Kenneth D. Meskin - Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

Kenneth D. Meskin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 908-252-4250

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey
New York
U.S. Tax Court  

Kenneth D. Meskin, a member of the firm, has thirty-two years of experience in sophisticated trust and estate planning, the administration of trusts and estates, probate litigation and closely-held business planning.  

Ken is extremely adept at using 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, he 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.  

In the area of estate and trust administration, Ken 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 and state inheritance proceedings, the representation of clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Tax Court, and guardianship issues and proceedings.  

Ken regularly counsels closely-held corporations and other companies in a variety of issues, including tax strategies, tax disputes, mergers and acquisitions, structuring of joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies, and succession planning.  

He is a frequent lecturer on tax and estate planning topics to accountants, financial planners, insurance professionals and other attorneys, and has authored numerous articles on a variety of related topics.  

Ken is listed in the current issue of The Best Lawyers In America in the Trusts and Estates Law section and the New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Estate Planning & Probate section.  

University of PennsylvaniaBS 1968Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1972New York University School of LawLL.M 1977
New Jersey State Bar AssociationEssex County Bar AssociationThe Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living

Office Location

721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
United States

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates