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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!
JACQUELINE KELLY is an attorney with JSDC Law Offices. She devotes her practice to elder law, estate planning (including special needs planning), and estate administration. She has extensive experience with elder law issues, involving long-term-care planning, assisted living, retirement issues, healthcare issues, nursing home placement, and Medicaid eligibility. Ms. Kelly has earned the distinction of being a certified elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She received her B.S. degree from Elizabethtown College and her J.D. degree from Dickinson School of Law. Ms. Kelly is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Dauphin County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Elder Law Section.
ERIK D. SPURLIN is a certified elder law attorney at Estate & Elder Law Firm of Erik Spurlin, practicing solely in the areas of estate planning & administration and long-term care planning. Prior to establishing his own firm in Red Lion, York County, Mr. Spurlin was a principal of the Elder Law Firm of Robert Clofine and an associate of Appel & Yost, practicing in the areas of estate planning and administration, long-term care planning, and tax law. He also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John S. Kennedy of the York County Orphans’ Court. Mr. Spurlin earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Temple University School of Law, where he also received his LL.M. degree, in taxation, with distinction. During this time he earned a certificate in estate planning and was the sole recipient of the Joseph Price Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Tax Law for 2010. Mr. Spurlin is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in political science, and master’s degree, summa cum laude, in international relations.
RYAN A. WEBBER is an attorney with Walters & Galloway, PLLC, and focuses on elder law, estate planning, estate administration, and Medicaid planning. Mr. Webber received his B.A. degree from Lebanon Valley College and his J.D. degree (finishing in the top third of his class) from Widener University Commonwealth Law School. He is currently working towards earning his LL.M. degree in elder law from Stetson University College of Law, a national leader in the elder law curriculum. Mr. Webber is a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA), and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Further, he is an accredited attorney for veterans' benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and a board member of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association (LCPLFA), a national organization devoted to the holistic practice of elder law.December 16 - Allentown
GEORGE M. VASILIADIS is an attorney with the law offices of Vasiliadis Pappas Associates LLC, in Bethlehem. His practice is focused in the areas of trust and estate planning and administration, long-term care planning, and asset protection, as well as veterans' pension benefits planning, and special needs planning. Prior to his practice of law, Mr. Vasiliadis worked as a corporate Medicaid specialist for Genesis Healthcare Corporation., the nation's largest provider of nursing, rehabilitation and long-term care services. Mr. Vasiliadis received his bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and his J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Elder Law Section; the Northampton County Bar Association, Elder Law and Estate & Trust law committees; the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys; the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council; and the Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley.