Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP said that, effective April 1, three new estate planning and corporate/tax attorneys were welcomed to its firm — Bruce Goldman, Elliot Kramer and Amy Van Fossen.
Goldman and Kramer, both former partners with Goldman & Kramer of Roseland, are joining Riker Danzig as partners, while Van Fossen, formerly an associate with Goldman & Kramer, joins Riker Danzig as an associate.
“We are delighted that Bruce, Elliot and Amy will be joining the firm,” said Lance Kalik, co-managing partner of Riker Danzig. “They bring a wealth of experience and sophistication to our existing Tax and Trusts & Estates and Corporate practices and will bolster our capabilities in these areas. Bruce, Elliot and Amy will fit seamlessly with our transactional team, and will help us to continue to provide our clients with the outstanding counseling and legal services that are our trademark.”
Goldman focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, transfer and income tax planning and corporate business counseling. He assists his clients with all estate planning and administration, including multigenerational planning issues and family business succession planning. He also provides counsel in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as for real estate transactions and contract negotiations.
Kramer adds a strong corporate, tax and estate planning and administration background, with particular expertise in working with closely-held businesses. Kramer brings over 45 years of experience in advising both large and small business owners in a wide range of corporate and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions and leasing, secured lending, tax and estate planning and general business matters. He has extensive experience in estate tax reduction strategies.
Van Fossen has considerable experience in sophisticated estate planning and administration. She is well-versed in employing the full range of estate planning tools, such as wills, revocable trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts and other vehicles to protect high net worth individuals and multigenerational wealth. Van Fossen also counsels private foundation clients, assisting with tax compliance, operational requirements and other specific charitable entity concerns.