Lawrence Friedman

Lawrence Friedman

  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Tax Law
  • New Jersey, New York
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Summary

For over 25 years, Lawrence Friedman has helped families navigate complex laws and government programs to protect savings against long term care costs, minimize taxes, provide for individuals with special needs, qualify for Medicaid and other programs, evaluate long term care insurance, obtain guardianships, and draw special needs and other trusts, wills, and powers of attorney. Mr. Friedman has a Master of Laws in Taxation and has been Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He also has received the New Jersey State Bar Association's Distinguished Legislative Service Award and is a former Chair of its Elder and Disabilities Law Section. For many years, Friedman has chaired the New Jersey State Bar Foundation's annual Senior Citizens Law Day and Special Needs programs and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education's Sophisticated Elder Law series as well as presented other workshops. His articles and further information are available at www.SpecialNeedsNJ.com.

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Special Needs Planning
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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Education
New York University
LL.M. (1982) | Taxation
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New York University
J.D. (1976)
Honors: ATLA Environmental Law Essay Contest Award, American Society of International Law Essay Contest Award, Junior Fellow of NYU Center for International Studies
Activities: Editor, NYU Journal of International Law & Politics.
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State University of New York - Binghamton
B.A.
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Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
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Awards
New Jersey Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
For the thirteenth year in a row, Lawrence A. Friedman has been recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers (published by Thomson Reuters). Recognition in New Jersey Super Lawyers is based on a selection process involving surveys of Garden State lawyers in practice at least five years, recommendations by a panel of leading attorneys, and a research and verification process. The publishers note that only five percent of New Jersey lawyers are designated Super Lawyers.
AV-Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell rating system
Mr. Friedman has long held Martindale Hubbel's highest peer review rating of AV- Preeminent.
Distinguished Legislative Service Award
New Jersey State Bar Association
Awarded for drafting legislation authorizing courts to create special needs trusts and eliminate barriers to special needs trusts
Environmental Law Essay Contest
American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America
ASIL Deak Essay Contest
American Society of International Law
Member
Phi Beta Kappa
Note & Comment Editor
New York University Journal of International Law & Politics
Professional Associations
New Jersey State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
Former Chair
Current
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NJ State Bar Association, Elder and Disabilities Law Section
Former Chair
Current
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New Jersey State Bar Association, Senior Citizens' Day
Speaker
Current
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Institute for Continuing Legal Education's Sophisticated Elder Law
Speaker
Current
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New Jersey State Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
Member Board of Consultors
- Current
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
- Current
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New Jersey State Bar # 012871982
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Many published articles
NJ Law Journal, Bar Association, and other publications
Certifications
Elder Law Attorney
National Elder Law Foundation
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Friedman Law
12 Cushing Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
USA
Telephone: (908) 704-1900