Frederick M. Lappin: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Frederick M. Lappin

Florham Park,  NJ  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Global Benefits & Compensation
  • Trusts & Estates
Contact InfoTelephone: 973.360.7914
Fax: 973.295.1314
University The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Economics, 1967
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., 1972; Boston University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1973
Admitted1972, Massachusetts (Inactive); 1973, New Jersey

Professional & Community Involvement
•fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
•Board of Trustees, Winchester Gardens at the Marcus L. Ward Home, Maplewood, NJ
•Past President and Board Member, Northern Florham Park Estate Planning Council
•Judge Panelist, 14th Annual Florham Park Family Businesses of the Year Awards, sponsored by The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University, PNC Bank and Florham Park Monthly magazine

BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1945

Frederick M. Lappin has wide-ranging experience in the areas of taxation, estate planning, business planning, and probate and trust law. His practice, which began in 1973, deals primarily with tax, estate and financial planning for high net worth professionals and executives and closely held businesses and their owners. He represents clients in matters involving choice of entities, business acquisitions and sales, shareholder, partnership, limited liability company agreements, negotiations of employment-related contracts and other types of business and contractual arrangements.

Fred's estate planning and probate practice includes financial and retirement planning, estate planning to coordinate client dispositive objectives with tax savings, drafting of wills and a wide variety of trusts and other related documents. He also advises clients on matters relating to pensions, tax elections the administration of estates and trusts.

Areas of Concentration
•Gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning
•Tax planning for the sale of privately held businesses
•Individual income tax planning
•Wealth management and preservation planning
•Business planning
•Estate litigation
•Elder law
•Probate law and the administration of estates and trusts
•Pre-marital agreements
•Employee benefits

Associated News & Events
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03.17.14 14 Greenberg Traurig New Jersey Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers
09.03.13 The Best Lawyers in America Lists 8 Greenberg Traurig NJ Attorneys; Top-Lists Firm in 12 areas in Florham Park
10.27.11 Greenberg Traurig New Jersey Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers in America 2012
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09.07.06 165 Greenberg Traurig Lawyers Named in Best Lawyers in America 2007 edition
08.23.05 100+ Greenberg Traurig LLP Attorneys in Best Lawyers in America 2006 Edition
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10.19.04 70 Greenberg Traurig LLP Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers in America 2005-2006 Edition

05.05.14 New York State - 2014-2015 Budget Affecting Trusts and Estates

Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates, 1995-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2005-2014
•Team Member, Lexology's Client Choice Award USA & Canada, United States: New Jersey, 2013
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Lecturer and speaker on various tax and estate planning topics before many professional, business and private organizations


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Office Information

Frederick M. Lappin

200 Park Avenue
Florham ParkNJ 07932


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