Estate and Probate Law

PJJ provides comprehensive assistance to corporate executives and individuals planning for retirement in all aspects of estate planning and business succession needs. We utilize a variety of asset protection techniques and legal devices, including traditional wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and business organizations—such as partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies—to achieve our clients’ overall estate planning goals. 

We specialize in solving complex inter-generational succession, management, ownership, and contingency planning problems which commonly arise in family or other closely-held businesses. We represent contested estate matters at the IRS audit or appeals level, and where necessary, in court. Additionally, we assist clients in the establishment and administration of charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, private foundations, public charities, and other planned giving strategies.

Our practice provides a full array of probate services and estate administration, including the representation of executors in the administration and settlement of estates. However complex our clients’ objectives, our attorneys offer skilled representation directed toward the prompt preparation and filing of federal estate and state inheritance tax returns, the resolution of all claims against the probate estate, and a timely distribution of probate estate assets to the beneficiaries.