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Elder & Disability Law Update – Special Needs Trust Fairness Act – Persons With Disabilities Can Now Establish and Fund Their Own Trusts

Elder & Disability Law Update - Special Needs Trust Fairness Act – Persons With Disabilities Can Now Establish and Fund Their Own Trusts On December 7, 2016, the U.S. Senate approved the 21st Century Cures Act (H.B. 34) that became law effective December 15, 2016.  Significant to disabled individuals, this legislation includes the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, which finally rights what has long been considered an error in prior law regarding establishment of First-Party Special Needs Trusts for disabled individuals with mental capacity. For the first time, persons with disabilities can now establish and fund [...]

By |2017-01-12T09:43:04-05:00January 12th, 2017|News|

The Future of Dementia Care – Let’s Go Dutch

As an elder care law firm which places a great emphasis in health care advocacy, our goal is not to work within the existing long-term care system.  Our goal is to work towards changing the long-term care system in this country for the better.  We as society should be doing much more for an increasingly aging population. With these goals in mind, in November 2016, I had the privilege traveling to the Netherlands as a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) delegation. The goal of [...]

By |2017-01-12T09:42:56-05:00January 12th, 2017|News|

Bryan Adler Becomes a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)

I am pleased to announce that one of our Attorneys, Bryan Adler, attained the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA).  The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) certifies attorneys in the area of Elder Law and is the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer such a certification. The CELA designation is awarded only to attorneys focusing their practice in elder law who demonstrate their expertise by passing a rigorous national certifying examination and by verifying their involvement in complex elder law matters. An attorney with [...]

By |2020-08-28T12:22:37-04:00January 24th, 2016|Blog, News|

National Memory Screening Day

National Memory Screening Day: November 18th November 18, 2014 is National Memory Screening Day.  This day provides free, confidential memory screenings to individuals concerned about memory loss with the objective of early detection and intervention.  The event encourages Americans to participate by offering screenings at no charge and in convenient locations in communities across the nation. National Memory Screening Day also provides a valuable opportunity to learn more about healthy lifestyle choices for successful aging. http://www.afascreenings.org/

By |2015-05-04T11:35:02-04:00November 18th, 2014|Aging, Blog, News|

Ribbon Cutting and Chamber Dedication of the New Cherry Hill Office

New Office Open House, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Camden County Chamber of Commerce Dedication In November 2013, we completed the move of our South Jersey office to a larger location.  The move to a significantly larger office will allow us to continue to expand the elder and disability law services we offer our clients and their caregiver loved ones.  Our Cherry Hill, NJ office is located at 425 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 We recently had our New Office Open House, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Camden County Chamber [...]

By |2015-05-05T13:32:07-04:00February 7th, 2014|Around the Office, News|

Rothkoff Law Group 2013 Year in Review

Dear Friend of the Firm: We wish you and your families a happy and healthy New Year.  I would like to take a few moments to reflect on the “year in elder law” and update you on our elder and disability law firm. Some of the highlights from the world of elder law in 2013 include: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) – The website certainly got off  to a rocky start.  Still, the ACA is the law of the land.  Medicaid  Expansion will begin in NJ in 2014, as well as [...]

By |2015-05-05T13:32:35-04:00January 5th, 2014|Around the Office, News|

South Jersey Biz Best of Biz 2013

  According to South Jersey Biz Best of Biz, "A record-breaking amount of nominations for our third annual Best of Biz contest has resulted in our largest list yet of the top names in South Jersey business." After the votes were tallied 90 organizations, both readers’ and editors’ picks, in dozens of categories were named to this year's Best of Biz 2013. Rothkoff Law Group named for elder law attorney in South Jersey. Thank you for your votes.

By |2015-05-05T10:52:51-04:00September 4th, 2013|Around the Office, Blog, News|

State of the Firm – December 31, 2012

December 31, 2012 Dear Friend of the Firm: We wish you and your families a happy and healthy New Year.  I would like to take a few moments to reflect on the “year in elder law” and update you on our elder and disability law firm. Some of the highlights from the world of elder law in 2012 include: Affordable Care Act upheld – On June 28, 2012, the US Supreme Court announced their decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, upholding the vast majority of the [...]

By |2020-08-12T11:56:21-04:00January 1st, 2013|Around the Office, eNewsletter, News|

Jerry Rothkoff elected President of Life Care Planning Law Firms Association

Jerry Rothkoff has been elected President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association (LCPLFA) for the 2012-2013 year at its annual meeting held in Cleveland, OH on October 11-13, 2012.  The LCPLFA is a national association comprised of law firm members who incorporate geriatric care coordination into their elder & disability law practice.  The meeting was also attended by Janie-Deleon Male, Jacinda Graham, Alicia Kagan, Pam Rosenberger, and David Goldwasser. Janie Deleon Male was also elected to the LCPLFA Board of Directors.

By |2015-05-05T10:57:11-04:00November 25th, 2012|Around the Office, News|

A Huge Victory for Medicare Beneficiaries: Removal of the “Improvement Standard”

A Huge Victory for Medicare Beneficiaries: Removal of the “Improvement Standard”  by Jerold E. Rothkoff           Some of you may have heard me say this before – That "failure to improve” should not be the deciding factor in terminating an individual’s Medicare skilled nursing benefit.  Finally, Federal officials agree with this statement.  Late last week, the Center for Medicare Advocacy and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have agreed to settle the “Improvement Standard” case of Jimmo v. Sebelius. Under the settlement agreement, which I have attached the link below, [...]

By |2015-05-05T10:56:18-04:00October 24th, 2012|Medicare, News|

Elder Law Firm Name Changed to Rothkoff Law Group

Elder Law Firm Name Changed to Rothkoff Law Group             Effective September 1, 2012 our elder and disability law firm has changed our name to “Rothkoff Law Group”. Our new name more accurately represents what our firm has become over the last several years; a comprehensive elder and disability law group where you can consolidate much of your elder and disability law planning in one place. For several years, we have been providing public benefits, veteran benefits, estate, tax, long term care, care coordination, and disability planning, and many [...]

By |2015-05-05T10:55:22-04:00October 1st, 2012|Around the Office, News|

Firm Welcomes Benefits Specialist

Firm Welcomes Benefits Specialist We are very pleased to welcome to our office Alicia Kagan as a Benefits Specialist. Alicia brings over 20 years of experience working as an advocate for the elderly and disabled. She previously served as the Coordinator for Alternate and Long Term Care at the Camden County Office of Aging and Disabled Services. Alicia's responsibilities include compiling and analyzing all necessary information needed to guide clients through the Medicaid process. Alicia's expertise is a welcome addition to the elder and disability services we provide. Her [...]

By |2015-05-05T11:05:36-04:00April 9th, 2012|Around the Office, News|

Jerold Rothkoff Named NJ ‘Super Lawyer’

Jerold Rothkoff Named NJ 'Super Lawyer' Jerold E. Rothkoff was named a "New Jersey Super Lawyer" for 2012 by a selection process consisting of independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. He also has been nominated as President-Elect of the NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. A recent appearance by Mr. Rothkoff and members of his staff included the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association (LCPLFA) Unprogram held in Chicago, IL, on March 16. Accompanying Mr. Rothkoff were Janie- Deleon Male, Jacinda Graham, Jane Fearn- [...]

By |2015-05-05T11:05:22-04:00April 9th, 2012|Around the Office, News|

Welcome Our New Health Insurance Specialist, David Goldwasser

Welcome Our New Health Insurance Specialist, David Goldwasser Posted by: Jerold E. Rothkoff Posted Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012 15:47 We are very pleased to welcome to our office David Goldwasser as our Health Insurance Specialist.  David brings over ten years of experience in health insurance advocacy and coordination.  David previous served as the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Director for Camden County. David’s responsibilities include providing health insurance client advocacy and assisting clients in coordinating Medicare and other health insurance benefits for maximum coverage.  With the changes [...]

By |2020-08-12T12:00:16-04:00January 14th, 2012|Around the Office, News|

2012 Elder Law Professional, Caregiver Seminars

2012 Elder Law Professional, Caregiver Seminars We want to thank all of our clients, their families, and professional friends and colleagues who have made our firm seminars so successful by attending our Professional and Caregiver Seminar Series over the previous four years. We will continue to offer continuing education credits to social workers, case managers and administrators in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For the first time, RN credits will also be available. Please see the seminar flyers enclosed for all dates and times for the 2012 Seminars Series or [...]

By |2015-05-05T11:02:48-04:00January 6th, 2012|Around the Office, News|
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