Vandrew LLC: Jeff Vandrew Jr, Attorney-CPA Law Firm

Firm Overview

Times are changing. Taxes are rising. Congress passes new laws affecting your family every day. In today's unstable tax, legal, and financial environment, planning for the future is more complicated. To sort out this mess, you need a trusted advisor with specific and deep knowledge in a distinct subset of practice.

In order to best serve my clients, I restrict my boutique practice to three areas:

*wills, trusts, and estate planning
*tax planning

Due to my legal and tax knowledge, I've earned the distinction of dual-licensure as both an attorney and a certified public accountant.

I'm also a Board-Certified Estate Planning Law Specialist, a designation granted by the Estate Law Specialist Board (an organization accredited by the American Bar Association). This board certification entails rigorous testing and continuing education requirements to demonstrate excellence in wills, trusts, and estates. I also hold the Certified Financial Planner credential. I've been published on estate planning and small business issues in The New Jersey Law Journal, and have taught continuing education classes to attorneys around the country.
Main Office
Red Bank Office (additional offices in profile)
Phone: https://vandrew.com/call-us
331 Newman Springs Rd, Suite 143
Red Bank  NJ  07701
Phone
Fax
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
I offer a free initial consultation for most matters if you mention this profile.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Essentially all services are offered at a fixed fee.

To learn more, schedule a telephone call at https://vandrew.com/schedule
Hourly Rates
Most work is done on a flat fee basis.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours
No

Other Offices

Vandrew LLC: Jeff Vandrew Jr, Attorney-CPA Law Firm
Phone: https://vandrew.com/call-us
551 Lakehurst Rd, Floor 1A
Toms River,  NJ  08755
Estate Planning
Estate planning is important. For some people, a simple "vanilla" will or revocable living trust is sufficient, and I'm happy to assist.

But many people need more. For those people, I'm here to reduce burdens and address their concerns.
With an old-fashioned, traditional will and estate plan offered by many New Jersey firms:

Your children's inheritances can be raided by their in-laws after you're gone.With the modern divorce rate around 50%, it's very possible that your hard-earned dollars could be ripped from the ones you love, and instead be diverted to your child's ex-spouse. Money that your children may have otherwise used for your grandchild's college education could then be wastefully spent by an in-law. Thankfully, by instituting one of our firm's Family Protection Plans with Bloodline Trust Features ahead of time, when your child inherits from you, that inheritance is fully protected for your children and grandchildren no matter any future divorce.


Your spouse can be exploited after you're gone. It's unfortunate, but widows and widowers are easily exploited. After the death of a spouse, very often the survivor needs emotional support and care, and many times this care and support can be provided by a scheming new "companion". This companion will often slide into becoming beneficiary of the assets you and your spouse have worked so hard to accumulate, leaving your children and grandchildren with nothing. Most of the time, your loved ones won't be able to stop this. Thankfully, by implementing one of our firm's Family Protection Plans ahead of time, this can be prevented without your loved ones having to resort to an expensive and public court proceeding.

No planning is done for "IRD Taxes". Many people think that because they aren't subject to federal estate tax, they don't need to worry about death taxes. The truth is that estate taxes are old hat, and the government is relying more and more on IRD Taxes. IRD Taxes are a special type of income tax that your loved ones pay on all of your IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans after you are deceased. They are a sort of stealth death tax. With proper planning, our firm can help you minimize the impact of this stealth tax on your loved ones.

Unlike may firms, we get that you aren't cookie cutter. Your family has unique circumstances, and we'll help you address those in the most efficient way possible.
Estate Planning
Estate planning is important. For some people, a simple "vanilla" will or revocable living trust is sufficient, and I'm happy to assist.

But many people need more. For those people, I'm here to reduce burdens and address their concerns.
With an old-fashioned, traditional will and estate plan offered by many New Jersey firms:

Your children's inheritances can be raided by their in-laws after you're gone.With the modern divorce rate around 50%, it's very possible that your hard-earned dollars could be ripped from the ones you love, and instead be diverted to your child's ex-spouse. Money that your children may have otherwise used for your grandchild's college education could then be wastefully spent by an in-law. Thankfully, by instituting one of our firm's Family Protection Plans with Bloodline Trust Features ahead of time, when your child inherits from you, that inheritance is fully protected for your children and grandchildren no matter any future divorce.


Your spouse can be exploited after you're gone. It's unfortunate, but widows and widowers are easily exploited. After the death of a spouse, very often the survivor needs emotional support and care, and many times this care and support can be provided by a scheming new "companion". This companion will often slide into becoming beneficiary of the assets you and your spouse have worked so hard to accumulate, leaving your children and grandchildren with nothing. Most of the time, your loved ones won't be able to stop this. Thankfully, by implementing one of our firm's Family Protection Plans ahead of time, this can be prevented without your loved ones having to resort to an expensive and public court proceeding.

No planning is done for "IRD Taxes". Many people think that because they aren't subject to federal estate tax, they don't need to worry about death taxes. The truth is that estate taxes are old hat, and the government is relying more and more on IRD Taxes. IRD Taxes are a special type of income tax that your loved ones pay on all of your IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans after you are deceased. They are a sort of stealth death tax. With proper planning, our firm can help you minimize the impact of this stealth tax on your loved ones.

Unlike may firms, we get that you aren't cookie cutter. Your family has unique circumstances, and we'll help you address those in the most efficient way possible.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I don't like litigation. By nature, I'm not an argumentative person. I would rather work collaboratively to achieve someone's goals than spend my time arguing with another attorney. That's why I've structured my entire practice around legal planning services that keep people out of the courtroom.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I am always glad to have an informed client. If you have some knowledge of legal issues, it usually makes it easier for me to explain the "legalese" of a situation. All I have to do is fill in the gaps in your knowledge.

Jeff Vandrew Jr, Attorney-CPA

I'm licensed as an Attorney, a Certified Public Accountant, and also a CFP. I'm also board-certified as an Estate Planning Law Specialist by the ABA-accredited Estate Law Specialist Board.

I've taught continuing education courses to attorneys around the country, and have been published in numerous legal publications.

I earned my BA With Honors from Rutgers University and my Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School.

I restrict my boutique practice to three areas: estate planning, small business representation, and tax return preparation for individuals and small businesses. This narrow focus is very intentional. As complex as most legal and tax issues are today, most clients benefit from a professional with deep knowledge in a very specific area.

I believe I'm a lot different from other lawyers and CPAs. My focus is multi-disciplinary, ranging from my credentials in the law, taxation, and finance, to my studies in the areas of personal productivity, efficiency and technology. When I put this all together, it means I see the big picture for my clients.

I've lived at the Jersey Shore for my entire life.
License
  • Bar Number: 017362007
    New Jersey , 2007
Education
  • Rutgers Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2007
    Camden, NJ
  • Rutgers University
    Bachelor's Degree , 2003
    New Brunswick, NJ

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