Seton Hall Women’s Law Forum Honors Two
On Feb. 21, 2018, the Women’s Law Forum of Seton Hall University School of Law hosted its annual “Woman of Substance” event honoring two Seton Hall Law alumnae who exemplify what it means to be successful, empowered, and strong Seton Hall lawyers. Held at the Robert Treat Hotel Crystal Ballroom, the night honored Elaine Rocha of AIG Investments, and Regina Calcaterra of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz and an accomplished author. Also included in the evening were remarks from Dean Kathleen M. Boozang, Father Nicholas S. Gengaro, Peter W. Rodino Professor Paula Franzese and members of the Women’s Law Forum.
Two From NJ Named Hispanic National Bar Association Top Lawyers Under 40
The Hispanic National Bar Association announced that two New Jersey attorneys were selected to receive an “HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40” award. The awards will be presented during the 2018 HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference in San Francisco on March 16, 2018. They are:
Miguel A. Nieves is vice president & corporate counsel for Prudential Financial and a member of the company’s Financial Management Law group. He provides legal support to Prudential’s corporate treasury on a broad range of activities, including capital markets and inter-company financing transactions, and securities law matters. Prior to joining Prudential, Nieves was an associate in Sidley Austin’s capital markets group in New York, where he represented issuers and underwriters in a variety of public offerings and private placements of securities, worked extensively on liability management transactions, and provided legal advice to clients under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. from Princeton University.
Jaclyn Medina is a managing attorney and first assistant of the Bergen Criminal Trial Region of New Jersey’s Office of the Public Defender. She co-chairs the Public Defender’s Ethics and Professionalism Committee and serves on its statewide Continuing Legal Education Committee. She currently serves on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Committee on Minority Concerns and is the vice president of the Northern Region of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey. Medina has been an adjunct professor for more than a decade at Fairleigh Dickinson University, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses to Latino immigrants and diplomatic officials. After graduation from the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, she earned her J.D. from Rutgers Law School .
Life Care Planning Attorneys Present ‘Medicaid 101’
Douglas A. Fendrick and Jamie Shuster Morgan, partners in the estate planning and elder care law firm Fendrick & Morgan, recently presented an hour-long seminar to the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey in late January 2018 at The Mansion in Voorhees covering the myriad of Medicaid rules and regulations which could affect the EFPCSNJ’s clients regarding asset protection and long-term care planning. Fendrick and Morgan explained the basic rules for Medicaid in New Jersey, including the terms of Medicaid eligibility; Community Spouse Resource Allowance (“DSRA”); Penalty Periods regarding client assets and their status; details on Medicaid Planning Strategies which generally involve asset preservation and the benefits and details of Gifting Outright or in Trust.
Established in 1975, the organization serves its members by providing educational and networking opportunities for trust officers, chartered life underwriters, estate attorneys, CPAs, CFPs, chartered financial consultants and other qualified professionals involved in the estate and financial planning process. Fendrick & Morgan is a life care planning law firm offering estate and tax planning, elder law and estate administration, Medicaid planning, asset protection planning, guardianship proceedings, and elder care coordination.