Butcher Elder Law is proud to announce that Managing Partner Sam Butcher has achieved certification by the National Elder Law Foundation, recognizing his professional expertise in the unique needs of older, maturing populations. Certified National Elder Law attorneys are not just authorities on legal issues affecting seniors, they are also familiar with other vital resources and services – both public and private – that can help meet the needs of senior citizens, including those with disabilities.

“This certification lets our clients know that they will receive expert advice and representation from a lawyer who has demonstrated a serious commitment to helping seniors by becoming certified in elder law” commented Sam Butcher Managing Partner of Butcher Elder Law.  “It’s part of our ongoing commitment to be the best choice for people facing health and long term care planning as well as estate planning.”

The certification program identifies those lawyers who have the specialized knowledge, skills, experience, and proficiency to resolve issues that affect older people including utilizing public benefits (such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and Veterans’ benefits) and administration of estates including wills, trusts, and probate. For more than twenty-five years, NELF’s Elder Law Certification Program is the only elder law program accredited by the American Bar Association.

Butcher Elder Law is an estate planning, business planning, and elder law firm serving families, individuals, and business owners in Northeast Ohio. Butcher Elder Law’s practice is distinguished by an education process that simplifies the complex area of Estate, Medicaid, and Veteran Benefit planning for clients and allows them to choose plans based on clear value distinctions. Each client’s situation is unique, so our attorneys listen and learn; they develop a customized legal approach that is best suited to fit a client’s specific needs, and they help clients understand what the information in their estate plans really means. Plans developed by Butcher Elder Law account for all potential estate issues upfront – from the possibility of disability and the need for nursing home care to death and subsequent distribution of assets. These plans work for everyday people, as well as business owners and professionals. Finally, Butcher Elder Law knows that flexibility and longevity are crucial, so they’re in this with you for the long run. That means you’ll always be able to make adjustments as your life changes.

Elder law attorneys are certified by the Board of Certification of the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), a nonprofit organization founded in 1993. NELF is dedicated to developing and improving the professional competence of lawyers in the focused area of elder law and special needs.

For more information about Butcher Edler Law, visit https://butcherelderlaw.com/