Trust and Estates

The Trusts and Estates Planning and Administration practice group provides representation and advice to clients on all aspects of their business and personal affairs. We work closely with clients to help them maintain their financial security, meet their personal goals and preserve their legacy for generations to come.

We provide advice and representation in the following areas:

  • Estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare proxies, living wills)
  • Estate and trust administration (federal and state tax returns, accountings)
  • Trusts and Estates litigation
  • Probate litigation (will contests, interpretation of wills/trusts, administration disputes, guardianship proceedings)
  • Business succession planning (start-up and management, planned transfers)
  • Income and Corporate Tax
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Charitable Planning
  • Preparation of Revocable Trusts, Insurance Trusts, Charitable Trusts and Stockholder Agreements
  • Estate Gift Tax Returns and Audits
  • Representation of beneficiaries and fiduciaries
  • Receiverships

Our attorneys enjoy a stellar reputation in the Trusts and Estates field. Courts have frequently recognized our capabilities by appointing Purcell attorneys to represent various parties in estate litigation. Courts also have appointed Purcell attorneys as guardians and guardians ad litem, receivers and fiduciaries.

On behalf of our clients we have initiated and defended estate litigation involving omitted spouse and child statutes, fiduciary obligations, donative intent and accountings. We successfully have represented clients in many of the most significant and complex estate litigation matters in the State of New Jersey.

The following attorneys are members of our Trusts & Estates practice group: