Analysis
  • From Solo To CEO: A Strategic Plan
  • Elder Law Forum 2011
  • Ethical Issues in Planning for Medicaid Eligibility
  • Can My Trust Buy Me a House?
  • VA Benefits Part III:
  • VA Benefits Part II:
  • VA Benefits Part I:
  • TSC: Tanner Decision
  • General Practice 2009: VA Benefits & Social Security
  • Elder Law Forum 2010
  • General Practice Summit 2009
  • General Practice: Elder Law
  • Elder Law 2009
  • General Practice Summit 2008
  • Elder Law Essentials

Timothy L. Takacs is in private practice in Hendersonville, Tennessee, limiting his practice exclusively to elder law. A Certified Elder Law Attorney, Tim was one of the first elder law attorneys in the nation to assemble an inter-disciplinary team of experts to provide integrated client care. His innovations have transformed the practice of elder law in the United States and have set a new standard of excellence in the field.

Tim began concentrating his practice in the area of elder law in 1990. In the mid-nineties he began adding non-lawyer health care professionals to his staff, including registered nurses and a licensed master social worker, to address quality of life and care issues that the challenge of old age and disability presents to his clients.

Tim refers to his firm as a "life care planning law firm" and the goal of his practice as "elder-centered." This means that, while a traditional elder law firm may focus on saving assets for the older client's children, Tim's practice centers on maximizing the older client's quality of life and independence.

Tim and other members of his firm have taught the fundamentals of life care planning practice to hundreds of lawyers throughout the United States. He is a founding member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association (LCPLFA) and was the Association’s first president.

Tim Takacs is also a founding member of the Special Needs Alliance, an organization of the nation’s leading lawyers on issues pertaining to persons with disabilities and special needs. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and was a member of NAELA’s Board of Directors from 2004-2008. He organized the Tennessee Bar Association’s Elder Law section and was the section’s first chairperson.

Tim Takacs has been certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney and by the State of Tennessee as an Elder Law Specialist.

Tim Takacs is the founder of The NAELA eBulletin, an e-mail newsletter for elder law attorneys published by NAELA. He is also the author of Elder Law Practice in Tennessee (Lexis/Nexis, 1998; supplemented annually) and A Guide to Elder Law Practice (Lexis, 2007).