Shawna A. Brown is Counsel in the Firm’s Elder Law, Trusts & Estates and Special Needs Practice Groups. She focuses her practice on estate and trust litigation, including contested and uncontested probate, trust and accounting proceedings. Shawna is frequently appointed to serve as court-appointed attorney or temporary guardian for alleged incapacitated persons in guardianship proceedings. She also assists clients with estate planning and estate administration matters.
Prior to joining Mandelbaum Barrett, Shawna practiced for 10 years at a New York City law firm where she counseled the Public Administrator of New York County in connection with estate administration. This experience provides a vital benefit as she can advise clients and other colleagues regarding the differences between New York and New Jersey estate law and interplay between estates requiring administration in both states.
Shawna enjoys educating the community about estate and guardianship issues. She has lectured to various community organizations as well as to attorneys through New Jersey’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education. She also writes articles on various key Elder Law topics.