Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Elder Care and Special Needs Law Practice Group, will present “Just Do It: Planning for a Good Life and Death,” focusing on advance care planning. Sponsored by the Bergen County Conversations of Your Life Task Force and North Jersey Villages, Inc., the free event will take place Thursday, April 4, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., at Berkeley College in Paramus.
The program will focus on health care decision-making and include personal stories and discussion of the 5 Wishes document with Judith Migliaccio, Paramus Health Office; Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi; Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hach; and Health Officer Dawn Cetrulo. Siegel will be joined by Shari Haber, founder of Great Goodbyes, who will discuss burial options and plans. The presentation will feature a Q&A session. Caregivers, social workers, doctors, and family members are strongly encouraged to attend. To register, please click here.
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 earned her J.D. from Georgetown University, honors, in 1994 and her B.A. from Barnard College, honors, in 1989. She 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.