Gwen Perry focuses her practice on providing advice and assistance with long-term care and Medicaid planning to clients dealing with transitional living for themselves or a loved one, including nursing home or assisted living placement. She strives to educate her clients about their options while addressing their financial and emotional fears, because although Medicaid law is a complicated practice area, she believes that a basic understanding about the Medicaid system helps alleviate clients’ misconceptions and allows them to make sounder decisions.
In addition, Gwen helps families establish comprehensive estate plans focused on probate avoidance and simplicity of management. Where necessary, she helps clients manage probate estates, trust settlements and guardianships in a timely, efficient manner.
My mom was a young widow with three daughters. The estate attorney who handled my dad’s estate allowed her to focus on us. Her choices during that difficult time allowed me achieve my goals. When she remarried, my stepdad was a nursing home administrator so I spent much of my adolescence hanging out with senior citizens after school.
- University of Akron School of Law — J.D. 2007, magna cum laude. Honors include:
- Editorial Board, TheUniversity of Akron Law Review, 2006-2007;
- Assistant Editor, The University of Akron Law Review, 2005-2006;
- Robert E. Donovan Scholarship, 2006-2007;
- William C. Becker Scholarship, Fall 2005;
- Teacher’sAssistant, 2007;
- Dean’s List, 2003-2006
- Kent State University — BA, Newspaper Journalism 1998, cum laude. Honors include:
- Editor, Summer Kent Stater, 1997;
- William Taylor Scholarship;
- Student Ambassador;
- Dean’s List, 1995-1997
- An Appointed Time for Everything; The Effects and Ethics of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Recon-
ciliation Act of 2001 on Inheritance, published in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Student Journal 2007.
- Gwen volunteers monthly at the Medina County Office for Older Adults and the Wadsworth Senior Center answering basic questions for residents.