Helene Wenzel is a sole practitioner in Estate Planning and Elder Law. She has regularly addressed attorneys, financial planners, care givers, and church and community groups on the many complex and important legal issues for elders. Before opening her solo practice, she was Staff Attorney at California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) in San Francisco, where she answered questions from consumers, private bar attorneys and legal aid staff throughout California on matters pertaining to Nursing Home placement, Medi-Cal eligibility, spousal impoverishment and asset management, and estate recovery at death.
Helene was admitted to the California State Courts, U.S. District Court – Northern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth circuit in 1994. She received her J.D. from the New College of California School of Law, 1994. Helene is a member of the State Bar of California, Bar Association of San Francisco, Probate and Trust Section, on the board of Northern California National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Northern California National Association, San Francisco Bay Area Network for End Life Care, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).
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