New Jersey Elder Law Planning Attorneys

Our Focus Is Your Advantage

At Levine DeSantis, LLC, we believe our focus on select areas of the law gives our clients an advantage. Rather than trying to practice in every conceivable area of law, we have chosen to practice in specific areas. This has allowed our talented team of attorneys to obtain significant experience to better serve your needs.

Our Springfield office represents clients throughout Central and Northern New Jersey in estate, business and tax matters. Using our entire team of attorneys — many with more than 20 years of experience — we help our clients make and implement plans to protect the people and assets most important to them.

New Jersey Practice Areas

We help clients with their legal matters in the following practice areas:

Estates and Trusts

We make sure that each piece of your estate plan meets the needs of you and your family as well as your goals. In the area of estate planning, we address:

In the area of estate administration, we:

  • Assist in the marshalling of assets prior to their distribution
  • File necessary federal and state tax filings — including for the federal and New Jersey death tax — and help support individuals through all other steps needed to settle an estate

Business Law

We can assist you with business law and tax issues and strategies, including:

  • Establishing an appropriate business entity
  • Taking on or splitting from a partner
  • Developing succession planning strategies
  • Conducting business transactions such as mergers, acquisitions or the sale or purchase of property
  • Preparing, reviewing and enforcing contracts, including buy-sell agreements
  • Addressing business disputes through negotiations or litigation
  • Addressing issues around closely held businesses

Asset Protection

We provide customized asset protection solutions using a variety of tools, including:

  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Other marital protection strategies
  • Business entity formations
  • Insurance options
  • Trust options
  • Elder law strategies to preserve government benefits

Tax Services

In addition to preparing estate and gift tax returns, our firm offers tax advice and strategies related to:

  • Choosing the most appropriate business entity for tax benefits and protection
  • Resolving tax disputes and litigation
  • Using estate planning strategies to avoid excessive taxation
  • Minimizing estate taxes and helping heirs complete appropriate tax filings

Litigation

Our firm represents and advises clients facing legal challenges in these areas:

  • Tax litigation, including state and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax audits and tax audit appeals
  • Estate litigation, including will contests and disputes among heirs
  • Commercial litigation related to business transactions, contracts and partnership disputes

Contact a Short Hills Asset Protection Lawyer

Contact our New Jersey law office online or call 973-376-9050 to speak with one of our skilled attorneys today. We look forward to listening to your situation and discussing how our focused law firm can serve your estate-, tax- and business-related needs.