Hanlon Niemann & Wright Testimonials

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I am 100% satisfied with the understanding and direction of my Will. Fred Niemann listened to me, made recommendations that made me very happy. Listening convinced me this was the right law firm for me.

The staff from Lucille to Michelle took their time with me, sent me the paperwork ASAP. Always spoke gently and clearly. The appointments were at my time needs. They both verbally walked me through the paperwork when I needed guidance.

Michelle was excellent with my confusion and gave me time to see the paperwork clearly. Michelle was a comfort to work with. She had patience when I was frustrated.
Teresa M. O’Donnell, Ocean, NJ


As for your office, I cannot say enough good things. You have all been so attentive and so helpful and I definitely could not have gotten through this last year and a half without you.

In fact, I do want to try to set up an appointment with you to discuss my own Estate situation. There is absolutely no one I would rather give my business to, even for a small issue like that, then you guys.
Donna Glasser – Belmar, NJ

Both Lia and Chris Balioni Esq., were very professional and treated both me and my sister with the utmost respect. Their attention to detail was excellent.
Angela Grosso – Scottsdale, AZ

I called Fred Niemann when I had to put my wife in a Nursing Home. It was a very difficult time and I needed council and advice on how to move forward from a legal perspective and to apply for Medicaid for my wife. In the beginning the whole concept was mind blowing. But working with Fred and the Paralegal assigned to me Diane Fanok, over time the process became very clear. I felt like we were a team working towards our final objectives. I really enjoyed working with Diane. She was professional, honest, followed up quickly whenever I called or texted her and took the time to explain some tough concepts multiple times to me. And along the way we could still have a few laughs. In the end everything we set out to do was accomplished and I was very happy. Thoroughly would recommend Fred, Diane and his team.
John Stevens, Metuchen, NJ

The overall experience was really very satisfying. Steven was on top of every aspect of the case.
Alan Areman – Freehold, NJ

From start to finish we had a completely positive experience with Fredrick Niemann and Lorraine Banach. Every step of the Medicaid application process was explained to us and professionally executed. They provided excellent service and we would recommend them to anyone.
Susan and Ken Simonik – Freehold, NJ


My husband was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease in August 2011. I was scared to death, however I knew I needed to seek legal advice. I was very happy with the level of support, advice and action that was given to me at a very tough and critical time of my life.
Diane Koch – Brick, NJ

We were recommended to Hanlon Niemann by a friend and also a financial advisor for our estate planning including a Last Will, Power of Attorney and Health Care Directive. The entire staff was both professional and courteous and went out of their way to accommodate us. This made the entire process very easy.
Carol Roll – Wall, NJ

Fred Niemann was so personable and made us feel extremely comfortable, nothing pretentious about him at all.
Maria Russo – Jackson, NJ


Courteous, efficient and extremely knowledgeable on the intricacies of estate planning!
James & Kathleen Barbarello- Manalapan, NJ


Hanlon Niemann & Wright balances legal talent with their concern and altruism.  My comfort level was 100% when I first met with Mr. Niemann.  His Administrative Assistant, Lucille, is a gem!
Charles Dietsch – Manalapan, NJ



I truly appreciated all the quick effort and handling of our Wills.  I feel that our estate will be protected now with the help of all your staff.  Thank you all for your time, knowledge and expertise!

Laurie & George Bulinsky, Millstone, NJ



Mere words cannot express my gratitude that I have for Fred, Bonnie, Diane, and Michele for their caring, understanding and professionalism in the worst time in my life.  They made a very difficult period bearable.  Thank you.

John McDonnell, Middletown, NJ



Just wanted to take a minute to personally thank you for everything.  It’s been a long road but, you and your staff were a pleasure to deal with and made the Medicaid process seem less painful.

I could not have gone through it alone.  No one should attempt applying for Medicaid without an attorney.  The process definitely needs professional guidance to avoid problems that may arise.

I can’t  thank you enough,  not only for your expertise but, for your hand holding and patience with me during this difficult time.   Thank you.

Christine LaSpina, Red Bank, NJ



I am a NJ attorney with 40+ years of experience in the practice of law. Medicaid applications are not my area of expertise. I consulted with three law firms who specialize in this area of law. Thankfully, I chose Hanlon Niemann & Wright. The firm is professional, knowledgeable, efficient and responsive. My sister received notice of enrollment into the Medicaid program within 40 days after the law firm filed the application. Lorraine Banach, my legal assistant contact at the firm, was excellent. I will recommend Hanlon Niemann & Wright to all my family, friends and clients who are in need of legal services concerning Medicaid law.

Joseph Marrazzo, Jr., Cherry Hill, NJ



I have now dealt with Hanlon Niemann & Wright on several different levels in less than 4 years. I originally retained them for Estate Planning, Power of Attorney’s and Living Wills on behalf of my parents. Within this time, I have needed them on two occasions requiring eviction, and sale of rental property. I then needed their assistance for filing for VA Benefits for my father. In all instances, they have performed above and beyond what I had expected. This firm, and it’s staff, is second to none.

Anthony Mazza, Northfield, NJ



Working with Mr. Niemann was a good experience. All our questions and concerns were answered concerning our will, power of attorney, living will and outside concerns that didn’t even deal with the above. I would definitely feel comfortable recommending Hanlon Niemann to anyone that needs a lawyer.

Steven Winters – Manalapan, NJ



I would definitely recommend Mr. Niemann to friends and family.  I felt very comfortable talking with him regarding my husband’s health issues.  He had a lot of patience with me and answered all my questions.  He made it easier for me to make the decisions I needed to make.

Ann Marie DeBenedetto – Freehold, NJ



I thank you from the bottom of my heart for successfully representing me and getting the court to award guardianship of my mother to me.  You have done excellent research, follow up and demonstrated professional skills as an attorney in this matter.  I applaud you for your patience, understanding, guidance and compassion not only to my mother but to me and my sister.  You have been prompt in responding to my questions by emails in a timely manner.  Thank you again.

Baktha Kumar – Union, NJ



Mrs. Fanok was a true professional who returned calls, emails and kept our family informed throughout the whole process.  It was a pleasure to work with her the past year.  I would recommend your firm and especially Mrs. Fanok anytime, and already have.  She has shown our family true compassion and dedication to our case.  She, in my opinion, is a tremendous and valuable asset to your firm.  Our family thanks you, Mrs. Fanok.

Peter Taddeo – Marlboro, NJ



I knew nothing about attorneys and the Medicaid process.  Mr. Niemann and Ms. Banach explained everything to me and they are continuing to follow up on my mother’s case and give me updates and advice.  I would recommend your firm to anyone who needs an attorney.  It is the best move I made.

Linda Camp – Long Branch, NJ



Thank you, Diane, and all your staff for the efficient and detailed work you and they do.  The gentleman (Craig Barker) from Investors Bank was impressed with the POA’s I forwarded him from your office.  I told him I would recommend your services to anyone and everyone.

Thank you again,

Anthony Mazza



After visiting several other attorneys, you and your staff outshined them all!  You explained everything in detail so that even us individuals who know nothing about estate planning walked out of your office feeling totally informed.  You and your staff should be extremely proud of what you do!  They were all great.

Michael Cetta, Jr. – Jackson, NJ



Very personable atmosphere.  Overall, I am very satisfied with the whole experience of making a will.  Very confident with the outcome.  Very professional office.  Staff is excellent.  Will use in the future if needed and recommend to friends.

Phyllis Goodwin, Pt. Pleasant, NJ



Whenever you use an accounting firm, or as in this case, a law firm, you expect technical excellence in the work they do.  Hanlon Niemann delivers this.  But to really exceed your expectations, a professional service firm has to wrap a broader service experience around the work they do, and the key elements of this experience are empathy, friendliness and an understanding of the client’s needs.  This is where Hanlon Niemann truly exceed.

Anthony Pisano, Freehold, NJ



I found the members of the law firm of Hanlon Niemann to be friendly, professional, cost effective, prompt and creative.  In short, I felt that I was in “good hands”.

Daniel & Florence Donigian, Oakland, NJ



Mr. Nieman was a true professional who set up a trust fund for our special needs child. In addition he prepared wills and health care directives for my husband and I.  Of course we had a million questions to be answered and some very hard decisions to make along the way. He really understood that and never rushed or pushed us just to get things done. Fred Niemann was able to guide us through the whole process and answer all of our questions with the utmost integrity, knowledge, and patience! I have to mention that he has a wonderful staff in his office, especially Michelle his assistant, who always manages to get you a quick answer or to provide guidance to you through email or phone call after speaking to Mr. Niemann. I highly recommend Mr. Niemann. We are definitely planning to hire him to obtain legal guardianship of our daughter before she turns eighteen years of age. That’s how much we trust and respect him!

Mohamed and Sharon Arafa, Cliffwood, NJ 07721



Overall, I was very satisfied with the whole experience of making a will. I am very confident with the outcome. Hanlon Niemann is a very professional office and the staff is excellent. I will use them in the future if needed and will recommend them to my friends.

Phyllis Goodwin, Brick, NJ



I am 81 years old and have dealt with law firms all my life. You are the best I have encountered, including using a letter with a return stamp!

Robert Heath, Lakewood, NJ



From start to finish, the entire experience of the “dreaded” estate planning and especially preparing our special needs child trust agreement went so smoothly. That is thanks to the professionalism and dedication of Mr. Niemann and his wonderful staff. Mr. Niemann, with the help of Lucille and Michele managed to guide us with sound advice, answer each and every question that arose (and there were many!) with the utmost patience, sensitivity and always with a smile on their faces. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We will be counting on all of you for helping us to obtain guardianship of Hannah next year!

Sharon Arafa – Cliffwood, NJ



I came to Hanlon Niemann to have a Last Will & Testament done. Everyone I met with was very professional, knowledgeable and courteous which is sometimes hard to find. All of my questions were fully answered, my documents promptly prepared and my telephone calls promptly returned. Everything was up to my expectations.

Susan Handelman – Freehold, NJ



There is no way that we would have gotten this done without your assistance. You are the best. You provide top notch service that would benefit many families facing the Medicaid nightmare. I can’t thank you enough.

Bob S. and Sophie S., Freehold, NJ



It is a pleasure for me to write this letter to express my appreciation for the excellent services provided by your firm. I would personally like to thank your paralegal, Diane, who went through great lengths with the challenging process of applying for Medicaid benefits for my mom. She impressed me very much with her competence and dedication. She was not only very attentive and helpful, but also extremely knowledgeable as to the facts, law and State rules and regulations pertaining to Medicaid.

Please thank her personally for caring enough to put all that time and effort into mom’s case and always making herself available to me. She was willing to answer all of my questions and reassure me that everything would work out.

Diane did an excellent job in bringing a complicated situation to a positive resolution. It is evident that she has a love for the profession and a sincere interest in and concern for her clients.

I feel fortunate to have had an opportunity to work with your firm. The service and personal attention I received was exceptional and I would be happy to recommend your firm to anyone seeking legal counsel in this area in the future. It was truly a positive experience.

Sincere thanks for all you have done.

Linda F., Manchester, NJ



I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year. Secondly, I wanted to compliment Betty Walker on how she handled my Mom’s Medicaid case. I had a sense of peace and confidence in her and I am most appreciative of her part in getting the approval so quickly for my Mom, without any problems. Thank you again for handling my Mom’s case and giving me peace of mind, allowing me to concentrate on my Mom’s well being without having the additional stress of this Medicaid situation.

Debbie Knox – Kendall Park, NJ



My wife and I wanted to express our gratitude for the guidance and patience from you and your staff along this journey. Life is strange at times and the things that bring us together can be just as strange, if not more.

I not only got to put a few bucks in the bank, but got to reconnect with my cousin Sarah, which was a great surprise for me. That alone was worth the journey for me. Getting to know her and the family has been really nice.

I know it was a long day for all of us in mediation, but I really am blessed to have gotten to know you and talk with you. I admire your skills, work ethic and attitude regarding time and Patience. When the opposing attorney was running her big mouth and doing her thing, you never lost your composure, nor your position. I’m hoping it’s one of the nuggets I’m able to take and implement in my personal/professional life.

The short version of this story is that you have a lot to offer people, you’re a true, trusted advisor. Your words and actions seem to align with your values, which is like common sense, very hard to come by now a days. Your staff does a great job as well. Please let them know that as often as you can.

Keep up the good work Fred and thanks again.

Mike Price – Plainfield, IN



I’m not sure if you recall, but you met myself and my brother back in March in reference to my elderly father Callis Bridgers. We met with you late on a Saturday evening at your office with very heavy hearts. What led us to your firm was that my step mother had taken my elderly father to PA and admitted him to an assisted living facility on the sly. We came to you wearing our hearts on our sleeves not knowing if there was anything we could do as his children to protect his best interests or more importantly bring him back home to NJ. His dementia left him unaware of what had happened to him or that he was being tossed aside due to inconvenience and greed.

Within a few days, I received a call from Bonnie Wright, a person I have come to call friend. You see, the purpose of this email is to thank you and to tell you what a wonderful person you have in your midst. Although I have only met Bonnie once, I will never forget her face. The face of the angel that helped myself and my brothers fight for a man that could not fight for himself……Bonnie became our beacon in the dark.

She helped us secure a co-guardianship agreement with my step mother that allows for me to watch over my father and participate in decisions about his future. In addition, the agreement gives me the ability to closely watch his finances to ensure he is never taken advantage of again. And one day, he will come back home to NJ.

Bonnie gave us hope when it seemed so far out of reach. It has been a long nine months but worth all the heart ache. She is truly a gem and deserves recognition for all the hard work she did to secure some piece of mind in a senseless situation. Not only is she a wonderful lawyer but also a compassionate person. Again, I call her “friend” as she has been my rock and given me encouragement through all the tears and uncertain moments.

I thank the Lord and yourself for bringing her light to our dark situation. God Bless.

Elizabeth Havens – Columbus, NJ



I found Fred Niemann to be caring, thoughtful and helpful. The staff is helpful and very pleasant.

Micki Lederman



It was a pleasure working with your law firm. The staff is quite knowledgeable and personable. I would definitely recommend your services to friends and family.

Carolyn Cannon



I had a client who had come to me for advice. Her mother had done no financial planning and had just had a stroke. The daughter was given power of attorney and was afraid her mother was going to lose the house she and her children were living in if her mother went on Medicaid. Fred was able to think outside the box and come up with a solution that solved their issues. He was also excellent at explaining the pro and cons of each decision so the family felt comfortable they were making the correct decisions. I would easily refer more clients to Fred.

Sean T. Keating, CFP®, ChFC®



Please accept my sincere thanks to your law firm, to you, Lauren Bercik and your staff for all of your patience and assistance in helping my sister and I through the tangled legal jungle in preparation for my sister’s Special Needs Trust account. We would have been lost without you.

Ginny Ditzel – Snow Camp, NC



I am happy to refer the many families I work with daily to Fred Niemann. He is extremely detailed and able to handle all the aspects of elder law that most families need assistance with. Many of the families will make a point of thanking me for referring them to Fred and are able to refer him to others as well. Therefore, I recommend his services highly to anyone seeking a lawyer with integrity, knowledge of his trade and a good reputation.

Christine Meyer – Eldercare Advisor at A Place for Mom



Fred and I are members of the same networking group. He is a smart, down to earth professional and family man. Fred is also an educational speaker on Veterans benefits as a member of my speaker’s bureau for Hovnanian Senior Housing Services.

Rosemarie DeBurgos – Marketing Coordinator, Hovnanian Senior Housing Services



I met Fred several years ago at one of his CEU programs and was very impressed by the interaction he had with his audience. They were so impressed with him that they asked me to host another educational seminar. Years later, I had the opportunity to work for him at his firm as Director of Community Education at Hanlon Niemann. His CEU programs are so educational I always receive a positive feed back. Most important, I enjoy working for such a loyal and caring attorney who volunteers so much of his time to the community and to the professionals educating them on all aspects of Elder Law.

Madeline Tulipani



I have known Fred for at least twenty years as our children grew up together, attended school together and we have been friends and networked throughout this time.

Fred is knowledgeable, passionate and an exemplary Elder Care Law Attorney. I would recommend him highly for taking care of your personal or loved one’s Elder Care needs.

Rebecca Farash Ginsberg



I wanted to thank you, Mr. Niemann for all of your help. You made everything very easy on me during a very difficult time. I know that the three grandchildren by Uncle Bill’s daughter were greatly appreciative of the amount they were sent as they were not expecting to receive anything. Your intervention really helped with that as well. Anyway, just wanted to let you all know that you’re work is appreciated.

Carol Graham



I have worked with Fred for several years during which I have tested his concepts of Elder Law and caring for Special Needs persons. I find him knowledgeable and open to working with clients as to their needs. He communicates a high level of caring and concern in a difficult portion of the legal practice.

Bill Lang



Fred is a great resource to me as a financial planner. His knowledge of estate, elder care and veterans issues and benefits, puts me in a better position to help my clients. Fred is willing to answer my questions and recommend alternative planning options.

Joe Leone



Attorney Niemann and his staff presented a very cohesive document for me and my family in order that a document will be present at the time of my death. Continue the good work!

Helen Scott – Ocean, NJ



Fred is an excellent Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney. I have collaborated with Fred on many occasions for mutual clients as well as in independent consulting situations. Fred and I work well together and I would highly recommend him.

Tom Froehlich



Fred provides an extremely valuable service to not only his clients, but to the community as well. Fred is extremely knowledgeable about all the very important legal issues people in general, but especially seniors, face. His experience allows him to assist people with their financial, healthcare, and government program eligibility issues. He also provides regular seminars to the community to educate the public on the ever changing, tax, healthcare, and related issues. I highly recommend Fred’s services.

Eric Miller



I have attended many of Fred’s CEU programs for my CALA license. He presents a very informative and interesting class. It is very obvious that he is a knowledgeable attorney and I would recommend him to any client for their family dealing with elder law issues.

Celeste Chapoutot



I’ve known Fred Niemann for nearly ten years and can say without reservation that he and his firm meet the highest professional standards. Fred works hard for his clients and is an expert in all areas of elder law including estate & probate litigation, asset & income protection and planning for health, estate and aging issues.

Kelan Vorbach



I refer all of my clients who have trust and estate planning issues to Fred. His knowledge of the nuances of these legal issues, together with his high professionalism and integrity, gives me every confidence in knowing my client will be grateful for the referral. I can give him my highest possible recommendation.

Steven Monaghan



As a home care provider, I meet with a high volume of families to discuss services. In one particular case I had a family ask legal questions that I was unable to answer for them. I immediately thought about Hanlon Niemann and referred the family to speak with a professional. Shortly after my meeting the family called and thanked me for referring them to Hanlon Niemann because of the superb job that they did. I knew they would come thru and I will continue to use them in the future for all my needs. They are the best!

Michael Baillie



It was a real pleasure working with this firm. I had a lot of questions resulting in quite a few phone calls and Mr. Niemann and his staff were very responsive and never once made me feel uncomfortable and always took the time to clarify or explain anything I didn’t understand. I would highly recommend this firm and will definitely return when th time comes that I need services again.

Colleen Moore – Tinton Falls, NJ



The Hanlon Niemann law firm took my case when others wouldn’t. They worked hard to get my Mom the Medicaid Insurance that she deserved. My mom is handicapped and at only 75 years of age too young to be placed in a nursing home. Now, thanks to the hard work done by Fred and Diane, she can remain at the place she has called home for the past 4 years.. If it wasn’t for them, her time at The assisted living facility would have been limited. Both mom and I can sleep better these days and I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. Thanks again, Fred and Diane!

Cindy Rygiel – Sayreville, NJ



My husband and I were together for almost twenty (20) years. We met with Mr. Niemann to have our Wills, Powers of Attorneys and Healthcare Directives prepared. Mr. Niemann was insistent that we have a Comprehensive Power of Attorney, Healthcare Directive and Living Will to protect us in the event that either one of us became sick. Recently, my husband passed after a sudden illness. Thank Goodness for the Healthcare Directive and Power of Attorney prepared by Mr. Niemann. I submitted the documents to the attending physician who promised to honor their terms and purposes. It saved me from possible anguish in case there was a disagreement as to whether life support should or should not be continued. I now better understand the benefit to having a Power of Attorney and Healthcare Directive and am appreciative of Mr. Niemann’s advice concerning the importance of these documents.


I have agreed to sponsor this testimonial because I know firsthand the importance of having a Power of Attorney and Healthcare Directive when faced with an unexpected personal or family emergency.

Donna Foster, Manalapan, NJ



Mr. Niemann and Ms. Wright of his office were extremely helpful and informative. We were very pleased.

Eleador Drude, Toms River, NJ



From start to finish we had a completely positive experience with Fredrick Niemann and Lorraine Banach. Every step of the Medicaid application process was explained to us and professionally executed. They provided excellent service and we would recommend them to anyone.

Susan and Ken Simonik, Freehold, NJ



It was a real pleasure working with this firm. I had a lot of questions resulting in quite a few phone calls and Mr. Niemann and his staff were very responsive and never once made me feel uncomfortable and always took the time to clarify or explain anything I didn’t understand. I would highly recommend this firm and will definitely return when th time comes that I need services again.

Colleen Moore – Tinton Falls, NJ


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