Practice Areas

Comprehensive estate planning covers nearly every aspect of life. It begins with protecting yourself and your personal dignity, and extends to protecting your loved ones and your hard-earned assets.

Follow the links below to learn more about our Estate Planning, Business Planning, Elder Law and Real Estate Services provided at John M. Tassillo, Jr.:

Fundamental Estate Planning

There are many legal strategies involved in estate planning, including wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care documents.
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Estate Tax Planning

Historically speaking, the federal estate tax is an excise tax levied on the transfer of a person's assets after death. In actuality, it is neither a death tax nor an inheritance tax, but more accurately a transfer tax. There are three distinct aspects to federal estate taxes that comprise what is called the Unified Transfer Tax: Estate Taxes, Gift Taxes, and Generation- Skipping Transfer Taxes. Legal planning to avoid or minimize federal estate taxes is both a prudent and an important aspect of comprehensive estate planning.
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Probate & Estate Trust Administration

Probate and estate administration are the processes through which estate assets are transferred after death. Assets to be transferred under terms of a will go through probate. Assets transferred outside of a will, such as by operation of law, or those planned for in a trust are handled through an Administration process. Administration also refers to the process whereby assets are transferred by rules of the state when there is no will. We can help make the process easier, more efficient, and provide peace of mind during a difficult time.
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Probate Litigation

Disputes sometimes arise among family members and others involving Wills and Trusts.  This area of the law is often referred to as Probate and Trust Litigation. Over the last 20 years, I have helped clients and others navigate through these controversies.
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Charitable Planning

We encourage and assist the tradition of giving to charitable causes, including the employment of tax-advantaged strategies that maximize the value of your gift. We help clients make charitable gifts and practice good stewardship in the most tax-efficient manner.
Learn more about Charitable Giving Strategies.

Asset Protection

Asset protection planning involves making prudent decisions today to protect yourself, your business, and your hard-earned assets from loss due to lawsuits, creditors or bankruptcies.
Find out how we can help you protect your assets today.

Buisness Law

Business law refers to the laws that apply to business entities, such as, sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. The area of Business Law is varied, starting from the selection and formation of the entities, to helping the business entities navigate issues such as contracts, commercial leasing, mergers and acquisitions, etc.
Find out how we can help you with Business Law today.

Business Succession Planning

Family businesses are the backbone of the American economy. From agriculture to services, technology and manufacturing, family businesses generate an estimated one-half of the U.S. Gross National Product and pay half of all wages earned in this country.
Find out how we can help you preserve your family business.

Special Needs Planning

Special Needs Estate Planning focuses on providing for the special needs of our loved ones with disabilities when we are no longer there to organize and advocate on their behalf. Parents of children with special needs must make careful estate planning choices to coordinate all of the legal, financial, and special care needs of their children – both now and in the future.
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Education Series

Estate planning is very personal, yet the issues can be complex. During our meetings, we often use our whiteboard to illustrate techniques, and summarize family information. I believe it important that every client understand the options that may be available, and that all planning ideas be presented in an easy to understand manner. My 10 years of experience teaching as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, in New Jersey has helped me develop a unique style of presenting materials to clients and their advisors. As a courtesy to friends and clients, we also conduct workshops on current estate planning and business topics. Please sign up for our next workshop.
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