Elder Law College 2023
Date: Dec 12, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Member Price: $172
Non-Member Price: $215
Section Price: $161
Areas of Law: Elder & Disability Law
Earn up to 6.9 credits, including 1.2 in Ethics and 1.0 in Diversity! (More Information)
- Beth L. Barnhard, Esq., CELA
- Harwood Lloyd, LLC, Hackensack
- Cathyanne A. Pisciotta, Esq.
- Pisciotta & Mensasha LLC, North Brunswick
- Melanie R. Costantino, Esq.
- Law Offices of Melanie R. Costantino, Hackensack
- Linda S. Ershow-Levenberg, Esq., CELA
- Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Marinaro LLC, Clark
- Mark R. Friedman, Esq.
- Friedman Law, Bridgewaterpractices estate planning, elder law and special needs law with Friedman Law in Bridgewater, New Jersey. His work includes creating special needs trusts for disabled clients so litigation proceedings, child support and other payments will not disrupt public benefits; helping seniors plan to prevent long-term care costs from wiping out their savings; and estate planning in first marriages, second marriages and for unmarried clients.
Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, Mr. Friedman is Past Chair and former Roundtable Coordinator and Legislative Coordinator of the New Jersey State Bar Association Elder and Disability Law Section. He was Somerset County representative to and Executive Committee member of the NJSBA Young Lawyers, and served on the NJSBA Blue Ribbon Commission on Unmet Legal Needs. Prior to joining the firm Mr. Friedman was a Contributing Editor for The FCPA Blog in Singapore, ROS, where he provided analysis on compliance, corruption and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He is the author of articles including “Modern Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples” (New Jersey Law Journal, October 14, 2013).
Mr. Friedman received his B.A. from Binghamton University, State University of New York, and his J.D. from New York University Law School, where he was selected as an inaugural Fellow with Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics, which sends law and medical students to Germany and Poland to study their profession’s role in the Nazi genocide. He also created the Darfur Victims Project at NYU, leading a team of law students in support of litigation before the International Criminal Court.
- Daniel J. Jurkovic, Esq., CELA
- The Law Office of Daniel Jurkovic, P.C., Rutherford
- Ryann Siclari, Esq., CELA
- Porzio Bromberg & Newman, PC, MorristownCertified as an Elder Law Attorney by the ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation, is counsel to Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. in Morristown, New Jersey, where she concentrates her practice primarily in elder and disability law, including long-term care, government benefits planning and advocacy, estate and trust administration, and estate planning. She counsels the aging and disabled or their families regarding the goals of having sufficient health care coverage, the ability to age in place and preserving assets against possible long-term care costs.
Admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Ms. Siclari is also a Veterans Administration Accredited Attorney. She is Past Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section, where she has also served as Roundtable and Legislative Coordinator, and is a former Trustee of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). She has lectured on elder law topics to attorneys and community organizations.
Ms. Siclari received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Widener University School of Law, where she was Styles Editor of The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and the recipient of the Dean’s and Outstanding Service Awards. She received her LL.M. in Elder Law, with Distinction, from Stetson University College of Law.
- Shana Siegel, Esq., CELA
- Norris McLaughlin, Bridgewater
This popular annual program will introduce you to Elder Law and the various topics it entails. As an attendee, you will hear directly from top elder law experts as they share time-proven strategies, practical information and helpful forms that you can immediately put to use in your practice.
You’ll also have the opportunity to ask these experts anything want to know. Get the essential information to confidently handle elder law matters in your practice. Don’t miss out!
- 9:00 | Special needs trusts: What should you advise your clients and when - Mark R. Friedman, Esq.
- 9:45 | Intersection of Medicaid and guardianship matters - Beth L. Barnhard, Esq., CELA; Daniel J. Jurkovic, Esq., CELA
- 10:35 | Special medical guardianships - Melanie R. Costantino, Esq.
- 11:20 | Break
- 11:30 | Affordable Care Act Medicaid - Ryann M. Siclari, Esq.
- 12:20 | Lunch
- 1:20 | Ethics - Cathyanne A. Pisciotta, Esq.
- 2:20 | Real estate transactions in elder law - Linda S. Ershow-Levenberg, Esq.
- 3:10 | Living wills for different cultures and religions - Shana Siegel, Esq.
- 4:00 | Adjourn