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Andrew J. DeMaio Receives NJSBA Legislative Recognition Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Andrew J. DeMaio, a Holmdel resident and partner in the Matawan law firm of DeMaio & DeMaio, was honored with the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Legislative Recognition Award in September for his work on probate matters dealing with inheritance tax laws, the Uniform Probate Code and legislation establishing trusts for young children under the control of their parents in response to September 11th terrorist attacks.

DeMaio and others met with representatives of the Division of Taxation to discuss changes to inheritance tax laws and were successful in negotiating important changes to make the filing of inheritance taxes easier.

With the introduction of the Uniform Probate Code this past year, DeMaio participated in meetings with the bill’s potential sponsors, attended hearings in the Legislature and presented testimony. Regarding the property rights legislation, DeMaio participated in conference calls with the NJ Surrogate’s Office, Office of the Governor and Administrative Office of the Courts. He and others drafted amendments to address constitutional issues. He also met with the Governor’s office staff.

The annual Legislative Recognition Award is given to acknowledge noteworthy legislative service of NJSBA members.

DeMaio is Assistant Secretary of Probate for the NJSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and a member of the section’s Board of Consultors. A fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, he is a member of the American Bar Association and its sections on Taxation, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law. He is also a member of the Probate and Taxation Committees of the Monmouth Bar Association.

DeMaio concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, probate litigation, federal and state taxation, charitable giving, and the organization and transfer of family businesses.

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice.

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