The 2020 “Elder Law in a Day” Seminar:

Learn How To Handle Elder Law Issues And Cases

Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. ( will present at the 2020 “Elder Law in a Day” seminar given by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on January 29, 2020 at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Square, New Brunswick, New Jersey. This is a full day program, from 9:00 AM through 4:30 PM.

Mr. Vanarelli will provide the case law update, summarizing the most significant legal developments over the past year in the areas of elder and disability law. Mr. Vanarelli will also analyze highlights and trends in the New Jersey elder law / special needs cases. For additional information regarding this event, see below, or contact the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) at 732-214-8500, or visit the NJICLE website at

About The Program:

Your clients are aging and living longer than ever. A longer life means longer-term living expenses – and planning for unforeseen complications such as home health care, assisted living, a potential need for a nursing home, and large medical bills. In order to properly represent elder clients, you need to know how to help them get the services that they need while protecting their assets, planning for the future, and producing an estate plan that fulfills their wishes.

Don’t miss this popular annual program, updated for 2019, to gain the information that you need to know to properly represent both your senior clients and your aging clients that will soon become seniors. As an attendee, you’ll hear directly from a panel of highly experienced elder law practitioners as they provide you with solid strategies, practical pointers, the most important recent case law, current regulations, and (most importantly) common-sense approaches based upon decades of practice and the hundreds of elder law clients they have represented. You’ll walk away with, quite literally, everything you need to know to confidently (and successfully) handle the elder law matters you’re likely to encounter.


Thomas D. Begley, Jr.
Begley Law Group, PC, Moorestown

Speakers include:

Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq.
Law Office of Vanarelli & Li, LLC, Westfield

Joellen Meckley, Esq.
Begley Law Group, PC, Moorestown

Linda S. Ershow-Levenberg, Esq.
Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg LLC, Clark

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

Ethan J. Ordog, Esq.
Begley Law Group, PC, Moorestown

Jordan Wassel, Esq.
Schenck, Price, Smith & King LLP, Florham Park

Program Agenda:
9:00 Welcome and Overview – Ethan J. Ordog, Esq.
9:15 2019 – The Year in Review – Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq.
10:15 Effective Ways to do Basic Medicaid Planning – Joellen Meckley, Esq.
11:15 Break
11:30 8 Important things to know about Special Needs Trusts – Thomas D. Begley, Jr., , Esq.
12:00 Luncheon
12:30 Geriatric Care Management for Your Clients – Mary Kate Kennedy, Esq.
1:15 Top Tips You Need to Know to in Preparing Medicaid Applications –
Linda S. Ershow-Levenberg, Esq.
2:15 Tax and the Elder Law Practice: Key Changes and Practice Tips –
Gary Mazart, Esq.; Jordan Wassel, Esq.
3:15 Break
3:30 Protective Arrangements, Updates for Guardianship Filings and
Probate Action Items – Ethan J. Ordog, Esq.
4:00 Adjourn

The agenda for the Elder Law in a Day program is attached here –

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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 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, Vanarelli & Li, LLC, Tel: 908-232-7400, Email: [email protected]