Chen Li

Chen Li

  • Elder Law, Probate, Estate Planning
  • New Jersey, New York
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Chen Li is a partner of the Vanarelli & Li, LLC. Chen joined the firm in 2007 as an associate attorney. Chen practices in the area of Estate Planning, Medicaid Asset Protection Planning, Probate, Disability Planning, Special Needs Trust, and Tax Law on a regular basis. Chen speaks and writes in fluent Mandarin Chinese. If you have any questions, please call Chen at 908-232-7400, or email her at

Chen was born in Shanghai, China. After completing high school in China, she immigrated to New York in the late 80’s. Chen earned a B.A. from Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, New York. She obtained her J.D. from St. John’s Law School, Jamaica, New York. Chen has been an attorney since 2002. She is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey. She has been practicing in the areas of Wills, Trusts, Estates, Elder Law and Special Needs Law since 2002.

Before becoming an attorney, Chen worked for Ernst and Yong, LLP and Dreyfus Realty Advisors, in New York City. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

As a first generation immigrant, Chen understands the frustration of a new immigrant who lacks the language skill, background and knowledge of the U.S. law and American culture. She also understands and appreciates Asian culture. Chen has represented Asian and non-Asian clients domestically and internationally with their Trust and Estate problems, Elder Law and Tax issues. Chen can help clients of Asian background resolve legal problems utilizing her personal experience as a Chinese immigrant who attended college and law school in the U.S.

Chen resides in Middletown, New Jersey with her husband and three (3) children.

Practice Areas
Elder Law
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
ID Number: 26142002
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 4111449
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  • Chinese: Spoken, Written
  • English: Spoken, Written
St. John's University School of Law
J.D. (2002) | Law
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City University of New York - Queens College
B.A. | Accounting
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 4111449
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1 Questions Answered
Q. I am a widow, no children .. can i get a law firm to be my power of attorney
A: Yes, you can name an attorney in a law firm as your power of attorney. However, you must be aware that if an attorney is acting as your power of attorney, you may have to pay the attorney a legal fee as your agent and as your attorney. You should consult with an experienced trust and estate attorney before you hire any attorney or firm.
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Contact & Map
Telephone: (908) 232-7400
242 St Paul St
Westfield, NJ 07090
Telephone: (908) 232-7400