Naomi Becker Collier

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Naomi Becker Collier

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Discussing the future can be challenging, whether it’s telling the 18-year-old college student about healthcare proxies, advising parents on protecting their special needs child upon their deaths, or planning medical care for an aging parent. My goal as a Trusts & Estates and Elder Law attorney is to offer counsel, compassion, and flexibility to my clients and their families. I enjoy working through the nuances and planning options available to individuals, parents, business owners, fiduciaries, and children, as they decide how they would like to memorialize their wishes, at all stages of life. In some situations, the choices can be difficult and sensitive, involving long term care needs and end of life decisions, or planning for dependents with special needs, and guardianship decisions. Contemplating significant decisions can be hard, but by understanding what is important to each individual, I can help institute the plans that will safeguard or provide for the people most important in their lives.

Background

Naomi Becker Collier is co-chair of the Firm's Trusts & Estates and Elder Law practice.  Her practice is concentrated in the area of trusts and estates with an emphasis on addressing the specific needs of aging individuals, people with disabilities, and their families. She provides her clients with practical guidance and education, addresses their individual needs and assists them in achieving their goals, while simultaneously maximizing the flexibility and planning options available to them.

Naomi’s elder and disability law practice focuses on estate and lifetime planning, elder law counseling, asset preservation planning, special needs planning, planning for incapacity, trust and estate administration, Medicaid planning and applications, and guardianships. Her trust and estate practice includes the utilization of tax minimization strategies, drafting and reviewing complex wills, revocable trusts, GRATs, QPRTs, insurance trusts, dynastic trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives.

Prior to joining Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, Naomi developed her practice in boutique law firms, first specializing in elder law, and subsequently, in estate and tax planning for high net worth individuals. Her current practice effectively and purposefully combines these related, yet unique, areas of the law while emphasizing the importance of promoting the best quality of life for her clients and their families.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Elder and Disability Law Section
  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member, Women Lawyers in Bergen County
  • Member, Greater New Jersey Estate Planning Council
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Former Board Member, Alpine Learning Group

Bar/Court Admissions

  • New Jersey

Education

  • B.A., North Carolina State University, 1998
  • J.D., North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2001

Honors and Accolades

  • Bergen Magazine, Bergen County Top Lawyers: Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Probates, 2017-2019
  • New Jersey Family Magazine, New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families: Elder Law and Estate Planning, 2019-2020

The Bergen County Top Lawyers list is published by the Bergen Magazine. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.healthandlifemags.com/bergen/November-2019/Bergen-Countys-Top-Lawyers-2019/.

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