Meredith L. Grocott co-chairs the Estate & Trust Litigation Practice Group and is a member of the Elder and Special Needs Law Practice Group. She joined Schenck, Price, Smith & King nearly 20 years ago after serving a year-long judicial clerkship with the Honorable Victor Ashrafi of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
Ms. Grocott brings vast litigation experience to her practice group and devotes a substantial part of her practice to trust and estate litigation and guardianship litigation, trust terminations, as well as other elder and disability law matters. She also has years of experience handling both special medical guardianships and plenary guardianships in the hospital setting.
Ms. Grocott’s commitment to issues of trusts and estates, as well as the elderly, is underscored by her high-level involvement and memberships in like-minded organizations such the Guardianship Association of New Jersey, Inc., the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and Alzheimer’s New Jersey. She also co-chairs Morris County Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Committee.
In addition, Ms. Grocott is a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) on issues such as guardianships, estate and trust litigation, and elder law. She has also lectured on informed consent and other medical malpractice issues to healthcare providers, and elder law issues to caregivers.
Areas of Concentration
Trust and estate litigation; contested and uncontested guardianship and conservatorship actions; representation of corporate, financial and individual fiduciaries in litigation; elder law; and health care risk management.
- Represents various financial institutions and individuals in their fiduciary capacities as executor or trustee regarding a variety of matters
- Represents litigants both in prosecuting and defending will contests
- Represents various individuals seeking to be appointed as guardian for an elderly incapacitated individual or an individual with developmental disabilities
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