Shawn McClelland focuses his practice on matters related to business services, estate planning, elder law and Medicaid planning, and special needs planning.

Mr. McClelland is experienced in counseling business owners in matters pertaining to entity formation and initial start-up strategies, and the structuring of sales and acquisitions. He has been instrumental in preparing and advising business owners on matters pertaining to buy-sell agreements, operating agreements and shareholder agreements, asset transfers and succession planning issues.

In addition, Mr. McClelland has counseled clients in matters involving estate and tax planning, including tax audits and related issues, working together with them and their financial advisors on structuring and implementing plans to meet their specific needs.

Previously, he served as counsel to several small townships an municipalities advising them on matters relating to the development and implementation of zoning and land-use guidelines. He also worked as a part-time Assistant Prosecutor for several years.

New Jersey

Gettysburg College, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Political Science and Government

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Doctor of Law (JD)

From Vision to a Brooklyn Cannabis Business

November 28, 2023

Our client, Kendall had a vision for a New York cannabis business, which she discussed during her estate planning sessions with Shawn McClelland from our Tax, Trusts, and Estates practice group. Recognizing the potential, Shawn introduced her to Joshua S. Bauchner, Chair of our Cannabis and Psychedelics Practice Group.

LEGACY LESSON: Could Divorce Be a Financial Lifeline in Chronic Illness?

May 13, 2024

In the inaugural episode of LEGACY LESSON, we delve into a topic rarely discussed openly: the use of divorce as a strategic financial tool in the face of chronic illness. Attorney Shawn McClelland navigates the complexities of this approach, considering both the legal and ethical implications. The episode unpacks how couples like Alice and Bob might consider legally separating to protect their assets from overwhelming medical expenses.

Video: The Wildenstein Case, Tax, Trusts & Estates.

October 5, 2023

Join us as we explore Silvia Wildenstein's quest to rectify her inheritance. With insights from Chris Zona, white-collar crime and criminal defense attorney, and Shawn McClelland tax, trusts, and estates attorney. Their perspectives shine a light in this case's financial investigations, estate planning, and the shadows of the art world.

Legal Insights on Claiming a Lottery Jackpot

August 10, 2023

Partner in the Commercial Litigation & White Collar and Criminal Defense Group, Chris Zona, and Partner in the Tax, Trusts & Estates Practice Gorup, Shawn McClelland, discuss the steps you should take if you come into a life-changing amount of money, not unlike the recent Mega Millions winner in Florida this month.

Shawn McClelland Unveils QITs: NJ MoneyHelp’s Guide to Medicaid Maximization

October 2, 2023

Qualified Income Trust (QIT) can be a life-saver for those exceeding Medicaid’s income limits. Navigating the complex financial landscape of Medicaid can pose significant challenges for many. However, a lifesaving beacon emerges for those exceeding Medicaid’s income limits through the use of a Qualified Income Trust (QIT). Shawn McClelland, partner in Trusts and Estates and […]