In September, 2010, estate lawyer Suzana Hot joined the firm as an associate and has since become a partner.
Mrs. Hot is responsible for handling guardianship and conservatorship matters throughout the State of New Jersey, and called upon by the Surrogate Courts in Monmouth and Ocean Counties to act as Court Appointed Counsel to alleged incapacitated individuals as well. She is responsible for the preparation and filing of both formal and informal accountings for guardianships, conservatorships, estates, and trusts. She assists in asset protection planning and development of Special Needs Trusts. Further, she engages in estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation, as well as real estate transactions and municipal court matters.
Mrs. Hot has also held seminars for the public at local parishes, nursing and assisted living facilities, given classes at Social Communities Activities Network (SCAN) NJ, and has been part of a panel through the Monmouth County Bar Association for both the public and attorneys, on these topics.
Mrs. Hot graduated from St. Jean Baptiste High School in New York City, received a B.S. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and her J.D. from New York Law School in 2003. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York and has practiced mainly in Monmouth and Ocean Counties since 2004. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Elder and Disability Law Section, and the Monmouth County Bar Association where she is a member of the Probate and Estate Administration Committee and Elder Law Committee. She is also a member of the Guardianship Association of New Jersey.
Outside of her practice, she is on the Board of the Wave of Hope Foundation, a local charity, and is active in the fundraising efforts of the PTA of her children’s school.