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Nichole Cipriani Speaks on Treatment of Assets in Probate Process

Posted on December 7th, 2011

December 7, 2011

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
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Nichole Cipriani Speaks on Treatment of Assets in Probate Process

Bridgewater, NJ (December 7, 2011) – A. Nichole Cipriani, an attorney with Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present at “Probate Process from A to Z,” a seminar hosted by the National Business Institute, on Friday, December 16, at the Clarion Palmer Inn in Princeton.

Cipriani will cover the proper and prudent treatment of assets, including whether to assess and document before or after initial filing; tips for effective marshaling of assets; the step-up basis for various assets; and exempted property. She will also address ways to request decedent’s policy information from the insurance companies and to insure remaining property, spousal rights to property, treatment of real property in probate, business transfers, typical creditors and how to deal with them, and procedures to probate an insolvent estate. For more information or to register, visit

Cipriani, a resident of Bernardsville, devotes her practice to estate and tax planning and estate administration. She assists individuals and families with a broad range of estate and tax planning, including business succession planning, special needs and disability planning, and international estate planning. She is experienced in preparing wills, insurance trusts, revocable trusts, qualified domestic trusts, grantor-retained annuity trusts, charitable trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, special needs trusts, supplemental benefits trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care. Cipriani’s planning practice also encompasses asset planning, involving family limited partnerships and tax-exempt organizations, such as family foundations.

In addition, Cipriani counsels executors and trustees in administering estates and trusts. Her practice includes probate proceedings, estate and inheritance tax returns, estate and inheritance tax audits, and the preparation of refunding bonds and releases and waivers to effect interim and final distributions from an estate or trust.

Cipriani has extensive experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service, preparing filings for individuals and legal entities, including Forms 706, 709, 990 and 1041; drafting and filing Tax Court petitions and Private Letter Ruling requests; and negotiating Innocent Spouse relief.

Cipriani was named to the New Jersey Rising Stars list as one of the top attorneys in the state for 2010. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to the list.

Cipriani completed her undergraduate studies in French Literature and English at Emory University in Atlanta in 2000. She went on to become an assistant editor of Parenting magazine in New York City. In 2005, she graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was a Presidential Scholar. In 2009, she earned an LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She was admitted to practice law in New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 2005, as well as New York in 2006.

After law school, Cipriani served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald G. Collester, Jr., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. While attending law school, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ International Tax Group and was a summer associate at a health law boutique firm. She also interned at the Internal Revenue Service and the New York Stock Exchange.

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