Robert F. Morris

Biography

Robert F. Morris is a Shareholder in the Trusts & Estates Group of Stark & Stark. Mr. Morris’ practice focuses on the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts and probate. Mr. Morris has substantial experience in drafting sophisticated estate planning documents including complex wills, insurance trusts, personal residence trusts, and grantor trusts. He provides counsel to both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in all aspects of trust, probate and estate administration, including the litigation of contested estates and trusts. Mr. Morris’ estate planning practice also includes business succession planning, partnership agreements, and limited liability operating agreements. Mr. Morris’ real estate practice focuses upon contracts and leases for real property, particularly as they relate to estate planning issues. 

 

Mr. Morris is the founder and current chair of the Mercer County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Committee.  He is a frequent lecturer on estate planning and probate issues at civic and Bar organizations.  For four years following law school, Mr. Morris served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and was assigned to the Army Armor Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky. 

 

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1997
  • B.S., University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School, 1994
    • cum laude

     

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • District of Columbia

     

    Professional Organizations

    • Mercer County Bar Association 
    • Founder and Chair, Estate Planning & Probate Committee

     

    Community Organizations

    • Free and Accepted Masons in Princeton

     

    Press Placements

    • "Who Gets Your Stuff When You're Dead?" U.S.1: Survival Guide. September 18, 2013.
    • "Helping Clients Mitigate Real Estate Fraud." New Jersey CPA. Jan.-Feb. 2010 ed.
    • "Highlights of Recent Changes in Federal and State Law Related to Estate Planning and Probate." Mercer County Lawyer. August 2010.

     

    Speaking Engagements

    • “Reclaiming Your Inheritance – New Jersey Estate Litigation.” Stark & Stark Webinar. January 2015.
    • “Prepare for Tomorrow by Acting Today: Tips for Ensuring a Successful Estate Plan.” Stark & Stark. June 10, 2014.
    • “Prepare for Tomorrow by Acting Today: Tips for Ensuring a Successful Estate Plan.” Stark & Stark. April 30, 2014.

     

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