Liza A. Chanco is a Bentley University graduate, a 2006 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, and joined Avelino & Hartlaub, LLP in 2016.

Ms. Chanco is a member of the Wills, Trusts & Estates department.  She is highly experienced in the areas of probate, estate administration and estate planning.

Ms. Chanco’s areas of focus include:

Probate & Estate Administration

  • Preparation and filing of all court documents for a probate of a will and appointment of administrator
  • Collection and valuation of assets
  • Trust administration
  • Post-mortem tax planning
  • Preparation of estate tax returns
  • Miscellaneous Surrogate’s Court proceedings
  • Distribution of estate and trust assets to beneficiaries

Estate Planning

  • Last Will and Testaments
  • Testamentary Trusts
  • Pour-Over Wills
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Medical Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Directives
  • Lifetime Giving and Gift Tax Planning
  • Revocable Inter Vivos Trust (“Living Trusts”)
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Retirement Plan Trusts
  • Dynasty Trusts
  • Special/Supplemental Needs Trusts

Ms. Chanco has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2011 – 2015.

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Seton Hall University School of Law

Bentley College (now University)

Bentley College 



New York
New Jersey

United States District Court
District of New Jersey