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Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Welcomes New Trusts & Estates Associate

Posted on October 11th, 2010


October 11, 2010

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
Chief Marketing Officer
(908) 722-0700 x4224

Bridgewater, NJ (October 11, 2010) – The Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A. welcomes new associate A. Nichole Cipriani. She will focus her practice on estate and tax planning and estate administration. She joins the firm after more than four years with Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP.

Cipriani, a resident of Bernardsville, will assist 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. To that end, 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. Her 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 decedents’ estates and trusts. Her estate administration practice includes probate proceedings, preparing estate and inheritance tax returns, handling estate and inheritance tax audits, and preparing documents necessary 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.

In 2010, Cipriani was recognized as a Rising Star in New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine.

Cipriani is a member of the American Bar Association and the Somerset County and Morris County Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Junior League of Morristown.

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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