Ryann M. Siclari



Ryann Siclari is counsel to Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and is a member of the firm’s Wealth Preservation department.  She has a Masters of Law specializing in Elder Law and concentrates her practice on a wide range of elder and disability law issues including long term care, government benefits planning and advocacy, estate and trust administration, and estate planning.

Ryann counsels people who are aging or disabled or their families with respect to how they can accomplish their goals including having sufficient health coverage, aging in place, or preserving assets against possible long term care costs.  Every family is different, and Ryann prides herself in tailoring her representation to each family’s unique circumstances.

Ryann speaks regularly to the community, other attorneys, and State agencies on topics affecting people who are aging or disabled.


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America - Labor and Employment Litigation (2021-2023)
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the ABA Accredited National Elder Law Foundation.=
  • New Jersey Rising Stars® (2018, 2019, and 2021)


  • Community Health Law Project - Board of Trustees, 2023-present.
  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Elder Law Section: Legislative Coordinator 2018-2019; Secretary 2019-2020; Roundtable Coordinator 2020-2021; Vice Chair 2021-2022; Chair 2022-present.
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) – New Jersey Chapter: Board of Trustees New Jersey Chapter 2017-2019. Co-Chair Legislation Committee 2021-2022.

Speaking Engagements

  • "An Attorney's Guide to the Personal Preference Program," New Jersey State Bar Association's 2024 Elder and Disability Law Retreat, 4/12/2024
  • "Affordable Care Act Medicaid," New Jersey State Bar Association Elder Law College 2023, 12/12/2023
  • "Special Needs Trust Termination," Stetson Law 2023 National Conference on Special Needs Planning and Special Needs, 10/19/2023
  • National Business Institute, "Advanced Elder Law: 'Long Term Planning Challenges and Concerns' and 'Advanced Asset Transfer Tactics to Qualify for Medicaid'", 6/30/2023
  • "Government Benefits for Immigrants," NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, Atlantic City, NJ, 5/19/2023
  • "Resources for Elder Law Attorneys," 25th Annual Elder and Disability Law Retreat, Bethlehem, PA, 4/21/2023
  • "Addressing Reimbursement Issues in a Medicaid Application," New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 12/15/2022
  • "24th Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium," NJICLE, 12/08/2022
  • "Handling Cases When Clients or Children Have Disabilities," Meadowlands Seminar 2022: Matrimonial Law, 11/17/2022
  • "The Demystification of Trusts", in connection with Beacon Trust, 6/03/2022
  • "Long Term Financial Planning for People with Disabilities," Collaborative NJ 2022 New Jersey Self-Direction Conference, 3/22/2022
  • "Medicaid Math & Methodology for the 23rd Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium," NJSBA, 12/17/2021
  • "Medicaid Estate Recovery and Overpayments," NJSBA, 12/16/2021
  • "Common Medicaid Missteps," New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 11/09/2021
  • "Self-Settled Special Needs Trusts: An Introduction," Disability Rights NJ Seminar, 6/23/2021
  • "Non-Medicaid Programs for Seniors and People with Disabilities" NJSBA 2021 Elder Law College, 6/15/2021
  • "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum," Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association Seminar, 6/15/2021
  • "Medicaid 201: Planning for Long Term Care Costs," Porzio Webinar, 4/09/2021
  • "Medicaid 101: When You Need Long Term Care," Porzio Webinar, 3/12/2021
  • "Managed Long Term Services and Supports: Eligibility & Methodology" New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman, 1/27/2021
  • "Medicaid Math & Methodologies," NJSBA 22nd Elder Law Symposium, December 2020
  • "Creative Collaboration in LTSS Advocacy During COVID-19: LTCO, Legal Services, and Protection and Advocacy," National Consumer Voice 2020 Conference, December 2020
  • "Long Term Care Trends: Settings, Challenges and Policy," New Jersey Foundation on Aging, 2020 Vision for Successful Aging Conference, 8/07/2020
  • "Key Criteria for Assessing Medicaid Eligibility," NJSBA 25th Sophisticated Elder Law, 6/20/2019
  • "Case Law Update," NJSBA 22nd Elder Law Retreat, 2019-2020
  • "Case Law Update," NJSBA 20th Elder Law Retreat, 2017-2018