Nichole A. Cipriani, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., presented “Estate Planning 101 and Planning for Children with Special Needs” to parents at P.G. Chambers School (PGCS) in Cedar Knolls, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., on April 11, hosted by the P.G. Chambers Home School Association. Cipriani discussed why having an estate plan is important and why an attorney is necessary. She explained estate planning documents, wills, probate, inherited assets, power of attorney, death and transfer taxes, different types of trusts, 529 savings accounts, ABLE accounts, qualified disability expenses, guardianships, and charitable gifts.
Serving ten counties in northern New Jersey, PGCS helps children with disabilities lead full, productive lives; develop confidence in their own unique abilities; and engage in the community through education and therapy. For more information about PGCS, visit www.chambersschool.org.
A resident of Bernardsville, Cipriani devotes her practice to estate and tax planning, estate administration, guardianship, and fiduciary litigation. She assists individuals and families with 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 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. She is Co-Chair of the Elder, Estates and Trusts Committee of the Somerset County Bar Association. She earned her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was a Presidential Scholar, and her B.S. from Emory University. Cipriani is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and New York.