The difference between doing something right and doing it wrong can be a little bit of knowledge. When people and businesses fail to adequately plan for their assets and operations to pass to the next generation, disputes often arise. These disputes can tear families and businesses apart, cost tens of thousands of dollars to deal with, and, in most cases, could have been avoided with thoughtful planning.

I devote my practice to understanding the individual needs of my clients so that I can effectively prepare, administer, and defend their estate and business plans over long periods of time. I provide counsel on all matters of estate planning, probate, and estate and trust litigation. I represent parents and children, business owners and entrepeneurs, beneficiaries, and fiduciaries such as executors, trustees, and agents under power of attorney.

Having earned my Masters in Tax Law (LL.M. in Taxation), I approach planning with an eye towards tax avoidance and tax management. My experience allows me to quickly sort through complex fact patterns and to methodically plan and prepare effective case strategies.
Robert I. Aufseeser, J.D., LL.M.

New Jersey Tax Attorney Specializing in Trusts & Estates

The difference between doing something right and doing it wrong can be a little bit of knowledge. When people and businesses fail to adequately plan for their assets and operations to pass to the next generation, disputes often arise. These disputes can tear families and businesses apart, cost tens of thousands of dollars to deal with (if not more), and, in most cases, could have been avoided with thoughtful planning.

I devote my practice to understanding the individual needs of my clients so that I can effectively prepare, administer, and defend their estate and business plans over long periods of time. I provide counsel on all matters of estate planning, probate, and estate and trust litigation. I represent parents and children, business owners and entrepeneurs, beneficiaries, and fiduciaries such as executors, trustees, and agents under power of attorney.

Having earned my Masters in Tax Law (LL.M. in Taxation), I approach planning with an eye towards tax avoidance and tax management. My experience allows me to quickly sort through complex fact patterns and to methodically plan and prepare effective case strategies.

Practice

Estates, Trusts, & Private Clients
Taxation

Education

LL.M. in Taxation, New York Law School, 2011
J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 2007
B.A. in Political Science, Rutgers University, 2003

Bar Admissions

New Jersey, 2007
New York, 2008

Additional Experience

Former Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Union County College
Past President, Bedminster Business Association

Awards & Recognition

  Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2015 - 2019
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Select Articles & Presentations

What Writings Are Adequate to Qualify for Probate?, Thomson Reuters, Estate Planning Journal, Vol 45 / No 11, November 2018

Strategic Approaches to Reviewing the Actions of Executors and Trustees Through Accounting, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 13, 2018

When Are the Statements of the Decedent Admissible Into Evidence in Estate Litigation, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 5, 2017

The Responsibilities of an Attorney Serving as Trustee, Executor or Administrator, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, December 6, 2016

New Jersey Child Support Liens: Who is Liable for Distributions to Beneficiaries, New Jersey Law Journal, June 17, 2016

The Law of Lost Wills, the Safe-Keeping of Documents, the Ethical Requirements Regarding Client Files, and Related Issues, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 1, 2016

Protecting the Personal Representative from the Claims of the Estate's Creditors, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, December 3, 2014

Injured Spouse Allocation: How to Protect your Tax Refund from your Spouse's Tax Debt, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, January 30, 2012

Post-Mortem / Sperm-Donor / Adopted-In / Adopted-Out / Pretermitted / Omitted and Related Issues Affecting the Inheritance Rights of Children, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 9, 2010
Articles and Presentations

Select materials from published articles and presentations


What Writings Are Adequate to Qualify for Probate?, Thomson Reuters, Estate Planning Journal, Vol 45 / No 11, November 2018

Where the Gibson Taxpayers Went Wrong, Law360, August 8, 2018

Strategic Approaches to Reviewing the Actions of Executors and Trustees Through Accounting, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 13, 2018

Client Intake in Estate Planning, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, August 16, 2017

When Are the Statements of the Decedent Admissible Into Evidence in Estate Litigation, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 5, 2017

The Attorney-Client Privilege and Fiduciaries: Update on NY Assembly Bill A07088
, Annual Tax Lawyering Workshop, New York Law School, April 28, 2017

The Responsibilities of an Attorney Serving as Trustee, Executor or Administrator, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, December 6, 2016

Client Intake in Estate Planning, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, August 16, 2016

New Jersey Child Support Liens: Who is Liable for Distributions to Beneficiaries, New Jersey Law Journal, June 17, 2016

The Law of Lost Wills, the Safe-Keeping of Documents, the Ethical Requirements Regarding Client Files, and Related Issues, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 1, 2016

Prohibited IRA Transactions & the Tax Court Ruling in Peek v. Commissioner, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, January 29, 2015

Protecting the Personal Representative from the Claims of the Estate's Creditors, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, December 3, 2014

Avoiding Corporate Tax Mistakes: Lessons Learned from Bracha Export Corporation v. Division of Taxation, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, January 30, 2013

Injured Spouse Allocation: How to Protect your Tax Refund from your Spouse's Tax Debt, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, January 30, 2012

Post-Mortem / Sperm-Donor / Adopted-In / Adopted-Out / Pretermitted / Omitted and Related Issues Affecting the Inheritance Rights of Children, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 9, 2010

New Jersey Estate Planning Issues & Techniques Affecting Civil Union Couples, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, December 9, 2009
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