Estate Planning & Administration and Fiduciary Litigation Law Firm
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I never have to worry that my matters will be handled properly and professionally and completed in a timely manner at Engel Devlin Sgambati.”–Ellen M.
After decades of concentrating in the areas of estate planning and administration, Bill presently focuses most of his practice time on private foundations, charitable trusts and governance matters for non-profit organizations.
Bill is currently the Board Chair of The Hyde and Watson Foundation and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers. He has served, cumulatively, for decades on numerous non-profit Boards of Trustees, including 23 years as a Trustee of The Pingry School, the last 7 of which were as Board Chair. He was one of the founding Trustees of New Jersey SEEDS and served on that Board for many years.
Bill presently serves as a Trustee and Executive Director of the E.J. Grassmann Trust and as President of the Union Foundation and the Standish Foundation. He also advises the Board of the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation in connection with tax compliance and fiduciary responsibility. He regularly serves as a speaker or panelist at non-profit conferences and seminars.
The Pingry School, cum laude 1967
Princeton University, A.B. History with Honors & Certificate of Proficiency in African-American Studies 1971
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1974
Missy concentrates her practice in all areas of estate planning, estate administration and fiduciary litigation. She counsels clients on generational wealth transfer and family business succession plans. She represents clients in estate and inheritance tax audits conducted by the IRS and the New Jersey Division of Taxation.
Missy litigates a variety of estate, trust, tax, guardianship and chancery matters. She drafts and negotiates antenuptial and marital agreements and provides ongoing corporate governance and risk management advice to charitable organizations. She has been appointed by the Superior Court of New Jersey on numerous occasions to serve as a Guardian ad Litem, Special Medical Guardian and Court Appointed Attorney for a variety of wards.
Missy has served as a speaker and panelist at numerous continuing legal education seminars in the areas of estate planning, fiduciary litigation and private foundations.
Tufts University, B.A. English & Theology 1996
New York Law School, J.D. 2002
New York Law School, LL.M. Taxation 2008
Sean concentrates his practice on estate administration, estate planning and private foundation law and counsels clients on generational wealth transfer and family business succession plans. He advises boards of private foundations on best practices for corporate governance and tax exemption compliance and has served extensively on such boards and as a trustee of various charitable and family trusts.
Sean has served as the Executive Director of the Conger Family Foundation since 2008, and as a Trustee of the Union Foundation since 2002, the N.R. Leavitt Foundation since 2011 and the E.J. Grassmann Trust since 2013.
Sean formerly served as the Board President of the George Street Playhouse from 2005-2007, a Member of its Board of Trustees from 2003-2007, and presently serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of The Raptor Trust.
Rutgers University, B.A.
Accounting with Honors 1991
Seton Hall Law School, J.D. 1998
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