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New Jersey State Bar Association: 2021 Annual All-Day Seminar

June 15, 2021

Mark R. Friedman, Esq.
Chair , NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Friedman Law, Bridgewater
Speakers include:
Dana E. Bookbinder, Esq.
Bookbinder Law, LLC, Marlton
Lawrence A. Friedman, Esq.
Freidman Law, Bridgewater
Constantina Koulosousas, Esq.
Edward Wacks & Associates, LLC, Whippany
Lauren S. Marinaro, Esq.
Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg, LLC, Clark
Michael Poreda, Esq.
Wronko Loewen Benucci, Somerville
Rekha Rao, Esq.
Rao Legal Group, LLC, Princeton
Ryann M. Siclari, Esq.
Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc., Trenton
Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq.
The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, Westfield


About The Program:
This popular annual program will introduce you to Elder Law and the various topics it entails. All new for 2021, the day-long seminar will provide you with the latest on Medicaid Planning and Eligibility, Guardianships, Special Needs Trusts, and more unique issues like Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias in Elder Law. As an attendee, you will hear directly from top Elder Law experts as they share time-proven strategies and practical information that you can immediately put to use in your practice. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask these experts whatever it is you want to know. Get the most essential information and equip yourself to confidently handle Elder Law matters in your practice. Don’t miss out!


9:00 Intro remarks – Mark R. Friedman, Esq.
9:10 Intro to NJ guardianships – Constantina Koulousousas, Esq.
9:45 Guardianships and Medicaid planning (In re Keri, etc.) – Donald Vanarelli, Esq.
10:10 Applying for Medicaid in NJ – QIT’s, PAS, etc. – Mark R. Friedman, Esq.
10:40 Break
10:50 Medicaid planning basics – gifts, annuities, etc. – Dana Bookbinder, Esq.
11:40 Medicaid application appeals – what to do when your application goes wrong – Lauren Marinaro, Esq.
12:10 Luncheon
1:00 Estate planning basics – will, power of attorney, healthcare directive, capacity, POA gifting powers, etc. – Rekha Rao, Esq.
1:40 Disability benefits and special needs trusts, estate planning, personal injury recoveries, etc.- Lawrence Friedman, Esq.
2:20 Break
2:30 Benefits for seniors and people with disabilities besides Medicaid – PAAD, SeniorGold, affordable housing, meals on wheels, working with Office on Aging, DDD registration, etc. – Ryann Siclari, Esq.
3:10 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias in Elder Law – working with people with disabilities, people with devout religious beliefs, and LGBTQ clients in estate planning and elder law – Mark R. Friedman, Esq.; Michael Poreda, Esq.
4:00 Adjourn


For details and registration: 

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