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 nearly 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 and is an accredited attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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 Who’s 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/
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