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Elga Amalia Goodman

Elga Amalia Goodman

also known as Elga A. Goodman

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Business, Tax

About Me

I concentrate my
practice on business and personal taxation issues, including domestic
and international estate planning, the administration of trusts and
estates, closely-held business planning, and issues affecting the
elderly.As a trust and estate attorney I advise clients on estate
planning techniques aimed at ensuring that assets pass to the intended
beneficiaries, while minimizing the state and federal tax burdens by
creating charitable trusts and foundations, planned gifting programs,
and drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney and living wills.

As an elder law attorney I handle general estate planning issues and
counsel clients about planning for incapacity, and assist clients in
planning for possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care,
and assist with coordinating private and public resources to finance
the cost of care.


I also counsel closely-held corporations including high-tech
companies and other businesses on a variety of issues including tax
strategies and succession planning.


In order to share my expertise more widely with clients and the
greater public, I write and speak on business and estate planning and
related subjects at seminars sponsored by various business, community
and civic organizations. My legal experience also includes serving as a
law clerk for New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz. I
am fluent in Spanish.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Estate Planning: 45%
  2. Elder Law: 25%
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Tax: 5%
  5. Business: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • John Michael Phillips

    Lawyers who spend time, pro bono, assisting the public on sites like this are rare. It's important to give back and it's good to see lawyers like you who do. You get my endorsement for sure.

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    John Phillips Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Carole Marcy Bass

    I had the privilege of working with Elga at SNR Denton. She is thoughtful and knowledgable and always strives to achieve the best result for her clients. Now that we are at different firms I never hesitate to recommend Elga to anyone looking for a trusts and estates lawyer or an elder lawyer in New Jersey!

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    Carole Bass Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

EA Goodman Law LLC

3 Elm Street
Suite 206
Morristown, NJ, 07960-8102

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200803/13/2015
NJActive199705/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalEA Goodman Law LLC2010 - Present
AttorneySonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal2004 - 2010
AssociateNorris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA1997 - 2004
Law Clerk, Chief Justice Deborah T. PoritzNew Jersey Supreme Court1996 - 1997

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/AN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Arizona Business Law DeskbookFederal Taxation of Business Entities2013
New Jersey Business Law DeskbookChoice of Business Entity2013
New Jersey Business Law DeskbookLimited Liability Companies2013
Arizona Business Law DeskbookFederal Taxation of Business Organizations2011
Minnesota Business Law DeskbookFederal Taxation of Business Organizations2011
California Business Law DeskbookFederal Taxation of Business Organizations2011
New Jersey Practice Business Law DeskbookChoice of Business Form2011
New Jersey Law JournalEnsuring Recognition of Your Client’s New Florida Domicile2008
New Jersey Law JournalBusiness Succession Planning2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2002
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, summa cum laude1996
Drew UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Top Estate Planning TechniquesWills, Insurance Trusts, Special Needs Trusts and More2013
Tax Exempt Organizations From Start To Finish: Establishing Tax Exempt Status With The IRSEstablishing Tax Exempt Status with the IRS2011
LLC vs. Inc: Entity Selection For A Small To Medium Sized BusinessTaxation of Limited Liability Companies2011
Top Estate Planning TechniquesIrrevocable Life Insurane Trusts2009
Guardianships and Conservatorships A to ZIssues Involving Guardianships and Conservatorships2008
Successful Wealth Transfer TechniquesAdvanced Estate Planning Techniques2004
New Jersey Estate Planning and Drafting FundementalsThe Nuts and Bolts of Basic Will Drafting2004