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Protecting Your Family, Your Investments And Your Future

Personalize Your Plan

Estate planning is strategic legal action to protect your wealth and investments, family security and personal well-being. Whether you have an existing estate plan or you want to create a new comprehensive plan, working with an experienced attorney allows you to identify your objectives and develop an appropriate plan tailored to meet your needs. At Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo LLC in Nutley, New Jersey, our attorneys have extensive and qualified experience with both simple and complex estate planning.

Michelle E. Smith is an experienced attorney with a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in taxation, giving her the ability to create a plan to protect your assets for future generations in the most tax-efficient manner.

Everybody should have a will, power of attorney and health directive/living will to make their wishes known, limit tax exposure and avoid other problems and delays for their loved ones.

Facilitating Long-Term Care

In addition to preparing the basic estate planning documents, we also help families protect their assets in the event that long-term care is needed. For those who have not planned, we provide assistance when long-term care is required for a loved one. From reviewing nursing home admission agreements to completing an application for Medicaid, we will ease the burden on family members and help implement any last-minute asset protection strategies, which may be available.

The estate planning lawyers from our firm are experienced with the following estate planning tools:

  • Estate planning: Preparation of wills, powers of attorney, health care directives/living wills, and revocable and irrevocable trusts.
  • Elder law: Preservation of the family home, Medicaid trusts, special needs trusts, preserving Social Security eligibility, gifting strategies and real property transfers.
  • Guardianship and conservatorship: Minor children, special needs children, elderly family members.

Creating An Estate Plan To Meet Your Needs

A recent life change such as a birth, marriage or death in the family is always a good time to re-evaluate an existing estate plan. Our clients range from newlyweds with moderate assets, elderly couples with simply their residence, to high net worth families with complex estate tax planning needs. As your attorneys, we will take an individualized approach to identify your goals and develop key strategies to protect your investments, and family and personal rights in the future.

Call 973-542-2766 for a consultation or you can reach our elder law and estate planning attorneys by filling out our online intake form.

Verdicts & Settlements

$2 million present value policy limit structured settlement of serious motorcycle/truck accident with brain injury (pay-out anticipated of over $10 million)

Approx. $2 million settlement to clients who were victims of the Labor Day Passaic industrial fire

$1.9 million settlement for construction site accident causing neurological injuries

$750,000 settlement for construction site accident causing ankle injury and emotional distress

Over $25 million dollar anticipated lifetime structured settlement for infant vaccine injury claim

Multimillion-dollar lifetime structured settlement of cerebral palsy claim

$3 million jury verdict for delayed diagnosis of breast cancer

$2.6 million settlement for birth injury caused by medical malpractice