Shana Siegel to Speak at ALS Support Group

Posted on February 5th, 2019

Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will speak at the ALS Support Group meetings for Northern and Central New Jersey this month. Hosted by the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, the support group is a safe and confidential space where people with ALS, as well as their family, friends, and caregivers are welcome to share their thoughts and feelings and receive emotional and practical support to help them cope.

The Northern NJ Support Group will meet Thursday, February 7, 7 – 8 p.m., at the Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation in Saddlebrook. The Central NJ Support Group will meet Saturday, February 16, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., at the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center in New Brunswick. Siegel’s topics will include understanding special needs trusts, Medicaid, and paying for care. For more information, please click here.

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), Shana 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. She is a past president of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), where she regularly met with legislators and government officials on behaf of the elder law bar and their clients. In 2015, she was invited to join NAELA’s prestigious Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP).

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

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