Robert J. Romano, Jr.

Robert Romano

Robert J. Romano, Jr., was born in the Bronx, New York, on November 1, 1950. He attended Villanova University (B.A., 1972) and St. John's University (J.D., 1978). He served as Law Secretary to the Honorable Paul R. Huot, J.S.C., 1978-1979. He was Public Defender, Borough of Ramsey, 1980-1983; Prosecutor, Township of River Vale, 1982-1983; Prosecutor, Borough of Closter, 1984-1986 and 1991; Public Defender, Borough of Closter, 1986-1994 and Public Defender, Borough of Haworth, 1988-1994. He has been practicing law for over 36 years. He has been involved in elder law for more than 20 years.

Mr. Romano is a member of the New Jersey State and Bergen County Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar.

Mr. Romano works with clients to protect their assets including Medicaid planning as well as estate planning. He also prepares the necessary legal documents on their behalf, such as Durable Financial Powers of Attorney, Medical Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Special Needs Trusts, Wills and Tax Trusts. His practice also includes estate administration.

Mr. Romano provides presentations on health care law to the community as well as to healthcare providers. A list of past and present presentations can be found on this website on our Seminars page. He has in the past provided classes to the general public with reference to Advance Directives and Medicaid planning through the Adult Education Programs of Bergen Community College, Warren County College, and Sussex County College. In addition, he assists various nursing homes and hospitals with the fulfillment of their obligations under “The New Jersey Advance Directives for Health Care Act” and “The Patient Self Determination Act.”

Mr. Romano's classes are accredited by the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners, the Commission for Case Manager Certification and the Licensed Nursing Home Administration.

Mr. Romano is a past member of the Ethics Committee for the Home Health Assembly of New Jersey and has been influential in the development of a model Ethics Committee to be implemented throughout New Jersey Home Health Care Agencies. He also served as trustee for the Community Hospice of Bergen County located in Westwood, New Jersey, and is presently a member of the Ethics Committee of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice located in Sussex County, New Jersey.

Mr. Romano has published in the area of Elder Law and Advance Directives and has been an author for The New Jersey Trial Lawyer and the New Jersey Law Journal.



Francis J. Tiedemann


Franics Tiedemann


Francis J. Tiedemann was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He attended Saint Peter's College (B.A., Honors, Accounting, 1978) and New York Law School (J.D., 1983). He was admitted to the bar in 1983 (New Jersey, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey).


As an Associate, Mr. Tiedemann engages in a general practice of law with special concentration in estate administration, preparation of accountings and estate tax returns, and real estate transactions.


He managed his own general practice law firm in Jersey City for over twenty years. Prior to practicing law, he was an accountant for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


Mr. Tiedemann taught Real Estate Law as a Professor at Hudson County Community College in the 1980's. He also worked in the Title Insurance field for many years, examining commercial and residential real estate titles to determine their insurability under New Jersey Law.