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Shana Siegel concentrates her practice in the area of elder law, focusing on representing seniors, individuals with special needs, and their families in connection with life care planning, public benefits, trust and estate planning, and long-term care advocacy.

As one of the few Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA) in northern New Jersey to be certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), Shana has extensive experience in probate and estate administration, asset preservation, supplemental and special needs trusts, planning for disability, guardianship and estate litigation, resident rights, health care decision making, Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance appeals.

Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Shana was with WanderPolo & Siegel for over 10 years, five of which were as principal.  She has been involved in health and long-term care issues for over 25 years. She is a past president of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), where she regularly met with legislators and government officials on behalf of the elder law bar and their clients. In 2015, Shana was invited to join NAELA’s prestigious Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP).

Additionally, Shana is a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, the New Jersey State Bar Elder & Disability Law Section, and the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association.

Shana is active with the Long Term Living Association, several local chambers of commerce, and Jewish philanthropies. Shana loves to spend time outdoors hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and golfing.

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Shana Siegel to Present on End-of-Life Care Planning in Woodbridge, New Jersey

Shana Siegel to Speak on Advanced Care Planning in Somerset, New Jersey

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Shana Siegel and Lori Kayne to Present on Planning for Solo Seniors

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Shana Siegel to Speak at Five Wishes Workshop

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Shana Siegel to Speak on Advance Care Planning

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Shana Siegel and Lori Kayne to Present CEU Program for Social Workers

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Shana Siegel to Speak at Long Term Living Association Seminar

Shana Siegel and Lori Kayne to Present CEU Program for Social Workers

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Shana Siegel to Speak at ALS Support Group

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Articles

Blog - Health Care and Life Sciences Law Blog

Physicians Role and Responsibilities in End-of-Life Request

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Blog - Elder Care and Special Needs Law Blog

COVID-19 Relief for New Jersey Seniors and Long-Term Care Facilities

When Can I Visit My Mother in Her Nursing Home Again?

Caught Paying for Rehab Due to Observation Status? Medicare May Owe You

How Can I Protect Myself From Financial Exploitation as I Age?

Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series

Understanding Fiduciary Roles and Considerations in Choosing Who to Appoint

If Not Now, When? New Legislation Simplifies Estate Planning in the Time of Coronavirus

Control What You Can – Document Your Wishes

COVID-19’s Impact Multiplies for Seniors and Vulnerable Adults

Protect Your Spouse and Children by Updating Your Estate Plan

What Should I Do If My Loved One’s Nursing Home Bans Visitors Due to Coronavirus?

Steps That Seniors and Individuals With Serious Health Issues Should Do Now to Prepare for Possible Coronavirus Outbreak

Tomorrow May Come Sooner Than You Think…

Estate Planning: What Does the SECURE Act Mean for You and Your Retirement?

What Family Caregivers Need to Know About Medicaid and How It Could Help Them Financially

Stepping in or Overstepping? Identifying When Help Is Needed During Holiday Visits

Life Insurance: Is It Necessary to Keep as I Age or Can I Use It to Help Me Right Now?

Medicaid in Pennsylvania: Appeals Court Determines Undue Hardship Exception Essentially Meaningless

CMS Medicare Patient-Driven Payment Model: What Will It Mean for Beneficiaries?

Five Tips for Financial Professionals to Protect Clients from Elder Exploitation

How the Public Charge Immigration Change Affects Seniors and Disabled Individuals

Crippling Cost of Medical Care – Know Your Options and Rights

CFPB Issues Warning on Elder Financial Abuse Reporting

New Bill Promises to Streamline New Jersey Medicaid Application Process

Will I Be Able to Delete My Dad’s Facebook Account or Access His Cellphone Photos After He Is Gone?

Special Needs Planning: Don’t Get Stuck Giving Unnecessary Money to the State

Will New Jersey Medicaid Pay for Home Care?

Are You Suffering from Caregiver Burnout?

Why Are Social Workers Vital to Elder Law?

10 Most Common Myths About Medicaid

What Should I Look Out for in Assisted Living and Nursing Home Admission Agreements? 5 Top Tips

New Jersey Legislature Passed Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act

New Legislature Focused on Staffing Shortages in the Long-Term Care Industry

Solo Seniors

The Most Expensive Lesson on Password Management

Evaluate Your Medicare Options While You Still Can

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Publications

  • Administering Special Needs Trusts,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series, July 23, 2020
  • “Protecting Solo Seniors in the COVID-19 World,” SOMA Two Towns For All Ages, Webinar, July 15, 2020
  • Understanding Special Needs Trusts,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series, July 9, 2020
  • SSI, SSDI, and SS for DACs,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series, June 25, 2020
  • “Qualifying Asset Transfers: Which Techniques Work,” Medicaid Planning, National Business Institute, Live Webcast, June 17, 2020
  • “Excluded vs. Countable Assets,” Medicaid Planning, National Business Institute, Live Webcast, June 17, 2020
  • When and How to Use an ABLE Account,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series, June 9, 2020
  • “Planning for the Future: Legal and Financial Planning for Individuals with Dementia,” Alzheimer’s New Jersey, Webinar, June 5, 2020
  • Integrating Financial & Legal Planning for Families with a Child with a Disability,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series, June 1, 2020
  • Taking Control – Harnessing Anxiety and Turning it Into a Plan,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series, May 21, 2020
  • “Solo Seniors: Who Are They? How and Why Are Their Legal Needs Different?” New Jersey State Bar Association 2020 Annual Meeting, Webinar, May 14, 2020
  • 2020 Census and COVID-19 — Be Safe, Be Counted!” Ridgewood Public Library, Webinar, April 27, 2020
  • Advanced Directive Planning,” Westwood for All Ages, Webinar, April 20, 2020
  • “Planning for Aging,” Montclair Rotary, Montclair, NJ, March 3, 2020
  • “Planning for Aging,” Belleville Public Library & Information Center, Belleville, NJ, January 14, 2020
  • “Planning for Solo Seniors (Adult Orphans) – Who Will Be Their Caregivers?,” Essex Regional Ethics Coalition, Daughters of Israel, West Orange, NJ, December 12, 2019
  • “Just Do It: Planning for a Good Life and Death,” Conversation of Your Life, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, Berkeley College Artium, Woodbridge, NJ, November 22, 2019
  • “Advanced Care Planning,” Conversation of Your Life, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, Franklin Township Public Library, Somerset, NJ, November 12, 2019
  • “Advanced Care Planning,” Conversation of Your Life, West Orange Library, West Orange, NJ, October 30, 2019
  • “Choosing the Best Care Option and Paying for Care,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, October 16, 2019
  • “Planning for Solo Seniors,” Senior Source, Hackensack, NJ, August 13, 2019
  • “The Five Pillars of Longevity: What You Need to Know,” Long Term Living Association, The Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, NJ, June 27, 2019
  • “Solo Seniors,” Greater MetroWest CARES, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, West Orange, NJ, June 20, 2019
  • “When it Comes to Aging, It’s Important Not to Go it Alone,” St. John Neumann Church, Califon, NJ, June 19, 2019
  • “Five Wishes,” Westwood for All Ages in association with North Jersey Villages, Thomas J. Riley Senior Center, Westwood, NJ, May 30, 2019
  •  “The Next Steps: An Empowered Consumer’s Action Plan,” Conversation of Your Life, West Orange Library, West Orange, NJ, May 13, 2019
  • “Advance Care Planning: Why is it important?” Conversation of Your Life,  New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, Edgemont Park, Montclair, NJ, April 17, 2019
  • “When It Comes To Aging, It’s Important Not To Go It Alone,” Long Term Living Association, The Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, NJ, April 11, 2019
  • “Can Your Client Decide? The Ethical and Legal Issues of Medical Decision Making,” CareOne, Livingston, NJ, April 10, 2019
  • “Just Do It: Planning for a Good Life and Death,” Conversation of Your Life, North Jersey Villages, Inc., Berkeley College, Paramus, NJ, April 4, 2019
  • “The Legal and Planning Issues Older Adults Need to Consider,” AARP, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ, April 1, 2019
  • “The Five Pillars of Longevity: What You Need to Know,” Long Term Living Association, The Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, NJ, March 27, 2019
  • “Can Your Client Decide? The Ethical and Legal Issues of Medical Decision Making,” Harmony Village at CareOne, Paramus, NJ, March 27, 2019
  • Central NJ ALS Support Group, ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, New Brunswick, NJ, February 16, 2019
  • Northern NJ ALS Support Group, ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, Saddlebrook, NJ, February 7, 2019

Shana Siegel has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® status. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


Shana Siegel was selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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