Vandrew LLC: Jeff Vandrew Jr, Attorney-CPA

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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
*advising small businesses
*tax return preparation and 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.

More than just knowledge itself, I believe what makes me different is my singular focus on applying this knowledge to help you create a stable and secure future for you and your loved ones. Having lived at the Jersey Shore my entire life, and having practiced at the Jersey Shore my entire career, there
Main Office

Main
1410 Hooper Ave, Floor 2
Toms River  NJ  08753

Phone
  • 732-703-7309
Fax

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I offer a free initial consultation of up to one hour 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 http://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

  • Offices of Jeff Vandrew Jr, Attorney-CPA
    3153 Fire Rd Ste 1A
    Egg Harbor Township,  NJ  08234
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.
Business
Starting and operating a new business is scary, and you shouldn't go at it alone. Unfortunately, making legal mistakes early on can have bad consequences down the line after your business has become successful. I am here to help.
I can file all the necessary paperwork to form your Corporation, LLC, or Limited Partnership.

I can provide advising on the best possible structure for your business from both a tax and non-tax perspective.
I can draft documents defining the rights and responsibilities of each owner, including Operating Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Corporate Bylaws, and Shareholder Agreements.

If you are purchasing a business or merging into an existing business, I can help every step of the way from negotiating and drafting the contract, to negotiating and drafting noncompete agreements, to due diligence, to closing. I can even assist in structuring the transaction in the most advantageous way in terms of both tax and non-tax concerns.

If you are selling your business, I am also here to assist. I can represent your interests in the negotiating and drafting of the contract of sale and guide you all the way through closing. I can also assist with bulk sales clearance to ensure that you aren't hit with tax liabilities years after the sale is complete.

I can also assist goods or services contracts, employment or independent contractor agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements, or any other contract or transaction.
Commercial Real Estate
Real estate is a large investment. Don't go it alone.
Legal representation in real estate transactions is important to avoid costly mistakes. Many times parties move forward in real estate transactions without attorneys. The dangers of this approach aren't always evident until years down the line.

I can represent you in every phase of a real estate transaction, from negotiating the contract of sale to closing, for both commercial and residential transactions.
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.
Family
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.
Real Estate
Real estate is a large investment. Don't go it alone.
Legal representation in real estate transactions is important to avoid costly mistakes. Many times parties move forward in real estate transactions without attorneys. The dangers of this approach aren't always evident until years down the line.

I can represent you in every phase of a real estate transaction, from negotiating the contract of sale to closing, for both commercial and residential transactions.
Tax
Because I'm licensed as both an attorney and a CPA, I have focused knowledge in the area of taxation. Whatever your issue, I'm available to help.
Whether you have a personal tax issue or something involving your small business, I can assist.
Probate
Losing a loved one can be a harrowing experience. The human aspects of such a loss can be tough enough without having to deal with the legal and financial aspects.
Losing a loved one can be a harrowing experience. The human aspects of such a loss can be tough enough without having to deal with the legal and financial aspects. There are debts to pay, assets to discover, and beneficiary rights to deal with, all while having to keep in mind a special set of legal rules known as "probate". If these rules aren't followed correctly, you may end up with personal liability for any mistakes you may have made.

Administering a loved one's estate through probate on your own can add to the stress of this difficult time. Instead of taking on this task alone, I can guide you through the probate administration of the estate, easing the burden on you as much as possible. I can assist you in collecting assets, distributing them properly, discharging debts, and fulfilling all of your legal obligations as executor or administrator of the estate. It is my goal to reduce the worry of your already stressful time.

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 recently had the following articles published:

"Powers of Attorney: Step by Step," Step by Step Guide to Drafting Wills & Trusts, National Business Institute, June 2014

"Past the Cliff: The Future of State Estate Tax Planning," New Jersey Law Journal, Volume 211, No. 8, February 25, 2013

"Not Business as Usual: A Major Shift in NJ LLC Law," New Jersey Law Journal, Volume 209, No. 6, August 6, 2012

"No Edge for NJ Businesses in New LLC Law," New Jersey Law Journal, Volume 209, No. 10, September 3, 2012

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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