Trusts and Estates Law
The Trusts & Estates Team at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer treats your personal financial affairs with the professional and personal attention they deserve. To serve your estate planning needs, we listen carefully as you describe your intentions and then structure an estate plan that will achieve the results you want, as tax-effectively as possible. Estate planning is a creative field of law and we take pride in the satisfaction of solving problems for both individuals and families. This requires imagination, experience, a comprehensive knowledge of constantly changing tax laws and professional attention to detail.
You probably already know the importance of having a will to take care of your children in the event of your death. Once you have achieved a certain level of financial security, you want to preserve maximum assets for yourself and your family.
Some of the areas our Team focuses on are:
- Estate planning and administration
- Family business succession
- Tax planning
- Private foundations
- Pension and retirement plans
- Elder law
- Probate law
Solutions to estate planning problems often involve use of will and trust arrangements to protect assets from taxation. We draft documents that satisfy the applicable legal requirements while implementing the client's goals. Programs can be designed to assure security for spouses, children and grandchildren. Increasingly, clients are concerned with their own long-term ability to handle financial and healthcare matters. Living wills and powers of attorney that are tailored to meet the client's unique requirements often provide the solutions.
We also apply the same care and experience to estate administration and the administration of ongoing trusts for your beneficiaries. If you own your own business, our tax lawyers can assist you in maximizing the return for your efforts - whether that means formulating pension and retirement plans, helping to structure shareholder agreements or assisting you with specific tax questions.
Many of our team's attorneys have written and lectured extensively and have been designated for significant positions in professional associations focusing on these areas. In fact, you can download a free copy of our informational Probate Law booklet by clicking here. If you have any additional questions for our Trusts and Estates team, please feel free to contact us directly.
Articles & Publications:
- Why You Need A Will
- How to Survive 401k Fiduciary Issues
- Estate Planning Update For New Jersey Residents 2009
- The Elective Share An Often Illusory Right