Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP
Jennifer L. VanderVeen, CELA, Fellow, CAP

212 E LaSalle Ave
Suite 100
South Bend, IN 46617
(574) 232-3538

Additional Locations

Extra Locations
21550 Shore Acres Rd Cassopolis, MI 49031
230 N Main, Ste 3 Elkhart, IN 46516

Author Of

Special Needs Planning: Updates & Practice TipsThis session will cover practice and tax planning tips for drafting first and third-party SNTs; utilizing ABLE accounts, and pending changes in the law.
Call for Board Nominations: As a Member of the NAELA Board of Directors, You Can Make a DifferenceOn behalf of the NAELA Nominating Committee, I invite you to consider serving on the Academy’s Board of Directors, or consider nominating a colleague. Nominations must be received no later than October 9, 2020.
President's Message: NAELA Leading the WayLast year, as the issue of NAELA News highlighting my presidency came out, a colleague sent me a message saying how great it was to see women in leadership positions serving as role models for younger attorneys.
Basics Of Video ConferencingMeeting with clients is more challenging now. You can set yourself up to provide remote client meetings, keeping your clients from having to leave their home to meet with you. Many businesses, including NAELA, use Zoom for remote meetings. If your clients are technically savvy, you can share your screen as well has have your laptop camera include you in the screen share. If your client isn't up for that, this also provides you with a way to have a conference call with multiple users in multiple locations, which would be useful to loop in other employees and your client's loved ones.
Basics Of Remote Phone ManagementManaging office work is challenging now and one issue is how to set your office phones up while working remotely. How do you keep yourself connected to your clients without having to give out your cell or home phone number. This was offered as a live call to discuss ideas and options.

Professional Information

About the Practice
As an Elder Law attorney for Tuesley Hall Konopa, Jennifer counsels clients in the areas of special needs trusts, guardianships, veteran’s benefits, Medicaid benefits, and probate. In addition to her elder law services, Jennifer provides estate planning and estate administration services
Professional Biography
Jennifer VanderVeen is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, a member of the Elder Law sections of both the Indiana and Michigan state bars, and is a past chairperson of the Indiana Elder Law section. A frequent speaker to both professional and lay groups on a wide range of elder law issues, Jennifer has a wide ranging elder law practice, both in practice areas and geography, with areas of law ranging from tax to special needs planning.

Chapter Membership

Indiana Chapter
Michigan Chapter


Council of Advanced Practitioners
Medicare Medicaid and Health Care Advocacy Section Dues
Practice Development Practice Management
Tax Section Dues
Trust and Special Needs Trusts Section Dues