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Kenneth Vercammen & Associates
A Law Office with Experienced Attorneys for Your New Jersey Legal Needs

2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison NJ 08817

Personal Injury and Criminal
on Weekends 732-261-4005

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*Initial client interview and follow-up
*File organization, including investigation, witness interviews, photography, medical reports, and wage analysis
*Draft pleadings such as complaints, third-party complaints, answers motions, and discovery requests and responses
*Assist in arrangements for depositions including the preparation of proposed questions; attend depositions with the attorney; digest/summarize depositions
*Prepare calculations during attorney settlement negotiations and draft settlement documents.
*Prepare file for trial, schedule witnesses and experts for testifying at trial
*Organize the trial notebook
*Attend the trial with the attorney to organize exhibits, retrieve documents, assist with witnesses, note developments in the case, monitor and maintain a list of documents and exhibits used by both sides
*Maintain a docket, calendar, and tickler system

*Accident investigation and witness contacts
*Medical & evidence review
*Submitting the case to insurance adjusters
*Preparation of complaint, service on defendants
*Answering & serving interrogatories
*Propounding other discovery requests
*Interview clients prior to court and deposition
*Attend depositions
*Prepare and answer motions
*Prepare arbitration summary and attend arbitration and settlement conferences
*Attend trial and calendar call as bench assistant

*Handling document control: analysis, organization, indexing, and general maintenance.
*Assisting in conducting/preparing for the production of documents
*Examining public records/documents
*Arranging and attending depositions with the attorney
*Digesting and indexing depositions
*Researching factual and statistical data and preparing analyses
*Drafting Pleadings, such as requests and answers to requests for admissions; interrogatories and answers to interrogatories; routine notices, motions, petitions, affidavits, and certifications
*Maintaining docket, calendar, and tickler system
*Assisting in preparation of legal memoranda/briefs: proofreading, cite checking, Shepardizing.
*Assisting in preparation of trial book.
*Organizing and preparing exhibits for trial
*Digestion and indexing trial transcripts

* Prepare requests for discovery
* Coordinate trial with client and witnesses
*Prepare briefs and motions

Pre-mortem planning:
*Interviewing clients; gathering information concerning family history, assets, and liabilities
*Drafting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills from preliminary stages to finalization

Estate administration
*Attending initial client conference for discovery of assets, liabilities, and background information required
*Preparing probate documents
*Scheduling and attending safe-deposit box inventories
*Arranging for appraisals of decedents assets, which may include real estate, jewelry, automobiles, antiques, art collections, personal, property, and household furnishings
*Valuing securities either by in-house means or arranging for valuation by stockbroker assistance. *Preparing and filing (if required) an estate inventory
*Maintaining estate financial accounts and records
*Correspondence pertaining to all aspects of estate administration
*Review estate financial records for determination of timely payments of estate expenses and distribution of assets to beneficiaries to effect tax savings
*Preparing formal or informal accountings of estate or trust administration from preliminary drafts to finalization
*Distribution and/or sale of securities by preparing necessary sale or transfer papers and working with broker to transfer agents
*Preparing necessary documents for beneficiaries signature to effect distribution of assets and to release fiduciary's liability

*Preparing a draft of the contract of sale for review by the attorney
*Obtaining and forwarding to purchasers attorney for review prior to closing such items as back-title information; water, sewer, oil, and tax bills; current mortgage payoff information; and the Certificate of Occupancy for the closing
*Coordinating date, time, and place of closing with all parties
*Preparing closing documents: deed, affidavit of title, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. (RESPA) and settlement statements, note, and mortgage, if taken back by the seller
*Attend closing
*Post-closing follow-up

When the purchaser is the attorneys client, the paralegal¹s responsibilities may include the following:
*Preparing or reviewing contract
*Obtaining and reviewing back-title information
*Arranging for survey, termite inspection, structural inspection including radon, if necessary, obtaining flood certification, title insurance binder, mortgage payoff statements, home owners insurance policy
*Coordination closing with the lender; fulfilling all lenders requirements and forwarding all documents for review prior to the closing date. This includes preparation of affidavits, releases, notes, mortgages, RESPA statements, and notices of settlement
*Coordinating closing with all parties
*Preparing final closing documents including 1099B and filing same with IRS.
*Attending closing
*Post-closing follow-up
Forwarding original documents for recording
Forwarding check for mortgage payoff, pay off all outstanding liens, final letter to title
company requesting policy, payment of all taxes and sewer charges
Forwarding canceled mortgage to sellers attorney
Obtaining title policy, then forwarding to client
Forwarding mortgage to mortgage company

*Drafting and filing certificates or articles of incorporation, and subsequent amendments, together with preliminary preparations of incorporation such as name clearance and reservation
*Drafting Bylaws

Partnership tasks may include:
*Drafting partnership agreements
*Drafting and filing limits partnership certificates and subsequent amendments


*Evidence review and organization
*Contact with witnesses
*Preparation of pleadings
*Preparation for trial

Kenneth Vercammen was the Middlesex County Bar Municipal Court Attorney of the Year
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Kenneth Vercammen is the Managing Attorney at Kenneth Vercammen & Associates in Edison, NJ. He is a New Jersey trial attorney has devoted a substantial portion of his professional time to the preparation and trial of litigated matters. He has appeared in Courts throughout New Jersey each week for litigation and contested Probate hearings.

Mr. Vercammen has published over 125 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on elder law, probate and litigation topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation issues for the American Bar Association, NJ ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published in noted publications included New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer.

He is chair of the Elder Law Committee of the American Bar Association General Practice Division. He is also Editor of the ABA Estate Planning Probate Committee Newsletter and also the Criminal Law Committee newsletter. Mr. Vercammen is a recipient of the NJSBA- YLD Service to the Bar Award. And past Winner "General Practice Attorney of the Year" from the NJ State Bar Association. He is a 22 year active member of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the ABA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section.

He established the NJlaws website which includes many articles on Elder Law. Mr. Vercammen received his B.S., cum laude, from the University of Scranton and his J.D. from Widener/Delaware Law School, where he was the Case Note Editor of the Delaware Law Forum, a member of the Law Review and the winner of the Delaware Trial Competition.


Edison Adult School -Wills, Elder Law & Probate- 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 [inc Edison TV], 2001, 2000,1999,1998,1997
Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law - NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education/ NJ State Bar ICLE/NJSBA 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1996
Elder Law and Estate Planning- American Bar Association Miami 2007
Elder Law Practice, New Ethical Ideas to Improve Your Practice by Giving Clients What They Want and Need American Bar Association Hawaii 2006
South Plainfield Seniors- New Probate Law 2005, East Brunswick Seniors- New Probate Law 2005
Old Bridge AARP 2002; Guardian Angeles/ Edison 2002; St. Cecilia/ Woodbridge Seniors 2002;
East Brunswick/ Halls Corner 2002;
Linden AARP 2002
Woodbridge Adult School -Wills and Estate Administration -2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996
Woodbridge Housing 2001; Metuchen Seniors & Metuchen TV 2001; Frigidare/ Local 401 Edison 2001; Chelsea/ East Brunswick 2001, Village Court/ Edison 2001; Old Bridge Rotary 2001; Sacred Heart/ South Amboy 2001; Livingston Manor/ New Brunswick 2001; Sunrise East Brunswick 2001; Strawberry Hill/ Woodbridge 2001;
Wills and Elder Law - Metuchen Adult School 1999,1997,1996,1995,1994,1993
Clara Barton Senior Citizens- Wills & Elder Law-Edison 2002, 1995
AARP Participating Attorney in Legal Plan for NJ AARP members 1999-2005

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