About Dana Bookbinder


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Dana E. Bookbinder has been advising thousands of families throughout New Jersey’s Camden, Gloucester, Burlington, and Mercer Counties and surrounding areas as well as in Philadelphia in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Special Needs Planning for over two decades. When she founded BOOKBINDER LAW, LLC, she was determined to provide a new level of personal attention to her clients, focusing on helping them protect their families and their finances. Dana is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation.

Dana is a past Chair of the New Jersey Bar Association Elder and Disability Law Section and past chair of the Burlington County Real Estate and Probate Committee. She has authored articles on legal devices for asset, estate and tax planning as well as veterans benefit planning in publications including the New Jersey Law Journal. She regularly instructs other attorneys on her practice areas for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Education and the National Business Institute. She also often lectures to civic and retirement groups as well as financial and legal professionals and has appeared on both radio and television to discuss legal planning.

Dana is also a member of the National Academy of Elder law Attorneys and a life member of The National Registry of Whos Who. Since 2010, she has also been chosen for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers registry and in prior years to the Rising Stars list.

Ms. Bookbinder is a member of the New Jersey State and Pennsylvania bar associations and the Camden and Burlington County bar associations. She received her B.A. degree with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University in 1992 and her J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School in 1995.

Dana is a native of South Jersey. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing the piano, competitive ping pong matches against her husband, and teaching her two daughters to play tennis.

Since 2010, Attorney Dana E. Bookbinder has been selected for inclusion in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers published by Thomson Reuters and New Jersey Monthly for estate planning and elder law.  The registry names 5% of attorneys from each region or state.  From 2006 -2009, she was included in the list of “Rising Stars.”  The selection process includes a patented process of nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations comprehensively described at http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.  As the Super Lawyers list is comparative in nature, no aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
I am pleased to offer my clients a unique level of individualized service. While utilizing a team approach through a large network of community resources and professionals including CPAs, financial advisers, geriatric care managers, social workers, and care providers, I can walk our clients through a very individualized planning process and be there to assist them as future issues arise. I often work alongside my clients’ other advisors or introduce them to a team of truly dedicated experts. I understand that estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning require attention, patience and insight into each client’s situation. Personal circumstances are as critical to the legal documents as familiarity with a client’s financial picture. Because finances, health, and family situations change periodically, clients need continued access to their attorney. Clients also need to know all planning options to select the path that reflects their goals and comfort levels.

Dana E. Bookbinder, Esq., CELA

Certified Elder Law Attorney by the ABA-recognized National Elder Law Foundation
Attorney Dana Bookbinder knows you can never predict the future – but you should prepare for it.

“It can be extremely overwhelming to think about aging, and getting and paying for good care when you’re older. The same thing goes for parents who have a child with special needs and are thinking about their child’s care once mom and dad are older,” says Bookbinder. “Many people push off planning for the future, but if you don’t plan ahead you can have enormous problems.”

Bookbinder’s firm, Bookbinder Law, focuses on estate planning, elder law and special needs planning to help clients meet many of life’s common challenges. Her expertise extends to protecting assets for beneficiaries, addressing the prospect of long-term care expenses, establishing special needs trusts and planning or administering an estate.

“I work one-on-one with every client, and I take the time to listen and understand each family’s financial situation and individual dynamics. Since clients are working with me and not a staff member who might not be familiar with their personal circumstances, they’re not getting cookie-cutter solutions,” says Bookbinder, who has nearly 20 years experience. “I enjoy talking with clients and their families, and this caring, personalized attention allows me to create a plan that meets their goals and provides results for their quality of life and for the lives of their loved ones.”

Bookbinder, who is one of a limited number of attorneys in the country certified by the National Elder Law Foundation, also uses her large network of community resources and professionals like financial advisors, care managers, social workers, accountants and care providers when assisting clients. “I introduce clients to my resources and work alongside their other advisors to ensure they have long-term comprehensive care,” she says. “It’s all about planning for the future my clients want.”.

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