Category: In the News

N.J. Passes New E-Notary Bill & We Are Fully Prepared

On Wednesday, March 25th, the New Jersey legislature passed an emergency measure authorizing the use of e-notaries to execute documents like trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, and deeds. While the law excludes using e-notaries to create a Last Will & Testament, our office has consistently advocated that trusts were superior planning vehicles for most[...]

Statement Regarding COVID-19

Things are very topsy-turvy right now with the COVID-19 disease. There are two components to this that are impacting our clients and we want to address them. First, there is the impact to your legal planning and need for legal planning in the midst of a crisis. Second, there is the impact to your financial[...]

What We Can Learn from Gandolfini’s Will

The recent death of “Sopranos” actor James Gandolfini has sparked a national commentary on the wisdom of his will. A recent article outlines several estate planning lessons that people should learn from Gandolfini’s will. Foreign Property is Treated Differently Gandolfini was lucky enough to own property in Italy. In his will, he left the Italian[...]

Medina Law Group – A Resource to the BizBrain

Recently I've begun to serve as a resource to Karin Price Mueller, who writes the New Jersey state-wide column, Ask the Biz Brain. When appropriate, Karin reaches out to me to help answer estate planning, gift tax, elder law, and estate administration questions. These are fun to answer and recently two were published in the[...]