Andy Olsen to Present at Eldercare Education Series

October 18, 2016 – Andy Olsen will lead a session during the Eldercare Family Caregiver Education Series on Nov. 10.  Andy’s session, “Law for Caregivers: Wills powers of attorney, and other estate planning including asset protection planning for Medicaid and Veterans Benefits,” will be held Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.

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Andy Olsen Presents At NBI Elder Care Seminar

October 13, 2016 – Andy Olsen, Chair of the Elder Law Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, will present “Caregiver Agreements and Elder Care Mediation” at the Top Elder Care Planning Strategies seminar sponsored by NBI.

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CSH Law Announces Addition of Elder Law Practice Group

August 1, 2016 – Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that it has added an Elder Law Practice Group to its list of practice areas.  The firm has hired Andrew Olsen to Chair the new practice group.

Andrew Olsen joined CSH Law after operating an elder law practice in the Wilmington area. He received his bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and his law degree from Georgetown University. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a Board member of the Elder Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He is a North Carolina Board certified specialist in Elder Law and a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation.

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Wilmington Attorney Andrew Olsen Passes Elder Law Specialty Examination

Wilmington attorney Andrew Olsen, of The Elder Law Firm of Andrew Olsen, recently passed the elder law specialty examination of the National Elder Law Foundation and has been awarded the designation of a “Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law” by the North Carolina State Bar.

Attorney Olsen is the only certified elder law specialist in New Hanover and surrounding counties.  He received his B.A. in Economics from Pamona College in Claremont, California, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.  Andrew is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Elder Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.

In addition, he is a certified Arbitrator in District Court, and a certified Mediator in Superior Court and before the clerk.  Andrew is also a board member of Wilmington Railroad Museum and Elderhaus.

Mr. Olsen is available for consultations on Wills and Trusts, Probate, Veteran’s Benefits, Powers of Attorney, Life Care Planning, Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship, and Geriatric Care Management.

The North Carolina State Bar certifies lawyers as specialists in designated practice areas as a service to the public.  The program assists members of the public in selection of legal counsel by identifying lawyers who have demonstrated special knowledge, skill, and proficiency in certain areas of the law.  The program also offers lawyers a credible way of making their expertise known to the public and other lawyers.

To be certified as a specialist in a practice area, a lawyer must have been in practice for at least five years, devote a significant part of his or her practice to the specialty area, attend continuing legal education (CLE) seminars in the specialty, be favorably evaluated by other lawyers and judges (peer review), and pass a written examination in the specialty practice area.  For more information about the North Carolina Legal Specialization program, and to view a list of legal specialists by practice area, please visit the Legal Specialization website, or call the State Bar at (910) 828-4620.

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