Stern Kilcullen & Rufolo, LLC
Linda A. Elfenbein, Partner

Linda A. Elfenbein is a partner in the firm of Stern Kilcullen & Rufolo , and a member of the firm's Tax and Estate and Trust Groups.


Ms. Elfenbein received her undergraduate degree from New York University in 1981 and her law degree from Rutgers Law School-Newark in 1987 where she was a Research Editor of the Rutgers Law Review.


She started her legal career at the former Newark law firm of Clapp & Eisenberg, and has been with Stern & Kilcullen since 2002. From 1996-2001, she taught Estates, Trusts and Wealth Transfer Taxation at Rutgers Law School in Newark to second and third year law students.


Ms.  Elfenbein has concentrated her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, and estate and trust litigation. She has extensive experience in formulating sophisticated estate plans, drafting all estate planning documents including Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney, administering complex estates, post-mortem tax planning, preparation of fiduciary accountings and state and federal death tax returns, and representation of both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in estate and trust litigation including will contests, will construction actions and other fiduciary litigation. She has specialized in the area of estates and trusts since 1987.


Ms.  Elfenbein authored a law review article while at Rutgers titled "Future Medical Surveillance: An Award for Toxic Tort Victims," Rutgers Law Review, Summer 1986 and "Appellate Division Clarifies Rights of the Surviving Spouse," for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Newsletter, May 1996.


She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.)