Greenwald Weiss is a law firm dedicated to helping you protect your assets for posterity, care for yourself in old age, and navigate difficult end-of-life issues. Our primary areas of focus are basic estate planning, advanced tax planning, elder law and Medicaid planning, as well as post-mortem matters such as probate and administration of estates and related areas. Our attorneys work personally with you to design a strategic plan based on your unique circumstances and needs, while also considering applicable federal and state laws.
Greenwald Weiss focuses exclusively on estate planning, advanced tax planning, elder law/Medicaid planning, guardianship, probate and administration and charitable planning. The firm is thus uniquely qualified to assist you with these services.
Our attorneys have years of experience working in these areas and are thoroughly knowledgeable on all related aspects. We constantly monitor the ever-changing legal landscape to remain up-to-date on new regulations that could impact your plans and interests.
Estate planning can be confusing for anyone. Our attorneys take the time to carefully understand your needs, explain and guide you through the various options, and develop a customized plan. We give you the personal care and attention you need to feel comfortable and secure.
CLIENT'S BEST INTERESTS
Our ultimate objective is to provide value to you, and we are sensitive to the balance between cost and benefit inherent in legal issues and services.
Nothing is more frustrating than an attorney who is too busy for you and does not respond to your email for days. At Greenwald Weiss, every client has continuous access to our attorneys and response time is almost immediate.
RESPECTFUL AND PROFESSIONAL
Dealing with a law firm can sometimes feel overwhelming. That is not the experience you will have at Greenwald Weiss. Our attorneys are personable and considerate, treating you with respect and dignity.
Why do you need Estate Planning?
Strategic estate planning is critical for all individuals irrespective of age, annual income, net worth, or tax bracket. Many individuals are not aware of the importance of advance planning and often are forced into crisis mode when a severe illness hits or when long-term care suddenly becomes necessary. An ounce of prevention in the form of an effective plan can help protect and preserve your assets, as well as safeguard family harmony and avoid unnecessary worry and stress.
The following individuals should consult with a qualified estate planning law firm:
If you like what we do and want to know more
Individuals and couples ages 30-50
This sector is often the most neglectful of estate planning. As you invest effort into amassing savings for yourself and your family, it is crucial to ensure that the capital will endure and eventually be distributed according to your wishes. The lack of such planning can result in not achieving your financial goals, or in having visions for your children remain unfulfilled.
Individuals and couples anticipating retirement
Most people who typically devote their attention to building capital do not focus enough on planning for the proper transition and preservation of wealth. Even if you have crafted a plan, it will often need to be revised or redone to reflect changing needs and evolving situations.
Seniors and Retirees
Individuals and couples who have achieved financial security, home-ownership and retirement savings are in crucial need of estate planning. You need guidance in allocating your savings to ensure financial independence without consuming your nest egg, and to protect against wiping out a lifetime of effort due to the costs of long-term care.
What our clients say
Knowledgeable, professional and willing to take the time to explain.Alan, NY
We were lost and living out of state. Brian was kind and understanding every step of the way. Grief is hard enough, probate is impossible! I learned so much and hope I have made it easier for my daughter by planning my estate better. It would be a nightmare for lay people to go through. We are grateful.Valerie, Cathedral City, CA
They are easygoing, meticulous, and absorb themselves fully in the work they are doing.Nathan, Lakewood, NJ
I was very impressed with Brian’s knowledge and understanding of what we were looking for in our initial meeting.Ephraim, Monsey, NY
Very good service, with excellent follow up with the lenders as was necessary. Would recommend the service to others.Yehuda, Montreal, Quebec
As parents age and require more assistance and advice from their children, we children look for professionals on whom we can rely for practical and wise guidance and decision making. I was lucky to have found that — and more — from Greenwald Weiss. Both Hillel Weiss and Brian Greenwald are wonderful!! They are kind, caring, patient and very wise elder lawyers who have become my partners in helping my mother to plan for the future and live for today.Felice Fisher, Teaneck, NJ
I needed assistance for my sister who is on public assistance and needed proper guidance after her husband passed away and left her a life insurance policy. Your firm was understanding and helpful.Harold, Brooklyn, NY
They are competent, trustworthy and understanding.Eli Beane, Lakewood, NJ
LATEST HAPPENINGS AT GREENWALD WEISS
President Trump is preparing to bring the axe down on the federal estate tax. On November 2, the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee unveiled what the President hopes will become his first major piece of legislation, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, H.R....read more
On Sunday, May 21st, the Business Halacha Institute (“BHI”) hosted their annual brunch at their Brooklyn headquarters, featuring a presentation delivered by a panel of Rabbi Chaim Kohn, Dayan (halachic judge) and founder of BHI and Greenwald Weiss founding partners,...read more
1. The Election and Its Impact As we all know by now, on November 8th, Donald J. Trump, won the presidential election – pulling off a surprising upset victory over Hillary Clinton. In addition to capturing the presidency, both houses of Congress remained in Republican...read more
On October 14, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill which will phase out and eventually completely eliminate the New Jersey estate tax. Under the current law, New Jersey estate tax is applicable to estates that exceed $675,000 in value (the lowest “estate...read more
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