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Fiduciary problems, family dynamics, creditor issues, unclear estate plans . . . disputes can arise from many areas of estate administration. Do you know how to prevent fights, settle them efficiently or move a case through court when litigation is unavoidable? This guide will provide you with practical instruction and tips on handling common controversies. From will contests to fiduciary litigation and more, don't miss this opportunity to build your skills - order today!
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This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of distance learning credit, including 5.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 1.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse distance learning CLE credit. No more than 6.0 hours of distance learning CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
CARL G. ARCHER practices exclusively in the areas of Medicaid planning, crisis management, and related fields. He is recognized as a certified elder law attorney by the ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation, and has been recognized continuously in New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine since 2012. Mr. Archer was named in 2016 as a New Leader of the Bar by the New Jersey Law Journal, an honor given to only 47 attorneys that year. He served as counsel in M.S. v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, an Appellate Division decision resulting in Medicaid approval for a motorized wheelchair for a hemiplegic nursing home resident. Mr. Archer was also one of three public appointees by the Governor to the New Jersey Task Force on Abuse Against the Elderly and Disabled. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the current secretary of its Elder and Disability Law Section, and a past president of the New Jersey chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Archer is a graduate of Rutgers University and Rutgers School of Law-Camden. (Princeton and Cherry Hill locations)
JAMES J. COSTELLO JR. is a shareholder of Norris McLaughlin P.A.,and co-chair of the firm's tax, trust and estates practice group. He focuses his practice on estate planning and administration; litigation and disputes among beneficiaries; general federal and state tax law and controversies; and the formation, dissolution, purchase and sale of all types of closely-held business entities. Mr. Costello is a member of the New Jersey State and Connecticut bar associations, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the U.S. District Court District of New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as the U.S. Tax Court. He is affiliated with the American Bar Association (Taxation and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Sections), as well as the New Jersey Bar Association (Real Property Probate and Trust and Tax sections), the Connecticut Bar Association (Taxation Estates and Probate sections), and the National Academy for Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Costello earned his B.S. degree, cum laude, from the University of Bridgeport; his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Western New England College School of Law; and his M.L.T. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. (Princeton location)
JAMES J. CURRY JR. is the principal of the Toms River law firm of Curry Law Firm. He is a certified civil trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Trial Attorney Certification. Mr. Curry also has certification in elder law by New York University's, School of Continuing and Professional Studies. His main areas of practice include medical malpractice litigation, general litigation, estate planning, probate litigation, civil practice, elder law, wills, probate, trusts and estates, asset protection, and guardianship. Mr. Curry is a member of the New Jersey State and American bar associations, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He earned his B.S. degree from St. Peter's College, his J.D. degree from Fordham University and his LL.M. degree from New York University. (Princeton location)
NICHOLAS J. DIMAKOS is an attorney at Norris McLaughlin P.A., who focuses primarily on probate and fiduciary litigation. His practice includes all types of contested trust and estate matters, including will contests and challenges to account beneficiary designations; accounting actions involving estates, trusts, and powers of attorney; contested administrations involving challenges to and the defense of the actions of fiduciaries; and trust terminations and modifications. His practice also includes guardianship litigation. Mr. Dimakos represents healthcare facilities and family members seeking guardianship and serves as court-appointed counsel for alleged incapacitated individuals. He regularly appears before probate courts throughout northern and central New Jersey, including Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties. Mr. Dimakos' experience before these courts helps him to guide clients in formulating the proper strategy tailored to their particular case. He writes about probate litigation and guardianships on the firm's NJ Beneficiary Rights Blog. Mr. Dimakos clerked for the Assignment Judge of Bergen County, the Honorable Peter E. Doyne (Ret.), before entering private practice. He received his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from The College of New Jersey and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law. Mr. Dimakos is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. He is a member of the Somerset County Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Equity Jurisprudence Committee. (Princeton location)
ERIC A. FELDHAKE is a shareholder with the law firm of Kulzer & DiPadova, P.C., where his areas of practice include estate and tax planning, administration, litigation, and real estate and business transactions. He is a member of the bars of the state of New Jersey and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Feldhake is also a member of the American, New Jersey State and the Camden County bar associations. He is an adjunct instructor of law and entrepreneurial studies at Burlington County College and an instructor of taxation at the Judge Advocate General Corps' LL.M. Graduate Program, where he serves as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves. Mr. Feldhake earned his B.S. degree from Indiana University, his M.B.A. degree from the Temple University Fox School of Business, and his J.D. degree and LL.M. degree in taxation from Temple University School of Law. (Cherry Hill location)
CHELSEA-LEE HANKE is an attorney at Archer Law Office LLC. Her primary focus areas with the firm are guardianships and an emerging focus on litigation matters. She received her J.D. degree from The College of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Law in Camden. During law school, Ms. Hanke gained experience through the Civil Practice Clinic and was awarded the Dean's Pro Bono Publico Award for her pro bono work with a number of projects including the Planning Estates Project, Learn, Empower and Advocate for People with Disabilities ("LEAD") Pro Bono Project, the 501(c)(3) Project, the Domestic Violence Project, the Mediation Project, and the Voters Rights Project. During her time at Rutgers Law, she worked for both the Camden County Surrogate's Court and the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Children and Families. After law school, Ms. Hanke clerked for the Hon. Julio L. Mendez, A.J.S.C. in Atlantic and Cape May counties. She is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar Association. (Princeton and Cherry Hill locations)
MARK A. KRIEGEL is an attorney at the Law Office of Mark A. Kriegel, LLC. Mr. Kriegel represents clients in civil litigation matters, including breach of contract, commercial collections and contested estate cases. He also provides estate planning services including drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, and assisting clients with probate and estate disbursement. Furthermore, he represents small and medium sized businesses in formation, governance, operating/shareholder agreements, contract review and drafting, litigation, and collections. Mr. Kriegel also represents clients at arbitration and mediation proceedings, including court ordered and AAA arbitrations. Mr. Kriegel is admitted to the bars of New Jersey and New York. He received his B.A. degree from Syracuse University and his J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. (Cherry Hill location)
JENNIFER A. LEIGHTON is a partner at Leighton Feldman LLC. She has represented individuals with real estate matters, estate planning, small businesses, non-profit organizations, contracts, insurance and business structures. Ms. Leighton is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She earned her B.A. degree from Rutgers University and her J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. (Cherry Hill location)
DANIEL L. MELLOR is a shareholder in the firm of Kulzer & DiPadova, P.C., and focuses his practice on the taxation of small businesses. He has written and lectured extensively on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), specifically the Section 199A deduction for qualified business income (QBI), which will greatly impact professional service, real estate, and other pass through businesses. Mr. Mellor regularly helps clients qualify for and maximize their benefits under the new law. He earned his J.D. degree at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia and his LL.M. degree in taxation from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also received a certificate in estate planning. Mr. Mellor is admitted to the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Pennsylvania State Bar Association, and the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, as well as the Camden, Burlington and Mercer County bar associations. Mr. Mellor is a trustee of the Camden County Bar Association and was previously a voting member of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division. He has also served as the representative to Burlington County and Camden County, and as Liaison to the Tax Law Section. Mr. Mellor has been published in Tax Notes on the topics of the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act and the specified service business exception to the Section 199A QBI deduction. (Princeton location)