Joy Matak, Esq. is a Partner at Avelino Law, LLP in the firm’s Private Client Services practice group. With over two decades of diversified experience as a wealth transfer strategist, Joy has an extensive background in recommending and implementing advantageous tax strategies for multigenerational wealth families, owners of closely held businesses, and high net worth individuals.

Adept at navigating the intricate landscape of estate and business succession, Joy crafts customized wealth transfer strategy plans to accomplish even the most complicated estate and business succession goals. She also performs tax compliance work including gift tax, estate tax, and income tax returns for trusts and estates as well as consulting services related to transfer tax planning, asset protection, life insurance structuring, and post-mortem planning.

A sought-after resource in her field, Joy frequently shares her insights through speaking engagements for the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section; Wealth Management Magazine; the Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey; and the Society of Financial Service Professionals. Joy is a regular, monthly contributor to Trusts & Estates magazine and has authored and co-authored articles for the Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts (BNA) Journal; Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI); and Estate Planning Review The CCH Journal, among others, on a variety of topics including wealth transfer strategies, income taxation of trusts and estates, and business succession planning. Joy co-authored a book on the 2017 tax reforms entitled Estate Planning: Estate, Tax and Other Planning after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

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Georgetown University Law Center
With distinction
Master of Laws, Taxation

Vermont Law School
Cum laude

Seton Hall University
Cum laude
B.S. Mathematics

New Jersey