Shana Siegel Named in Best of Essex County for Elder Law

Posted on December 11th, 2019

Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, has been recognized by Suburban Essex Magazine in their “Best of Essex” contest.

About the Award

The “Best of Essex” contest has been an annual tradition for local, independently-owned businesses since 2008. The website allows consumers to find the best local shops, services, and dining options year-round. This year’s contest supported CASA of Essex in their mission to “Help Foster Children in Essex County Find Safe Homes.” Every vote cast benefited the cause.

“With my involvement in Montclair over the past thirteen years, I am so honored and truly appreciate Suburban Essex Magazine, its readers, and the Essex County community,” said Siegel, who won the bronze award in the category of “Elder Law/Individual.”

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About Shana Siegel

Siegel concentrates her practice in the area of elder law, focusing on representing seniors, individuals with special needs, and their families in connection with life care planning, public benefits, trust and estate planning, and long-term care advocacy. As one of the few Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA) in northern New Jersey to be certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), she has extensive experience in probate and estate administration, asset preservation, supplemental and special needs trusts, planning for disability, guardianship and estate litigation, resident rights, health care decision making, Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance appeals.

Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Siegel was with WanderPolo & Siegel for over 10 years, five of which were as principal. She has been involved in health and long-term care issues for over 25 years. A past president of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Siegel regularly met with legislators and government officials on behalf of the elder law bar and their clients. In 2015, she was invited to join NAELA’s prestigious Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP).

Siegel is a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, the State Bar Elder Law Section, the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, and the Bergen and Essex County Bar Associations. She earned her J.D. from Georgetown University, with honors, in 1994 and her B.A. from Barnard College, with honors, in 1989.

About Norris McLaughlin

Norris McLaughlin’s experienced elder care and special needs law attorneys go beyond traditional planning to address the needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities. Services offered blend estate planning with long-term care planning. The firm’s estate planning & administration attorneys have vast experience in all aspects of state, federal, and international tax law, with a particular emphasis on the planning and administration of trusts and estates.

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