Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. ( will present at the 2018 Elder Law College given by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on December 18, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza, located at 690 Route 46 East, Fairfield, New Jersey.

Mr. Vanarelli will provide an overview of the laws governing Medicaid Planning by Guardians in New Jersey. For additional information regarding this event, readers may contact the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) at 732-214-8500 or visit their website at

For additional information regarding Medicaid and public benefits planning and guardianships, as well as elder law and estate planning issues, contact Vanarelli & Li, LLC at 908-232-7400, or visit online at

The agenda for the 2018 Elder Law College program follows:

9:00 a.m.                       Introduction – Donald McHugh

9:15 a.m.                       Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts – Shirley Whitenack

10:00 a.m.                     Guardianships and Medicaid Planning – Donald Vanarelli

10:45 a.m.                     Break

11:00 a.m.                     Estate and Probate Litigation – Cathyanne Pisciotta

11:45 a.m.                     Updates in Medicaid Planning Cases – John Callinan

12:30 p.m.                     Lunch

1:30 p.m.                       Income Taxes vs. Estate Taxes – Jonathan Bressman

2:15 p.m.                      Fundamentals of Real Estate Transactions in Elder Law Planning –                                                   Linda Ershow-Levenberg

3:00 p.m.                       The Latest re : MLTSS/Waivers and QITS – Lauren Marinaro

3:45 p.m.                       Elder Law Considerations in Family Law Matters – Rich Angelo

4:30 p.m.                       Questions and Answers

About The Program:
Learn everything you need to know to handle Elder Law Matters

Welcome to the sandwich generation. One of every 8 Americans aged 40 to 60 is caring for an aging parent while caring for their children. There is no doubt that America is graying, and more attorneys than ever before are being asked to handle issues involving this growing segment of the population. Their issues are unique and involve financial, medical and emotional considerations.

This popular annual program will introduce you to Elder Law. Updated for 2018, the day-long seminar will provide you with the solid foundation and strategies that you need when handling elder law matters. As an attendee, you will hear directly from top Elder Law experts as they share time-proven strategies, practical information and helpful forms that you can immediately put to use in your practice.

Get the most essential information and equip yourself to confidently handle elder law matters in your practice. Don’t miss out!

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
 CPE: 6.5 taxation 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 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: [email protected]

For additional information concerning guardianships and fiduciary services, visit:

NJ Guardianship and Fiduciary Services

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

NJ Medicaid and Public Benefits Planning