As a member of the firm’s Tax, Trusts & Estates Department, Tishya M. Signorelli focuses her practice on sophisticated estate and trust administration, estate planning, guardianship issues and tax planning.
Tishya has extensive experience administering unusually complex estates, working with estates ranging from the relatively small to those of more than $100 million in value. She has administered hundreds of estates that have involved such tasks as obtaining court interpretation of instrument provisions; accounting for specifically devised real property, securities and business interests; calculating estate tax and facilitating IRS audits, where necessary; apportioning estate tax among beneficiaries; and resolving conflicts among and between beneficiaries and fiduciaries.
Tishya also has vast experience in all areas of estate and trust administration, including probates, summary probate procedures, other probate court proceedings relating to estates and trusts, property allocation agreements, fiduciary and beneficiary representation, accountings, qualified disclaimers, generation-skipping transfer tax, guardianships issues, insolvent estates, preparation and review of estate and gift tax returns and audit representation.
Tishya has lectured and been published in the areas of estates and trusts and estate planning and is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, New York Bar Association, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and Women Lawyers in Bergen County. She is also on the board of directors of KEEN New York, a volunteer-run, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides free one-on-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.
Tishya earned her B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation from New York Law School.
EducationNew York Law School, LL.M. in Taxation, 2011New York Law School, J.D., 2000Fairleigh Dickinson University-Madison, B.A., 1995
Bar & Court AdmissionsNew Jersey, 2000New York, 2001
Advising Fiduciary Clients: Critical Issues When Representing Executors, Trustees, & Guardians CLE Presentation at Bergen County Bar AssociationAttorneys Speaking: Christopher P. Massaro and Tishya M. SignorelliDecember 12, 2017
"Advanced Estate Administration: Disclaimers as a Post-Mortem Planning Tool" New Jersey ICLE SeminarAttorney Speaking: Tishya M. SignorelliJune 21, 2011
Tax, Trust & Estates Law July 7, 2020Tishya M. Signorelli
Tax, Trust & Estates Law April 10, 2020David J. Choyne and Tishya M. Signorelli
Tax, Trust & Estates Law November 14, 2019Tishya M. Signorelli and Gary A. Phillips
Tax, Trusts & Estates Law September 15, 2017Gary A. Phillips and Tishya M. Signorelli
Tax, Trusts & Estates Law June 13, 2017Tishya M. Signorelli
IRS Provides Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Sandy; Return Filing and Tax Payment Deadline Extended to Feb. 1, 2013
Tax, Trusts & Estates Law Monitor November 7th, 2012Tishya M. Signorelli
Disparity Between Federal and New Jersey Estate Tax Exemptions Heightens Importance of Tax Planning for New Jersey Residents
New Jersey Law Journal August 17, 2009Steven D. Leipzig and Tishya M. Signorelli
New Jersey Law Journal November 10, 2008Marc R. Berman and Tishya M. Signorelli
Cole Schotz Docket Spring 2008Tishya M. Signorelli
Cole Schotz Docket Summer 2007Tishya M. Signorelli