State Bar Foundation To Sponsor Free Seminar On Wills And Estate Planning

NEW BRUNSWICK — A will and a financial plan on file can help anyone of any income provide for his or her family’s future.

As a public service, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation presents a free public seminar on wills and estate planning on Tuesday, June 18, 7-9 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick near the East Brunswick border.

Topics of discussion include wills and trusts, gift and tax planning, elder law planning, power of attorney, living wills, federal estate tax and New Jersey estate and inheritance tax. A question-and-answer period follows the presentations.

Guest speakers are Regina Spielberg, Esq., a partner with the law firm of Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP, of Florham Park and Paramus; and Mary WanderPolo & Siegel, LLC, Upper Montclair.

Spielberg is a member of her firm’s Tax, Trust and Estate Department, practicing exclusively in the areas of elder and disability law, estate and trust planning and administration. A member of the New York and New Jersey Bars, she is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the American Bar Association Accredited National Elder Law Foundation and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel . She is past chair of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She received her undergraduate degree from Montclair State College, her M.B.A. in Finance from Long Island University and her J.D. from Rutgers University Law School, Newark. Ms. Spielberg is a regular lecturer on elder and disability law and trust and estate law for both professional and client organizations.

WanderPolo, a member of the New Jersey and New York Bars, concentrates her practice in trusts and estates. A member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section, the Essex County Bar Association’s Elder Law Section, the New York Bar Association’s Elder Law Section and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, she is certified by the ABA-approved National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney. In 2003 she co-founded the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, which she currently serves as immediate past chair. In April of 2012 Ms. WanderPolo was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, reflecting her status as an exceptional lawyer, leader and role model. She is a member of the Guardianship Association of New Jersey and a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

The seminar is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required. To register, visit the Foundation online at or call 1-800-FREE-LAW. The Foundation’s seminar series is made possible by funding from the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.

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