Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. Will Present At The 2020 Elder and Disability Law 2-Day Retreat

Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. ( will present at the 2020 Elder and Disability Law 2-Day Retreat to be held on April 23-24, 2020 at the Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn, located at 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, New Jersey by the New Jersey State Bar Association Elder and Disability Law Section and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Mr. Vanarelli will participate in a panel of attorneys discussing contested guardianships, the role of the Office of the Public Guardian and Medicaid planning by guardians. 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

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

Location: Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn
11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530

A Two Day Retreat:

Thurs., April 23, 2020 – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fri., April 24, 2020 – 9 am to 12:35 p.m.

General Tuition (Non-member): $425
NJSBA Member Rate: $355
NJSBA Section Member Rate: $325
Program Agenda:
Day 1 – April 23, 2020
9:10 Intro remarks – Mark Friedman, Esq.
9:15 Qualified Income Trusts and all that can go wrong with them – Linda Ershow-Levenberg, Esq.
9:40 Division of Developmental Disabilities A to Z – Intake, Eligibility, etc. – Crystal West Edwards, Esq.
10:20 Pre-Admission Screening (PAS) Exam and All you Need to Know about it – Beth Barnhard, Esq.
10:45 Break
11:00 Settlements for people on Medicaid/Medicare – Lawrence Friedman, Esq.
11:40 Medicaid Annuities update – Lauren Marinaro, Esq.; Beth Barnhard, Esq.
12:10 Luncheon
1:30 How a Bill Becomes a Law (and what happens to all those bills after we vote on them) – Mark Friedman, Esq.; Lisa Chapland, Esq.
2:00 Medicaid Appeals – Administrative (Fair Hearings), State (Appellate Division) and Federal Court – John Callinan, Esq.; Jane Fearn-Zimmer, Esq.
2:40 Break
2:55 Ethics for Elder Law Attorneys – Shirley Whitenack, Esq.; Brenda McElnea, Esq.; Lawrence Friedman, Esq.
4:10 Future of Elder Law – Mark Friedman, Esq.
4:30 Adjourn
5:00 Cocktail Hour
Day 2 – April 24, 2020
9:00 Case law update – Ryann Siclari, Esq.; Donald Dennison, Esq.
9:55 Community Medicaid (and long term care at home) – Lauren Marinaro, Esq.
10:35 Break
10:45 Guardianship panel – contested guardianships, role of OPG, and Medicaid planning – Mark Friedman, Esq.; Constantina Koulosousas, Esq.; Jonathan Pfoutz, Esq.; Donald Vanarelli, Esq.
11:25 Medicaid in New York and Pennsylvania – Matthew Nolfo, Esq.; Jerry Rothkoff, Esq.
12:05 Streamlining your Practice with Technology – Carl Archer, Esq.
12:35 Adjourn


NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 10.0 credits, including 1.5 ethics credits.
PA CLE:  7.0 substantive and 1.0 ethics credits pending
NY CLE (t&nt):  8.0 professional practice and 1.5 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, 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:

For additional information concerning guardianships and fiduciary services, visit:

NJ Guardianship and Fiduciary Services

For additional information concerning Medicaid planning, visit:

NJ Medicaid and Public Benefits Planning