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KEVIN MURPHY has more than twenty-five years of experience in fiduciary counseling, income and estate tax planning and administration, family held business succession planning, elder law, guardianships, employee benefits, executive compensation and nonprofit organizations. He also works closely with his colleagues on fiduciary litigation matters.



His estate planning practice emphasizes integrated estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer tax and charitable tax planning for high net worth individuals and families, as well as owners of closely held businesses. His vast experience with executive compensation has allowed Kevin to become knowledgeable regarding the income, estate and gift tax consequences of nonqualified executive compensation arrangements and distributions from tax-qualified arrangements.



Kevin values the long-standing and close relationships he has developed with his clients. He knows how to achieve his clients objectives in a cost-efficient and effective manner.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Tax: 30%
  3. Trusts: 10%
  4. Elder Law: 10%

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Lum, Drasco, & Positan LLC

103 Eisenhower Pkwy
Roseland, NJ, 070680000


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
New Jersey Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale Hubbel2014
New Jersey Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
New Jersey Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale Hubbel2013
New Jersey Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale Hubbel2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale Hubbel2011
Estate Planning --Five Star Wealth ManagerNew Jersey Monthly2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberLum Drasco Positan LLC1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar Association, Employee Benefits SectionMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar Association, Taxation Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Employee Benefits SectionMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of Notre DameBusiness AdministrationBBA1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Tax Exempt Organization StrategiesPublic Charities:Current Problems and Pitfalls2015
Advanced Tax Exempt Organization StrategiesPrivate Foundations:Advanced Issues and Remedies2015
Advanced LLC StrategiesUsing LLCs For Estate Planning2014
Advanced LLC StrategiesSeries LLCs2014
Top 10 Tax Mistakes to Avoid in Life Insurance PlanningCOLI Best Practices2013
The Top 10 Estate Planniing Ideas That CPAs Should Consider Now!Domestic Asset Protection Trusts2013
New Jersey Limited Liability CompaniesEmployee Incentives and Equity Option Programs2013
New Jersey Limited Liability CompaniesUnderstanding the Tax Advantages of Limited Liabilty Companies2013
Helping Your Client Buy or Sell a Small to Medium Sized BusinessStructuring and Drafting the Acquisition Agreement2012
Helping Your Client Buy or Sell a Small to Medium Sized BusinessTax Savings Strategies During Acquisitions2012
Business Transactions UpdateEmployee Benefits: Mergers & Acquisitions2012
Business Law FundamentalsKey Procedures in Mergers and Acquisitions of Privately Held Companies2012
Business Law FundamentalsForming Limited Liability Companies2012
68th Semi-Annual Tax & Estate Planning ForumMaking a Trust the Beneficiary of a Retirement Account2012
Taxation of DivorceExecutive Compensation in Divorce2011
Tax Exempt Organizations from Start to FinishLiability of Directors and Officers2011
LLC or Inc.? Entity Selection for a Small to MediumS CORPORATIONS IN DETAIL2011
The O. Berk Company Family Business ForumTax Aspects of the Small Business Jobs Act of 20102010
Hot Legal Tips for Family Owned Businesses2010: A Bizarre Year for the Estate Tax Will Require Extra Planning2010