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  • Jan 21, 2016Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Names New Members

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has announced that Nichole Cipriani,  Salil P. Jani, and Saleem Mawji have been promoted from Associates to Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2016.

    “On behalf of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., we are proud to announce that Nichole, Salil, and Saleem have become members of the firm,” said Alison L. Galer, Managing Partner. “Each of them has demonstrated a commitment to our clients, the firm, and their colleagues, and are truly exceptional attorneys.”

    Cipriani devotes her practice to estate and tax planning, estate administration, guardianship, and fiduciary litigation. She assists individuals and families with business succession planning, special needs and disability planning, and international estate planning.  Cipriani is experienced in preparing wills, insurance trusts, revocable trusts, qualified domestic trusts, grantor-retained annuity trusts, charitable trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, special needs trusts, supplemental benefits trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care. She has extensive experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service; preparing filings for individuals and legal entities, including Forms 706, 709, 990 and 1041; drafting and filing Tax Court petitions and Private Letter Ruling requests; and negotiating Innocent Spouse relief.  Cipriani is Co-Chair of the Elder, Estates and Trusts Committee of the Somerset County Bar Association and was named to the New Jersey Rising Stars list as one of the top attorneys in the state for 2010, 2011, and 2013-2015.

    Jani works closely with entrepreneurs and start-ups to help them achieve their goals. He devotes a substantial portion of his practice to counseling start-ups and emerging companies on a wide variety of issues ranging from fundamental organizational matters to venture financing. Jani has significant experience counseling high growth companies through debt and equity financings.  He also brings a unique perspective to this practice, as he is a member of the investment committee and an investor in a venture fund focused on late stage venture investments. In his role as general counsel to multiple technology companies, Jani works with senior management to resolve day-to-day legal issues, and handles corporate transactions and governance matters.  He also provides general corporate counseling to clients, and negotiates and drafts commercial contracts for Internet infrastructure companies, software companies, hardware manufacturers, medical device and life sciences companies, and consumer products manufacturers, and is an experienced advisor on strategic transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and opportunistic investments.

    Mawji devotes his practice primarily to complex commercial litigation matters including shareholder disputes, construction disputes, contract enforcement, government investigations, debt collection, and representing banks alleged to have violated Pennsylvania’s Commercial Code.  He has represented businesses of all sizes, including some of the Lehigh Valley’s largest companies, in state and federal court. He also represents clients at all stages of the legal process, from depositions and judicial conferences to trial, using his extensive litigation experience to advise companies on how to avoid unnecessary litigation, and frequently negotiates settlements. Mawji’s understanding of best practices in electronic discovery allows him to assist clients with managing electronic documents and producing them during discovery. A 2014 graduate of Lehigh Valley Leadership, Mawji is a member of the Board of Associates of Lehigh Valley Health Network, Muhlenberg College, and the Board of Community Bike Works.

     

    2016 New Partners Resize

    From left to right: Salil P. Jani, Saleem Mawji, Nichole Cipriani

     

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  • Dec 03, 2012Nichole Cipriani Speaks on Rules of Trust Administration in New Jersey

    December 3, 2012

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
    721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
    P.O. Box 5933
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
    Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
    Chief Marketing Officer
    (908) 722-0700 x4224

    Nichole Cipriani Speaks on Rules of Trust Administration in New Jersey

    Bridgewater, NJ (December 3, 2011) – A. Nichole Cipriani, an attorney with Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., presented at “Rules of Trust Administration in New Jersey,” a seminar hosted by Lorman Education Services, on Friday, November 30, 2012, at the Holiday Inn Clark. In her presentation, she identified the stakeholders in trust administration, the types of trusts, and types of assets that fund the trust. Other topics covered included trusts to preserve government aid, responsibilities of the trustee, administration of the trust, and taxation of the trust.

    Cipriani, a resident of Bernardsville, devotes her practice to estate and tax planning and estate administration.

    Cipriani assists individuals and families with a broad range of estate and tax planning, including business succession planning, special needs and disability planning, and international estate planning. To that end, she is experienced in preparing wills, insurance trusts, revocable trusts, qualified domestic trusts, grantor-retained annuity trusts, charitable trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, special needs trusts, supplemental benefits trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care. Cipriani’s planning practice also encompasses asset planning involving family limited partnerships and tax-exempt organizations such as family foundations.

    In addition, Cipriani counsels executors and trustees in administering estates and trusts. Her practice includes probate proceedings, preparing estate and inheritance tax returns, handling estate and inheritance tax audits and preparing refunding bonds and releases and waivers to effect interim and final distributions from an estate or trust.

    Cipriani has extensive experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service, preparing filings for individuals and legal entities, including Forms 706, 709, 990 and 1041, drafting and filing Tax Court petitions and Private Letter Ruling requests, and negotiating Innocent Spouse relief.

    Cipriani was named to the New Jersey Rising Stars list as one of the top attorneys in the state for 2010. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to the list.

    Cipriani completed her undergraduate studies in French Literature and English at Emory University in Atlanta in 2000. She went on to become an assistant editor of Parenting magazine in New York City. In 2005, she graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was a Presidential Scholar. In 2009, she earned an LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She was admitted to practice law in New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 2005, as well as New York in 2006.

    After law school, Cipriani served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald G. Collester, Jr., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. While attending law school, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ International Tax Group and was a summer associate at a health law boutique firm. She also interned at the Internal Revenue Service and the New York Stock Exchange.

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  • Dec 07, 2011Nichole Cipriani Speaks on Treatment of Assets in Probate Process

    December 7, 2011

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
    721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
    P.O. Box 5933
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
    Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
    Chief Marketing Officer
    (908) 722-0700 x4224

    Nichole Cipriani Speaks on Treatment of Assets in Probate Process

    Bridgewater, NJ (December 7, 2011) – A. Nichole Cipriani, an attorney with Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present at “Probate Process from A to Z,” a seminar hosted by the National Business Institute, on Friday, December 16, at the Clarion Palmer Inn in Princeton.

    Cipriani will cover the proper and prudent treatment of assets, including whether to assess and document before or after initial filing; tips for effective marshaling of assets; the step-up basis for various assets; and exempted property. She will also address ways to request decedent’s policy information from the insurance companies and to insure remaining property, spousal rights to property, treatment of real property in probate, business transfers, typical creditors and how to deal with them, and procedures to probate an insolvent estate. For more information or to register, visit www.nbi-sems.com.

    Cipriani, a resident of Bernardsville, devotes her practice to estate and tax planning and estate administration. She assists individuals and families with a broad range of estate and tax planning, including business succession planning, special needs and disability planning, and international estate planning. She is experienced in preparing wills, insurance trusts, revocable trusts, qualified domestic trusts, grantor-retained annuity trusts, charitable trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, special needs trusts, supplemental benefits trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care. Cipriani’s planning practice also encompasses asset planning, involving family limited partnerships and tax-exempt organizations, such as family foundations.

    In addition, Cipriani counsels executors and trustees in administering estates and trusts. Her practice includes probate proceedings, estate and inheritance tax returns, estate and inheritance tax audits, and the preparation of refunding bonds and releases and waivers to effect interim and final distributions from an estate or trust.

    Cipriani has extensive experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service, preparing filings for individuals and legal entities, including Forms 706, 709, 990 and 1041; drafting and filing Tax Court petitions and Private Letter Ruling requests; and negotiating Innocent Spouse relief.

    Cipriani was named to the New Jersey Rising Stars list as one of the top attorneys in the state for 2010. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to the list.

    Cipriani completed her undergraduate studies in French Literature and English at Emory University in Atlanta in 2000. She went on to become an assistant editor of Parenting magazine in New York City. In 2005, she graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was a Presidential Scholar. In 2009, she earned an LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She was admitted to practice law in New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 2005, as well as New York in 2006.

    After law school, Cipriani served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald G. Collester, Jr., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. While attending law school, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ International Tax Group and was a summer associate at a health law boutique firm. She also interned at the Internal Revenue Service and the New York Stock Exchange.

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  • Nov 28, 2011Nichole Cipriani Speaks on Rules of Trust Administration

    November 28, 2011

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
    721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
    P.O. Box 5933
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
    Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
    Chief Marketing Officer
    (908) 722-0700 x4224

    Nichole Cipriani Speaks on Rules of Trust Administration

    Bridgewater, NJ (November 28, 2011) – A. Nichole Cipriani, an attorney with Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., presented at “Rules of Trust Administration in New Jersey,” a seminar hosted by Lorman Education Services, on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at the Crowne Plaza Edison. In her presentation, she identified the stakeholders in trust administration, the types of trusts, and types of assets that fund the trust. Other topics covered included trusts to preserve government aid, responsibilities of the trustee, administration of the trust, and taxation of the trust.

    Cipriani, a resident of Bernardsville, devotes her practice to estate and tax planning and estate administration.

    Cipriani assists individuals and families with a broad range of estate and tax planning, including business succession planning, special needs and disability planning, and international estate planning. To that end, she is experienced in preparing wills, insurance trusts, revocable trusts, qualified domestic trusts, grantor-retained annuity trusts, charitable trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, special needs trusts, supplemental benefits trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care. Cipriani’s planning practice also encompasses asset planning involving family limited partnerships and tax-exempt organizations such as family foundations.

    In addition, Cipriani counsels executors and trustees in administering estates and trusts. Her practice includes probate proceedings, preparing estate and inheritance tax returns, handling estate and inheritance tax audits and preparing refunding bonds and releases and waivers to effect interim and final distributions from an estate or trust.

    Cipriani has extensive experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service, preparing filings for individuals and legal entities, including Forms 706, 709, 990 and 1041, drafting and filing Tax Court petitions and Private Letter Ruling requests, and negotiating Innocent Spouse relief.

    Cipriani was named to the New Jersey Rising Stars list as one of the top attorneys in the state for 2010. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to the list.

    Cipriani completed her undergraduate studies in French Literature and English at Emory University in Atlanta in 2000. She went on to become an assistant editor of Parenting magazine in New York City. In 2005, she graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was a Presidential Scholar. In 2009, she earned an LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She was admitted to practice law in New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 2005, as well as New York in 2006.

    After law school, Cipriani served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald G. Collester, Jr., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. While attending law school, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ International Tax Group and was a summer associate at a health law boutique firm. She also interned at the Internal Revenue Service and the New York Stock Exchange.

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