Roxanna Hammett is a member of the Trusts and Estates and Tax Groups.
Roxy’s practice focuses on all aspects of estate planning, including the drafting of wills, trust agreements, powers of attorney, living wills and all other estate planning documents. She advises individuals and families on techniques for the transfer of assets to minimize estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes. She represents executors and trustees with regard to the administration of estates and trusts, including the preparation of all necessary state and federal estate, gift and inheritance tax returns, and helps clients with issues regarding probate, distributions to beneficiaries and fiduciary duties.
Roxy is a cum laude graduate of Cornell University Law School and received the Joseph Weintraub Memorial Scholarship. She volunteered in the Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and was a member of the Women’s Law Association. She earned her undergraduate degree from Drew University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the dean’s list. While at Drew University, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society), the Drew Scholars program, the French Club, Le Journal Français, Drew Law Journal and the Judicial Board.
Roxy speaks frequently at seminars on estate planning, including those sponsored by the Divorce Education Center of New Jersey, CIGNA, CFG, Inc., CohnReznick LLP, Morgan Stanley, the Denville Community Church, Franciscan Oaks and the firm, as well as at meetings of the Manhattan Twins Club and the Rockaway Rotary Club. In addition to appearing on the Essex County Bar Association’s “Ask a Lawyer” program, she served as a panelist at the “Administering the Modest Estate: Challenges and Solutions” seminar sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). Roxy recently served as a speaker during the National Business Institute's "Trusts From A to Z" and "Estate Administration from Start to Finish" seminars.
Roxy contributed to David L. Schlossberg’s article, “New IRS Letter Ruling for Loan Guarantors,” published in the New Jersey Law Journal. She and John H. Skarbnik co-authored “Estate Tax Repeal Adds Uncertainty to Estate Planning,” published in The Real Estate Tax Digest. She co-authored, with Stephen Ferszt and Austin Lilling, “Recent Rulings on Trusts as Beneficiaries of IRAs and Qualified Plans May Necessitate Changes to Estate Plans,” published in the New Jersey Law Journal. She also contributed to two New Jersey Law Journal articles, “When a Decedent’s Estate is in the Chain of Title,” with Richard Gelfond, and “Protect Trust Assets from a Child’s Poor Decisions While Avoiding the GST Tax,” with Stephen Ferszt and Shannon Keim.
Not Just Crunching Numbers CPA Firms are Adding to Their Fields of Expertise in Order to Take Advantage of New Opportunities: State of the Estate (February 27, 2017)
Taxing Event: How Accounting Firms are Preparing Clients for Sudden Change in Laws Around N.J.-Pennsylvania Border (October 24, 2016)
Recent IRS Rulings May Necessitate Changes to Estate Plans (November 17, 2003)
Estate Planning from A to Z (June 13, 2019)
Estate Administration Boot Camp (December 13, 2018)
Using Trusts in Estate Planning and Asset Protection (November 14, 2018)
Probate Boot Camp (September 25, 2017)
Trusts: The Ultimate Guide (June 27, 2017)
Estate Planning from A to Z (July 22, 2016)
Saint Peter's University Business Law Association Celebrating Women's History Month (March 21, 2016)
Estate Planning (March 27, 2007)
Final Tax Bill Doubles Federal Exemption; Increase Warrants Review of Estate Planning Documents (December 2017)
Breaking News - New Jersey Estate Tax Repealed (October 2016)
Newly Enacted Uniform Trust Code Allows Modification of Irrevocable Trusts and Introduces Directed Trusts to New Jersey (July 2016)
In Low Interest Rate Environment Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts Remain Attractive (May 2016)