Tax and Estate Law
Trusted Financial Advisors
Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. has long provided comprehensive estate planning and tax planning. We are a valuable resource for clients seeking to protect their assets and to ensure their wishes are carried out with the greatest tax advantage possible.
Every individual should develop a plan for accumulating an estate and passing it on to his or her beneficiaries. Similarly, every business should have a business succession plan.
Estate Planning for all Contingencies
Our attorneys recognize that each of our clients has unique needs and prepares documents tailored to meet their individual goals and needs. Our attorneys take the time to understand our clients' families, finances, employment, investments and businesses when crafting estate plans that minimize taxes and promote family harmony.
Our broad-based approach capitalizes on our significant experience in planning and administering estates and trusts, particularly those involving substantial assets.
We advise on using a number of asset protection and transfer strategies in regard to:
- Revocable trusts
- Irrevocable trusts
- Charitable trusts
- Special needs trusts
- Living trusts
- Dynasty trusts
- Sales to grantor trusts
- Charitable gift annuities
- Durable powers of attorney
- Healthcare proxies
- Living wills
- Marital agreements
- Prenuptial agreements
- Post-nuptial agreements
- Family limited partnerships
- Generation-skipping transfers
Workable Business Succession Plans
Business succession planning is vital for small companies. Attorneys at our firm establish a mechanism for transferring a family business from one generation to the next with minimal disruption of operations and at the least possible estate tax cost. Because of strong accounting and financial backgrounds, our lawyers have particular knowledge and experience regarding many of the issues involved in business succession planning relating to cash flow, debt service and similar considerations.
Experienced Estate Administration Lawyers
We also represent a client's executor or administrator throughout administration or probate court proceedings. This process generally involves the identification and collection of assets, payment or settlement of liabilities, payment of necessary taxes and distribution of property. We work to resolve any disputes that may arise and litigates, when it is in our client's best interests, to achieve the desired outcome. Our estate dispute resolution practice includes will contests, accountings, tax litigation and actions brought against trustees or estate representatives.
New Jersey Estate and Succession Planning Lawyer
A History of Commitment in Representing Employees and Entrepreneurs
Clients rely on Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. for the drive and perseverance our attorneys provide and the results we produce in employment discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, sexual harassment and other employment-related cases, as well as in our comprehensive representation of entrepreneurs and small businesses in corporate and commercial matters. From our office in Upper Montclair, we serve all of New Jersey and represent clients employed in New York.