• Aug 15, 2018Norris McLaughlin Attorney Named 2019 Best Lawyers® “Lawyers of the Year” in Woodbridge Area

    Kenneth D. Meskin of the law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., was recently selected by Best Lawyers as 2019 “Lawyers of the Year” in the Woodbridge, New Jersey, Metro Area for Trusts and Estates.

    Best Lawyers designates a select group of individuals as “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile specialties in large legal communities.  Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each Metropolitan Area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in the surveys by earning high levels of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

    Meskin has over forty years of experience in sophisticated trust and estate planning, the administration of trusts and estates, probate litigation, and closely-held business planning. He uses sophisticated and creative tax and estate planning techniques to ensure that assets pass to the intended beneficiaries at as little cost as possible to the client. In order to minimize state and federal tax burdens and transfer wealth, Meskin has structured gift-giving programs, insurance planning, established charitable trusts and foundations, devised installment sale transactions, grantor trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, zeroed-out GRATs, and private annuity transactions, planned for the succession of family businesses to younger generations, and has drafted wills, revocable and irrevocable trust agreements, powers of attorney, and living wills.

    Meskin has worked on a wide variety of matters, including estate and trust litigation, post-mortem tax planning, the preparation of estate, gift, generation skipping, income and inheritance tax returns, federal estate tax audits, state inheritance proceedings, the representation of clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Tax Court, and guardianship issues and proceedings.

    Meskin earned his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is a frequent lecturer on tax and estate planning topics and has been listed in the Trusts and Estates section of Best Lawyers since 2006.

    Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.

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  • Oct 05, 2011Twenty-Nine Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Named Among Best Lawyers

    October 5, 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

    Twenty-Nine Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Named Among Best Lawyers

    Bridgewater, NJ (October 5, 2011) – The Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A. is pleased to announce that 29 of its Members were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.), the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

    “This significant recognition of attorneys of our firm is a testament to their breadth of knowledge and experience as well as their reputable standing amongst their peers,” said G. Robert Marcus, Managing Partner of Norris McLaughlin, P.A..

    Over one-fourth of the Members of Norris McLaughlin, P.A. appear in this year’s edition of Best Lawyers. A detailed bio for each of Norris McLaughlin’s Best Lawyers can be found at

    The firm’s 2012 Best Lawyers include:

    Steven Naifeh, Managing Editor of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for 28 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of recognition in the legal profession.”

    Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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