• Meredith L. Grocott co-chairs the Estate & Trust Litigation Practice Group and is a member of the Elder and Special Needs Law Practice Group. Meredith has also served as a member of Schenck Price's Management Committee. She joined Schenck Price over 20 years ago after serving a year-long judicial clerkship with the Honorable Victor Ashrafi of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

    Meredith 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.

    Meredith’s commitment to issues of trust and estates, as well as the elderly, is underscored by her high-level involvement and memberships in like-minded organizations such as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and  Alzheimer’s New Jersey, of which she is a member of the Board of Directors. She has also been a co-chair of the Morris County Bar Association’s Trusts, Estates and Elder Law Committee for several years.

    In addition, Meredith is a frequent lecturer, including 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.

    • Selected to the 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers®* list, featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine, in the field of Trust and Estate Litigation
    • Repeatedly selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars®* list, featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine, in the field of Trust and Estate Litigation   
    • Recipient, 2012 NJSBA Distinguished Legislative Service Award
    • Annual Review of Banking Law editor while in law school

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    • Author, "Changes to Guardianshp Court Rules as of May 15, 2021," May 13, 2021
    • Panelist, "Rule of Law" panel presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University's Prelaw program, April 28, 2021
    • Co-author, "DDD Issues Holiday Visitation Guidelines," November 24, 2020
    • Speaker, "Intersection of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Marriage and Divorce for the 55+ Crowd," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, webinar, October 30, 2020
    • Co-author, "Guardianships During COVID-19: Perspectives from NAELA Practitioners," NAELA News Journal, October 14, 2020
    • Speaker, "Financial Elder Abuse and Fraud - Strengthening Financial Security for Seniors," Morris County Bar Association webinar, July 1, 2020
    • Co-moderator, "COVID-19 and Managing Guardianship Cases," National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), June 30, 2020
    • Speaker, Morris County Bar Association Town Hall: Morris County Surrogate, May 26, 2020
    • Speaker, "Legal and Financial Planning for Individuals with Dementia: An Overview for Caregivers," Alzheimer's New Jersey, March 17, 2020
    • Author, "Guardianships During the Covid-19 Crisis"
    • Author, "Remote Notarial Services Permitted During the Health Crisis"
    • Moderator — "Judicial Perspectives on Probate Law", MCBA, November 26, 2018
    • Presenter at 17th Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium, "Voluntary and Involuntary Surrogate Decision Making: Guardianships, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives," October 22, 2018
    • Moderator — Judicial Perspectives, MCBA, Trust Estate & Elder Law, October 17, 2017
    • Author, Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act Passes in NJ, September 14, 2017
    • Presenter- "Planning for your Care in Advanced Age," at BNYMellon, February 2, 2017
    • Presenter at Oncology Nursing Education Symposium on Elder Law, September 20, 2016
    • Presenter to Community Health Law Project on Guardianships, June 18, 2015
    • Co-Presenter at 17th Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium, "Voluntary and Involuntary Surrogate Decision Making: Guardianships, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives," September 17, 2014
    • Panelist, "Trust and Estate Guideposts", on the topic "Planning to Avoid Guardianship," Morris County Bar Association, June 17, 2014
    • Panelist, "Guardianship Issues: Implications for Professionals Working with Individuals with Dementia"-Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, Education and Research Conference, April 25, 2014
    • Co-author, "N.J. Enacts Law to Prevent 'Granny Snatching'," The New Jersey Law Journal, December 10, 2012
    • Interstate Guardianship: Understanding New Jersey's New Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act- Co-presenter- GANJI, December 2012
    • "Contesting Gifts and Wills on Lack of Capacity, Undue Influence and Similar Grounds" — Co-presenter- ICLE, December 2012
    • "Update on Probate Law"- Morris County Bar Association Bench/Bar Conference, Chancery Division, General Equity breakout session, October 2012
    • Legal and Financial Considerations in Dementia Care- Greater NJ Chapter of Alzheimer's Association, May 2011
    • "Developments in Probate Litigation"- Morris County Bar Association Bench/Bar Conference, Chancery Division, General Equity breakout session, October 2010
    • Trust & Estate Issues for Family Law Attorneys — Morris County Bar Association Family Law Committee, April 2010
    • 2010 Education and Research Conference for the Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association ­workshop session on guardianships with Jane E. Gildersleeve-Janoff, Executive Director of the Guardianship Association of New Jersey, Inc., April 2010
    • Privacy Considerations in Probate — Morris County Bar Association Trust & Estates Committee Seminar, October 2009
    • Legal and Financial Consideration in Caregiving- presented for the Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, February 2009
    • Basics to Surrogate Decision-Making and a Medicaid Primer- presented to staff at the Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, September 2008
    • Issues Related to Approving & Reforming Special Needs Trusts- Morris County Bar Association Trust & Estates Committee Seminar, October 2007
    • Reforming and Modifying Trusts- 10th Annual Elder & Disability Law Symposium, July 2007
    • Legal and Financial Consideration in Caregiving- presented for the Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, October 2006
    • Fiduciary Litigation under the New Revised Probate Code of NJ - 2006 Elder Law Retreat
    • Guardianship Case Study- Guardianship Association of New Jersey, Inc. Annual Conference, October 2005
    • Negotiating and Settling Medicaid and Other Public Benefit Liens and Claims for Recovery- 8th Annual Elder & Disability Law Symposium, July 2005
    • Legal Issues for Healthcare Executives- Drew University Program, March 2004
    • Guardianship Training for Lawyers- ICLE course, February 2004
    • Lectured on issues regarding informed consent and guardianships to medical residents, physicians and nurses
    • Lectured on informed consent and other medical malpractice issues to healthcare providers
    • Lectured on elder law issues to caregivers
    • Lectured on probate issue at various Morris County Bar Association seminars

     

    • Member, Board of Directors, Alzheimer’s New Jersey
    • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
    • Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
    • Member, New Jersey Bar Association—Elder & Disability Law Section
    • Co-Chair, Morris County Bar Association—Trusts, Estates Elder Law Committee
    • 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 and trust litigation
    • Represents various individuals seeking to be appointed as guardian for an elderly incapacitated individual or an individual with developmental disabilities