Practice Area Listings

Exp Listing (10) - Probate, Trust, Admin of Estates 15 hrs
Exp Listing (13) - Guardianship/Conservatorship 15 hrs
Exp Listing (2) - Disability Planning 20 hrs
Exp Listing (3) - Medicaid Planning 50 hrs
Exp Listing (8) - Wills, Trusts & Powers of Attorney 50 hrs

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New Jersey Chapter

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Lauren Marinaro
60 Walnut Ave, Ste 202 Clark, NJ 07066
(732) 382-6070
(732) 382-7986
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About the Practice
Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg, LLC is an Elder and Disability Law firm representing clients throughout New Jersey who have legal problems concerning aging, elder care and disability. We represent older adults, people with disabilities, and those who care for them.
Lauren S. Marinaro is a Partner at Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg, focusing on Elder and Disability Law including Estate Planning, Legal Guardianship, Medicaid Asset Preservation Planning, Medicaid Fair Hearings, Estate Administration and Estate and Fiduciary Litigation. She has been in practice since 2006. In 2007, Lauren became the first person in the country to earn an L.L.M. in Elder Law, from the University of Kansas. Lauren earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Public Affairs and Politics from Rutgers University and her J.D. from the University of Kansas. She has served as Chair of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and President of the New Jersey State Chapter of NAELA. She enjoys speaking at community, county, New Jersey and national events on a wide variety of elder and disability law topics, including Medicaid home and community-based services, surrogate decision making, estate planning and aging and disability policy.
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Scott v. Thayer2018 WL 1747758 (N.Y. App. April 12, 2018) Guardian''s Statement to Health Care Provider Qualified for Common Interest Privilege in Defamation Suit (N.Y. App.) - Janet Thayer was appointed as guardian of the person and property of Bernice Scott. During a brief hospitalization, Thayer stated to Scott''s treating physician that Scott''s son was abusive, would not take her to medical appointments, would not let aides or Adult Protective Services into Scott''s house, and would not place Scott in long-term care when needed.
States Cannot Terminate Medicaid Benefits During the Coronavirus Pandemic Unless Enrollee VolunteersUnder the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Pub. L. 116-127), states that wish to take an enhanced 6.2 percent Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) must sustain all Medicaid-enrolled individuals in the program for the length of the COVID-19 emergency regardless of changes in circumstances.
Courtyard Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, LLC, v. Quarles2013 WL 2361051 (May 30, 2013) - Arbitration Provision Was Invalid Where Signing Son Did Not Have Authority (Ark.)
Public Policy Update 2019An up-to-date assessment of the national landscape and the latest out of DC, both from Congress and federal agencies. These pundits will also assess the mid-term election and what that could mean for your practice. Ever wonder if your phone calls and letters make a difference to your representative?
The New POMS on Fee Authorization, What Do We Do Now?On June 25 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) published GN 03920.007, Legal and Specialized Services Not Subject to Fee Authorization, in its Programs Operations Manual System (POMS). The POMS language includes examples of drafting or revising special needs trusts that could require fee approval from SSA. This session will focus on the practical aspects of complying with the new POMS through the use of hypothetical and by discussing best practices for attorneys to follow.
Tax Section: New 401k Rules May Impact Medicaid Determinations for CouplesPractitioners should be aware of this new rule and how it interacts with a state’s Medicaid regulations.
Obergefell v. Kasich2013 WL 3814262 (July 22, 2013) - State of Ohio Cannot Discriminate Against Same-Sex Marriage Valid in Another State (S.D. Ohio)
Featured Member: Molly M. Wood, Esq.From general contractor to elder law trailblazer, Molly M. Wood has stayed true to her Kansas Jayhawk roots.
Hill Day 2009: Great Work NAELians!Educate. Advocate. Persist. This is the opportunity given to all NAELA members who have a unique window on the challenges experienced by individuals and families facing the complexities of aging and disability.
Letter to the Editor: Hybrid InsuranceThe recent NAELA News article [Would a Hybrid Insurance Policy Work for Your Client? by Lori Parker, Esq.] on life insurance sold with long-term care insurance folded in came with some cautions, but those warnings did not sufficiently note or explain the inherent defects of hybrid financial products.
Advocacy/Public Policy: Maine Files for Section 1115 WaiverMaine's Section 1115 waiver application seeks to blatantly skirt annuity protections for no good demonstration reason.
Special Needs Trusts: Selecting an Appropriate TrusteeYou must be a member of the Trusts Section to view this content. For information on joining a section please email us at membership@naela.org
Medicare, Medicaid and Health Care Section: Answer to Question No. 1: Yes, Please Get Me Out of HereThe nursing home Minimum Data Set screening brings elder law dilemmas into focus.
Applications for NAELA's Aspirational StandardsSession attendees will learn how to use NAELA's Aspirational Standards by applying them to real life practical and ethical issues. Attendees also will debate how the Standards should be expanded into special needs law and revised to resolve those practical and ethical issues and situations not addressed by the current Standards.
Olmstead Litigation-Nationwide Case and Policy ReviewOlmstead litigation is based on the law of the Americans With Disabilities Act, though it deals with Medicaid programs. It is an area of law that fights against unnecessary institutionalization of the disabled. There is a continuous and pressing need to advocate for non-institutional settings for the provision of Medicaid benefits to the elderly and disabled, especially in this era of tight state budgets. This session seeks to give you the most up-to-date review (November 2011) of recent cases, litigation techniques and regulatory changes.