Randi Newbery, Estate Planning Lawyer, Livingston, New Jersey (Essex County), (973) 992-5034  
A Wealth of Experience, a Record of Results
Randi Newbery

Meet Randi Newbery

A Livingston resident since the age of two, New Jersey native Randi Newbery has long been active and involved in local civic organizations. Among the many community groups she has served on are the Livingston Vision 2020 Committee, Livingston Youth Appreciation Week, and the American Association of University Women, Livingston, NJ Branch. Perhaps her work as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts is closest to her heart; Randi has served in a variety of leadership roles with both the Northern New Jersey Council and the Patriots' Path Council for many years.

As Randi's sons were growing up, they enjoyed many wonderful experiences with the Boy Scouts. Randi credited the Scouts with instilling in her boys important values, leadership skills, and lessons for life. She became a volunteer when her younger son became a Cub Scout. She was course director for a Wood Badge course in 2009, and three Northern New Jersey Council Pow Wows.

Randi also served on Patriots' Path Council's University of Scouting Committee as well as the council training committees for the Northern New Jersey Council and the Patriots' Path Council. With more than 15 years of service to the Boy Scouts of America, most of Randi's work is focused on helping adult volunteers to hone their skills as effective team builders and leaders.

The Boy Scouts have recognized Randi Newbery with both the Silver Beaver Award for Distinguished Service from NNJC and the District Award of Merit for Outstanding Service to the Orange Mountains District. "I saw what the Boy Scouts did for my own sons, and I wanted to give that gift to more kids. It has been a wonderful experience for me, too," says Randi.

As a member of the Livingston Vision 2020 Committee, Randi assisted with long-range planning for the township's future, including projected education, transportation, and development needs. The group has been credited with producing many positive changes for the township, addressing transportation issues and promoting more activities for seniors, among others.

On the Livingston Youth Appreciation Week Committee, Randi helped the town to offer a week of activities for children, including a full-day fair, a spelling bee, a fashion show, and a family movie night with outdoor movies. For the Livingston Parks and Recreation Committee, Randi helped write a grant application for funds to improve the town pond.

Active with the American Association of University Women [Livingston, NJ Branch] for many years, Randi served as its president two terms. She is proud of the work the Livingston group did to raise funds for college scholarships for young women. "It's nice to be able to help young people accomplish their dreams," she said.

Randi also contributes to her husband's favorite mission, Camp Noble Cause. Working in the defense industry, Bob Newbery was keenly aware of the sacrifices and stresses that many military personnel face on a daily basis. He wanted to do something to show them the support of a grateful nation. After much thought, he came up with the idea of a weekend of fun and family activities. Bob helped to found Camp Noble Cause.

Open to all active duty military personnel and their spouses and children, and completely free of charge, Camp Noble Cause is an annual weekend of fun and family in a beautiful corner of northern New Jersey. This year hundreds of active duty military and their families enjoyed swimming, boating, nature hikes, shooting sports, a Bounce House, camping out in tents provided by Patriots' Path Council, BSA, and good food provided by Sodexo, all served up by Bob, Randi, and a wonderful team of volunteers. Now in its fifth year, Camp Noble Cause gives military personnel and their families a worry-free getaway. In Camp Noble Cause, Randi has found another excellent reason to volunteer her time and energy.

When she is not working or volunteering for one of these great causes, Randi enjoys biking, hiking, camping, reading, and cooking. Besides their sons, Randi and her husband enjoy the company of two Old English Sheepdogs.

Practice Areas

Tax Law; Probate; Estate Planning; Real Estate; Business Law; Corporate Law; Tax Planning; Tax Audits; Residential Real Estate; Residential Real Estate Refinancing; Estate Administration; Estate and Gift Taxation; Powers of Attorney; Living Wills; Family Trusts; Inheritance; Business Estate Planning; Business Succession Planning; Family Business Successions; Limited Liability Company Law; Corporate Formation; Corporate Organization; Incorporation; Family Limited Partnerships; Family Partnerships; Limited Liability Partnerships; Limited Partnerships; Partnership Formation.

Admitted

1986, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1989, U.S. Tax Court and District of Columbia

Law School

Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, J.D., 1986; New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1991

College

The George Washington University, B.A., 1974; Vanderbilt University, M.A., 1977

Member

New Jersey State Bar Association; Essex County Bar Association.

Biography

Judicial Clerk, Office of Administrative Law, 1986-1987. Author: The New Innocent Spouse Defense Under the 1998 IRS Restructuring and Reform Act, New Jersey Law Journal; How Secure Is the Taxpayer Communications Privilege?, New Jersey Law Journal; Know Your Client: The War on Money Laundering Means Increased Responsibilities for Lawyers, New Jersey Law Journal; Tax Treatment of Foreign Equity Investments, How to resolve the Subpart F dilemma, New Jersey Law Journal; Protecting Foreign Assets Through The Offer in Compromise Program, New Jersey Law Journal. Member: Livingston Vision 20/20 Committee; Livingston Youth Appreciation Week Committee. Active in Northern New Jersey Council and Patriots' Path Council, Boy Scouts of America. Past President, American Association of University Women, Livingston Branch.

ISLN

904178249