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

Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. ( 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

General Tuition: $210
NJSBA Member: $168
Note: Other discounts may apply – please login to see your rate for this program.


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 Vanarelli & Li, LLC 

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, Vanarelli & Li, LLC, Tel: 908-232-7400, Email:

For additional information concerning Medicaid and public benefits planning, visit: