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Presentation on Medicare, Medicaid and Working with Banks, and Recognizing Sings of Addiction in the Elderly

Complimentary Presentation On March 27, 2019, Attorney Bob Shanahan will join Steve Drzewoszewski, MSW, LCADC on the topics of: "Recognizing Signs of Addiction in the Elderly" & "Medicare, Medicaid and Working with Banks" Please RSVP by March 22 Enjoy a Complimentary Dinner Provided by Volunteer

Presentation on Neglect and Exploitation of the Elderly

Complimentary Presentation On April 10, 2019, Attorney Bob Shanahan will join Dr. John Heath, Linda Bryant, RN, Reyna Post, LCSW, and Susan Nekola, LSW, at Hunterdon Care Center, on the topic of: Neglect and Exploitation of the Elderly Elder abuse includes physical, emotional, or sexual

Our Client Care Program For Estate Planning Clients

The Client Care Program, now in its seventh year, was created to give our estate planning clients an opportunity to have their wills, powers of attorney, advance directives for healthcare, and other documents, reviewed in light of present-day law and opportunities.  The firm has prepared

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse has been defined as an intentional act which creates a serious risk of physical, emotional or financial harm to an elderly person.  The act can be a failure to provide or obtain the care needed by an elderly person, to financial theft or

By |2018-10-19T11:12:34-04:00October 19th, 2018|Elder Law | Medicaid|

Guardianship Abuse

Guardianship abuse reports have been in the news, repeatedly.  Reports of the guardianship system being used to steal and exploit those unable to help themselves are on the rise. Criticism of “the System”, how one becomes a guardian, and the lack of oversight of

Partitioning Land: When Owner’s Don’t Agree

When is Partition Required? Partition actions divide land between owners based upon principals of fairness and are necessary when co- owners cannot agree. Imagine your neighbor and her two siblings inherit a small farm. Your neighbor has always dreamed of keeping the family farm, but


ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY (Full Time):  Flemington, New Jersey Law Firm seeks a full-time associate attorney for litigation and transactional law practice.  We offer the opportunity to work on diverse and interesting matters while learning the business of practicing law.  At our boutique firm, you will obtain

By |2018-03-28T12:14:45-04:00March 28th, 2018|Firm News | Presentations|

Avoid Wire Transfer Fraud

Wire transfer fraud is increasing during the course of business and real estate closings.  I recently learned of an attorney whose AOL email was hacked.  Using a fake email address that appeared to be from the law office, the criminal emailed fraudulent wire transfer instructions

By |2018-03-28T12:00:08-04:00March 18th, 2018|Firm News | Presentations|

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays It’s the holiday season and instead of reading about some serious legal issue, let’s try to laugh a little.  Here is one of my favorite stories and although it’s not a holiday story, I hope it will suffice: For years, two brothers—one a

By |2017-12-01T11:42:54-04:00December 1st, 2017|Caring & Community|

Legal Intern (Part Time, Temporary)

Legal Intern (Part Time / Temporary Position):  Shanahan & Voigt, LLC occasionally hires a legal intern to assist with document archiving (50%), marketing & service projects (30%), firm programs (10%), and assistance with cases (10%).   Document archiving includes scanning and document management of confidential

By |2017-11-13T23:56:30-04:00November 1st, 2017|Firm News | Presentations|


Flemington, New Jersey Law Firm seeks experienced paralegal for general practice. A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience is required.  A four year college degree with the ability to work well under pressure is required.  Health and Dental benefits are available, as well as

By |2017-10-13T13:24:20-04:00October 6th, 2017|Firm News | Presentations|

POLST: A Solution to DNR Issues

POLST, or Physician’s Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, is a relatively new document which may be more appropriate for a patient than the traditional “DNR” or do not resuscitate, order at a hospital. It is certainly more powerful than a living will, but is only

By |2017-10-06T12:09:47-04:00October 5th, 2017|Elder Law | Medicaid|

Missing Construction Permits

Construction permits are issued by municipalities for construction activities on homes within their jurisdiction. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) oversees Uniform Construction Code compliance and enforcement and advises municipal officials, as needed. In the DCA’s bulletin 06-1, the DCA provides guidance for

By |2017-07-04T18:16:48-04:00July 4th, 2017|Firm News | Presentations|

PennEast Fails to Move Forward with NJDEP Wetlands Permit

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has administratively closed the PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC freshwater permit application.  Citing a failure of PennEast to address deficiencies in its application, and the unlikely prospect of PennEast having adequate information in the near future, the NJDEP rendered

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate? ™

A Complimentary Presentation by: Robert J. Shanahan, Jr., Esq. New Jersey Attorney at Law, Concentrating in Estate Planning and Elder Law June 9, 2017, 1:00 p.m. Hunterdon County Senior Center, Route 31 County Complex 4 Gauntt Place, Building # 1, Flemington NJ 08822 (908)788-1359 Passing

Do-It-Yourself Legal Work

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) is a go-to approach for businesses and households seeking to save money on various tasks.   However, when it comes to navigating law, DIY can ultimately cost much more than any initial savings.  We handle many matters which are created or made worse

By |2017-04-05T08:05:16-04:00April 4th, 2017|Firm News | Presentations|

Recourse for Errors in Property Inspections

Most Property Inspection Reports Contain Disclaimers When purchasing real estate, buyers typically hire a qualified inspector to review the property and advise of visible defects.  When engaging an inspector, a buyer signs an agreement with the inspector.  Understandably, these agreements typically include disclaimers which limit

By |2017-04-03T18:29:04-04:00April 3rd, 2017|Firm News | Presentations|

Agricultural Development in the Highlands

Development in the Highlands Preservation Area. How do Highlands development restrictions affect agricultural development?  Considerable farmland falls within the Highlands Region.  Primarily intended to protect drinking water, over 800,000 acres of New Jersey, known as the, “Highlands Region,” have been designated either Highlands Preservation Area

By |2019-02-15T11:53:29-04:00February 21st, 2017|Environmental | Land Use, Farming, Real Estate | Commercial|

NOW HIRING: Legal Secretary

Flemington area law firm is seeking a full-time legal secretary.  Medical insurance available.  Salary commensurate with experience. The appropriate candidate must be strong in the following areas  Attention to details, including in draft work products.  Professional phone and people skills.  Demonstrated respect for

By |2017-03-04T09:50:06-04:00February 10th, 2017|Firm News | Presentations|

Get Advice from an Experienced Elder Law Attorney

Elder law has become an increasingly important practice area because more people are living longer. The practice of elder law involves the following: Estate planning Disability planning Arranging for care, Social Security, and retirement benefits Long-term care insurance Long-term care planning Medicaid Healthcare directives Nursing

Right to Farm Alternatives to Traditional Zoning Approvals

New Jersey Right to Farm Act Pursuant to New Jersey’s Right to Farm Act, “commercial farms” may engage in certain protected activities, free from interference by local zoning. While building permits are required, local zoning approvals are not required if approved by the State Agricultural

Political Speech in the Workplace

Let’s face it, Thanksgiving dinner was at least a little awkward this year for some people. Though the election was over a month ago, talk about the election continues to seep into nearly every facet of our lives. Not only did politics likely dominate Thanksgiving,

By |2016-12-02T12:22:33-04:00December 2nd, 2016|Business|

New Jersey Estate Tax Repealed!

You could knock me over with a feather. I never thought I would live to see the day when the New Jersey Estate Tax would be repealed, but both houses of the legislature in Trenton passed a repeal bill, and Governor Christie signed it. (

By |2016-12-01T11:12:16-04:00November 29th, 2016|Estates | Wills Trusts POA|

It’s Chilly on the Fort Peck Native American Reservation

PLEASE DONATE:  WINTER ACCESSORIES FOR THE CHILDREN OF  THE FORT PECK NATIVE AMERICAN RESERVATION October 24 – November 30 Shanahan & Voigt, LLC Attorneys at Law is supporting Gardner Family Chiropractic and Love Has No Color in collecting NEW, UNWRAPPED Warm Winter Accessories for children ages 5-16.

By |2017-10-05T19:18:18-04:00November 10th, 2016|Caring & Community, Firm News | Presentations, Side Bar|

Environmental Due Diligence and “Innocent Owner” Status

Looking to purchase property with contaminated soil and groundwater?  Probably not, unless you are a brownfield’s redeveloper. Most purchasers of commercial property are counting on their property being “clean.”  Environmental due diligence occurs in two phases: 1) review the current and historic activities at the

Nicole L. Voigt attended the CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Convention

Nicole L. Voigt attended the 2016 Convention of the Commercial Real Estate Women Network (CREW-Network) in New York City.  Speakers included keynote speaker Admiral William H. McRaven USN (Ret.);  Amy Cuddy, Author, Business Leader, and Professor at Harvard Business School; Sallie Krawcheck, CEO & Co-Founder of

Robert J. Shanahan Moderating Panel on Elder Abuse in Hunterdon County

On October 13, Bob Shanahan will moderate a program on elder abuse. The program, entitled, “Elder Abuse and Fraud”, is sponsored by Volunteer Guardianship One on One and Hunterdon Healthcare. Participants will be Tony Kearns, Hunterdon County Prosecutor; Susan Nicola, Hunterdon County Adult Protective Services;

By |2017-10-05T19:18:54-04:00October 3rd, 2016|Caring & Community, Firm News | Presentations|

Paralegal (Full Time)

PARALEGAL (Full Time):  Flemington, NJ Law Firm seeks paralegal for transactional work. Experience in real estate, probate, estate planning, and business is preferred.  We offer predictable hours and the opportunity to work with engaged colleagues on diverse and interesting matters, in beautiful Hunterdon County.  The

By |2016-10-31T14:31:58-04:00October 1st, 2016|Firm News | Presentations, Side Bar|

Associate Attorney (Full Time)

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY (Full Time):  Flemington, NJ Law Firm seeks associate attorney for transactional work involving complex real estate, probate, estate planning, and business.  We offer predictable hours and the opportunity to work with engaged colleagues on diverse and interesting matters, in beautiful Hunterdon County. Our

By |2016-10-31T14:33:36-04:00October 1st, 2016|Firm News | Presentations|