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Irina S. Shea, Esq., CELA®, AEP®
Attorney

Irina S. Shea is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Business and the Georgetown University Law Center and has been an estate planning attorney since 1996. She is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and New York. She has worked as an associate attorney in the Trusts & Estates department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in NYC doing high end estate planning and as a Vice President and Trust Officer at JP Morgan Private Bank in NYC. These experiences gave her unique insights into not just strategic estate planning but the real life execution of such estate plans years later that prove invaluable to her private practice clients today. She is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®) and Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®). Irina lives in New Jersey with her two sons, one dog, and three cats.

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Samantha Evans
Client Service Coordinator

Samantha Evans is our Client Service Coordinator and the first person you will speak with at our firm. Her role as Client Service Coordinator is to make the estate planning and estate administration process, go as smoothly as possible for all clients by walking them through our procedures, getting them scheduled for their initial consultation, and helping them prepare for their meeting with Irina. She understands that many clients who are reaching out to our firm are not always familiar with our areas of practice and she is always happy to answer any questions that they may have in order to help them understand what they need. Samantha has been with our firm since 2016 and lives with her husband, Tom, and her cat, Lacey.

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Betcy Contreras
Front Desk Receptionist

Betcy Contreras is the Front Desk Receptionist at our firm. When arriving at our office, Betcy is the first person you will meet. Betcy joined our firm in 2021 and her role is to support our team to better serve you and to make sure that you receive a warm welcome to our office. She is also available to assist clients with document pick up and drop off, as well as document Notarization.

Outside the office, Betcy enjoys spending as much time possible with her family and friends. She loves cooking, crafting and volunteer work at her church. This brings great satisfaction to her and helps her keep focus on the most important things. Betcy lives in New Jersey with her husband, Gamaliel.

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Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®)
and Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®)

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