* Cathleen T. Butler, Esq.
* William B. Butler, Esq.
Cathleen T. Butler, Partner
Cathleen T. Butler has been practicing Trust and Estate law since 1996. She received her B.A. from Bucknell University and law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law where she graduated cum laude. Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Butler served as a judicial law clerk for a Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division, General Equity and Probate Part of the New Jersey Superior Court. She was formerly associated with Gibbons P.C., where she specialized in Trust and Estate law for over eleven years.
Ms. Butler is the author of several published articles and a main contributor and co-author of New Jersey Estate Litigation Treatise and annual supplements, a leading authoritative guide on probate litigation in New Jersey, published by New Jersey Law Journal Books.
Ms. Butler counsels clients on estate planning, estate and trust administration, business succession planning, charitable giving, and probate and guardianship matters.
"The Role of Life Insurance in Your Estate Plan," New Jersey Law Journal, February 8, 2010 (co-author);
"The Great Disappearing Act: What Will Become of the Federal Estate Tax in 2010 and Beyond?" Gibbons Corporate & Finance Alert, September 8, 2009;
"Business Succession Planning in Distressed Times: An Opportune Time To Pass the Torch," New Jersey Law Journal, August 17, 2009 (co-author );
"Estate Planning - The Fight for Counsel Fees in Will Contests," New Jersey Law Journal, February 5, 2007;
"An Unintended Trap for the Unwary," New Jersey Law Journal, January 30, 2006;
"Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts -- A creative and effective estate planning technique, IDGTs can result in substantial federal estate tax savings," New Jersey Law Journal, May 9, 2005 (co-author ).
Main contributor, New Jersey Estate Litigation, Griffinger and Cullum, New Jersey Law JournalBooks, (2006).
Annual supplements to New Jersey Estate Litigation, Griffinger and Cullum, (2007 – present).
Bar of the State of New Jersey
Bar of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Member, New Jersey State Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
William B. Butler, Partner
William B. Butler received his B.A. from Villanova University and his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. Mr. Butler has been practicing law in Westfield, New Jersey since 1968 and was formerly a partner at the law firm of Hooley, Butler & DiFrancesco. Mr. Butler's practice focuses on general corporate matters, commerical tax appeals, commerical real estate transactions, zoning, planning and land use.