McCarter & English, LLP is pleased to welcome Judson “Jud” M. Stein as a partner and Lauren P. Nakachi as an associate to its Trusts, Estates & Private Clients practice.
Stein has more than 40 years of experience guiding clients through the complexities of estate and personal tax planning; charitable giving; estate administration; trusts; fiduciary issues; and elder law. In addition, he represents individuals and business owners before state and federal tax authorities, and counsels clients on business formation, operations, and succession planning. Stein is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and previously has been an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law. He received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School, his LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law, and his B.S. in Economics & Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Nakachi focuses her practice on estate planning and administration, including the preparation of estate planning documents to help her clients meet their wealth transfer, gift planning, and business succession goals. She also counsels clients in estate administration matters. Nakachi received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. in History from Manhattan College.
McCarter’s firmwide managing partner Joseph Boccassini says, “We are very excited to welcome Jud and Lauren to the firm, and proud to introduce lawyers of their skill and reputation to our clients. McCarter’s Trusts, Estates & Private Clients team have served as trusted advisors to high net worth individuals, closely held businesses, and financial institutions for generations, and the addition of Jud and Lauren further expands the breadth and sophistication of our practice in this area.”
“Jud has built a reputation for excellence in the area of estate planning and estate administration,” added Jeffrey Muller, chair of the firm’s Tax, Employee Benefits & Private Clients Group. “We welcome him and Lauren as they bolster our ability to help clients navigate important life and business decisions.”
“I’m delighted to join McCarter’s distinguished Trusts, Estates & Private Clients group,” said Stein. “I look forward to leveraging the strength of the firm’s practices, offices, and attorneys to provide comprehensive and seamless service to my clients.”
Both Stein and Nakachi join from Genova Burns LLC in Newark, N.J.
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