Moss & Barnett Elder Law Lawyer Mary Frances Price Recognized with The Mary Alice Gooderl Award
Moss & Barnett is pleased to congratulate elder law lawyer, Mary Frances Price, who was selected to be the recipient of the distinguished Mary Alice Gooderl Award. The Mary Alice Gooderl Award is presented annually (or less frequently) to acknowledge outstanding contributions to the field of Elder Law by members of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Elder Law Section, as exemplified by Mary Alice Gooderl, one of the founders of the MSBA Elder Law Section. The award was presented to Mary Frances on October 5, 2023, at the 2023 Minnesota Elder Law Institute. Mary Frances has served as Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Council Member of the MSBA Elder Law Section and as Faculty of the MSBA Probate, Trusts and Estates Section from 2012-2022. She is an active member of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and currently serves on the chapter’s Public Policy Committee. Mary Frances is also serving on the Board and as the Pro Bono Committee Chair for Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid.
Mary Frances is a member of Moss & Barnett’s estate planning and wealth preservation team. She is an experienced VA Accredited Elder Law Attorney who focuses her practice on serving individuals and families who are establishing an estate plan, revising an existing estate plan, or dealing with the legal, medical, and financial impacts of aging, chronic illness, and disability. Her practice includes advising on Medicare, Medicaid, veterans benefits, long-term care insurance, estate and tax planning, as well as asset protection for families and individuals with disability and long-term care expenses. She has counseled and advised hundreds of clients on their estate, elder care, and disability plans and provides effective and ethical legal guidance, helping clients make difficult decisions and navigate the complicated issues that arise when dealing with chronic health challenges, disability, and aging.
Since 1990, the Elder Law Section has supported its members in meeting the needs of the burgeoning elder population. In addition to addressing traditional planning needs relating to wills, trusts, taxes, and pension planning, the section unites legal professionals who address issues specific to the elder community, such as elder abuse and neglect, long-term health care planning, nursing home care, Medicare, Medical Assistance, Medicaid in Minnesota, Social Security, and other public benefits.