NAELA Minnesota Chapter


MN NAELA is a community of attorneys who specialize in handling legal issues affecting people as they age and those with special needs. We believe in the importance of continuing legal education, advocacy and examining public policy issues in our mission to enhance the quality of life for older adults and persons with disabilities.

Chapter News and Events

Featured Article: Update on DHS' Treatment of Non-Homestead Life Estates and Intervention by MN NAELA Chapter: Laura Zdychnec of Long, Reher, Hanson & Price, P.A.

Sometime in 2010, the Department of Human Services ("DHS") distributed what has become known as the "Life Estate Memo" to county social services agencies. The undated and unsigned Memo postulates that a non-homestead life estate held by a community spouse must be counted against his or her community spouse resource allowance ("CSRA"), but will not be counted if held by the institutionalized spouse.  Because the Memo provides for differing treatment depending on which spouse owns the life estate, it also states that married couples must identify which of their combined resources will make up the CSRA before an eligibility determination is made. 

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Minnesota UnProgram Coming in 2019!

The chapter is busy organizing our first UnProgram to be held later this year. Date and location will be announced soon! This will be a member only event, so join our chapter now to stay up to date with all things Minnesota.

NAELA Updates

NAELA Attorney Receives 2019 Theresa Award

NAELA Fellow Tim Nay (Portland, Ore.) was named the 2019 recipient of the Theresa Award. Read More

NAELA Announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors

NAELA proudly announces its Board of Directors for 2019-2020. Read More

NAELA Announces 2019 Winner of National Writing Award

David J. Hoey Receives John J. Regan Writing Award Read More

Attorney Receives 2019 National Community Service Award for Advocacy in Elder Law

NAELA is proud to announce the winner of the 2019 Powley Elder Law Award: Leonard F. Berg, CELA, of East Alton, Ill. Read More

NAELA Announces 2019 Fellows

Attorneys Receive Highest Honor Bestowed By NAELA Read More

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Stuart C. Bear

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Stuart C. Bear

Stuart Bear is a partner, shareholder, and the president of Chestnut Cambronne and holds a national reputation for providing the highest level of succession planning services for individuals and businesses; including single individuals, married couples, domestic partnerships, blended families, and seniors. His practice specializes in wills, trusts, disability planning, powers of attorney, living wills, asset protection, and Medical Assistance pla...
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Julian C. Zebot

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Julian C. Zebot

Julian Zebot is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group and focuses his practice on fiduciary, trust, and elder law litigation. He has represented individual and business clients in both federal and state courts as well as arbitration proceedings, and has handled matters for clients at all stages of the litigation process, including trials and appeals. Julian's fiduciary, trust, and elder law litigation practice has involved many different types ...
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