Briele focuses her practice on estate planning, trust and estate administration and business succession planning.
Briele advises single individuals, families, surviving spouses and domestic partners, closely held business owners, and fiduciaries on all aspects of estate and succession planning as well as trust and estate administration. She assists clients with planning and preparing for the future by creating and implementing estate plans designed to meet each client’s unique goals and by preparing wills, irrevocable trusts, financial powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care that ensure a client’s loved ones are cared for, their assets are distributed according to their wishes, and their estate and decisions are managed by people who understand and will carry out their ideals and goals. She also provides assistance with sophisticated and advanced transfer tax planning and strategies such as family limited partnerships, intentionally defective grantor trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, grantor retained income or annuity trusts, and charitable planning and giving.In addition, Briele regularly counsels fiduciaries and beneficiaries on simple and complex trust and estate administration matters such as probate, post-mortem tax planning, fiduciary accounting, record-keeping, distributions, and exercising discretionary authority.
Briele graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Psychology and earned her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden. She received her Masters of Law (LL.M) in Taxation, with distinction, from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she also earned her Estate Planning Certificate.
Prior to joining Lex Nova, Briele was an attorney with a regional boutique tax, business and estate planning law firm where she gained substantial experience with advising individuals, local business owners and fiduciaries on matters concerning estate planning, business succession and tax planning, trust and estate administration, and estate and trust litigation. She also has served as counsel and a consultant for a closely-held family business founded by her sister and brother-in-law.
In addition to practicing law, Briele serves as a Co-Trustee of St. Bridget’s University Parish in Glassboro, NJ and is a member and Secretary of the St. Bridget’s University Parish Finance Council. She has also volunteered for the Wills for Heroes program held at Rutgers University School of Law-Camden which provides free wills and other estate planning documents to qualified first responders and their spouse or domestic partner. During her time as a volunteer, she assisted first responders with the preparation of their estate planning documents and in 2011 served as Chair of the Recruitment Committee.