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Sills Cummis & Gross Tax, Trusts and Estates Practice Expands with the Addition of Joseph P. Scorese

February 25, 2020

Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce the addition of Joseph P. Scorese as a Member of the Firm’s Tax, Trusts and Estates Practice. 

Mr. Scorese’s primary area of practice is complex estate planning and estate and trust administration for high net worth individuals and families. Mr. Scorese counsels clients in the New York and New Jersey area and helps them design and realize both appropriate and realistic estate planning goals. He then implements those goals with customized drafting solutions utilizing the latest cutting-edge strategies including sophisticated wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs), charitable remainder trusts (CRATs and CRUTs) and charitable lead trusts (CLATs and CLUTs), family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs), grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs) and intentionally-defective grantor trusts (IDGTs). In the complicated area of estate and trust administration, Mr. Scorese readily and regularly engages with fiduciaries and beneficiaries to provide creative tax planning ideas which can help minimize the bite of taxation from income and capital gains taxes, estate tax, gift tax and generation-skipping transfer tax, thereby maximizing the amount of wealth passing to family.

Mr. Scorese received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and his B.A. from Trinity College.  He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.