Robert J.  Shanahan Jr.

Robert J. Shanahan Jr.

Shanahan & Voigt, LLC
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • New Jersey
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Summary

Since becoming an attorney in 1985, I have experienced the area of Elder Law grow from what was an occassional question about powers of attorney and guardianships, to a full-blown specialized practice area. It hit home when I saw the practical effects of poor planning when my wife became executor of her uncle's estate. The estate left a large sum of money to a severely disabled person, who was then in danger of losing all of his benefits--including his apartment in a specialized home. Lawyers have to spend time finding out, not only about the individual client, but about his or her family, taking a "holistic" approach to the preparation of these documents, and helping with these issues. I am very active in the community, advocating on behalf of the elderly and their families, and participate in the following groups: Hunterdon Medical Center Ethics Committee, Hunterdon Regional Ethics Committee, Volunteer Guardianship One on One, Inc (Former President), and Trustee, New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Since 1985, I have been a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and have served as President of the Hunterdon County Bar Association from 2010-2011. Since I enjoy teaching, I make mayself avaialbe to clubs and organizations, and present at County Bar Association continuing legal education progams and elderly outreach programs.

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Professional Experience
Partner
Shanahan & Voigt, LLC
- Current
Partner
Kilcommons Shanahan, LLC
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Managing Partner
Ronca McDonald & Hanley
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Associate Attorney
Ronca McDonald & Hanley
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Clerk
NJ Department of Public Advocate, Developmental Disabilities Division
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Education
Temple University
J.D. | Law
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William Paterson University
B.A. | History
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude "Ten Most Valuable Seniors" Award
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Awards
NJ Five Start Financial Services Professional
Five Star Professional
Ten Best Client Satisfaction in Estate Planning
American Institute of Legal Counsel
NJ Five Star Financial Services Professional
Five Star Professional
Professional Associations
NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Trustee
- Current
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Ethics Committee, Hunterdon Medical Center
Member
- Current
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Hunterdon County Bar Association
Board Member
- Current
Activities: Immediate Past President
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
- Current
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Volunteer Guardianship One on One, Inc
President
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Volunteer Guardianship One on One, Inc
Board Member
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Activities: President, Board of Directors
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Hunterdon County Bar Association
President
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Activities: President, 2010-2011.
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Speaking Engagements
Elder Abuse, Elder Abuse and Fraud, Hunterdon Medical Center
Volunteer Guardianship One on One, Inc
Advance Directives for Health Care, Walking Home: Planning Your End of Life Journey, Basking Ridge, NJ
Somerset County Office on Aging
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Shanahan & Voigt, LLC
200 Rt. 31 North
Suite 207
Flemington, NJ 08822
USA
Telephone: (908) 751-1551