Linda J. Peterson

Linda J. Peterson

Of Counsel
Location:
Glen Rock, New Jersey
Phone:
201-447-6660
866-744-3773 (Toll Free)
Email:

Linda is concentrating in Estate Planning and Elder Law. If you are concerned about protecting your family’s well-being including wealth preservation, she can assist these goals with the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Special Needs Trusts for the disabled, as well as preparation of Durable Power of Attorney and Advanced Medical Directives, Guardianships and Conservatorships. She can provide long-term care counseling, including Medicaid planning and application, and Veteran’s benefits. Linda provides these services with the compassion and respect our clients, especially senior clients, deserve.

Linda, a Bergen County native, lives with her best friend, Buckley, a rescued Labrador retriever. Buckley is a certified therapy dog who enjoys visiting his friends at the Veteran’s Memorial Home in Paramus, NJ.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Estate Planning
  • 50% Elder Law, including long term care planning

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1993
  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1993

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: Recipient, Ford Foundation International Law Fellowship
    • Law Review: Women's Rights Law Reporter, Article Editor, 1991 - 1992
  • Farleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey
    • Certificate in Financial Planning - 2008
  • Rutgers Graduate School, Newark, New Jersey
    • M.A. magna cum laude - 1995
    • Major: Political Science/International Relations
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A. cum laude - 1988
    • Honors: Commonwealth Honors Scholar
    • Honors: London School of Economics semester abroad
    • Honors: Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology
    • Major: Psychology and Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Greater New Jersey Estate Planning Council, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Financial Planning Association (New Jersey Chapter), Member, 2008 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chairperson, ABD Scholarship Fund, Ltd., 2001 - 2011
  • Second Vice President, Association of Blauvelt Descendents, 1999 - 2011
  • Volunteer, Veteran's Memorial Home, Paramus, New Jersey
  • Writer of the Pending Legislation Column, Companion Animal Advocates' Newsletter, 2009 - 2010
  • Trustee, Summit Park Cemetery, 1999 - Present