Formerly with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and The Sharp Law Firm, Ms. Fearn-Zimmer received her LL.M. in Taxation with distinction from Temple University in 2004. Practicing in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, she has focused on the fields of tax and estate planning, asset protection planning for elderly and disabled clients, and Special Needs Trusts since 2005. She speaks and publishes primarily on tax, estate planning and Medicaid planning related topics. Representative publications include Gay Marriage in Transition, 183 New Jersey Law Journal 96 (January 9, 2006), Negotiating a Medicaid Lie: How to Limit Government Liens and Preserve Recoveries for Injured Parties, 189 New Jersey Law Journal 543 (August 7, 2007) and Real Estate Assets May Include Indirectly Held Lease Rights and Certain Goodwill, published on PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP’s internal Knowledge Gateway (October 17, 2008).
Ms. Fearn-Zimmer has presented on tax, Medicaid planning and estate planning topics to a broad range of groups, including the Central New Jersey Society of Enrolled Agents, the Tax Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Burlington County Probate Committee, and the Tourette’s Syndrome Association of New Jersey, Inc.
Ms. Fearn-Zimmer brings an exceptionally broad perspective to her work due to her to her strong litigation background. She was a former federal judicial clerk to the Honorable John S. Unpingco, Chief Judge of the District Court of Guam, where she served on the Civil and Criminal Justice Reform Act Committees for the District of Guam. She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1996 and practiced civil litigation in New Jersey.
Ms. Fearn-Zimmer lives in Mt. Laurel with her family and volunteers for the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in her spare time.