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Middle class Americans seeking asset protection cannot afford to ignore the potentially devastating costs of nursing home and other long-term care. Nursing homes are among the most common and largest creditors an average American is likely to face in his or her lifetime, but only about 10% of the population has long-term care insurance. For the other 90%, Medicaid is the primary source of payment, so a basic understanding of the Medicaid asset protection process is vital for all professionals who work with seniors and their families. This legal guide will provide an overview of asset protection concepts and strategies that elder law attorneys can use to legally and ethically protect assets while facilitating earlier Medicaid eligibility; and a set of crisis-management tools to prevent and correct inadvertent loss of benefits. Order today!
KIMMO ABBASI is a Wealth Planner, Estate Planning and Trust Administration Specialist, at Asset Planning Services, LTD., in Harleysville, PA. Mr. Abbasi has extensive experience in trust and estate law. He counsels clients on asset protection, and drafts wills, trusts, special needs trusts and other estate planning instruments for high net worth individuals, families and business owners. He also counsels business owners on the formation of corporations and limited liability companies, including the drafting and creation of organizational documents such as bylaws and operating agreements. Throughout his years of practice, Mr. Abbasi has developed an extensive network of financial planners, insurance agents and mortgage brokers, in order to provide the most complete and robust service to his clients. He received his B.A. degree from Rutgers University, his J.D. degree, cum laude, from New York Law School, and his LL.M. degree from Georgetown University School of Law..
MELISSA ABU-ADAS is an attorney with the Brogan Law Group. She currently practices in the areas of trust and estate planning, Medicaid planning, Medicaid applications, estate administration, special needs planning, and guardianships. Ms. Abu-Adas served as a law clerk in the Appellate Division for the Honorable Victor Ashrafi, J.A.D. She has lectured for National Business Institute, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Ocean County Bar Association. Ms. Abu-Adas is the president elect of the New Jersey chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, where she also serves as the chair of the Legislative Committee and previously served as secretary and vice president. She is also a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, Elder Law & Disability Section. Ms. Abu-Adas earned her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Drew University, and her J.D. degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
ROBERT F. BROGAN is president of the Brogan Law Group, a boutique practice focused exclusively on elder law, special needs planning, and asset protection. Certified as an elder law attorney by the ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation, Mr. Brogan presently serves as a director on the Board of Directors of the Special Needs Alliance, an invitation-only national consortium of attorneys dedicated to special needs and disability law; and serves as co-chair of the Special Needs Alliances' Public Policy Committee. He served as a director on the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He also served as chapter president of the New Jersey NAELA. Mr. Brogan was chair of the Elder and Disability Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association; and he is a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP), an invitation-only council comprised of innovators in the profession guiding the future of elder and special needs law. He served as chair of the Ocean County Bar Association's Elder Law Committee. Mr. Brogan is admitted to practice in the Superior courts of New Jersey, the Federal District Court of New Jersey, and the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He serves on the Public Policy Steering Committee of NAELA and was selected by the NAELA president to chair the ABLE Act Task Force. The New Jersey State Bar Association has twice awarded him the Legislative Service Award for his lobbying efforts in the fields of elder law and special needs. Mr. Brogan was an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. He regularly lectures to other attorneys at the state and national level regarding Medicaid planning, planning for people with special needs, and the policy impact of healthcare issues on seniors and those with special needs. He has lobbied for positive legislative and regulatory developments on behalf of seniors and those with special needs at the state, congressional and presidential level. Mr. Brogan is the author of articles published by New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Suffolk University School of Law, National Business Institute, the Special Needs Alliance, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He earned his B.A. degree from Rutgers College and his J.D. degree from Rutgers School of Law.