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I am the Managing Attorney of Shah & Associate's P.C., a service-oriented firm dedicated to Helping to Protect & Preserve what matters most: Your Family, Your Business & Your Legacy.


 


Our practice on all aspects of Estate Planning, Elder Law &  Business Law. My clients range from families to established corporations and limited liability companies, to individual entrepreneurs, and start-up ventures.

The people I help value my diverse training and expertise across the business, real estate and wealth-planning disciplines. I use my skill setto foresee and implement business-succession techniques for my corporate & individual clients as they initiate different stages of their business ventures. I strive to provide relevant advice for asset-protection strategies for business & real estate investors so their actions do not jeopardize their family’s wealth. For these reasons, I have been entrusted in a General Counsel capacity for my corporate clients and in a Family Attorney role for individual clients.


 


I live in Monroe Township, NJ with my wife and 2 school age children.  

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Languages spoken: Gujarati, Hindi

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Business: 20%
    16 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Probate: 20%
    16 years, 100 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    16 years, 750 cases
  4. Elder Law: 20%
    16 years, 500 cases
  5. Tax: 20%
    16 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dennis T. Lee

    As a fellow estate planning attorney, I have the occasion to refer clients to other attorneys out of state. Whenever I need an estate planning attorney in New Jersey, I always refer my clients to Neel. Not only does he possess superior technical skill in the area of business planning and estate planning, but he also provides clients with a practical and common sense approach to solving clients' issues. I highly recommend Neel Shah.

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    Dennis Lee Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert I. Aufseeser

    I've known Neel for several years, and he's a very knowledgeable attorney. I highly endorse him.

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    Robert Aufseeser Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Shah & Associates, P.C.

241 Forsgate Drive
Ste 204
Monroe, NJ, 08831

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive200904/02/2016
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 200103/07/2016
NJActive200006/25/2016
DCInactive 200410/01/2009
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Solo/Small Firm Attorney of the Year AwardSouth Asian Bar Association of NJ2015
2016 Emerging Growth Award WinnerSmartCEO Future 50 Award2015
Five Star Professional Financial Services Award NomineeNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2015
Best in Wills, Trusts & Estates Law - New JerseyWealth & Finance International2015
Appointment as BusinessDocx Group AdvisorWealthcounsel2014
Award of AppreciationGujarati Samaj of New Jersey2002
Proclamation of CityCity of Union City2001
Mediation and Conciliation Skills CompletionAdministrative Office of the Courts2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerShah & Associates, P.C.2010 - Present
PartnerKumar Pathak LLC2008 - 2010
PartnerPathak & Shah, LLP2002 - 2008
Managing PartnerLaw Office of Neel Shah2001 - 2002
Law Clerk to Honorable Judge David A. WaksNew Jersey Superior Court2000 - 2001
Paralegal/Law ClerkChase Manhattan Legal Department1997 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
BusinessCounselBusinessDocx Group Advisor2014 - Present
Mercer County Estate Planning CounselCouncil Member2014 - Present
WealthCounselKey Trends Advisory Board2013 - Present
Financial Planning Association of New JerseyCommittee - FPANJ Dinner/Ethics Subcommittee2011 - Present
ElderCounselMember2011 - Present
Forsgate Country ClubGolf Membership2010 - Present
Advisor's ForumMember2010 - Present
Jamesburg-Monroe Regional Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - Present
WealthCounselMember2008 - Present
National South Asian Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
South Asian Bar Association of New JerseyMember2006 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law SectionMember2001 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Elder and Disability Law SectionMember2001 - Present
Asian-Indian Chamber of CommerceLifetime Member2001 - Present
Middlesex County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate Plan for NS & RS (Husband and Wife)Successful preparation & execution of plan.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wealthcounsel Academy - Tax CampCompletion CertificationCompletion Certification2014
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Pennsylvania State UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Supercharge Your Practice with the Trusts & Estates Boot Camp For AdvisorsSupercharge Your Practice with the Trusts & Estates Boot Camp For Advisors2013
New Jersey Society of CPAs/NJSCPA Education FoundationEstate Planning - What's New & What Now2013
FPANJ Regional MeetingThe Hidden Secrets of Veterans Benefits2012
"Retiring Right"Coordinating Retirement Plans with Wealth Transfer2012
Islamic Society of Central JerseyIntroduction to Estate Planning with Islamic Law Considerations2011
Estate Planning Dinner SeminarYou’ve Earned It - Now Protect It!2011
Estate Planning & the Family Love LetterEstate Planning & the Family Love Letter2011
Dar-ul-Islah, Teaneck, NJEstate Planning with Sharia'h Considerations2011
Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America - New Jersey executive committee meetingEstate Planning and Asset Protection Planning for Physicians2011
Asian-Indian Chamber of Commerce July MeetingCongratulations! Your Business Venture is a Success!!! Now... How Will You Protect It?2011
AICC Monthly MeetingWhat Every Indian-American Business Owner Should Know About the 2011 IRS Tax Amnesty Program (co-presenter)2011
Asian American Hotel Owners Association Mid-Regional MeetingKeeping the Family Hotel in the Family: What hoteliers should know about estate taxes, asset protection, wealth transfer planning & business succession2010