Abbey M. Horwitz practices exclusively in the area of estate planning and administration.
Abbey assists individuals and families with estate and tax planning in both New Jersey and New York, preparing both simple and complex estate plans for her clients as appropriate to ensure their assets are distributed consistent with their wishes. She is experienced in preparing wills, insurance trusts, revocable trusts, qualified domestic trusts, grantor-retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, charitable trusts, supplemental benefits trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care.
As a parent of a child with special needs, Abbey is also uniquely qualified to relate to and advise clients with planning for their special needs child. She prepares special needs trusts and other estate planning documents that are available to clients in planning for their children’s futures.
Abbey also handles all aspects of trust and estate administration in New Jersey and New York. Her estate administration practice includes preparing estate, trust, and guardianship pleadings, estate and trust accountings, estate and inheritance tax returns, and preparing releases and waivers for distributions from estates and trusts; and handling estate and inheritance tax audits,
In addition, Abbey prepares corporate and LLC filings for clients to ensure that their family businesses are distributed in accordance with their wishes. This includes the preparation of certificates of incorporation, articles of organization, bylaws, operating agreements, and federal applications for tax-exempt status. Abbey also prepares shareholder agreements and corporate transfer documents such as membership purchase agreements and stock redemption agreements.
Abbey is an active volunteer with P.G. Chambers School in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey. The school, which serves 10 counties in northern New Jersey, helps children with disabilities lead full, productive lives; develop confidence in their own unique abilities; and engage in the community through education and therapy. Abbey is a member of the P.G. Chambers Board of Trustees and serves on the Development Committee.