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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.

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

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

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

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

  • “Conversation of Your Life,” Township of West Orange, West Orange, NJ, October 30, 2019
  • “Choosing the Best Care Option and Paying for Care,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, October 16, 2019
  • “The Five Pillars of Longevity: What You Need to Know,” Long Term Living Association, 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,” John Neumann Church, Califon, NJ, June 19, 2019
  •  “The Next Steps: An Empowered Consumer’s Action Plan,” Essex County Conversation of Your Life Task Force, West Orange, NJ, May 13, 2019
  • “Advance Care Planning: Why is it important?” Essex County Conversation of Your Life Task Force, Montclair, NJ, April 17, 2019
  • “When It Comes To Aging, It’s Important Not To Go It Alone,” Long Term Living Association, Florham Park, NJ, April 11, 2019
  • “Just Do It: Planning for a Good Life and Death,” Bergen County Conversation of Your Life Task Force, 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, 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.

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