I am a registered patent attorney and an experienced civil litigator, admitted to... more
I am a registered patent attorney and an experienced civil litigator, admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. My law practice is focused on intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets), litigation, estate planning (wills, trusts, and estates), and commercial law and contracts
Michael L. Kaplan is licensed to practice law in the New York State Courts, the New... more
Michael L. Kaplan is licensed to practice law in the New York State Courts, the New Jersey State Courts, the Federal Courts for both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the Federal Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court. Martindale-Hubbell has given Mr. Kaplan its "Distinguished" rating in Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, C... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.