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Florham Park, N.J. – April 21, 2016 – The law firm of Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. announced today that Frederick K. Schoenbrodt, II has joined the firm as chair of its Estate Planning and Administration practice.

Mr. Schoenbrodt, who counsels clients on wills and trusts, estate and tax planning, administration and taxation of trusts and estates, and personal and family philanthropy, was previously with Drinker Biddle & Reath. Beforehand, he was with boutique firm Neff Aguilar. He is based in Bressler's Florham Park headquarters as a principal in the firm.

"I was drawn to Bressler because of its outstanding reputation in the trusts and estates area, its commitment to client service and its well-established and growing estate planning practice," said Mr. Schoenbrodt, adding the leadership role was a plus. "It is an honor to join this exceptional group of trust and estate practitioners," he said. "The firm’s practice is ideally situated to serve its private clients, possessing a remarkable breadth and depth of experience in the trusts and estates area, an excellent fee structure for clients in today's legal market, and offices in locations that are essential to this practice."

Florida is an important market for the firm and the practice; Bressler opened in Miami last year, adding to its Ft. Lauderdale location.

"We welcome Fred to the firm and as practice chair," said Bressler Managing Principal Brian F. Amery. "He will help the practice thrive nationally and serve our snowbird clients well."

In addition to his planning and administration practice, Mr. Schoenbrodt has represented clients in litigation and mediation of disputes related to wills, trusts and estates, including disputes regarding proper construction and interpretation of will and trust terms, challenges to validity of wills, disputes regarding the valuation of closely-held business interests, and fiduciary accounting matters.

received a B.A. from Gettysburg College in 1992, a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1995 and an LL.M., Taxation in 2000 from NYU School of Law.

Mr. Schoenbrodt is a frequent speaker, writer and contributor on trust, estate and tax topics. He is the successor author of New Jersey Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration Forms, a practice manual published by LexisNexis Matthew Bender.

Before entering private practice in 2000, he served as a judge advocate with the U.S. Army in Hawaii.

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