Laura Ann Kelly

Laura Ann Kelly: Attorney with Donnelly Minter & Kelly, LLC
  • Member at Donnelly Minter & Kelly, LLC (15 Attorneys)
  • 163 Madison Avenue, Suite 320, Morristown, NJ 07960
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  • Laura Ann Kelly is one of the founding members of Donnelly Minter & Kelly, LLC. She focuses her practice on trust & estate planning and administration and business succession planning for principals and shareholders of closely-held businesses.
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Ms. Kelly concentrates her practice in trust and estate planning and administration and business succession planning for principals and shareholders of closely-held businesses. Such practice also includes addressing clients' private philanthropic goals, including structuring charitable trusts and private foundations and providing counsel to clients on all aspects of nonprofit corporate governance. Ms. Kelly's representative clients include individuals with net worth exceeding $100 million.

Ms. Kelly holds an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and has been named to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. Ms. Kelly was featured in New York Magazine's March 19, 2018 publication highlighting New York's Women Leaders in the Law in recognition of the achievements of women attorneys practicing in the greater New York area. Ms. Kelly has served on the Board of Directors of various non-profit organizations both as a fiduciary and in an advisory role. Ms. Kelly is a member and past Vice-Chair of the Chilton Medical Center Advisory Board (2010-present), a Trustee on the Atlantic Health System Board of Trustees (June 2014-present), a member and past President of the Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey (2005-2006), and is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris Area Chapter of the American Red Cross (Vice Chair, 2001-2003) and past Board member of the Center for Hope Hospice and Palliative Care (Trustee and Secretary, 2001-2004). Ms. Kelly served on the District X Ethics Committee from 2001-2004. She was also honored by NJBIZ as one of the Best 50 Women in Business for 2009.

Areas of Practice (18)

  • Business Law
  • Business Planning
  • Charitable Giving
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Contested Wills
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Business Law
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Inheritance
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Living Wills
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Small Business Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Wills and Probate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
973-826-5301  Phone
973-200-6404  Phone
973-200-6414  Fax
University Attended:
Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1989
Law School Attended:
George Washington University, J.D., 1992
Year of First Admission:
1992, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1992, New Jersey; 1993, New York
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)
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