Personalized Attention and
a Commitment to Excellence

Fierce Legal Advocates that provide the guidance your family expects and needs

We will help get you there.

You have a vision for the future of your estate and the well-being of your family. 

Elder Law and Long-Term Care Planning

Do you know what your long-term care plans look like? We understand your need to maintain your independence and make your own decisions. Take control of your healthful future with a legal team that puts your needs first. 

Aging is inevitable and sometimes with age comes increased healthcare costs and decreased control. At The Wacks Law Group, we are dedicated to providing elder law planning to guide you through these financial obstacles, while maintaining your own, independent voice. Our attorneys are equipped to handle sensitive and challenging situations and are committed to ensuring that your present and future needs are met, no matter what tomorrow holds.

Providing a wide range of elder care law services, including Medicaid planning, long term care and estate planning, we help aged or disabled clients preserve their assets, utilizing appropriate legal and financial techniques.

Our services include:
  • Asset Preservation Planning 
  • Elder Law Planning
  • Medicaid Planning 
  • Preparation of Medicaid Applications
  • VA Benefits
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Long-Term Support Solutions
  • Medical & Non-Medical Care
  • Navigating residential and long-term care planning
  • And More

Estate Planning

Estate planning involves organizing your affairs to provide for your loved ones in accordance with your own personal wishes, beliefs and preferences.  

Customized estate planning strategies are designed to manage and distribute your assets during your lifetime and after death in a way that minimizes taxes, fees, headaches and unexpected results. Estate planning also addresses the possibility of future incapacity, explicitly addressing and memorializing your wishes with regard to your personal, legal, medical and financial affairs in the event you can no longer express them.  
Our law firm’s members have assisted more than 5,000 clients in planning their estates. Our highly respected attorneys use an individualized approach, taking the time to get to know you and your family to fully understand your concerns and goals…and ensure that you understand the consequences, both good and bad of each action taken. Often, the process can be overwhelming and emotional. We identify the issues and develop an effective plan tailored to your specific needs. Our attorneys help you achieve your goals and ensure that your wishes are carried out as desired in a tax-efficient manner.

We are experienced and knowledgeable advisors, committed to helping our clients implement personalized estate planning strategies throughout each stage of life.

Our broad range of estate planning services include:
  • Wills
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills / Healthcare Directives
  • HIPAA Authorizations
  • Family Trusts
  • Children’s Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Gift Trusts
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts
  • Gift Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Generation-Skipping Trusts
  • Tax Planning
  • Asset Protection
  • Asset Preservation/ Long Term Care Planning
  • Real Estate Tax Appeals
  • Real Property Transfers (Purchase and Sale)
  • Negotiation and Preparation of Leases of Real Property
  • Guardianships and Conservator Actions
  • Adult Adoption

Estate and Probate Administration

The weeks and months following the death of a loved one are a difficult and emotional time. During this time, legal issues may arise regarding asset distribution and the rights of heirs or next-of-kin.

Our experienced attorneys can help you through the technical and complex issues of estate and probate. We work with families, executors and probate administrators to distribute your loved one’s estate amongst beneficiaries, ensuring that the decedent’s wishes are carried out according to the plan.

In the absence of a will or estate planning documents, our attorneys will see that the assets are fairly and impartially distributed according to the law. You will not have to shoulder the burden of determining who is to receive the assets of the estate. Our lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the complexities involved with probate matters. We have years of experience handling these cases in every county in New Jersey. Additionally, we have a working relationship with the State of New Jersey Division of Taxation.

Our services include:
  • Arranging the probate of the will
  • Bringing the assets into the estate
  • Preparing and timely filing tax returns
  • Working with the executor or administrator of the estate to be certain that the assets are legally distributed to the correct beneficiaries.
  • Administration of Insurance Trusts
  • Medicaid and Special Needs Counseling as part of the administration of the estate
  • Foreign and domestic trusts and estates
  • Elder law
  • Will Reformation Court Action
  • Tax and Inheritance Matters
  • Cross-State administration
  • International estate administration
  • Representation of international beneficiaries and/or personal representatives 

Real Estate Law

Buying, selling or leasing real estate in New Jersey is extremely complex, and when it is done without legal counsel, it often results in additional financial and legal issues. 

Our attorneys have helped individuals and businesses through all stages of their real estate transactions.
Additionally, Edward Wacks was the past chair of the New Jersey Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section and has written and taught on real estate matters for many years. The members of the law firm provide objective analysis of your real estate transaction, negotiate on your behalf, and walk you through every step of the process. We’ve handled over 8,000 real estate transactions in the 45 plus years we have served our clients, so you can trust our expertise.

Our services include:
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Distressed Property and Loan Workouts
  • The sale of property by estates
  • Commercial and Residential Leasing
  • Landlord-Tenant Issues (eviction, nonpayment of rent)
  • And More

Municipal and Land Use Law

Our municipal attorneys have helped towns deal with contaminated water supplies, purchase water and sewer utilities, and revise local laws, rules, and regulations. 

We also advise towns on local issues as they arise in public meetings. We are proud to be helping our local towns and communities with their legal decisions. Rockaway Borough appointed Edward Wacks its municipal attorney 45 years ago, a position he continues to hold. He served Allamuchy Township for 29 years and presently serves Frelinghuysen Township (19 years) in the same capacity.
At The Wacks Law Group, we provide land use law services to landowners seeking to develop or modify existing property as well as to their counterparts - planning boards, zoning boards, land use boards and boards of health. Because of our experience, we can provide immediate advice on local issues without costly investigation and research.

Our services include:
  • Preparation of resolutions, ordinances, and agreements for the elected officials
  • Advice and guidance at town meetings and with municipal officials on day-to-day matters
  • Purchase and sale of municipal facilities (for example a water utility)
  • Knowledge of the Municipal Land Use Law of New Jersey and representing both Boards and applicants
  • Litigation of prerogative writs and other municipal and land use matters
  • And More

Special Needs Planning

When you are caring for a loved one with special needs, child or adult, you know how important it is to plan for their future. 

You often wonder what will happen when you are no longer able to provide for them. We are here to help you navigate the financial, medical, and social issues involved in caring for him or her.

We have years of experience developing comprehensive plans for the safety and security of your loved ones, while focusing on enhancing their quality of life. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of the rights and benefits available to individuals with special needs and a deep understanding of the unique issues facing families with special needs persons. We will provide you with compassionate representation and counsel through every step of your journey.

Our services include:
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Special Needs Trusts / Supplemental Needs Trusts
  • ABLE Accounts
  • Review of the estate and potential entitlement to various governmental benefits
  • Long term care planning (Medicaid Planning, including Crisis Planning)
  • Medicaid Applications
  • Social Security Administration Benefits
  • Veterans’ Benefits 
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Psychiatric Advanced Directives
  • Advanced Directives and Health Care Proxies / Living Wills
  • Mental Health Law
  • Health Care Decision Making
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Advice and representation for trustees of special needs trusts
  • Advice and representation for legal guardians
  • Resource for and counsel to other professionals (accountants, financial advisors, banks, trustees, home care agencies, long term care facilities, geriatric care managers, social workers, and other healthcare professionals) in navigating the legal, financial and medical landscape of a person with special needs
  • Residential Counseling & Care Management Support
  • And More


Establishing guardianship can be a complex process. However, it can also help protect someone who needs assistance making decisions or taking care of themselves due to disability, injury, or age.

We work with you to ensure the rights and priorities of the person you love will be handled with compassion, dignity, and comprehensive knowledge of guardianship laws.

  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship
  • Co-Guardianship
  • Contested Guardianships
  • Power Of Attorney
  • Public Benefits
  • And More

Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Law

At The Wacks Law Group, we represent associations that manage condominiums, townhouses, planned real estate developments and cooperatives, as well as individuals who own a condominium, townhome, cooperative apartment or suite in an office complex.

Our attorneys have extensive experience with this area of law and have represented associations and communities of all sizes for over 25 years.
We are also happy to represent individual owners, helping them understand and protect their rights as members of an association. You don’t have to be a large association to benefit from our legal assistance. We will help protect your rights as an owner in any planned real estate development.

Our services include:
  • Advice to the Board of Directors of Condominium and Cooperative Associations regarding the many issues facing such associations
  • Drafting of governing documents
  • Collection of delinquent accounts
  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts
  • Counseling owners of units on their responsibilities and rights as owners
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • And More

Fiduciary Litigation

Settling disputes outside of court is ideal, and we strive to make this happen. However, when amicable resolution or mediation is not possible and disagreements turn contentious, we are on your side.

We are your reliable team of fierce advocates who are skilled in legal strategy and able to handle any court matter with ease in a cost-effective and client-focused way.

  • Will Contests
  • Capacity Disputes
  • Questions As To Actions Of Trustees
  • Executors
  • Attorney-In-Fact
  • Self Dealing
  • Trust Or Will Construction
  • Undue Influence
  • Will reformation

Tax Appeals

If you are a property owner, you are very familiar with property taxes. Do you ever wonder if you are paying more than your fair share of property tax obligations? 

Our dedicated tax appeals attorneys will help you appeal the assessment on your property so that you can stop paying unfair taxes.

Your property might be assessed at higher values than the true fair market value or maybe a mistake was made by your local assessor. The only way to fix these issues is to make an appeal to the county tax board or state tax court, which is a daunting task to execute on your own.
Our attorneys have successfully saved our clients thousands of dollars with tax reductions and refunds. We are recognized by local assessors and county tax boards as being knowledgeable in this area of the law. We can help take the sting out of your property taxes so you are paying only your fair share.

Our services include:
  • Representation before the local County Tax Board
  • Representation before the State Tax Court
  • Negotiation of assessments with the local tax assessor
  • And More

Greek Inheritance and Property Laws

Access full-service, cross-border representation to take on your Greek inheritance and other related property matters.

Understanding and addressing legal issues can be a difficult undertaking, especially if you reside outside of Greece. The Wacks Law Group has the connections, experience, and know-how to navigate such matters with a watchful eye, minimizing the time, cost and uncertainty international legal matters can create.

  • Transfer Of Property
  • Greek Inheritance Law
  • Greek Citizenship
  • Acceptance of Inheritance
  • Estate Administration
  • Property Management
  • Power Of Attorney
  • Greek Tax Proceedings
  • And More

Business and Corporate Matters

From small startups to large corporations, we understand the day-to-day legal challenges you may face.

The trusted advisors at The Wacks Law Group offer skilled legal representation for businesses and corporations of all sizes, and counseling at all stages of the business life cycle. You have put a lot of time and effort into building your business and you need to legally protect it.

If you are starting a business, you need a business planning attorney on your side. We can help you understand the different types of business ownership and your liability and tax obligations. As your business grows, we will help you with legal issues as they arise, ensuring that your business grows successfully without legal conflict.

Are you an already established business? Our attorneys can help you, as well. Whether you are dealing with succession planning, need help with an employee dispute, or just need some legal counsel as you work to improve your corporate culture, we have the experience and skills to develop legal strategies that get the job done.

Our services include:
  • Formation of Business entities; succession plans for family businesses
  • Shareholder agreements among business owners
  • Issues arising between the owners and their employees
  • And More

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“I have had the pleasure of working with Constantina Koulosousas over the lesser part of a decade. She has played a crucial part in all of my estate planning as well as helping me out with business planning. 

I would recommend her to anyone that is serious about getting their estate and life planning affairs in order.”

— Mike C.

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