Korf & Rosenblatt, P.C.

Korf & Rosenblatt, P.C.

Korf and Rosenblatt, P.C. is a boutique law practice focusing exclusively on the areas of estate planning, estate administration, taxation and the laws pertinent to tax-exempt organizations.

Firm Overview

The firm was formed in 1996 with three of its four attorneys having formerly practiced together at Hannoch Weisman, then one of New Jersey's largest law firms.

Each of our attorneys is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal service with efficiency, enthusiasm and empathy for our clients' needs and situations. We place a premium on the counseling function and strive to earn the respect, regard and deeply felt appreciation of every client who retains us.

Our commitment to responsiveness, efficiency and personal attention has been rewarded by the loyalty of our clients, many of which have remained with the firm's lawyers for decades and over generations. A very substantial portion of our annual business is derived from former or current clients and client referrals.

We represent clients in New York City and through the Northern and Central New Jersey counties of Morris, Somerset, Essex, Union, Hunterdon, Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, Warren, Mercer, Middlesex and Monmouth.

Please contact us by phone or e-mail to discuss how we may help serve your legal needs.
Main Office
Main Office
89 Headquarters Plaza, North Tower, 14th Floor
Morristown  NJ  07960
Phone
  • (973) 993-1738
Fax
Websites
Estate Planning
ESTATE PLANNING and ADMINISTRATION SERVICES
-Providing sophisticated counsel in the design, drafting and implementation of complex wills and trusts, the creation of family limited partnerships and other business and personal planning tools.
-Representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the New Jersey Division of Taxation and the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General.
-Planning tax-wise charitable gifts and intergenerational wealth transfers.
-Serving high net worth individuals and families including owners of private businesses as well as corporate and financial services executives.
-Representing a number of major corporate banking institutions in their capacities as executors and trustees.
-Serving as trustee of various trusts, including those established by clients and their families.
-Serving as trustees of private foundations.
-Representing individuals in their business, personal investment, estate planning, real estate and fiduciary matters.
-Counseling family businesses on such issues as providing continuity of management over generations, transferring stock to younger generation family members and drafting shareholders agreements.
-Handling trust and estate matters in court including construction proceedings, probate proceedings for judicial instruction and, together with litigation counsel in contested probate contests, proceedings to remove or surcharge fiduciaries and contested accounting proceedings.

Gene R. Korf

Mr. Korf has more than 25 years of concentrated experience in the fields of estate planning, estate and trust administration, charitable giving and the representation of family foundations and other tax-exempt organizations. Mr. Korf's practice highlights sophisticated multi-generation tax and estate planning, the creation and management of private foundations, the counseling of fiduciaries as well as the integration and supervision of family advisors and the creation of tax and business planning entities. Mr. Korf serves as Executive Director of The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, one of New Jersey's largest and most highly respected foundations. He is a trustee of The Roundabout Theatre Company. Mr. Korf has long been recognized in Who's Who in America and is the recipient of The Tony Award (2003) as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards (1990) and the New York City Center/Leonard Harris Award (2001).

PRACTICE AREAS
-Estate Planning
Estate Administration
-Charitable Planning

EDUCATION
L.L.M. Taxation, 1983, New York University
J.D. 1977, Brooklyn Law School
B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1974, Hunter College of the City of New York, Phi Beta Kappa

ADMISSION
New York, New Jersey;
District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Tax Court

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Recognized in Who's Who in America
Member, American Bar Association
(Real Property, Probate and Trusts
Law Section, Section of Taxation);
New Jersey Bar Association;
Executive Director, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation

PUBLICATIONS
Co-Author: "How an Estate Planning Practice Is Affected by the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981," 8 Estate Planning 329-334; "How to Handle Employer Benefits and Other Special Assets of the Corporate Executive," 10 Estate Planning 214-219.
Speaker, New Jersey ICLE program, "Counseling the Elderly," 1984; "Confronting the Generation-Skipping Tax," Fairleigh Dickinson University Tax Institute.
Education
  • New York University
    LL.M. , 1983
  • New York University
    LL.M. , 1983

Allan Rosenblatt

Allan Rosenblatt has practiced exclusively in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, charitable giving and tax-exempt organizations, since graduating from law school in 1980. He has lectured extensively in each of these areas, as well as in the area of tax planning for the active investor.

PRACTICE AREAS
-Estate Planning
-Estate Administration
-Charitable Planning

EDUCATION
University of California-Los Angeles (B.A., mathematics, cum laude, 1977);
Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1980).

ADMISSION
New York, New Jersey, California
U.S. Tax Court

PUBLICATIONS
"Characterization of Payments on Shared Appreciation Mortgages," 57 Journal of
Taxation 20, July, 1982.
Education
  • Boston University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1980

Kathleen Maher Townsend

Kathleen Maher Townsend is now a partner with Korf & Rosenblatt, P.C. Ms. Townsend concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and business succession planning. She also advises clients on issues related to the gift tax and trust administration.

Ms. Townsend received a Masters in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1996, her Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law in 1993 and graduated in 1990 from New York University School of Arts and Sciences, cum laude.

PRACTICE AREAS
-Estate Planning
-Estate Administration
-Business Succession Planning
-Trust Administration

EDUCATION
LL.M. Taxation, 1996 New York University School of Law
J.D., 1993, New York University School of Law
B.A., 1990, New York University School of Arts and Sciences, cum laude

ADMISSION
New Jersey
New York

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Member of Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey
Education
  • New York University School of Law
    LL.M. , 1996

Scott Korf

Scott Korf is an associate with Korf & Rosenblatt, P.C. Mr. Korf concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate administration and charitable planning. He also advises clients on issues related to the gift tax and trust administration. Mr. Korf is featured in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law. He was selected as a New Jersey Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2010 and 2012 and has been featured in New Jersey Monthly.

Mr. Korf received his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2005 and graduated in 2002 from the University of Maryland, Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Korf serves as a trustee of The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and also serves on the board of directors of the Atlantic Theater Company.

PRACTICE AREAS
-Estate Planning
-Estate Administration
-Charitable Planning
-Trust Administration

EDUCATION
J.D., 2005, Seton Hall University School of Law
B.A., 2002, University of Maryland, Phi Beta Kappa

ADMISSION
New Jersey

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Trustee, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
Member, Board of Directors, Atlantic Theater Company.

PROFESSIONAL HONORS
Recognized in Who's Who in America
Recognized in Who's Who in American Law
Selected as 2010 New Jersey Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine
Selected as 2012 New Jersey Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine
Education
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2005
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