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Jane Marie Fearn-Zimmer

Jane Marie Fearn-Zimmer

also known as nee Jane Marie Fearn

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Tax

Jane Fearn-Zimmer

About Me

Over ten years of legal experience with a current concentration in guiding the families of the elderly and disabled through the nursing home admission process and through the maze of qualifying for public benefits programs to fund long-term care, such as Medicaid, SSI and Veteran's benefits.

I assist the elderly and the disabled and their loved ones in tax and estate and asset protection and life care planning. I file medicaid applications and also help families deal with disability related issues using general durable powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, guardianships, special needs trusts, and medicare set aside arrangements where appropriate.

I also advise personal injury and worker's compensation attorneys on settlement-related issues, such as the use of Medicare set aside arrangements (MSA's), compromising Medicare and Medicaid liens, using self-settled trusts or pooled income trusts, structured settlements, and qualified settlement funds (QSF's).

I also guide executors, administrators and personal representatives through the estate administration and inheritance and estate tax clearance processes.

I pride myself in treating each client and their loved ones with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I provide my clients with both legal advice and a shoulder to lean on during a difficult time. I understand that what you want most is peace of mind during a challenging time. No question or concern is too trite to be dealt with in any but the most professional manner.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Elder Law: 75%
    10 years
  2. Estate Planning: 15%
    10 years
  3. Tax: 10%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Thomas Devlin Begley

    Over the past few years, Jane Fearn-Zimmer has established herself as one of the leading elder law attorneys in Southern New Jersey. She recognizes that her practice focuses not only on the finances, but the personal and medical well being of her clients as well. She and her firm get my highest recommendation.

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    Thomas Begley Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Rothkoff Law Group

425 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive199605/29/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law199603/11/2014
CAResigned 199205/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Attorney of the MonthSouth Jersey Legal Services2014
Awesome Attorney Award-Estate PlanningSouth Jersey Magazine2013
Market Council AwardPricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP2009
Graduate Tax AwardTemple University Beasley School of Law2004
Honors in International LawRutgers The State University of New Jersey1991
Dean's ScholarRutgers, The State University of Camden School of Law1989
Honors in EnglishChestnut Hill College1988
Delta Epsilon Sigma SocietyChestnut Hill College1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Tax Associate, Real Estate Group, Tax Line of ServicePricewaterhousecoopers, LLP2008 - 2009
Attorney AssociateSimeone & Bonfrisco2006 - 2008
Law ClerkCommons & Commons, LLP2004 - 2005
Research AssociateTemple University Beasley School of Law2003 - 2005
AttorneyBallen and Gertel, P.C.1996 - 1999
Law Clerk to a Federal JudgeDistrict Court of Guam1992 - 1995
Attorney AssociateVan Blois & Knowles1992 - 1992
Law ClerkVan Blois & Knowles, PC1991 - 1992
Law ClerkBallen, Gertel & Feldman, PC1990 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Alumni Association Board of Directors, Chestnut Hill CollegeDirector2011 - 2014
Gloucester County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2012
Burlington County Bar Association, Probate/Estate Planning/Real Estate SectionMember2009 - Present
Career Connection Ministry, Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic ChurchMember2009 - 2010
Greater Ramblewood AssocationBoard Member2008 - 2010
Member, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Wishes & Dreams CommitteeMember2005 - 2007
First Night Planning Committee, Moorestown TownshipMember1999 - 2000
Civil Justice Reform Act Committee, District Court of GuamMember, Ex Officio1992 - 1995
Criminal Justice Reform Act Committee, District Court of GuamMember, Ex Officio1992 - 1995

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Carlini v. Velez, U.S. Dist. Ct., D.N.J., Docket 12-7290, June 4, 2013The Burlington County Board of Social Services awarded a determination of Medicaid eligibility for the petitioner's husband.
Roccia v. Velez, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Docket No. 1:2012-cv-07346 (June 6, 2013)(unpublished)Pursuant to a federal court order, Mrs. Roccia’s Medicaid application ahs been approved.
Flamini v. Velez (U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. N.J., No. 1:12-cv-17304 (RMB/JS), July 19, 2013 (unpublished).Medicaid applicant is entitled to a preliminary injunction because she is likely to succeed on her claim that a Medicaid annuity is not an available asset for the purposes of Medicaid eligibility

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute webinar materialsUnderstanding Medicaid Recovery Now under the Affordable Care Act2014
National Business Institute seminar course materialsTop Elder Care Strategies2013
National Business Institute seminar course materialsMedicaid Update 20132013
National Businses Institute seminar course materialsTax Planning Mistakes2013
Enrolled Agents of Central New Jersey, Jamesburg Crown Plaza HotelCourse Materials, Current Trends in Charitable Giving and the IRS 52272012
Estate Planning Council of Southern New JerseySpecial Needs Trusts Update2010
Per Curiam - Gloucester County Bar AssociationSpecial Needs Trusts Update2010
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Knowledge GatewayLease Rights Constitute Goodwill2009
New Jersey Law JournalNegotiating A Medicaid Lien2007
New Jersey Law JournalGay "Marriage" in Transition: Recent developments in the legal rights of same-sex couples2006

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawTaxationMasters in Taxation with distinction2004
National Judicial Collegeseminar - criminal procedureseminar - criminal procedure1993
Rutgers Univ SOLHonors in International LawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Chestnut Hill CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Temple University in Paris, Universite de la SorbonneFrenchCours d'ete1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Business Institute webinarUnderstanding Medicaid Recovery Now Under the Affordable Care Act2014
CLE Fest - August 2014 - Atlantic City NJPanelist, Hot Issues in Elder Law2014
Bancroft WebinarAssisting Incapacitated Adults and their Surrogate Decision Makers with Guardianships and Conservatorships2014
August 2014 CLE Fest- Atlantic City NJPanelist, Using Trusts in Estate Planning2014
Senior's Club, Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church, Moorestown, NJThe New Health Care Law and You2013
Penn State-AbingtonProbate Lessons of the Rich and Famous Estates2013
Penn State - Abington2013 Pennsylvania Medicaid Update2013
New Jersey Society of Enrolled AgentsProbate Lessons of the Rich and Famous Estates2013
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationGuardianships of Incapacitated Persons: The Basics and More2013
National Business Institute, Ceasar's Hotel and Casino. Atlantic City, NJProbate Lessons of the Rich and Famous Estates2013
National Business Institute seminarTop Elder Care Strategies2013
National Busines Institute seminar, Holiday Inn Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ2013 Medicaid Update2013
Meet the Legal ExpertsPanelist, The New Health Care Law and You2013
Living Springs Senior Residence, Edgewater Park, NJHealth Care Reform2013
Gloucester County Legal Educaction Association, Creekside Inn, Woodstown NJ2013 Medicaid Update2013
Christ the King Roman Catholic Church Senior ClubEstate Planning Check up - Documents You Need to Avoid A Crisis2013
Christ Our Light Church, Cherry Hill, NJAdvanced Planning: Power and Peace2013
Burlington County Bar Association seminar2013 Medicaid Update2013
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal EducationPanelist, Fatal Flaws: Will Clauses to Die For2012
Living Springs Senior Residence, Edgewater Park, NJEstate Planning Check Up - Documents You Need to Avoid a Crisis2012
Gloucester County Legal Education Association, Philomena's Lakeside RestaurantCurrent Trends in Charitable Giving2012
Enrolled Agents of Central New Jersey, Jamesburg Crown Plaza HotelCurrent Trends in Charitable Giving and the IRS 52272012
Burlington County Bar AssociationCurrent Trends in Charitable Giving2012
Special Needs TrustsElder and Disability Law/Estate Planning2011
Senior's Club, Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church, Moorestown NJEstate Planning Check Up - Documents You Need to Avoid a Crisis2011
Representing the Elderly or Disabled ClientElder Law and Ethics2011
NJ Aid for Animals Conference, May 1, 2011Charitable Gift Tax Planning, NJ Aid for Animals, The Links Golf Course, Marlton NJ2011
Lorman Education Services, Wyndham Hotel, Mt. Laurel NJSpecial Needs Trusts: Planning for the Disabled and Elderly in NJ2011
Gloucester County Legal Education AssociationRepresenting Seniors with Diminished Capacity2011
Gloucester County Legal Education Association2010-2011 Federal Estate and Gift Tax in a Nutshell2011
Estate Planning Checkup - Documents Needed to Avoid a CrisisEstate Planning and Elder Law2011
2011 Federal Tax UpdateFederal Tax2011
2011 Federal Tax Update2011 Federal Tax Update2011
Special Needs TrustsElder and Disability Law/Estate Planning2010
Representing Seniors - Bewitched, Bewilded and BotheredElder Law2010
Health Care ReformHealth Care Reform/Federal Taxation2010
Gloucester County Legal Education AssociationSpecial Needs Trusts2010
2010 Federal Tax UpdateFederal Tax Update2010
Protecting the Home From MedicaidElder Law2009
Paying for Long Term Care with Veteran's BenefitsEstate Planning/Veteran's Benefits2009
Estate Planning CheckupEstate Planning2009
2009 Federal and State Tax UpdateFederal Tax update2009
2007 Federal Tax updateFederal Tax update2007
Recent Developments in the Legal Rights of Same-Sex CouplesFederal Tax/Estate Planning2006
Estate Planning CheckupEstate Planning2006