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JANUARY 5, 2017
Estate & Asset Protection Planning for Long Term Care 

Presented by: Michele Procino-Wells, Esq., Amber B. Woodland, Esq.   & Leslie Case DiPietro, Esq. of PROCINO-WELLS & WOODLAND, LLC

Regardless of your age or your wealth, you need a basic estate plan to include at least a Power of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive, and a Will. In addition, you should consider what will happen if you need long term care during your lifetime.  Did you know that over 70% of seniors will need some type of long term care?  Who will provide that care and how will it be paid for? These are the questions that leave many families scrambling. In most cases it's a daughter or sister who serves as the unpaid caregiver, but she’s often married and working to provide for a family of her own.  Those same women then have a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer’s themselves. 

This presentation will demonstrate how a thorough estate and asset protection plan can protect a family’s life savings, ensuring a nest egg for the ill senior and ultimately a legacy for her children. We will use a case study to explore the planning strategies that are available and how government benefits can help offset the costs of professional long term care.

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center - Danang Room
500 Glen Ave.,  Salisbury, MD 21804

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Networking 7:45-8:15
Presentation will begin promptly at 8:15 and end by 9 a.m.    

There is no cost to attend and a light breakfast will be provided.
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Michele Procino-Wells, Esquire

Michele Procino-Wells holds a B.A. from Penn State University and a law degree (J.D.) from Widener University School of Law.  Out of law school, Michele started her practice at Schmittinger and Rodriguez in Dover in 1995 all the while obtaining a graduate master of laws degree in taxation (LL.M) from Villanova University School of Law.  In 1998, she joined a law firm in Georgetown where she later became a partner. Coming from a family who owned their own successful business, Michele was thrilled to open her own office in Seaford in 2005, which is now known as Procino-Wells & Woodland, LLC.  That same year she also married her husband, John, and served as the President of an all-female civic organization, Soroptimist International of Seaford, DE, Inc.  

As a working mother of 4 boys doing her best to manage it all, Michele was honored to be recognized in 2014 as one of Delaware Today’s Women in Business.  Michele is also passionate about serving her community and is currently the chairperson of the Nanticoke Health Services Foundation.  Above all her family is her top priority, but she looks forward to the future growth of her practice, which primarily serves seniors and their families.    

Amber Woodland holds a B.A. from Flagler College and a J.D. from Regent University School of Law.  Starting as Michele’s intern and then becoming her law clerk through law school, it was very special that Amber was admitted to the Delaware Bar on the exact same day as Michele, fifteen years later. Together, Michele and Amber formed Procino-Wells & Woodland, LLC in January 2014.  That same year, Amber was recognized as one of Delaware Today’s Women in Business.  She is also proud to be named as the 2016 Best Lawyer in Southern Delaware by Metropolitan Magazine. 

Amber descends from many generations of strong, independent women. Being raised by a single mother and having a close relationship with her great-grandmother (who was widowed at a young age and eventually received long term care in a nursing home), she witnessed first-hand how, through much commitment and determination, achieving personal and professional success is possible! Amber hopes her own daughter, Layla, will dream big much like those that preceded her.  Otherwise, Amber is passionate about serving the community both she and her husband, Justin, grew up in. She is the Treasurer of the Curiosity Service Foundation, Inc. and the Chairperson of one of its projects, Your Sister’s Closet, which rents gently-used evening gowns to women and girls.     

Leslie Case DiPietro, Esquire

Leslie DiPietro holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland, a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, and a Certificate in Estate Planning from Beasley School of Law at Temple University.  After law school, Leslie clerked at the Delaware Court of Common Pleas and then joined a law firm in Georgetown where she later became a partner.  She was recognized as one of Delaware’s Top Lawyers for Elder Law by Delaware Today Magazine in 2015.  In 2016, Michele and Amber were thrilled to welcome her onboard at Procino-Wells & Woodland, LLC. 

Leslie’s passion for elder law stems from a personal experience.  When a loved one faced a need for long term care she quickly realized that the resources available to seniors are limited and she was hard-pressed to find a knowledgeable attorney to navigate the system for her family.  From that moment on she has immersed herself in the legal and practical sides of serving seniors.

This same level of commitment shines through in all that Leslie does.  She shares her life with her husband, Tony, and their two sons, A.J. and Nathan.  She is dedicated to volunteering at her Church and acting as an Associate Trustee of the Cheer Foundation of Sussex County, Delaware.

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