Bleakley Platt Counsel Raymond M. Planell and Partner Matthew G. Parisi Article on Burial and Cemetery Issues Published in NYSBA’s Trust & Estate Section NewsletterFebruary 2018
The Winter 2017 edition of the New York State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter contains an article written by Bleakley Platt Counsel Raymond M. Planell and Partner Matthew G. Parisi, “First Things First: Addressing Burial and Cemetery Issues.” The article addresses the laws, regulations and rulings regarding cemetery matters that often face trusts and estates attorneys. Mr. Planell and Mr. Parisi encourage trusts and estates attorneys to consider burial issues as part of their client’s estate planning.
Some of the key topics in the article include:
- Control of the Disposition of the Decedent’s Remains
- Control of the Memorial
- Burial Rights and Control of the Place of Burial
- Transfer of Burial Lots
- Tax Impact of Payments to Cemeteries
Raymond M. Planell is a former member of the Firm’s Executive Committee, and former head of the Trusts & Estates Practice Group. His practice includes trust, estate, and tax matters and issues related to the organization and governance of charitable entities and not-for-profit corporations, particularly cemetery corporations.
Matthew G. Parisi is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee, and is the co-chair of the Cemetery Law Practice Group and chair of the Environmental Practice Group. His practice includes the representation of area municipalities, corporations and individuals in a wide variety of environmental and zoning disputes.
Bleakley Platt has represented cemeteries throughout New York State for over 75 years. The Firm’s cost-efficient representation and knowledgeable attorneys make the firm a valued partner to its cemetery clients. Click here to learn more about the firm’s cemetery law practice.