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About me

I came to elder law out of an interest in health care policy. I was involved in a documentary entitled "Can't Afford to Grow Old" and then went to work for AARP shortly after college. 

My special needs practice developed out of personal experience.  My son has ADHD and ASD (and lots of other abbreviations as well!) After fighting with the school district on my own, I decided to add special needs advocacy to my practice.

Besides my law practice, I am involved in community service work related to Jewish education, special needs, seniors and the local Jewish community.


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
    14 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    14 years
  3. Trusts: 15%
    10 years
  4. Guardianship: 10%
    14 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

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


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  • Sharon Rivenson Mark

    I endorse this lawyer. Shana Siegel is an excellent elder law attorney and a superb person.


    Sharon Mark Elder law Attorney
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Contact info

209 Cooper Ave Ste 2
Montclair, NJ, 070430000


NYCurrently registered 199507/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation2011
Certified Health Care Compliance SpecialistHealth Care Compliance Association2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Member of the FirmWanderpolo & Siegel2007 - 2011
PrincipalLaw Offices of Shana Siegel2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (New Jersey chapter)Vice President2012 - Present
Jewish Family Service of North JerseyBoard Member2012 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2005 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
NAELA JournalThe Impact of State Medicaid Reform on Vulnerable Populations Needing Long-Term Care Services2012
Treatise on Helath Care LawMinors and Informed Consent2012
Treatise on HealthCare LawAffordable Care Act2011
Guardianship practice in NY StateGuardianship Proceedings and Advanced DirectivesN/A
Senior Citizens GuideHealth Care ReformN/A
Health Care Law MonthlyRegular ContributorN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Barnard CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate planning A to ZLong-Term Care and End of Life Decisions, Estate Planning for Unmarried or Remarried Couples2013
Willaim Paterson JFS PanelPlanning for Your Future2012
Outreach SeriesMedicare, Medicaid & Medigap2012
Aging IN PlaceAging2012
Boomer BootcampPlanning for Retirement2011
Practitioners Guide to Home OwnershipElder Law Implications2007