MARK R. FRIEDMAN

Mark Friedman attorney

Mark R. Friedman helps New Jersey and New York families navigate the complexities of Medicaid and other public assistance programs, secure long term care, provide for loved ones with disabilities, avoid losing their life savings when faced with long term care costs, obtain guardianship over incapacitated loved ones, preserve their legacies with well-crafted wills, put in place powers of attorney and healthcare directives, and other matters involving elder law, special needs and estate planning.

Mark currently serves as Legislative Coordinator for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Elder and Disability Law Section.  In that role, he reviews pending legislation and advises the Section how it will affect seniors and people with disabilities, to guide the Bar Association’s lobbying efforts.

Mark is a frequent speaker on elder law, Medicaid, special needs and trusts and estates issues.  He has spoken at seminars on estate planning for unmarried couples, same-sex couples and people in non-traditional relationships; the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) on people with disabilities; how ABLE accounts can be used in conjunction with special needs trusts; and other cutting-edge aspects of the law.

Mark’s accomplishments include:

-Served on NJSBA Blue Ribbon Commission on Unmet Legal Needs, an innovative effort to find a model to put underemployed lawyers to work serving New Jerseyans with unmet legal needs
-Published articles in the New Jersey Law Journal on same-sex estate planning, representing Medicare plaintiffs in a personal injury lawsuit, and the Affordable Care Act’s impact on special needs
-Former contributing editor to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Blog
-Inaugural fellow of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) program
-Awarded second place at the NJ State Bar Foundation’s 2013 art show
-Somerset County representative and Executive Committee member of the NJSBA Young Lawyers Division

Aside from practicing law, Mark enjoys hiking, scuba diving, the outdoors and traveling the world with his lovely wife.

Larry and Mark are a father-and-son legal team.  We’ll let you figure out which is which.

 

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey
New York

Education:
J.D., New York University School of Law, 2011
B.A., Binghamton University (SUNY), 2008

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Homepage photo: Cows grazing at Meadowbrook Farm, Bernardsville, NJ by Siddharth Mallya. October 23, 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Autumn_Leaves_13.jpg.
Interior photo: Somerset hills pastoral scene by Lawrence Friedman.