Gary R. Botwinick

Gary R. Botwinick

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Gary R. Botwinick

Gary R. Botwinick has been recognized by:

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2015
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2014
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2012
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2011
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2010
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2009
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2008
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2007
  • New Jersey Rising Stars 2006

Gary Botwinick chairs the firm’s Taxation/Trusts & Estates Department. He joined the firm in 1998, becoming Partner in 2001. His career began in the IRS Manhattan District Counsel Office, where he tried civil cases before the U.S. Tax Court. In 1996, he became an associate with a large law firm in Morristown, NJ. As an Adjunct Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Mr. Botwinick taught the Estate Planning component of the University’s Certified Financial Planner program. He is a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, as well as many other professional organizations.  He has authored several articles that have appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal and other publications.

Mr. Botwinick received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida, a J.D. with honors from Rutgers University School of Law, and his LL.M in Taxation from NYU School of Law. In 2006, Mr. Botwinick was named to the prestigious “40 Under 40″ issue of the New Jersey Law Journal, a publication profiling attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice at a young age. In 2006, Mr. Botwinick was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a national peer-nominated organization of attorneys who have demonstrated the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. Mr. Botwinick is the former President of the Estate Planners Council of Northern New Jersey and served on the board for five years. He is currently a member of the Board of the Grotta Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Metrowest New Jersey and has been appointed by Governor Chris Christie as a Commissioner of the New Jersey Israel Commission.

Practice Areas

Year Joined

  • 1998

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1992
  • Pennsylvania, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1992
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1992

Education

  • NYU School of Law, LL.M in Taxation
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D. with Honors
  • University of Florida, B.S. in Accounting

Published Works and Recent Articles

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (New Jersey Chapter)
    • Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning for Second Marriages, 2014
  • Estate Planning Council of New York City
    • From Romance to Ruin:  Estate Planning Before, During and After Divorce, 2014
  • Strafford Publications
    • Family Law and Estate Planning Issues Before, During and After Divorce, 2012
  • Middlesex County Bar Association Continuing Education, Taxation Committee
    • Estate Planning 2012 Update, 2012
    • Estate Planning for New Jersey Civil Unions, 2011
  • Association of Divorce Financial Planners, 9th Annual Conference
    • When the Honeymoon is Over…Estate Planning Before and After the Divorce, 2011
  • NJICLE
    • Tax Issues for Family Lawyers, An Essential Primer, 2010
    • A Magnet or  Battleground, Planning for the Family Vacation Home, 2007
  • Estate Planning Council of Northern NJ
    • Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples, 2008
  • New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
    • 2006 Probate & Trust Law Symposium: Love and Death: Estate Planning for Marriage and Other Related Relationships, 2006
    • 54th Semi-Annual Tax and Estate Planning Forum, 2005
    • Skills and Methods Course on Estate Planning and Administration, 2004
    • Estate Planning Issues in Matrimonial Law, 2003
    • Palimony in New Jersey After the Roccamonte Decision, 2003
    • 45th Semi-Annual Tax and Estate Planning Forum, 2001
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, New Jersey Chapter:
    • Planned Giving After the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Act of 2001, 2001
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University/Merrill Lynch Seminar Program:
    • Formation and Operation of Limited Liability Companies, 1997
  • Jewish Community Foundation Professional Advisory Committee:
    • Estate Planning in the Context of Divorce, 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • President of the Estate Planners Council of Northern New Jersey

Awards and Recognition

  • Named to the prestigious “40 Under 40″ issue of the New Jersey Law Journal, 2006
  • Elected Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2006
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2006 and a Super Lawyer from 2007-2015

Past Employment

  • IRS Manhattan District Counsel Office, tried civil cases before the U.S. Tax Court
  • Adjunct Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, taught the Estate Planning component of the University’s Certified Financial Planner program

Volunteer Work

  • Board Member of the Jewish Community Foundation of Metro West New Jersey
  • Commissioner of the New Jersey Israel Commission