Bethany Laurence joined Nolo as a legal editor in 1997. She holds a law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a B.A. degree from Boston University (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude), and is a member of the California State Bar. Beth specializes in disability law, Social Security and Medicare, and elder law, and is editor of Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability, The Complete IEP Guide, Social Security, Medicare, and Government Pensions, Long-Term Care, and California's Workers' Compensation. Beth has also combined her legal and financial expertise to edit many Nolo small business books and online software applications over the years. She is a coauthor of Business Buyout Agreements: Plan Now for Retirement, Death, Divorce or Owner Disagreement and Nolo's Online LLC.