You have worked hard all your life, and now it may be the right time to make sure you have done everything possible to protect your estate and the financial well-being of you and your family. I counsel many individuals like you, and many of them share a deep concern about protecting, preserving and ensuring that their wishes are fulfilled.
The wonderful thing about Elder law is that there is a wide variety of planning ‘tools’ to do just that – and more! Elder law attorneys serve clients who may have an assortment of age-related needs involving their estate, financial and health plans. From basic wills, power-of-attorney designations and trusts to sensitive healthcare and guardianship decisions, I will stand by your side to help you understand the choices available so that you can make the most informed decisions.
My professional experiences – both before and after I qualified for the Bar – have allowed me to develop valuable skills that enable me to help my clients plan for the future, handle crisis situations, and take advantage of legal solutions that are most likely to yield peace of mind. I understand how important it is to maintain an orderly society capable of protecting the rights of individuals, and working in Elder law allows me to become involved with my clients’ well-being on a very personal level.
My individualized approaches to practical and conceptual solutions have been instrumental in developing trusting relationships. I believe that every individual should be the ‘captain’ of his or her ship, and with that principle guiding me, I take time to listen carefully to your needs and your concerns, offer advice, present you with solutions, and honor your decisions.
My credentials include a J.D. degree from the Widener University School of Law and I am licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as the State of New Jersey.
I am also an active member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), ElderCounsel, and the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA). These organizations provide me with the most up-to-date knowledge and information to allow me to address the specific issues my clients face as they age, including those with special needs.
In addition to serving my clients’ legal needs, I currently work in a volunteer capacity with Philadelphia VIP (an organization that provides pro bono legal services in Philadelphia for low-income residents and families facing civil legal problems), and with Wills for Heroes (a program that provides essential legal documents to our nation’s first responders).