Joy Hodge


Hackensack, NJ, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Practice/Organization Description

Joy Hodge focuses her practice on taxation law, with a particular emphasis on business advice, succession and estate planning. Ms. Hodge drafts complex commercial documents, trusts, wills and business succession plans in order to maximize the wealth of current principals and preserve closely-held and family businesses for the next generation of ownership. She also serves as an advisor to corporate clients on such matters as partnership and shareholder agreements, protection of trademarks and copyrights, corporate/commercial transactions, including the formation, purchase, sale and restructuring of businesses and professional practices, and general corporate agreements.

Bar Admissions

New York, 2008

New Jersey, 2007

District of Columbia, 2002

Virginia, 1999


LL.M. (Taxation), Georgetown University, 2006 (with distinction)

J.D., Vermont Law School, 1998 (cum laude)

B.S., (Mathematics), Seton Hall University School of Law, 1995 (cum laude)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Member, American, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and Fairfax County Bar Associations

Honors and Awards


Insuring Succession - Funding Your Business Succession Plan with Insurance, Hudson Valley Business Journal, Vol. 19, No. 31, 12 (September 22, 2008).

On the Death of Dr. Jekyll – The Disposition of Mr. Hyde: The Proper Treatment of an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust at the Grantor’s Death, 29 TAX MANAGEMENT ESTATES, GIFTS AND TRUSTS JOURNAL 275 (Nov. 2004).

Telemedicine: Medical Treatment Via Telecommunications Will Save Lives, But Can Congress Answer the Call?, 22 VERMONT LAW REVIEW 231 (Fall 1997).

The Rhetorical Implications of the Architecture of the National Holocaust Memorial Museum: An Outreach to a Desensitized Culture, L1 PENNSYLVANIA SPEECH COMMUNICATION ANNUAL 75 (1995).

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