Booth, Bate, Grieco and Briody

At Booth, Bate, Grieco and Briody, each case we handle is given the knowledge and skill gleaned from more than 130 years of combined legal experience.

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Firm Overview

We have a strong reputation among our peers for our diligence and results-oriented solutions. The professionalism and ethics of our firm has earned it an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry.

For the quality of service we provide in estate planning and real estate, the firm is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers under Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate, and Real Estate Law. We help clients in Essex County, Northern New Jersey as well as those in Florida formulate and implement their estate planning objectives in a tax-efficient manner, and provide legal assistance to both buyers and sellers in commercial or residential real estate matters.

Booth, Bate, Grieco and Briody regularly handles cases in:
-Trust and estate planning
-Probate and Estate administration
-Wills and Trusts
-Guardianships
-Estate and gift tax law
-Commercial real estate
-Residential real estate

Emphasizing client service:
Our firm is built on the tradition of providing our clients with personal attention, timely service and accountability. For more than 50 years, we have achieved positive results. Our retained clients and client referrals are a testament to our ability to provide individualized consideration and solutions to the needs of those who seek our counsel.
Main Office

Main Office
31 Park Street
Montclair  NJ  07042

Phone
  • (973) 744-1900
Fax
  • (973) 744-3803
Estate Planning
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, the estate planning attorneys at Booth, Bate, Grieco and Briody can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Guardianships
-Living wills and Durable Power of Attorneys
-Living trusts
-Will and Trust drafting
-Probate

Securing your legacy:
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Draft your living will, power of attorney and last will and testament:
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored. A durable power of attorney provides assurance that your lifetime financial matters will be handled appropriately in the event of incapacity.

Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet - making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

We can timely draft valid and personalized wills that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your will:
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Probate disputes:
Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Our attorneys’ professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally-charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of our client to preserve cordial family relationships, our attorneys are adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, we assertively defend our client's rights within the New Jersey probate court.

Gloria E. Grieco

Member

Ms. Grieco is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for her professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas:
-Probate law
-Real estate law
-Estate planning law

Admitted:
New Jersey, 1969

Education:
-Seton Hall University, J.D., 1969
-College of St. Elizabeth, A.B., with honors, 1966

Associations and memberships:
-Essex County Bar Association
-New Jersey State Bar Association
-American Bar Association

Biographical details:
Associate Editor, Seton Hall Law Journal, 1968-1969
Education
  • Seton Hall University
    Juris Doctorate , 1969

Thomas M. Briody

Member

Mr. Briody is BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale - Hubbell, a very high peer review rating for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas:
-Wills and Probate
-Estate planning law
-Real estate law

Admitted:
New Jersey, 1981

Education:
-New York University, Taxation, LL.M., 1989
-Seton Hall University, J.D., 1981
-Bucknell University, A.B., 1978

Associations and memberships:
-Essex County Bar Association
-New Jersey State Bar Association
-American Bar Association

Biographical details:
Law Clerk to the Honorable James H. Dowden, 1981-1982
Education
  • Seton Hall University
    Juris Doctorate , 1981
  • New York University, Taxation
    LL.M., Taxation , 1989
  • Seton Hall University
    Juris Doctorate , 1981
  • New York University, Taxation
    LL.M., Taxation , 1989

Nicholas H. Hagoort, Jr.

Member

Mr. Hagoort, Jr. is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas:
-Trusts and estates
-Probate law
-Wills and trusts law

Admitted:
-New Jersey, 1954
-Florida, 1986

Education:
-Harvard University, J.D.
-Harvard University, A.B.

Biographical details:
-President: Harvard Club of New Jersey 1970-1971
-Harvard Law School Association of New Jersey, 1976-1977
-Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches, 1993-1995
Education
  • Harvard University
    Juris Doctorate
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