Elizabeth Dell has been with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. for 35 years. Prior to working for Wilentz, she was with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP headquartered in New York City, where she started her legal career. She focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, elder law, and planning for disabled people, including preparing Special Needs Trusts. In the area of elder law, she advises clients regarding planning for eligibility for Medicaid and other government programs that may help to pay the costs of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in order to preserve assets for families. She also prepares documents that may include durable powers of attorney, living wills, wills, and deeds. Elizabeth also handles guardianship proceedings for elderly incapacitated people and for parents of disabled children turning age 18 whose parents need to be appointed by a court as legal guardians. She has lectured extensively on a wide range of estate planning and elder law topics.
In the community, Elizabeth has served on the Legacy Committee of the American Cancer Society. She has spent considerable time volunteering for her college and for her children's schools, including acting as class parent, teaching art appreciation, chaperoning on trips, coaching field hockey (she was on her college field hockey team), and organizing a blood drive for a second-grade teacher who survived leukemia. She also taught first-grade religious education for her church. Elizabeth and her husband have three grown children.