Kenneth D. Meskin

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Biography

Kenneth D. Meskin has more than forty years of experience in sophisticated trust and estate planning, the administration of trusts and estates, probate litigation, and closely-held business planning.

Ken is extremely adept at using sophisticated and creative tax and estate planning techniques to ensure that assets pass to the intended beneficiaries at as little cost as possible to the client. In order to minimize state and federal tax burdens and transfer wealth, Ken has structured gift-giving programs, insurance planning, established charitable trusts and foundations, devised installment sale transactions, grantor trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, zeroed-out GRATs, and private annuity transactions, planned for the succession of family businesses to younger generations, and has drafted wills, revocable and irrevocable trust agreements, powers of attorney, and living wills.

In the area of estate and trust administration, Ken has worked on a wide variety of matters, including estate and trust litigation, post-mortem tax planning, the preparation of estate, gift, generation skipping, income and inheritance tax returns, federal estate tax audits, state inheritance proceedings, the representation of clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Tax Court, and guardianship issues and proceedings.

Ken regularly counsels closely-held corporations and other companies in a variety of issues, including tax strategies, tax disputes, mergers and acquisitions, structuring of joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies, and succession planning.

He is a frequent lecturer on tax and estate planning topics to accountants, financial planners, insurance professionals, and other attorneys, and has authored numerous articles on a variety of related topics.

Ken is listed in the current issue of The Best Lawyers In America in the Trusts and Estates Law section and was named the Best Lawyers Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in the Woodbridge, New Jersey, Metro Area for 2019. He has also been selected for inclusion for New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Estate Planning & Probate section.

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Twenty-One Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Members Named Among Best Lawyers In America

Articles

HIGHLIGHTS OF TAX LAW CHANGES UNDER THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT

Blog - Trusts, Estates & Individual Tax Law Blog

Income Tax - the “Other” Tax in Estate Planning

Publications

•Quoted, “ Amy Winehouse’s Will: Singer-Songwriter Played It Smart, ” Daily Finance, July 26, 2011

Presentations

•“2011 Estate/Gift Tax Changes: Implications for Estate Plans, ” Bridgewater, NJ, January 25, 2011
•“2011 Estate/Gift Tax Changes: Implications for Estate Plans, ” Bridgewater, NJ, February 7, 2011

Awards

Kenneth D. Meskin has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent status. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Kenneth D. Meskin was selected to the 2011 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Kenneth D. Meskin was selected to the 2019 Best Lawyers list. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Kenneth D. Meskin was selected to the 2019 Best Lawyers Lawyer of The Year list. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Taxation
  • Elder Care & Special Needs Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(908) 252-4250  Phone
(908) 722-0755  Fax
https://norrismclaughlin.com
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Economics, cum laude, 1968
Law School Attended:
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1972; New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1977
Year of First Admission:
1972
Admission:
U.S. Tax Court; 1985, New York; 1972, New Jersey
Memberships:

Professional Affiliations

•New Jersey State Bar Association
•Real Property, Probate & Tax Law Section
•Essex County Bar Association
•Taxation Section
•The Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living
•Board Member

ISLN:
904842072

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