Free Seminar On Wills And Estate Planning

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NEW BRUNSWICK — A will and a financial plan on file can help anyone of any income provide for his or her family’s future.

As a public service, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation presents a free public seminar on wills and estate planning on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 7-9 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick.


Topics of discussion include wills and trusts, gift and tax planning, New Jersey probate procedures, power of attorney, living wills, federal and New Jersey estate tax, New Jersey inheritance tax and the use of a revocable or living trust. A question-and-answer period follows the presentations.

Guest speakers are Brian Reynolds, an attorney with the Murray Hill law firm of Mantell & Prince; and Ruth Buchwalter, an attorney with Day Pitney, LLP, in Morristown.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, Reynolds specializes in estate planning, business and transactional tax planning and estate administration. He graduated cum laude from York College of Pennsylvania, received his law degree from cum laude from New York Law School and holds a Master of Law in Taxation degree from New York University School of Law.

Buchwalter holds degrees from New York University, Rutgers Law School-Newark and St. Joseph’s College, where she graduated summa cum laude. A counsel in her firm’s individual clients department, she is a member of the American Bar Association’s and the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections and a vice president of the Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey.

The seminar is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required. To register, visit the Foundation online at or call 1-800-FREE-LAW. The Foundation’s seminar series is made possible by funding from the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.

Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Bar Foundation’s mission is to promote public understanding of the law through a free, comprehensive public education program. Among its activities, the Foundation conducts seminars and conflict resolution training, publishes materials, operates a videotape loan library and speakers bureau, and coordinates elementary, middle and high school mock trial competitions.

For more information about the foundation’s seminars, programs and publications, visit the Foundation online at or call 1-800-FREE-LAW.

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