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Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder law and special needs law firm with locations in State College and Williamsport, is pleased to announce the addition of Megan Ingram-French to its staff as an associate attorney. A 2020 summa cum laude graduate of Penn State Law School, Megan will work out of the firm's State College office and will primarily work in the wealth protection department. 

Megan graduated fourth (of 115) in her law school class, where she served as a senior editor of Penn State Law Review, and the recipient of several CALI Excellence for the Future Awards. She was also named to the Woolsack Honor Society and the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, and was a Law Lion Ambassador. Megan was a 2017 magna cum laude graduate of the Smeal College of Business at Penn State and holds a B.S. in Finance. 

Megan previously served as a legal assistant at Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak for two years while in law school, working primarily with Attorney Amos Goodall out of the firm's State College office, where she helped draft estate planning documents such as trusts, wills, powers of attorney and deeds, as well as guardianship petitions, and also attended numerous attorney-client meetings for estate planning, special needs planning and Medicaid planning. 

Estate planning is a vast topic, with several different areas and things to consider when putting together a comprehensive estate plan. In many past podcast episodes, we have featured a few of these areas in each. But if you were looking for a one-stop shop where you could take in everything you needed to know about making an estate plan, then episode 40 of the Second Half of Life Podcast is for you. In this episode, titled "The Basics of Estate Planning," Attorney Julie Steinbacher gives our most comprehensive presentation yet about the many aspects of estate planning. She uses several personal stories and anecdotes from her nearly 20 years of practice as an elder law attorney, social worker and long-term care facility owner, to relate to the audience and impress the importance of each individual part of an estate plan.

The Second Half of Life Podcast is also now available on Pandora. Visit the Pandora website to find it there, or find it on your Pandora mobile app. 

All episodes of the Second Half of Life Podcast can be found on the Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak website, as well as on most podcast directories. In addition to Pandora, these also include Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn + Alexa, iHeartRadioStitcherPodcast AddictGoogle PodcastsPodchaserDeezerListen NotesBullhornOvercastPocket CastsCastroCastboxPodfriend, Player FM, and Podcast Index

Attorney Julie Steinbacher, the owner and founding shareholder of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, has been named a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). The ACTEC is a national organization of more than 2,500 attorneys and law professors that are peer-elected to membership. Members are called "fellows," and they represent the best and brightest in the trust and estate practice, with years of experience representing and advising individuals and families.

Julie, who is also a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation, joins Attorney Amos Goodall as a fellow in the ACTEC. Julie and Amos are two of only 96 attorneys in Pennsylvania to be ACTEC fellows, and are two of only five attorneys in ACTEC from the northeast and north central portion of Pennsylvania ranging from the Poconos and west through the State College area. They are also the only ACTEC fellows in both the greater Williamsport and State College areas.

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