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Shana Siegel to Speak at Five Wishes Workshop

Posted on May 20th, 2019

Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, will speak at the “Five Wishes” workshop hosted by Westwood for All Ages in association with North Jersey Villages. The event will take place on Thursday, May 30, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas J. Riley Senior Center in Westwood.

The free workshop will cover legal documents and state requirements, helping families connect, communicating effectively with healthcare providers, and influencing communities by advocating for compassionate care. The event will help participants consider their personal choices for healthcare and end-of-life wishes, and draft a document to effectively communicate those wishes. For more information and to register, please email ww4allages@gmail.com, or leave a message at (917) 701-3121.

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, Siegel 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, she was invited to join NAELA’s prestigious Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP).

Siegel is a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, the State Bar Elder Law Section, the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, and the Bergen and Essex County Bar Associations. Siegel earned her J.D. from Georgetown University, honors, in 1994 and her B.A. from Barnard College, honors, in 1989.