Generally the only time people think about making a will or taking care of their estate is when they are dying or are in their “twilight years.” However, the time to have a will prepared and to take care of your estate is when you become an adult.
Quite often people find themselves preparing a will or getting their estate together at the last minute. Attorneys who practice family law can often influence clients during divorces, etc. to have a will prepared and to get their estate in order. Even if you are not an attorney who practices estates, you can still prepare and advise on wills and estates, and, upon viewing the program, can add this to one of your many areas of practice.
I. Understand the basics of preparing a will and estate planning
II. Identify when letters of testament are required
III. Recognize the law on establishing the relationship between parent and child pursuant to NJ law as it relates to wills and estates
IV. Comprehend the issue of probating a will, preparing a will, and the transfer of a decedent’s property to an estate
V. Appreciate the roles of administrators and executors relative to an estate
This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2015 Bridge the Gap Event.
For over 30 years, Amie has concentrated her practice in estate and succession planning, as well as complex probate and estate administration. Amie advises high net worth (often multigenerational) clients regarding sophisticated estate planning with an emphasis on estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer and income tax planning.
Amie is a sought-after speaker on a variety of estate planning topics, and she has spoken to attorneys on ethical issues confronting Trusts and Estate Practitioners at New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) as well as the National Business Institute, as well as to attorneys and accountants at the UJA Federation Endowment Foundation on the subject of charitable trusts. She has also spoken on Surrogate’s Court practice before the New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association.
Amie is peer review rated as a pre-eminent lawyer (“AV” rated) by Martindale-Hubbell. She is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Real Property Trusts and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Amie began her professional career in Manhattan at a boutique intellectual property law firm handling that firm’s estate planning and contested probate matters, assisting well known visual artists and their families in the transfer of their often unique property rights and legacies from generation to generation.
In 1986 Amie returned to her home state of New Jersey to join the Firm now known as Gartenberg Howard, LLP as one of its founding partners.
Amie grew up in Freehold, New Jersey (Bruce Springsteen’s hometown), and resides in Manhattan. She received her law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, and her B.A. in French from the Ohio State University. She is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey and New York, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.
Amie serves on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Home Foundation of Northern New Jersey, and is a participant in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.
Amie is passionate about helping families protect the people they love.
Excellent presentation. Thank you!
Among the very best presenters.
Great class! Thank you!
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I thought this speaker was especially effective and knowledgeable.
Presenter was excellent and easy to follow.
Very concise and informative
Easy to listen to and follow.
She was excellent!
Great speaker - Very clear and informative
Excellent and informative
Ms. Gartenberg is excellent
Impressive knowledge of the material, and presented complex matters in a way they could be understood.
very informative and knowledgeable
Fantastic! And I thought I knew wills!
Very good speaker - crisp presentation
I thought the speaker was great, thorough, and well spoken. The material covered was organized well and easy to understand.
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