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Temple Israel & JCC

Temple Israel & JCC

Two Congregations, One Community

Temple Israel & JCC

Attorneys on Estate Planning and Elder Law to Speak Online, May 5th


Temple Israel & JCC

4765 Grove Street

Ridgewood, N.J. 07450


Media contact: Bruce Thaler, (201) 251-1325 or brth@optonline.net


Monday, May 3: Attorneys on Estate Planning and Elder Law to

Speak Online


Attorney Irina S. Shea will speak online about estate planning and getting your affairs in order on Monday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. as part of Temple Israel & JCC’s ongoing lecture series. She will discuss different types of estate planning documents such as Revocable Living Trusts, Wills, Power of Attorneys, and Health Care Directives and the importance of having a comprehensive estate plan. Irina will also explain how documents such as Revocable Living Trusts and Power of Attorneys can help clients plan for incapacity. Senior Counsel Colleen A. Gaedcke, an Elder Law Attorney, will also be present to answer questions on elder law, asset protection, and Medicaid Planning.


Participation is free and everyone is welcome. The Zoom link for this webinar is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86076247357


Irina S. Shea is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Business and the Georgetown University Law Center and has been an estate planning attorney since 1996. She is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and New York. She has worked as an associate attorney in the Trusts & Estates department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in NYC doing high end estate planning and as a Vice President and Trust Officer at JP Morgan Private Bank in NYC. These experiences gave her unique insights into not just strategic estate planning but the real life execution of such estate plans years later that prove invaluable to her private practice clients today. She is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®) and Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®).


Colleen A. Gaedcke is a graduate of Seton Hall University (2007) and Hofstra University School of Law (2010). Colleen has been practicing Elder Law since 2012, focusing on Medicaid Asset Preservation, Medicaid applications, Estate Planning, Guardianships, and Special Needs Planning. Colleen also serves as a court appointed attorney for incapacitated adults. Colleen works with clients in New Jersey primarily in the Bergen County area. Prior to working in private practice, she worked as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Nestor F. Guzman of the Chancery Division, Family Part of Passaic County and the Honorable Margaret Mary McVeigh of the Chancery Division, General Equity Part of Passaic County. Colleen was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Elder Law in 2018, 2019 and 2020. She is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association’s Elder and Disability Law Section and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.


Located at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood, Temple Israel & JCC offers two worship alternatives within one community: egalitarian Conservative and Reconstructionist. Service schedules and more information are available at www.synagogue.org.



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Irina S. Shea, Esq.


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Coleen A. Gaedcke, Esq.


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