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

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

A Secure Future for You and Your Loved Ones

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

Ocean County Office (additional Monmouth/Middlesex office listed in profile)
Phone: https://vandrew.com/call-us
1410 Hooper Ave, Floor 2
Toms River  NJ  08753

Phone
Fax

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
    331 Newman Springs Rd, Suite 143
    Red Bank,  NJ  07701
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.
A good estate plan should address the following areas:

Reducing Death Taxes. Most people know that once their net worth rises above a certain level, they need to worry about planning for the federal estate tax. However, did you know that even if your net worth is far below the federal threshold, you may still need to plan for New Jersey Inheritance Tax and New Jersey Estate Tax? Planning with death taxes in mind means more money passing to your loved ones with less hassle after you are gone.

Protecting Your Children from their own Potential Future Divorce. The largest single threat to your loved ones' inheritances often is their potential future divorces. With proper planning using trusts, we can create a financial safety net for your loved ones that won't be lost even if if they find themselves in a messy divorce or bankruptcy.

Planning for Minors. If the worst were to happen and you were to leave your minor children behind, who would care for them? Who would manage the funds you left behind to finance their future education and other needs? These questions should be answered in a solid estate plan.

Planning for Your Own Future Health Issues. If you were unable to take care of yourself, who would you want to make decisions for you? You can avoid nasty family fights in the future by planning for this ahead of time. If you were to require nursing home care, would all of your assets be lost to the nursing home and Medicaid? Pre-planning can help ensure that doesn't happen.

Planning for the Unmarried and Childfree. Estate planning can be even more important for the unmarried and/or those without children. The New Jersey Inheritance Tax is inherently unfair and taxes the unmarried and childfree more than married individuals with children. This makes pre-planning for Inheritance Tax even more important.

Ongoing Maintenance of your Estate Plan. If you don't update your estate plan regularly, it becomes ineffective. Unfortunately, it's tough to remember to dig up your documents regularly and schedule a review with your attorney. You may not even know how frequently you should do so. The solution to this problem is my Concierge Lawyer Service, which takes all of the stress of remembering to review your affairs off of you. See the menu our website for further details.

I don't just draft documents. I take the extra step to reduce the stress and hassle associated with these issues.
Nursing Home
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.
A good estate plan should address the following areas:

Reducing Death Taxes. Most people know that once their net worth rises above a certain level, they need to worry about planning for the federal estate tax. However, did you know that even if your net worth is far below the federal threshold, you may still need to plan for New Jersey Inheritance Tax and New Jersey Estate Tax? Planning with death taxes in mind means more money passing to your loved ones with less hassle after you are gone.

Protecting Your Children from their own Potential Future Divorce. The largest single threat to your loved ones' inheritances often is their potential future divorces. With proper planning using trusts, we can create a financial safety net for your loved ones that won't be lost even if if they find themselves in a messy divorce or bankruptcy.

Planning for Minors. If the worst were to happen and you were to leave your minor children behind, who would care for them? Who would manage the funds you left behind to finance their future education and other needs? These questions should be answered in a solid estate plan.

Planning for Your Own Future Health Issues. If you were unable to take care of yourself, who would you want to make decisions for you? You can avoid nasty family fights in the future by planning for this ahead of time. If you were to require nursing home care, would all of your assets be lost to the nursing home and Medicaid? Pre-planning can help ensure that doesn't happen.

Planning for the Unmarried and Childfree. Estate planning can be even more important for the unmarried and/or those without children. The New Jersey Inheritance Tax is inherently unfair and taxes the unmarried and childfree more than married individuals with children. This makes pre-planning for Inheritance Tax even more important.

Ongoing Maintenance of your Estate Plan. If you don't update your estate plan regularly, it becomes ineffective. Unfortunately, it's tough to remember to dig up your documents regularly and schedule a review with your attorney. You may not even know how frequently you should do so. The solution to this problem is my Concierge Lawyer Service, which takes all of the stress of remembering to review your affairs off of you. See the menu our website for further details.

I don't just draft documents. I take the extra step to reduce the stress and hassle associated with these issues.

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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