Greenberg & Schulman, Attorneys at Law

A Respected New Jersey and New York Law Firm

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Firm Overview

New Jersey and New York lawyers delivering valuable legal solutions
In 1989, Richard H. Greenberg and David M. Schulman joined forces and founded Greenberg & Schulman, Attorneys at Law to meet the legal needs of individuals and small to medium-sized businesses throughout New Jersey and the New York City metropolitan area.

Greenberg & Schulman, Attorneys at Law is committed to our clients and proud of the relationships we build and nurture. Our goal is to help you achieve your personal and business objectives in the following areas:

-Estate and Trust Planning and Administration - Wills, Trusts, Probate and Estate Administration, Advance Directives For Health Care, Health Care Proxy Directives, Durable Powers of Attorney
-Tax Law - Estate and Gift Tax Planning, IRS Audits and Representation, Expert Witness Services
-Business and Corporate Law and Planning - Business Entity Formation, Negotiation and Drafting of Shareholders' Agreements, Partnership Agreements and Operating Agreements, Commercial Real Estate Sales and Leases

We tailor our legal services to provide practical and tax centric solutions for the varied issues you or your business may face. We make sure you understand your legal situation, and we explain complex tax, estate and business issues in ways that are easy to understand so you can make the best decisions regarding your matter. We strive to maximize opportunities and to overcome obstacles for our clients. From the start to the finish of your matter, we deliver personalized attention and responsive, solution-driven and cost-effective representation.

Successfully serving clients in New Jersey and the New York City Metropolitan Area
Greenberg & Schulman, Attorneys at Law represents individuals and businesses throughout New Jersey and the New York City metropolitan area.

We have earned the respect of both clients and the New Jersey and New York legal community. Most of our business comes from referrals and clients pay us the highest complement when referring a friend or colleague to our firm. Attorney Richard Greenberg has achieved an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell - a distinction signifying the highest quality legal work, professionalism and ethical standards.
Main Office

Main Office
90 Woodbridge Center Drive
Suite 200
Woodbridge  NJ  07095-1182

Phone
  • 732-636-8800
Fax
Estate Planning
Woodbridge Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probate Attorneys
Drafting your last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your will provides you with 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 somebody besides a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, friend or 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 beloved pet - decisions that might not reflect your desires. At Greenberg & Schulman, Attorneys at Law, we can draft a valid will that ensures 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, numbers of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Appointing guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care, especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian who will take responsibility for your pets.

Creating the best estate plan
We can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes, and protecting your loved ones. We can assist you with the following:
-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Executorship duties
-Guardianship
-Living wills
-Healthcare proxies
-Living trusts
-Probate
-Probate and will disputes
-Will drafting and execution
-Advance health care directives
-Durable power of attorney

Navigating through probate court
Greenberg & Schulman, Attorneys at Law applies our extensive knowledge about the New Jersey probate courts to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. We assist executors in all steps of the process, including:
-Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
-Filing the will with the appropriate New Jersey probate court
-Closing and opening bank accounts
-Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
-Valuating the estate
-Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
-Paying taxes and other debts
-Locating beneficiaries
-Hiring professionals and experts when necessary

Handling probate disputes
When disputes occur between beneficiaries, we successfully represent your interests. We have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. We are skilled mediators and litigators who can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or diligently pursue your rights in court when necessary.

David Schulman

Admitted to practice
-New York, 1980
-U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1980
-New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1984
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1996

Education
-Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1979
-Miami University, B.S., Economics, with honors, 1976

Professional memberships
-New York State Bar Association
-New Jersey State Bar Association
-American Bar Association

Areas of practice
-Business law
-Corporate law
-Estate planning
-Estate administration
-Real estate
-Biography
-Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Education
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Juris Doctorate

Richard Greenberg

Admitted to practice:
-New York, 1978
-Georgia, 1978
-U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1978
-New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1979
-U.S. Tax Court, 1980
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1981
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1982
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1983

Awards and honors
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
-Included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
-Included in the list of "Super Lawyers" by New Jersey Magazine
-Included in the list of "Best Lawyers" by New York Magazine
-Recipient of the coveted Alfred C. Clapp Award of the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education for his outstanding contributions and his ongoing commitment to the advancement of continuing legal education.

Education
-New York University, LL.M., 1982
-St. John's University, J.D., with honors, 1977
-Case Western Reserve University, B.B.A., Accounting, cum laude, 1970

Areas of Practice
-Taxation
-Estate planning
-Estate administration
-Corporate law
-Contracts

Professional Memberships
-New Jersey State Bar Association _
-Tax Section
-Middlesex County Bar Association
---Committee on Taxation, 1989-present
---Vice Chairman, 1996-present
-Essex County Bar Association
---Chair, Tax Committee, 1988, 1990, 1993
---Estate Planning Committee, 1997-present
-Central Jersey Tax and Estate Planning Council, 1996-present
-Tri-County Estate Planning Council
---President, 2000
---Vice President, 1998
---Member, 1987-present
New York State Bar Association

Certifications
-Certified Public Accountant, State of New York, 1972

Biography
-Born in New York, New York
Education
  • St. John's University
    Juris Doctorate
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