Christopher G. Rohde, found ing Member of the Rohde Law Group, LLC, specializes in Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Admi nistration and Elder Law incl ud ing Medicaid and Asset Protection Planni ng and assisting clients with the Med icaid application process and qualification for long term care.
I le also hand les Guardianship matters for special needs individuals and the elderly as well as Estate Planni ng that includes the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Health Care Direct ives and Powers of Attorney for clients of all levels of net worth. Mr. Rohde has experience with the formation and administration of special needs trusts.
With his background as a Certified Public Accountant and a specialist in Estate Administration, Mr. Rohde prepares Estate and inheritance tax returns and hand les general tax matters for individuals and businesses.
He also advises clients on busi ness planning, incl udi ng the formation, purchase, sale and transfer of sma l l businesses.
M r. Rohde is a member of the Tax Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, serves on the Elder Law Committee of the Passaic County Bar Association, and is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a facu lty member of the Practising Law institute i n New York City, "herein he lectures on estate planning and estate administration for attorneys seeking continuing legal education.
He was formerly a pa11ncr wi th the law firm of Piro, Zinna, Cifelli, Paris & Gcnitempo, in N utley, New Jersey where he managed the estate & trust department. Earlier, he was a tax consu ltant with the accounti ng firm of Ernst & Young, LLP in New York City. He had also served a one-year judicia l clerkshi p for the Assign ment Judge i n Passaic County.
He was admitted as a member of the Bar i n the State of New Jersey in 1996 and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court in 1998. He graduated from Seton Hall U niversity. W. Paul Stillman School of Business and Seton Hall School of Law.