|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Elder Law Attorney||National Elder Law Foundation||2011|
|Certified Health Care Compliance Specialist||Health Care Compliance Association||2003|
|Member of the Firm||Wanderpolo & Siegel||2007 - 2011|
|Principal||Law Offices of Shana Siegel||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (New Jersey chapter)||Vice President||2012 - Present|
|Jewish Family Service of North Jersey||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||N/A||2005 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|NAELA Journal||The Impact of State Medicaid Reform on Vulnerable Populations Needing Long-Term Care Services||2012|
|Treatise on Helath Care Law||Minors and Informed Consent||2012|
|Treatise on HealthCare Law||Affordable Care Act||2011|
|Guardianship practice in NY State||Guardianship Proceedings and Advanced Directives||N/A|
|Senior Citizens Guide||Health Care Reform||N/A|
|Health Care Law Monthly||Regular Contributor||N/A|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Barnard College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Estate planning A to Z||Long-Term Care and End of Life Decisions, Estate Planning for Unmarried or Remarried Couples||2013|
|Willaim Paterson JFS Panel||Planning for Your Future||2012|
|Outreach Series||Medicare, Medicaid & Medigap||2012|
|Aging IN Place||Aging||2012|
|Boomer Bootcamp||Planning for Retirement||2011|
|Practitioners Guide to Home Ownership||Elder Law Implications||2007|
Posted by Barbara
Shana Siegel and her paralegal Maureen Roger assisted my family in estate planning for our parents and later settling the estate of my mother. They were very available, understanding and skilled in helping my family make these plans and then carry them through when my mother died. At such an emotional time it was a great comfort to work with this highly skilled law firm who were able to make the entire process understandable to all of us.
Posted by Laura
Shana Siegel and her team were amazing! When my Father was moved from our home to a nursing facility, I was scared, lost and completely overwhelmed. I was his POA and had no idea what that meant. On top of these difficult emotions and mental state, I was the only one in my family who was responsible enough to manage my fathers affairs. I heard about Shana's team and knew they would be the best fit for my family's needs. I was right and they were perfect! They made this troubling transition smooth and took the burden off of my shoulders. I provided them with all of the necessary information and they did the footwork to get anything else they needed. They made my part easy and effortless. More importantly, they showed empathy and warmth towards me which I truly appreciated. Since my Father was in a nursing facility and couldn't write or speak as a result of his stroke, they went so far as to meet my at the facility to help explain his rights to him and assist with the paperwork. They did this in private which I loved because they treated my Father like a person and not an invalid. On top of this, their social worker came to the facility to participate in a care plan meeting with my family and the facility. It was very comforting having her there and it helped diffuse some hostility between my family members about my Father's care. This meant the world to me! In addition to all of this, they worked with me to keep the fees low enough for me to afford them with my finances. They were always available with anything I needed via phone, email, live meetings, and anything else necessary in order to meet our family's needs. When I was there for live meetings, I often had to send paperwork to the state and facility, among others. They let me use their office materials and equipment to get the job done which was extremely helpful since I didn't have to run back-and-forth between multiple locations. Their offices are very clean, comfortable and professional as well. I am so grateful for them and all that they did for me and my family! Thank you all so much!!!
Posted by Bernadette Carlson
Several months ago my family and I met with Shana Siegel and a member of her staff, Lori Kayne (Care Coordinator, Social Worker) to ask for their assistance in helping us find the best nursing care unit for my husband, who has dementia and is disabled. We were also looking for a facility that would, in the future, offer Assisted Living units for me so that we could be in the same facility.
We were offered many options in the area, all of which we visited, and eventually made a decision that we are very comfortable with. Shortly after moving him into his room, Lori Kayne met with me, my daughter and the facility's staff to ascertain that the move went smoothly and we were satisfied.
Shana also spent lots of time with me to set up a five-year plan moving forward, including suggested financial advice, legal documents, etc. Shana and her staff spent numerous hours with us, including meetings at their office, speaking by telephone and many e-mails. I cannot thank Shana Siegel and her staff enough for seeing us through this emotional time.
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