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Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. to Present ‘Elder and Disability Law Update’ at 20th Annual Symposium

2017 Elder and Disability Law Symposium

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

Westfield, NJ – October 15, 2017 – Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. (https://vanarellilaw.com/) will participate in the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s 20th Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium held on November 9, 2017 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.

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Location: New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Date: November 9, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Tuition: General Tuition: $220
NJSBA Member: $176

Moderator/Speaker:
Crystal West Edwards, Esq. CELA
Past President, NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Schenck, Price Smith And King, LLP, Florham Park, Paramus & Sparta
Gary Mazart, Esq.
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP, Florham Park, Paramus and Sparta
Keynote Presentation:
Michael J. Amoruso, Esq.
President-Elect, National Academy of Elder Lawyers
Amoruso and Amoruso, LLP, Rye Brook, NY
Speakers include:
Beth L. Barnhard, Esq, CELA
President, NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
WanderPolo & Siegel, Bloomfield
Dana Bookbinder, Esq., CELA
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Bookbinder Law, LLC, Marlton
Jonathan Bressman, Esq.
Law Offices of Jonathan Bressman, Fairfield
Janet Langstaff
Lang Insurance Group, Spring Lake
Lauren S. Marinaro, Esq.
Fink, Rosner & Ershow-Levenberg, LLC, Clark
Sharon Rivenson Mark, Esq.
Former Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Law Offices of Sharon Rivenson Mark, Jersey City
Gwen Orlowski, Esq.
Central Jersey Legal Services, New Brunswick
Shana Siegel, Esq., CELA, CAP
WanderPolo & Siegel, Bloomfield
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
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Law Offices of Donald D. Vanarelli (Westfield)
Shirley Whitenack, Esq.
Past President, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP, Florham Park
 

About The Program: NJICLE’s Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium provides you with the chance to select from a series of well-designed workshops geared to your specific level of practice, featuring segments for novice, intermediate and seasoned practitioners, while affording all attendees with an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from the elder and disability law bar. Reserve your seat today.

Program Agenda

9:00 Introductory remarksGary Mazart, Esq.

9:05 Elder and Disability Law UpdateDonald Vanarelli, Esq.

9:30 Morning Workshops: (Morning Break 10:30 to 10:40)

  • Novice (Auditorium) – Voluntary and involuntary surrogate decision making, including guardianships, powers of attorney, and advance directives –Shana Siegel, Esq., CELA
  • Intermediate (Gibbons Room) – Health benefits: understanding Medicare, the ACA and the health insurance industry today – Gwen Orlowski, Esq.; Janet Langstaff
  • Advanced (Board Room)– Estate and income tax primer (w/ drafting considerations) for the elder and disability practitioner – Jonathan Bressman, Esq.

12:00 Keynote presentation: Future of Elder and Special Needs Practice: Where do we go from here? Michael J. Amoruso, Esq. President-Elect, National Academy of Elder Lawyers

12:30 Networking luncheon

1:30 Afternoon Workshops: (Afternoon break 3:00 to 3:10)

  • Novice (Auditorium) – Financing New Jersey long-term care – Dana Bookbiner, Esq., CELA
  • Intermediate (Gibbons Room) – Psychiatric liens, Medicaid estate recovery, third-party liability and Medicare sets asides – Beth Barnhard, Esq., CELA; Lauren S. Marinaro, Esq.
  • Advanced (Board Room) – Special needs trust administration and its impact on eligibility for government benefits planning – Shirley Whitenack, Esq.; Crystal West Edwards, Esq., CELA

4:00 Closing plenary session: Ethical considerations in the Elder and Disability Practice – Sharon Rivenson Mark, Esq.

4:50 Q and A; Wrap Up

5:00 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 7.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism.
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 7.8 credits
(50 minute hour), including 1.0 ethics/professionalism
PA CLE: 5.5 substantive and 0.5 ethics credits pending ($24 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
NY CLE (t&nt): 6.5 professional practice and 1.0 ethics credits
CPE: 6.5 taxation and 1.0 professional ethics credits
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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Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. to Present at the 2017 Military Law Symposium

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The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Middlesex County Bar Foundation and NJSBA Military Law and Veterans’ Affairs Section will present the 2017 Military Law Symposium at Cook College Student Center, Rutgers University on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

This annual seminar is designed for current members of the armed forces, veterans and anyone interested in representing them. Panelists will discuss compensation benefits available from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for service-connected disabilities, needs-based pension benefits, and criminal, family and ethical legal issues facing veterans.

Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. https://vanarellilaw.com/), who will present at the 2017 Military Law Symposium, will provide an overview of VA pension benefits available for aged veterans with non-service connected disabilities, including financial eligibility criteria for needs-based Housebound and Aid and Attendance benefits.

Lt. Gen Christopher F. Burne, Judge Advocate General, United States Air Force will deliver the keynote address. NJSBA President Robert B. Hille will open the event followed by remarks from former American Bar Association President Linda Klein.

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

Location: Cook Student Center, 59 Biel Rd New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Date: October 14, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET

Tuition:
This a free seminar. Pre-registration is required.
Featuring:
Lt. Gen. Christopher F. Burne
Judge Advocate General, United States Airforce
Linda A. Klein, Esq.
President, American Bar Association
Introduction by:
Robert B. Hille, Esq.
NJSBA President
McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Morristown
Speakers include:
Sarajane (Sally) Stenton, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
Law Offices of Robert Ebberup, Toms River
Art Cody, Captain USN (Ret)
Legal director, Veterans’ Defense Program New York State Defenders’ Association
Nancy Y. Morgan, Esq.
Chair, NJSBA Military Law and Veterans Affairs Section
Finkelstein and Partners, Newark
Patricia E. Apy, Esq.
Paras Apy and Reiss, Red Bank
Assistant Deputy Public Defender Richard Friedman, Esq.
Division of Mental Health Advocacy Office of the Public Defender
Assistant Deputy Public Defender Joshua Sanders, Esq.
Office of the Public Defender
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
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Law Offices of Donald D. Vanarelli (Westfield)
About The Program:
Don’t miss this annual seminar designed for current members of our armed forces, veterans, and anyone interested in representing them.

Program Agenda:
8:00 Breakfast and Registration
8:45 Posting of the Colors
9:00 Welcome by NJSBA President Robert B. Hille
9:05 Remarks by American Bar Association President Linda Klein
9:25 Presentation of Military Law and Veterans Affairs Service Awards to Senator Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Robert Andrzejczak
9:40 Veterans Disability Practice Panel Discussion – Nancy Y. Morgan, Esq.; Lt. Col. Sarajane (Sally) Stenton; Donald Vanarelli, Esq.
• Basic overview of Veterans Disability
• Advanced Details about Veterans Disability Practice
• Pension Issues
• Discharge Upgrades(Note: This panel qualifies for VA Benefits Accreditation)
11:20 Break
11:30 Keynote Address: Lt. Gen. Christopher F. Burne, Judge Advocate General, United States Airforce
11:50 Criminal Law Issues Facing Veterans – Art Cody, Captain USN (Ret)
12:40 Luncheon
1:20 Family Law Matters Affecting Veterans – Patricia E. Apy, Esq.
2:00 Ethical Legal Issues Surrounding the Representation of Veterans – Richard Friedman, Esq.; Joshua Sanders, Esq.
3:00 Adjourn

Note: Attendance at the event will qualify for Veterans’ Administration accreditation in compliance with 38 C.F.R. 14.629 (b). This symposium satisfies VA CLE requirements for the initial year accreditation and for the ongoing biannual recertification. It is appropriate for new and experienced practitioners.

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 5.2 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.2 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism.
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 5.2 credits (50 minute hour), including 1.2 ethics/professionalism credits
PA CLE: 3.0 substantive and 1.0 ethics credits pending ($16 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
NY CLE (nt): 4.0 professional practice and 1.0 credits
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 was co-counsel in Galletta v. Velez, in which a federal court, for the first time, held that VA pension benefits are not countable in determining Medicaid eligibility. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors, the disabled and their families in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Medicaid, VA pensions 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 benefits available from the Department of Veterans Affairs,  visit: https://vanarellilaw.com/va-benefits/

UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2017: I presented at the symposium, providing an overview of VA pension benefits available for aged veterans with non-service connected disabilities, including financial eligibility criteria for needs-based Housebound and Aid and Attendance benefits. I prepared a paper and used a PowerPoint presentation during my talk. I have attached an audio recording of my presentation.

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Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. Attends NAELA Annual Conference on Elder Law and Special Needs Planning

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For additional information concerning NJ elder law and special needs planning visit: https://vanarellilaw.com/legal-services/

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Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. to Present at the “2017 Sophisticated Elder Law” Seminar

Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. (https://vanarellilaw.com/) will present at the “2017 Sophisticated Elder Law” seminar given by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on August 10, 2017 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Mr. Vanarelli will provide an overview of strategies and tactics which have been used successfully in litigation involving Medicaid and other needs-based public benefits in state and federal courts and in administrative agencies. For additional information regarding this event, contact the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) at 732-214-8500 or visit their website at http://www.njicle.com/.

The agenda for the upcoming seminar follows:

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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 was co-counsel in Galletta v. Velez, in which a federal court, for the first time, held that VA pension benefits are not countable in determining Medicaid eligibility. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors, the disabled and their families in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Medicaid, VA pensions 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 nursing home law and litigation, visit: https://vanarellilaw.com/nursing-home-law-litigation/

For additional information concerning probate litigation and will contests, visit: https://vanarellilaw.com/will-contests-probate-litigation-elder-abuse-actions/#iplwc

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Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. to Present at the 2017 “Elder Law in a Day” Seminar

Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. (https://vanarellilaw.com/) will present at the 2017 “Elder Law in a Day” seminar given by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on July 10, 2017 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Mr. Vanarelli will provide an overview of the various trusts utilized in planning for long-term care costs while qualifying for Medicaid and other public benefits based upon financial need. For additional information regarding this event, contact the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) at 732-214-8500 or visit their website at http://www.njicle.com/.

Tuition:
General Tuition: $210
NJSBA Member: $168
Note: Other discounts may apply – please login to see your rate for this program.
Moderator/Speaker:
Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esq., CELA
Begley Law Group (Moorestown)
Speakers include:
Melissa Abu-Adas, Esq.
Brogan Law Group
(Point Pleasant)
Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys, Esq., CELA
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder & Disability Law Section
Attorney at Law (Hoboken)
Linda S. Ershow- Levenberg, Esq., CELA
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder & Disability Law Section
Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg LLC (Clark)
Ethan J. Ordog, Esq.
Begley Law Group (Moorestown)
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
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Law Offices of Donald D. Vanarelli (Westfield)
About The Program:
An essential “crash course” designed to prepare you to handle elder law issues in your practice – in just one day!

With the graying of America’s population, elder law can be one of the key growth areas in your practice. In one day, this crash course will get you up to speed by helping you identify the key issues your’re likely to encounter.

Our faculty of experienced elder law practitioners will help you chart a course to a successful elder law practice. Learn about Long-Term Care Planning, Medicaid Planning, Guardianships and Conservatorships, Special Needs Trusts, and much more.

Program Agenda:
9:00 Basic Long-Term Care Planning – Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys, Esq.
10:00 Special Needs Trusts – Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esq.
11:00 Networking Break
11:15 Long-Term Care Trusts – Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq.
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Crisis Medicaid Planning – Melissa Abu-Adas, Esq.
2:00 Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Powers of Attorney – Ethan J. Ordog, Esq.
3:00 Networking Break
3:15 Medicaid Applications – Linda S. Ershow-Levenberg, 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 (t&nt): 6.5 professional practice credits

Door Registration: $230

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 was co-counsel in Galletta v. Velez, in which a federal court, for the first time, held that VA pension benefits are not countable in determining Medicaid eligibility. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors, the disabled and their families in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Medicaid, VA pensions 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 Medicaid and public benefits planning, visit: https://vanarellilaw.com/medicaid-public-benefits-planning/

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Donald D. Vanarelli Named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers List in 2017, for the 11th Consecutive Year

The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli is proud to announce that Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. has been named to the 2017 Super Lawyers list in Elder Law. This is the 11th consecutive year in which Mr. Vanarelli has been named to the Super Lawyers list in New Jersey.

Elder Law, which includes Special Needs Planning, is a legal specialty focusing on the legal needs of seniors and people with disabilities. The major legal practice areas within Elder Law and Special Needs Planning include estate planning and trust administration; probate litigation and will contests; disability planning, including guardianships and special needs trusts; the protection of the elderly and disabled against abuse, neglect, and exploitation; and, public benefits planning for long-term care, including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Medicaid.

The Super Lawyers website notes that “Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.” Each candidate for the Super Lawyer title is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement to ensure that only the best in the business are selected for this recognition. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. There are more than 85,000 attorneys practicing in New Jersey in 55 specialty categories, but only 5% are named to the Super Lawyers list each year.

In 2007, the New Jersey Supreme Court appointed a Special Master to conduct an investigation into the validity of the selection methodology used by “Super Lawyers” and other attorney ranking services. After a year-long investigation, the Special Master issued a 300+ page report, concluding that the “Super Lawyers” methodology for selecting outstanding attorneys was valid. As a result, in 2008 our Supreme Court, for the first time, permitted attorneys to publicly identify themselves as having been selected for inclusion in the list of “New Jersey Super Lawyers.” In re Opinion 39 of the Committee on Attorney Advertising, 197 N.J. 66 (2008)

The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli congratulates Mr. Vanarelli on being named to the Super Lawyers List in New Jersey in 2017, for the 11th consecutive year.

To learn more about the Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, visit: https://vanarellilaw.com/about-the-firm/

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Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. to Present at the “Lawyer’s Guide to Veteran and Military Law” Seminar

Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. (https://vanarellilaw.com/) will present at the “Lawyer’s Guide to Veteran and Military Law” seminar given by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on April 25, 2017 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Mr. Vanarelli will provide an overview of pension benefits available through the Department of Veterans Affairs, including financial eligibility criteria for needs-based Housebound and Aid and Attendance benefits. For additional information regarding this event, contact the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) at 732-214-8500 or visit their website at http://www.njicle.com/.

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Young lawyers and experienced practitioners should register to learn the key strategies needed to assist elderly and disabled service members and veterans meet their legal needs at this 2017 conference!

For additional information regarding VA compensation and pension benefits, contact the Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli at 908-232-7400, or visit them online at https://vanarellilaw.com/va-benefits/.

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Moderator/Speaker:
Nancy Morgan, Esq., Accredited Veterans Attorney
Finkelstein & Partners (Edison, NJ, Newark, NJ, Newburgh, NY)
Speakers include:
Patricia Apy, Esq.
Paras, Apy and Reiss, P.C. (Red Bank)
Robert Ebberup, Esq.
Law Office of Robert Ebberup (Toms River)
Lt. Col. Sarajane (Sally) Stenton, Esq.
Law Office of Robert Ebberup (Toms River)
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
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Law Offices of Donald D. Vanarelli (Westfield)
Learn how to handle the unique issues of your clients with military background, including:
Military pay and the role of the Defense Finance and Acconting Service
Custody and visitation for military parents
Military support guidelines for child and spousal support
Military Protective Orders
Eligibility for VA Pension Benefits, including Housebound and Aid and Attendance Benefits
Presumptive Service-Connection
VA Survivor Benefit Plans and Special Needs Trusts
..and more!
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 4.5 credits (50 minute hour)
PA CLE: 3.5 substantive credits pending ($16 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
NY CLE: 4.5 professional practice credits

Door Registration: $190

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 was co-counsel in Galletta v. Velez, in which a federal court, for the first time, held that VA pension benefits are not countable in determining Medicaid eligibility. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors, the disabled and their families in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Medicaid, VA pensions 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

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Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. to Present at the 8th Annual Senior Lawyers Conference

Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. (https://vanarellilaw.com/) will present at the 8th Annual Senior Lawyers Conference given by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on April 3, 2017 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Mr. Vanarelli will provide an overview of elder law planning in New Jersey, including a discussion of nursing home issues and Medicaid eligibility. For additional information regarding this event, contact the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) at 732-214-8500 or visit their website at http://www.njicle.com/.

Young lawyers, experienced practitioners and senior attorneys should register to learn the key strategies needed to plan for future retirement with confidence at this 2017 conference!

For additional information regarding guardianship contests, conservatorships, estate litigation, Medicaid and public benefits planning, as well as elder law and estate planning issues, contact the Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli at 908-232-7400, or visit them online at https://vanarellilaw.com/.

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Moderator/Speaker:
Gary Skoloff, Esq.
Past Chair, NJSBA Family Law Section
Past President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – NJ Chapter
Past Chair, ABA Family Law Section
Member,New Jersey Supreme Court Family Law Committee
Co-author, New Jersey Family Law Practice (15th Ed., 2013, NJICLE)
Skoloff & Wolfe, PC (Livingston)
Speakers include:
Ash Ahluwalia, MBA, NSSA, CSSCS, CFP
National Social Security Partners (Bridgewater)
Robert Borteck, Esq.
Robert D. Borteck, PC (Livingston)
Peter Greenbaum, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer, PA (Woodbridge)
Jeremy Hampton
AXA Business Solutions (Secaucus)
Kathleen Hedden, RN, BSN
Horizon BCBSNJ (Farmingdale)
Ellen C. Marshall, Esq. (Ret.)
Gregory J. Roberts
The Roberts Group
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (Lawrenceville)
Michael Saponara, CPA/ABV, JD
Financial Research Associates (Edison)
Michael Schaff, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer, PA (Woodbridge)
Paula Sawyer, Esq., RN
NJ Lawyers Assistance Program (New Brunswick)
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
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Accredited Veterans Attorney
Former Social Security Claim Representative Law Offices of Donald D. Vanarelli (Westfield)
About The Program:
As a young lawyer, an experienced practitioner or a senior attorney, do you have a strategy in place for retirement? New Jersey attorneys need to be thinking of these issues now. How will repeal of the estate tax impact your practice? Do you have a handle on everything you need to thrive after you retire? Register today to learn the key strategies you need to know to plan your exit strategy with confidence at this 2017 conference.
Connect with your peers and learn key strategies for dealing with the issues you’re likely to face, including..
Senior lawyer concerns as related to proposed changes in President Trump’s agenda
Insurance concerns – including tail insurance – what is it and why do I need it?
Succession Planning –winding up your practice and more
Social Security Planning
Elder Law Planning
Health care issues
How do I go about valuing and selling my practice?
Succession Planning
Elder Law Planning
Psychological implications of retirement
Employment concerns
2017 Estate Planning Update
Rights, duties & liabilities – when to leave a firm
Wealth management
Knowing when to retire
…and more!
This conference is not just designed for attorneys age 50 and over who are looking for answers to the many questions they have as they start thinking about retirement, but also young lawyers looking to plan for their future.

A survey conducted in New York showed that among attorneys 50 and over, 24% of respondents didn’t plan to retire until their 70s, 12% planned to keep working as long as they could and 22% hadn’t decided what their future would be. These results show how commonplace it is, and will continue to be, for senior attorneys to practice well into their sixties, and beyond.

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 7.3 hours of total CLE credit.
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 7.3 credits
PA CLE: 6.0 substantive credits pending ($24 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
NY CLE: 7.0 professional practice credits
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 New Jersey elder law, visit: https://vanarellilaw.com/legal-services/
For additional information concerning estate planning and administration, visit: https://vanarellilaw.com/estate-planning-administration/

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