The Firm welcomes Beth L. Barnhard as a partner at WanderPolo & Siegel

Northern New Jersey Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys

At WanderPolo & Siegel, we believe that every client deserves personal attention. We take the time to learn your story and tailor our services according to your needs. By considering our clients’ goals and needs, we help them plan holistically for both the unexpected and the inevitable. We are one of the only law firms in Northern New Jersey with a team comprised of attorneys, experienced paralegals, public benefit specialist and a care coordinator. Our focus on proactive planning allows our clients to better prepare for the road that lies ahead. We accomplish this through estate planning, asset preservation and life care planning which is a comprehensive process in which the clients’ legal and care needs are assessed and a plan is developed to proactively address them.

Life care planning is an innovative way to prepare for the challenges that come from aging, illness or disability. Our firm brings its expertise to guide and support clients and develop a plan to maximize their quality of life.


Historically, Estate Planning has primarily focused on ensuring that people’s assets are passed on according to their wishes when they die. However, at WanderPolo & Siegel, we see that as only one piece of the puzzle.


Elder Law is a legal discipline that addresses the needs of aging seniors as well as individuals with disabilities. Our elder law services blend Estate Planning with a focus on long-term care planning and advocacy.


When a family member has a disability, specialized legal expertise is required. At WanderPolo & Siegel, our goal is to help our clients understand and address the complex legal needs that may arise for individuals with disabilities.


What Makes Us Special

Since 2003, WanderPolo & Siegel, has served thousands of clients in Essex, Morris, Bergen, Passaic and surrounding counties in the areas of estate planning, elder law and special needs law. Our firm is at the forefront of the new interdisciplinary practice model of life care planning which combines traditional estate planning and asset protection with care coordination and planning. Our attorneys have the crucial combination of incisive analysis, legal expertise and compassion that allows us to guide families through stressful times. The firm is led by Shana Siegel, a certified elder law attorney (CELA), who serves the values and needs of our aging clients and their families. WanderPolo & Siegel will provide you with the resources, support, and guidance you need to make decisions with confidence.

Why Do I Need An Elder Law Attorney?

Because of what you don't know.

Legal document websites and do-it-yourself services make creating a will or an estate plan seem like child’s play. But the devil is in the details, and simple mistakes can have costly consequences for you, or your family after your death. Our attorneys have experience and knowledge to ensure your wishes are accurately and appropriately carried out. There are no shortcuts to customized service. At WanderPolo & Siegel, we take the time to discuss your needs and goals to create individualized plans to give you peace of mind.

There are no shortcuts to customized service.