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Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. to Moderate the Advanced Special Needs Trust Symposium

“Use of Special Needs Trusts in Cases Involving Divorce” to be presented by leading NJ Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney, Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq., who will also act as Moderator of the Symposium

Westfield, NJ – December 15, 2015 – Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. (https://vanarellilaw.com/) will moderate and present at the Advanced Special Needs Trust Symposium given by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on January 20, 2016 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ.

Mr. Vanarelli will provide an overview of the use of Special Needs Trusts in cases involving divorce to protect spousal and child support awards from impacting needs-based public benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), Section 8 Housing and the like.

For additional information regarding this event, attorneys may contact the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) at 732-214-8500 or visit their website at http://www.njicle.com/.

For additional information regarding elder law and estate planning issues, including planning for disability, special needs trusts and divorce issues, contact the Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli at 908-232-7400, or visit them online at https://vanarellilaw.com/.

Information about the upcoming Advanced Special Needs Trust Symposium can be found below:

ADVANCED SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST SYMPOSIUM

JANUARY 20, 2016, 9:00-4:00

NEW JERSEY LAW CENTER

Moderator/Speaker::
Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq.

Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, NJ State Bar, Elder and Disability Law Section
Certified Elder Law Attorney by the ABA accredited National Elder Law Foundation
Accredited Veterans Attorney
Former Social Security Claim Representative
Former Chair, NJSBA Elder & Disability Law Section
Law Offices of Donald D. Vanarelli (Westfield)

Speakers include:
Dana Bookbinder, Esq.
Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by
the ABA Accredited National Elder
Law Foundation
Begley Law Group, PC (Moorestown)
Kristen Behrens, Esq.
Begley Law Group, PC (Moorestown)
Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esq., LLM
Rothkoff Law Group (Cherry Hill)
Lawrence A. Friedman, Esq.
Certified Elder Law Attorney by ABA
Accredited National Elder Law Foundation
Former Chair, NJSBA Elder & Disability Law Section
Awarded the Distinguished Legislative Service Award from the NJSBA
FriedmanLaw (Bridgewater)
Carol Johnston, Esq.
Administrative Office of the Courts
(Trenton)
Gary Mazart, Esq.
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder & Disability LawSection
Editor/Author: New Jersey Elder Law Practice (2010 Supplement, NJICLE)
Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP (Florham Park & Paramus)
Shirley Whitenack, Esq.
Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP (Florham Park & Paramus)
About The Program:
A special needs trust is a trust designed to ensure that beneficiaries can use property intended for their benefit. Having a solid understanding and road-map can be the difference between success & failure.

When a client comes to you asking for help planning for the financial security and wellbeing of a child with a disability, are you confident that you can handle the situation? This program will provide you with a roadmap to properly plan for the future of the special needs dependent.

Program Agenda:
9:00 Introduction – Donald Vanarelli, Esq.
9:15 First-Party v. Third-Party SNTs, “Sole Benefit Of” Trusts – Dana Bookbinder, Esq.
9:45 Reformation; SNT to Support Trusts; Presenting SNTs for Court Approval –
Shirley Whitenack, Esq.
10:50 Break
11:00 New Legislation: ABLE Act, ACA, SNT Fairness Act, NDAA
(Vet Pensions to SNTs for Disabled Child) – Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esq.
11:45 Luncheon
12:45 Use of SNTs in cases involving Divorce – Donald Vanarelli, Esq.
1:15 Alternatives to SNTs and Why (Settlement Preservation Trusts,
Medicare Set-Aside Trust, etc.) – Kristen Behrens, Esq.
2:00 Break
2:10 Taxation – Gary Mazart, Esq.
2:45 SNT Administration (and short segment on proposed changes to Uniform Trust Code)
Lawrence A. Friedman, Esq.
3:30 Ethics: Conflicts between Grantor, Trustee, Beneficiary – Carol Johnston, Esq.
4:00 Adjourn
CLE Credits:
NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 6.7 hours of total CLE credit.
NJ CLE : This program has been approved for 6.7 credits (50 minute hour)
PA CLE: 5.5 substantive credits pending ($24 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
NY CLE (nt): 6.5 professional practice credits
CPE: 6.0 taxation credit
About Donald D. Vanarelli

Recipient of the Marilyn Askin Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder and Disability Law Section, Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, and a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Vanarelli is also an Accredited Veterans Attorney and an Accredited Professional Mediator. He has successfully litigated cases in New Jersey’s Supreme Court and in federal court. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors, the disabled and their families in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and other public benefits, special needs planning, and litigation, including probate, elder abuse and guardianship lawsuits.

About The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli

Located in Westfield, New Jersey, the firm provides a broad range of legal services for seniors, the disabled and their families. The law firm guides clients through complex legal areas including public benefits planning, trial advocacy and court procedures, the administrative process, as well as estate and gift tax laws.

Contact: Ginny Morrissey, The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, Tel: 908-232-7400, Email: gmorrissey@VanarellilLaw.com

For additional information concerning special needs trusts and disability planning, visit: https://vanarellilaw.com/special-needs-disability-planning/
For additional information concerning New Jersey divorce law, visit: https://vanarellilaw.com/family-law-services/#sdpnj

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Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. to Present at the 2015 Elder Law College

‘Overview of Veterans Benefits and Social Security Disability Benefits’ to be presented by leading NJ Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney, Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq.

Westfield, NJ – December 1, 2015 – Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. (https://vanarellilaw.com/) will participate in the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Elder Law College held on December 14, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fairfield, NJ.

Mr. Vanarelli will provide an overview of the eligibility criteria and planning strategies for VA Pension Benefits and Social Security Disability Benefits.

For additional information regarding this event, attorneys may contact the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) at 732-214-8500 or visit their website at http://www.njicle.com/.

For additional information regarding elder law issues, including social security eligibility and veterans’ benefits, contact the Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli at 908-232-7400, or visit them online at https://vanarellilaw.com/.

Information about this year’s Elder Law College program can be found below:

2015 Elder Law College

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 690 Route 46 E Fairfield, NJ 07004-1539

Date: December 14, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM ET

Moderator/Speaker:

Donald M. McHugh, Esq., CELA, CAP
Certified Elder Law Attorney by ABA Accredited National Elder Law Foundation
McHugh & Macri (East Hanover)
Speakers:

Jonathan Bressman, Esq.
Jonathan Bressman, LLC (Fairfield)

John W. Callinan, Esq.
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder & Disability Law Section
Certified Elder Law Attorney by ABA Accredited National Elder Law Foundation
Law Offices of John W. Callinan (Wall)
Rachel Kenselaar
Director of Marketing
Senior Home Care Services (Morristown)
Linda Ershow-Levenberg, Esq.
Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation
Fink, Rosner & Ershow-Levenberg, LLC (Clark)
Lauren S. Marinaro, Esq.
Past Chair, NJSBA?Elder & Disability Law Section
Fink, Rosner & Ershow-Levenberg, LLC (Clark)
Cathyanne A. Pisciotta, Esq.
Pisciotta & Menasha, LLC (North Brunswick)
Eugene Rosner, Esq.
Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation
Fink, Rosner & Ershow-Levenberg (Clark)
Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq.
Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, NJ State Bar, Elder and Disability Law Section Certified Elder Law Attorney by ABA Accredited National Elder Law Foundation
Accredited Veterans Attorney
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder & Disability Law Section
Law Offices of Donald D. Vanarelli (Westfield)
Shirley B. Whitenack, Esq.
Chair, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) – 2016
Member, Special Needs Alliance
Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP (Florham Park & Paramus)
Program Agenda:
9:00 Introduction – Donald McHugh, Esq.
9:15 Probate/Guardianship Mediation and Litigation – Cathyanne Pisciotta, Esq.
10:00 Tax & Estate Planning – Jonathan Bressman, Esq.
10:45 Medicaid Planning – John W. Callinan, Esq.
11:30 Break
11:45 Social Security and VA Public Benefits – Donald Vanarelli, Esq.
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Special Needs Trusts – Shirley B. Whitenack, Esq.
2:15 Special Planning for Second Marriages – Linda Ershow-Levenberg, Esq.
3:00 Alphabet Soup: New HCBS Process Under MLTSS
(Managed long term care service & supports) – Lauren Marinaro, Esq.
3:45 Home Care Options – Rachel Frett
4:00 Adjourn
About Donald D. Vanarelli

Recipient of the Marilyn Askin Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder and Disability Law Section, Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, and a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Vanarelli is also an Accredited Veterans Attorney and an Accredited Professional Mediator. He has successfully litigated cases in New Jersey’s Supreme Court and in federal court. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors, veterans, the disabled and their families in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and other public benefits, special needs planning, and litigation, including probate, elder abuse and guardianship lawsuits.

About The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli

Located in Westfield, New Jersey, the firm provides a broad range of legal services for seniors, veterans, the disabled, and their families. The law firm guides clients through complex legal areas including public benefits planning, trial advocacy and court procedures, the administrative process, as well as estate and gift tax laws.

Contact: Ginny Morrissey, The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, Tel: 908-232-7400, Email: gmorrissey@VanarellilLaw.com

Photos from the 2015 Elder Law College:

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Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. to Present at the 18th Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium

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(Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. in the midst of oral argument before the New Jersey Supreme Court. A video of the entire oral argument can be found on the Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli website.)

‘Elder and Disability Law Update’ and ‘Veteran Benefits Workshop’ to be presented by leading NJ Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney, Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq.

Westfield, NJ – September 15, 2015 – Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. (https://vanarellilaw.com/) will participate in the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s 18th Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium held on September 29, 2015 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ.

Mr. Vanarelli will provide the ‘Elder and Disability Law Update’ – a review of cases decided in the fields of disability and elder law in New Jersey in the past year. He will also present at the ‘What Every Elder Law Attorney Should Know About Veteran Benefits’ workshop.

“It is always a great pleasure to work with and provide instruction to attorneys interested in the fields of elder and disability law,” said Mr. Vanarelli. He added, “As a long-time advocate for the rights of seniors, veterans, and the disabled, I look forward to participating in the Elder and Disability Law Symposium each year.”

For additional information regarding this event, attorneys may contact the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) at 732-214-8500 or visit their website at http://www.njicle.com/.

For additional information regarding elder law and veterans’ benefits, contact the Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli at 908-232-7400, or visit them online at https://vanarellilaw.com/.

About Donald D. Vanarelli

Recipient of the Marilyn Askin Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder and Disability Law Section, Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, and a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Vanarelli is also an Accredited Veterans Attorney and an Accredited Professional Mediator. He has successfully litigated cases in New Jersey’s Supreme Court and in federal court. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors, veterans, the disabled and their families in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and other public benefits, special needs planning, and litigation, including probate, elder abuse and guardianship lawsuits.

About The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli

Located in Westfield, New Jersey, the firm provides a broad range of legal services for seniors, veterans, the disabled, and their families. The law firm guides clients through complex legal areas including public benefits planning, trial advocacy and court procedures, the administrative process, as well as estate and gift tax laws.

Contact: Ginny Morrissey, The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, Tel: 908-232-7400, Email: gmorrissey@VanarellilLaw.com

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Notice of Mr. Vanarelli ‘s Presentation at the 18th Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium was distributed via Press Release through various Media as follows:

http://www.onlineprnews.com/news/626001-1442225478-donald-d-vanarelli-esq-to-present-at-the-18th-annual-elder-and-disability-law-symposium.html

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/donald-d-vanarelli-esq-to-present-at-the-18th-annual-elder-and-disability-law-symposium-300142186.html

For additional information concerning the Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli visit: https://vanarellilaw.com/law-firm-profile/.

For further information about the 18th Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium, see below:

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Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. will be speaking at the 2015 First Annual End Of Life Conference

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Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. will be speaking at the “First Annual End Of Life Conference: Legal and Practical Issues in Advance Care Planning” presented by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the NJ Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ

This program, the first of its kind in New Jersey, is interdisciplinary in scope, bringing medical and legal experts together to discuss advance health care planning. Lawyers, in the best situation to provide clients with counselling and advice about advance care planning, will discuss the legal tools available in New Jersey to achieve clients’ advance health care planning goals, including Advance Medical Directives, Durable Powers of Attorney, Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, and Do Not Resuscitate Orders. After reviewing end of life issues in New Jersey, medical experts will discuss the use of the legal tools in real-life situations and advise lawyers on improving existing legal tools and creating new tools that will be more effective in accomplishing client goals in the face of medical challenges.

About Donald D. Vanarelli

Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney.by the National Elder Law Foundation, an ABA-certifying organization, Mr. Vanarelli is also an Accredited Veterans Attorney and an Accredited Professional Mediator. He has successfully litigated cases in New Jersey’s Supreme Court and in federal court. In 2015, Mr. Vanarelli was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association, Elder and Disability Law Section. The Lifetime Achievement Award, the Elder and Disability Law Section’s highest honor, is bestowed on an attorney with an established history of distinguished service who has made significant contributions in the field of elder and disability law throughout his or her career. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors and disabled persons in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and other public benefits, special needs planning, and litigation, including probate, elder abuse and guardianship lawsuits.

About The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli

The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, located in Westfield, New Jersey, provides a broad range of legal services for seniors, the disabled and their families. The law firm guides clients through complex legal areas including public benefits planning, trial advocacy and court procedures, the administrative process, as well as estate and gift tax laws. Call 908-232-7400 or e-mail Info@VanarelliLaw.com for an appointment.

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Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Donald D. Vanarelli, New Jersey Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney

Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association's Elder and Disability Law Section

State Bar Association’s Elder and Disability Law Section Presents its Highest Honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, in Recognition of Distinguished Service and Significant Contributions in Elder and Disability Law

WESTFIELD, N.J., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. (https://vanarellilaw.com/), was presented with the Marilyn Askin Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder and Disability Law Section during its annual retreat in Philadelphia, PA.

The Lifetime Achievement Award, the Elder and Disability Law Section’s highest honor, is bestowed on an attorney with an established history of distinguished service who has made significant contributions in the field of elder and disability law throughout his or her career. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognized Mr. Vanarelli’s advocacy in elder and disability law, including a number of precedent-setting legal victories which advanced the rights of seniors and persons with disabilities.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was named in honor of attorney Marilyn Askin, considered by many to be the “Mother of New Jersey Elder Law.” Marilyn founded what has become the NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section and served as its chair for many years.

“To be chosen for this award by fellow elder law attorneys who work beside me in this rewarding field is truly an honor,” Mr. Vanarelli reflected.

About Donald D. Vanarelli

Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Certified by the National Elder Law Foundation, an ABA-certifying organization, Mr. Vanarelli is also an Accredited Veterans Attorney and an Accredited Professional Mediator. He has successfully litigated cases inNew Jersey’s Supreme Court and in federal court. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors and disabled persons in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and other public benefits, special needs planning, and litigation, including probate, elder abuse and guardianship lawsuits.

About The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli

The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, located in Westfield, New Jersey, provides a broad range of legal services for seniors, the disabled and their families. The law firm guides clients through complex legal areas including public benefits planning, trial advocacy and court procedures, the administrative process, as well as estate and gift tax laws. Call 908-232-7400 or e-mailInfo@VanarelliLaw.com for an appointment.

Contact: Ginny Morrissey, The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, Tel: 908-232-7400, Email: gmorrissey@VanarellilLaw.com

Notification of Mr. Vanarelli’s receipt of the Lifetime Achievement Award was distributed via press release through various media as follows:

Online PR News: http://www.onlineprnews.com/news/580655-1430290509-new-jersey-elder-law-attorney-donald-d-vanarelli-receives-lifetime-achievement-award.html

PRNewswire: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-jersey-elder-law-attorney-donald-d-vanarelli-receives-lifetime-achievement-award-300074863.html

After accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award, I received congratulations from friends, family and colleagues, for which I am very grateful. A sample of those congratulatory notes and emails follow:

Congrats Don! Thanks for all the great work you’ve done for NJ’s senior and special needs communities.

Gary Mazart, Esq., Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP

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Congratulations on the Marilyn Askin Lifetime Achievement Award. It is an honor to work with such an advocate of the elderly and disabled.

Judith S. Parnes, L.C.S.W., C.M.C., Elder Life Management, LLC

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Congratulations on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award! What a great honor!

Beverly Roberts, Director, Mainstreaming Medical Care, The Arc of New Jersey

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Congrats, Don! A great accomplishment and a recognition well deserved!

Thomas D. Begley III, Esq., Chair, Wills, Trusts & Estates Department, Capehart & Scatchard

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Congratulations! Well deserved. You set the model!

Adrienne Robertiello, Autism Educator, Children’s Specialized Hospital

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What an honor, Don! Congratulations.

Eileen Kohutis, Ph.D., NJ Licensed Psychologist

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Congrats! Well done and deserved.

John H. Schmidt, Jr., Esq., Lindabury, McCormack, Estabrook & Cooper

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You’ve earned it Don. Congratulations!

Amy Wechsler, Esq., Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP

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Congrats! Sorry I missed it.

Gwen Orlowski, Esq., Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging

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Don, I just learned that you received the Marilyn Askin award. Well deserved.Please accept by belated but heartfelt congratulations. Hope to see you soon.

Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esq., Begley Law Group

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Don – Congratulations on a well-deserved Award!

James Estabrook, Esq., Lindabury, McCormack, Estabrook & Cooper

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Congrats! Truly, a marvelous achievement! You & your family should be PROUD!

Joyce Wein Wohl, Principal at Wohl2Wohl Art Consultants

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Congratulations Don!!

Dana Rozansky Bollokbinder, Esq., Law office of Dana Bookbinder

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Congrats Don! Great work. Keep it going.

Bob Gavrielski, Esq., Chair, Corporate and International Law Groups, Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, PA

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Great, but is it because you are elderly?

Peter Caruso

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Congrats dad!!! Love you

Julie Vanarelli, Personal Trainer, Certified Massage Therapist, Pasadena, CA

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That’s no big deal. I graduated from law school before the Don. I am his mentor & role model so you all should congratulate ME!!!

John Vanarelli, Esq., Deputy District Attorney, Ventura County, CA

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Congratulations Don and will deserved.

Jerry Ricciardo, Certified Financial Planner, Mark F. Swingle Group

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A big congratulations to you on the occasion of this very prestigious award! So well deserved…. and here’s to many more years of great work and achievement. Elyse

Elyse Weber-Sacks, President/Owner at Connie Rosenberg & Associates Care Management, Inc.

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Congratulations!

Janice Chapin, Esq., Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc.

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Congratulations Don! So happy to see that all your years of true professionalism, empathy for clients in unique situations and practical good advice has been recognized!

Donna L. Sicola, Esq., Partner at Tompkins, McGuire, Wachenfeld & Barry LLP

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Congrats Don! A great accomplishment for a great guy in a space where people like you are desperately needed! All the best, Bob

Bob Gabrielski, Esq., Member and Chair of Corporate and International Law Groups, Member of Mgmt Comm, at Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, PA

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Congratulations!

Lynn Magnusson, ASA, AAA, Board of Directors, NJ American Society of Appraisers, and President, The Magnusson Group

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Congratulations Mr. Vanarelli on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award

Sally Damm, MSA, LNHA, QALA, LSWA Preceptor, Sally Damm Consulting and Services

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! Don. Well Deserved!!!

Matthew J. Sheehy, Principal at SHEEHY Consulting Associates

Photo of the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Elder Law Retreat:

Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation

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Attorney Donald D. Vanarelli Celebrates 15 Years of Highest Possible Attorney Rating

Donald D. Vanarelli, a Westfield, NJ attorney whose primary area of practice is Elder Law and Special Needs Planning, is celebrating 15 Years of being rated AV Preeminent

Westfield, NJ – May 7, 2015 – Attorney Donald D. Vanarelli announces his 15th Anniversary of having been recommended by peers and selected by Martindale-Hubbell for their highest possible rating: the AV Preeminent rating. Less than 1% of lawyers have achieved this impressive milestone.

The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by peers: members of the bar and the judiciary.

For more than 130 years, only lawyers had access to Martindale-Hubbell attorney ratings. Lawyers relied on the AV Preeminent Rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. Now, thanks to websites such as martindale.com and Lawyers.com, the public can use this trusted rating as an important part of the process in choosing the right attorney for their needs.

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating and Client Review Services commented on Donald D. Vanarelli’s anniversary: “Being honored by your peers and ultimately selected for the AV Preeminent Rating is a significant achievement for any attorney – only achieved by about 5% of lawyers. Donald D. Vanarelli has joined an even more exclusive group by maintaining this rating for 15 years. This is an achievement certainly worthy of special recognition. Congratulations!”

About Donald D. Vanarelli

Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Certified by the National Elder Law Foundation, an ABA-certifying organization, Mr. Vanarelli is also an Accredited Veterans Attorney and an Accredited Professional Mediator. He has successfully litigated cases in New Jersey’s Supreme Court and in federal court. Mr. Vanarelli was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder and Disability Law Section. The Lifetime Achievement Award, the Elder and Disability Law Section’s highest honor, is bestowed on an attorney who has made significant contributions in the field of elder and disability law throughout his or her career. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors and disabled persons in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and other public benefits, special needs planning, and litigation, including probate, elder abuse and guardianship lawsuits.

About The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli

The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, located in Westfield, New Jersey, provides a broad range of legal services for seniors, the disabled and their families. The law firm guides clients through complex legal areas including public benefits planning, trial advocacy and court procedures, the administrative process, as well as estate and gift tax laws. Call 908-232-7400 or e-mail Info@VanarelliLaw.com for an appointment.

For more information on this Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated attorney, please visit Donald D. Vanarelli’s profile at martindale.com.

To contact the Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, please call Ginny Morrissey, The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, Tel: 908-232-7400, Email: gmorrissey@VanarellilLaw.com

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The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Launches VanarelliLaw.com Website

Leading NJ Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney continues to set industry standards for best practices.

The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Launches VanarelliLaw.com WebsiteWestfield, NJ – March 26, 2015 – The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, a leading provider of legal services for seniors, the disabled and their families in New Jersey and New York, today announced the launch of its new website located at https://vanarellilaw.com.

The website is designed to enhance usability, load quickly, and provide 100% functionality across the complete range of modern web browsers, including desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. These improvements help clients and other readers gain an understanding of our complex and confusing health care system; estate, trust and gift tax laws; public benefits laws; special needs planning issues; and court procedures, such as probate litigation, will contests and elder mediation.

“Our goal is simple: provide the best-possible user experience for website visitors researching elder law and related topics,” said Attorney Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. He continued, “The new website is a small but integral part of our longstanding commitment to the utilization of best practices in legal work.”

Screenshots of the law firm’s new VanarelliLaw.com website as it appears on an iPhone 6 and iPad 2 appear below:

The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Launches https://vanarellilaw.com Website. The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Launches https://vanarellilaw.com Website.

The law firm’s new website has enhancements which make it a valuable resource for seniors, the disabled and their families including:

About Donald D. Vanarelli

Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, having been certified by the National Elder Law Foundation, an ABA-certifying organization. He is also an Accredited Veterans Attorney and an Accredited Professional Mediator . He has successfully litigated cases in New Jersey’s Supreme Court and federal court. Mr. Vanarelli represents older and disabled persons and their representatives in financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Medicare, Medicaid and other public benefits, special needs planning, estate planning, probate and elder abuse litigation and contested guardianships.

About The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli

The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, located in Westfield, New Jersey, provides a broad range of legal services for seniors, the disabled and their families, and families in conflict. The law firm guides clients through complex legal areas including public benefits planning, divorce and family law matters, trial advocacy and court procedures, the administrative process, as well as estate and gift tax laws. Call 908-232-7400 or e-mail Info@VanarelliLaw.com for an appointment.

Contact: Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq., The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, Tel: 908-232-7400, Email: dvanarelli@VanarellilLaw.com
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