Shana Siegel is the principal of WanderPolo & Siegel. She is one of the few Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA) in Northern New Jersey to be certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). She focuses her practice on representing seniors, individuals with special needs and their families in connection with life care planning, estate planning, elder law and special needs law. Shana has been involved in health and long term care issues for over 25 years, with a New Jersey practice for almost 10 years.
Shana’s experience includes probate and estate administration, asset preservation, supplemental and special needs trusts, planning for disability, guardianships, long-term-care advocacy, Medicare and health insurance appeals.
Shana is immediate past president of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and during her tenure she regularly met with legislators and government officials on behalf of the elder law bar and their clients. In 2015 Shana became a member of NAELA’s prestigious Council of Advanced Practitioners(CAP), an invitation-only group of elder and special needs planning practitioners. Shana has been accredited by the Veteran’s Administration to represent veterans and she was also a certified health care compliance specialist.
Additionally, Shana is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, NJSBA Elder Law Section, Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, and Bergen and Essex County Bar Association. She earned her JD with honors from Georgetown University and her BA with honors from Barnard College.
* Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the A.B.A approved National Elder Law Foundation
** Designated by NAELA