Robert J.  Shanahan Jr.

Robert J. Shanahan Jr.

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

Since becoming an attorney in 1985, I have experienced the area of Elder Law grow from what was an occasional 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. Currently I am pro bono counsel to Volunteer Guardianship One on One, Inc. (Former President), which is an organization that trains and supplies volunteer guardians for the incapacitated who have no family to act on their behalf. I am a member, and former trustee, of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. I served as President of the Hunterdon County Bar Association from 2010-2011. Since I enjoy teaching, I make myself available to clubs and organizations, and present at County Bar Association continuing legal education progams and elderly outreach programs.

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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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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Publications
Articles & Publications
Durable Powers of Attorney and Bank Disapproval
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Speaking Engagements
Three Things to Consider Before You Draft Your Will, Milford, New Jersey
Golden Agers Club
The Need for Young Adults to Have a Power of Attorney, https://nj1015.com/parents-encouraged-to-get-power-of-attorney-over-their-college-kids/
NJ Radio 101.5
https://nj1015.com/parents-encouraged-to-get-power-of-attorney-over-their-college-kids/
Beware the Green Eyed Monster: Elder Abuse 2020, Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton Senior Resource Center
An "in-the-trenches" discussion of elder abuse as seen through the eyes of an Elder Law attorney.
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
Awards
2021 Super Lawyer
SuperLawyers
2020 Super Lawyer Elder Law
Super Lawyer
Robert Shanahan, Jr. was selected to Super Lawyers for 2020. Super Lawyers is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys in specific practice areas who were chosen after thorough evaluation of numerous criteria.
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
Volunteer Guardianship One on One, Inc
Pro Bono Legal Counsel
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
- Current
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Hunterdon County Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Member of the Elder Law and Disability Committee
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Ethics Committee, Hunterdon Medical Center
Member
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NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Trustee
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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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Hunterdon County Bar Association
Board Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Shanahan & Voigt, LLC
200 Rt. 31 North
Suite 207
Flemington, NJ 08822
Telephone: (908) 751-1551
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Appointments outside of normal office hours are available especially in emergent situations. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, meetings and consultations are also available via remote technology and by conference call.