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Sean L Rankin

Probate Attorney at Summit, NJ

5.0   6 reviews

About Sean

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My practice is focused on assisting my clients to protect their families from taxes and potential creditors. 

My clients include young families just getting started with the building of their estates, executives and business owners with estates in excess of $15,000,000, and everyone between.

Every adult, from the age of 18, should have an advanced directive for healthcare and power of attorney to ensure that his of her affairs are attended to in the event of his or her incapacity.

Every parent should have a will to ensure that the appropriate guardians and trustees are appointed to care for his or her children in the event of his or her passing during the child's minority.

Every small business owner should have a succession plan that is coordinated with his or her overall estate plan to ensure both the continuity of management of the business and equitable treatment of his or her beneficiaries.

Licensed for 16 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2007
Updated 06/05/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/07/2022

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

Contact Sean

Ventura, Miesowitz, Keough & Warner, P.C.
783 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ, 079010000

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Posted by Gregg | November 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience working with Sean Rankin
My wife and I worked with Sean preparing new Wills, Life Insurance Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Proxies. We found Sean to be extremely knowledgeable and professional. He took his time explaining all of the various provisions in the documents and answered all of our questions. While we hope we don't need the documents for many years, we take comfort knowing that we are well protected and can count on Sean for future guidance. We highly recommend Sean Rankin and Ventura, Miesowitz, Keough & Warner PC.
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Posted by Michael | May 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
First ever experience with an attorney in the US: great
As expats, we needed to take care of our wills/estate in case something happened to us while in the US. Sean took his time explaining all the details, pro & cons in a way that we could understand and make an informed decision wrt. our estate and kids. We would definitely use him again in the future.
Posted by Stan G. | May 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Sean Rankin - will preparation
Sean was very professional and easy to work with. He met the deadlines as promised and answered all of our questions. He is obviously very well experienced with Wills.
Posted by Mark | May 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Another Excellent Experience
I have worked with Sean a number of times on both Estate and Business matters and every experience is only better than the last. I highly recommend Sean and his firm for Estate matters. They handled my parent's affairs a number of years ago and are now handling mine. You will not find a better attorney to work with!
Posted by John | May 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Mr. Rankin is a true professional. He provided us with excellent advice on several occasions. He also took the time to explain some very complicated details to us more than once, in order to help us to understand our choices. He has always been very quick to respond to my inquiries, with insightful and useful answers. I would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney, without reservation.
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Posted by Nancy | April 15, 2016
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Professional and very knowledgeable!
I just finished my estate planning. I was overwhelmed and had a lot of questions; Sean Rankin was professional and helped me get through the process effortlessly!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ventura, MIesowitz, Keough & Warner, PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Ventura, Miesowitz, Keough & Warner, PC
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Alan L. Glazner
  • 2006 - 2007

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2010
  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Estate Planning involving Special Needs Children

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • New Jersey Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • New Jersey's Best Lawyers For Families
  • NJ Family Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE New Jersey)
  • They May Not Have to Sell the Farm After You Buy the Farm
  • 2015
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE New Jersey)
  • Estate Planning in the Shadow of Divorce
  • 2015
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE New Jersey)
  • Cancelling Limited Liability Companies: Counseling Small Business Clients Before and After Insolvency
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • 82nd Semi-Annual Tax and Estate Planning Forum
  • Keynote Presentation: Ethics One: The Scope of Representation in Estate Planning
  • 2019
  • Estate Administration after Repeal of the NJ Estate Tax
  • Administration of the Estate of a Closely Held Business Owner
  • 2018
  • 78th Semi-Annual Tax and Estate Planning Forum
  • Who is Responsible for Death Taxes on Non-Probate Assets
  • 2017
  • 74th Semi-Annual Tax & Estate Planning Forum
  • Elections Under I.R.C. Section 6166
  • 2015
  • 73rd Semi-Annual Tax & Estate Planning Forum
  • Estate Planning in the Shadow of Divorce
  • 2015
  • New Attorneys Day
  • Basic Estate Administration
  • 2014
  • Somerset County Marathon CLE
  • Cancelling LLCs: Counseling Small Business Clients Before and After Insolvency
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Sean is a rising star in the estate planning community. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known this lawyer for several years and I endorse him for estate and trust work."
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Summit Probate Lawyer Sean L Rankin
Sean L Rankin
Probate Attorney
Summit, NJ
Licensed for 16 years