elder law attorney Jane M.
Fearn-Zimmer has joined Flaster Greenberg PC as a shareholder
in the Business and
Corporate Department, which encompasses the elder law, special needs
planning, trusts and estates and tax practice areas. Ms. Fearn-Zimmer, who will
work primarily in the firm’s Cherry Hill office, dedicates her practice to
serving clients in the areas of elder and disability law, special needs
planning, asset protection, tax and estate planning and estate
administration. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Fearn-Zimmer
practiced elder law and special needs planning with the Rothkoff Law
Group. She is also currently serving as the Editor of the Elder Law Report, Including Special Needs Planning, a
subscription based publication of WoltersKluwers, designed to update both
experienced and aspiring elder and disability law attorneys in current
developments and to provide them with new practice tips.
considerable experience and expertise in the field of elder law will enable
Flaster Greenberg to better serve our clients," said Alan
Zuckerman, Managing Shareholder of Flaster Greenberg.
"Jane’s reputation for excellence, coupled with her focus on both elder
law and estate and income tax planning and estate administration, is a terrific
complement to our already robust corporate, tax and trusts & estates
practices. I’m confident our clients will find Jane to be a tremendous
over 13 years, Ms. Fearn-Zimmer has helped countless families find the best
care for an aging or disabled parent or loved one and a way to pay for that
care, frequently with public benefits such as Medicaid, while preserving assets
and income so that the healthy spouse can remain at home. In addition to
assisting clients with planning and applying for public benefits, Ms.
Fearn-Zimmer uses traditional elder law tools such as general durable powers of
attorney, health care powers of attorney, guardianships, special needs trusts
and Medicare set aside arrangements where appropriate. She also brings an
exceptionally broad perspective to her work due to her strong litigation
background. She was a former federal judicial clerk to the Honorable John
S. Unpingo, Chief Judge of the District Court of Guam, where she served on
the Civil and Criminal Justice Reform Act Committees for the District of
for her dedication to helping others, Ms. Fearn-Zimmer guides families of the
elderly and disabled through the nursing home admissions process and through
the maze of qualifying for public benefits programs to fund long-term care,
such as Medicaid, SSI and Veteran’s benefits. She also assists the elderly and
the disabled and their loved ones in tax and estate and asset protection, as
well as assisting and representing clients at Medicaid Fair
to practice law in New Jersey, Ms. Fearn-Zimmer is an active member of the New
Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of
Elder Law Attorneys, and the Burlington, Gloucester and Hunterdon County Bar
Associations and is presently serving as the Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association
Elder and Disability Law section.
Fearn-Zimmer earned her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden,
with honors, in 1991 and received her LL.M. in Taxation with distinction from
Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2004.