Irina S. Shea has been a Trusts & Estates attorney since 1996. She is double board certified in Estate Planning and Elder Law. She began her practice at the New York City law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom where her principal practice area was estate planning. She then moved to the JP Morgan Private Bank as a trust officer. From there, Irina entered private practice with a focus on estate planning, elder law and estate administration. She has also been asked by numerous clients to serve as a private executor. Irina is a member of the New Jersey and New York State Bar Associations and has offices in Ramsey, NJ and Manhattan. Irina can make home and hospital visits if need be.
Irina is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the ABA accredited National Elder Law Foundation, an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, an Accredited Attorney by the Department of Veterans Affairs and a Certified Mediator. She is an active member of The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), WealthCounsel, ElderCounsel and the Greater New Jersey Estate Planning Council. Irina is the author of articles appearing in Trusts and Estates Magazine and The Wealth Counsellor.
She is a frequent lecturer and speaker at financial and legal conferences, universities, assisted living communities and senior groups on topics related to her practice area.
Irina is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University School of Business in Washington, DC. She is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
When Irina is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her two sons, Aidan and Nicholas, her rescue dog, a black lab mix named Rosie and her stray-to-stay tabby cat, Alex.