|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 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.
Posted by Allen
When my father fell ill and needed to move into a nursing home, my family turned to Wanderpolo and Siegel to guide us through the daunting Medicaid application process. Never having done this before, we needed their guidance to hold our hands and walk us through each step. They have failed miserably in this regard. We felt neglected, ignored, disrespected, and foolish. They consistently missed meetings and key deadlines. Their office staff is beyond incompetent, delivering documents late and riddled with mistakes. When Shana Siegel was confronted with these complaints, she made excuses and tried to brush them aside as insignificant. She clearly doesn't understand who is paying her bills. Once they realized their billable hours exceeded the fixed price of our contract, it became very difficult to reach them or get a status on my father's application. We were relegated to the bottom of the pile. The application was ultimately approved, due in large part to my family's Herculean efforts. Run, do not walk, away from Wanderpolo and Siegel.
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