Nichole Cipriani devotes her practice to estate and tax planning and estate administration.

Nichole 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. 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. Nichole’s practice also encompasses asset planning involving family limited partnerships and tax-exempt organizations, such as family foundations.

In addition, Nichole 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.

Nichole 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.

From 2013 to 2018, Nichole was recognized as a Rising Star in New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine. She is a board member of the Gift of Adoption, Metro New York Chapter.

Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Nichole spent four years as a Tax, Trusts & Estates associate with a Morristown, New Jersey firm.  After law school, Nichole served as a law clerk to the Hon. 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.  Prior to law school, she was an assistant editor and writer for Parenting magazine in New York City.

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  • Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series, July 15, 2020
  • “Probate Part Practice, including Guardianship Update,” Somerset County Bar Association CLE Marathon Day, Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, NJ, October 14, 2019
  • “Trusts Gone Wrong: A Primer on Potential Problems with Trusts,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, May 1, 2019
  • “Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning, ” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, September 27, 2018
  • “Probate Part Actions,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, May 18, 2016
  • “Estate Planning is Not Just a Will,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, November 4, 2015
  • “Guardianships 101,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, May 13, 2015
  • “Family Law: Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” Sterling Education Services, Inc., Parsippany, NJ, October 22, 2014
  • “Probate Process from A to Z,” National Business Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, December 16, 2011
  • “Rules of Trust Administration,” Lorman Educational Services, Edison, New Jersey, November 30, 2011

A. Nichole Cipriani was selected to the 2018 Rising Stars Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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