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Law Offices of Nancy M. Rice
1236 Brace Road, Suite F
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Phone: 856-673-0048
Fax: 856-673-0052
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Linwood Professional Plaza
2021 New Road, Unit #9
Linwood, NJ 08021
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Nancy M. Rice

Email MeNancy M. Rice

Managing Shareholder since April 1, 1991
Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Phone:
856-673-0048
609-398-3447
Fax:
856-673-0052
Email:

NANCY M. RICE, Esq., CELA focuses her practice in the areas of Wills, Trusts, and Estates, financial planning for persons with disabilities, and persons in need of home health, assisted living, and nursing home care. She is the managing shareholder of her four-attorney firm, with offices in Cherry Hill and Ocean City, New Jersey. Nancy’s practice includes associate attorneys: Pamela Quattrone, Esq. MBA; and Daniel Del Collo, III, Esq.

Ms. Rice graduated in 1983 from Chestnut Hill College (summa cum laude) and earned her J.D. degree from the Villanova University School of Law in 1986. Since 1997, she has been Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. Nancy is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She is a Past President of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association (Elder Law Section), the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Camden County Bar Association (serving on the Committee on the Elderly).

Nancy began her law career like many new attorneys, working in a very large law firm. It was there that she first learned about Wills and Trusts. In 1986 when she began her career, “Elder Law” did not even exist as an area of specialty. She joined the newly formed National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and taught herself the rules regarding Medicare and Medicaid eligibility. When she finally left the large law firm in 1991 after her son was born, she was able to maintain her specialty in Wills, Trusts and Elder Law because so few attorneys were familiar with this new field of law.

The practice of Disability Law involves application of federal and state rules regarding SSI, SSD, Medicare and Medicaid for people under the age of 65 who are unable to work. Her office does not handle Social Security Disability medical claims. Instead, she works with clients with respect to financial eligibility for these programs. She prepares Special Needs Trusts if a disabled person inherits money or receives funds from a lawsuit which would make him or her ineligible for either SSI or Medicaid. She also prepares Supplemental Benefits Trusts for parents of disabled children as an alternative to disinheriting them.

One of the aspects of Elder Law that Nancy finds challenging is that the law changes often. Because there are new regulations popping up all the time it can be hard to stay current. Elder Law involves both federal and state law and regulations, including county interpretations.
           
When she is not advocating for her clients, Nancy loves spending time with her daughter, son, and friends- and of course, her dog Mitzi. She also enjoys crabbing on the back bays of Ocean City on her 13-foot boat.
 

Speaking Engagements

2014 - Seminar. "Straight Talk" with Estate & Elder Law Attorneys"

2014 - NJCLE. CLE Fest- Guardianships

2013 - Seminar. Top 10 Medicaid Myths

9.20.13 - NJ Society of CPA's. "Medicaid Update"

8.16.13 - NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education. "Advanced Estate Administration"

8.14.13 - Cherry Hill Continuing Care Retirement Community. "Basics of Estate and Long Term Care Planning"

2.7.13 - Multiple Sclerosis Society - local chapter. "Estate Planning Concerns."

1.22.13 - Ocean City Continuing Care Retirement Community. "Basics of Estate and Long Term Care Planning"

8.13.12 - NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education. "Advanced Estate Administration"

7.25.12 - Cherry Hill Continuing Care Retirement Community. "Basics of Estate and Long Term Care Planning"

2.15.11 - Camden County Bar Association. "Interplay Between Family Law and Estate Planning Attorneys"

10.20.10 - NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education. "Sophisticated Elder Law"

Recent Articles

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Preparation of Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Financial Planning for Long Term Care
  • Medicare and Medicaid

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1986
  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1986

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1986
  • Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1983
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey, Past President
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member, 1991 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Member, Technology Committee
  • Camden County Bar Association, Member, Committee on the Elderly
  • Camden County Bar Association, Member, Probate and Trust Committee
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals, Member
  • National Elder Law Foundation, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Rice & Rice, P.C., Managing Shareholder, April 1, 1991 - Present
  • Archer & Greiner, P.C., Associate Attorney, September 1, 1986 - March 31, 1991
  • Kulzer & DiPadova, P.A., Shareholder, September 1, 2003 - December 31, 2004