Jud has focused for more than 40 years on family wealth transfer planning and estate administration. He helps clients navigate the complexities of estate and gift planning; the selection of fiduciaries; transfers of family businesses; life insurance; retirement planning; trusts; charitable giving; health care; education funding and gifting techniques. He also advises clients on elder law matters, assisting families with life care planning; Medicaid and asset protection; health care directives; and living wills.
Jud represents individuals and business owners before state and federal tax authorities and counsels clients on business formation, partnership and operating agreements, shareholder agreements, business succession planning, and contract drafting and negotiation.
Jud is a frequent speaker on tax and estate planning matters before professional audiences, including the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Probate and Trust Law Symposium, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE). In particular, Jud organizes, moderates, and presents at NJICLE’s annual Estate Planning College.
Jud is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), to which lawyers and law professors who focus on the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; and probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors, and incompetents are elected based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field.
In addition, Jud was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law from 1987 to 2003 and co-authored New Jersey Estate Administration Basics, published by the New Jersey Bar Association’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education.