Gary R. Botwinick

Gary R. Botwinick

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Fax: (973) 627-2858

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Gary R. Botwinick

Gary R. Botwinick has been recognized by:

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2018
    • Top 100: 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2017
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2016
  • 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

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Over 20 years ago, Gary R. Botwinick joined the firm to develop our Tax/Trusts and Estates practice group to expand the range of services which our firm could offer, and to serve our existing client base. Gary’s experience began with his tenure as a Tax Court Litigator for the IRS and an associate for a large New Jersey firm. Under his direction, the firm’s reputation as a leader in the fields of trust and estate law and tax law have grown exponentially.

Gary’s candor and expertise allow him to establish close relationships with all of his clients. His strength in developing trusted relationships with his clients is evidenced by the fact that his clients remain with the firm for many years and return to seek advice in all legal areas touching their lives, including unique family challenges, business succession, premarital planning and changes in the law, including the ever-changing tax landscape. Gary is a sought-after speaker on a variety of tax, trust and estate topics and has authored numerous articles on tax and estate planning. He also donates his time and efforts to assist non-profit and charitable organization on all legal matters.

Practice Areas

Year Joined

  • 1998

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1992
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1992
  • U.S District Court, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006


  • University of Florida, B.S. Accounting, 1989
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D, with Honors, 1992
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1996

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
    • 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 Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2006-Present
  • Board Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, 2007-2009
  • Member, New Jersey Israel Commission, 2010-Present
  • President, Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey, 2011-2012

Honors & Accolades

  • New Jersey Law Journal, “40 under 40” Leaders of the Bar, 2006
  • Lawline Furthered 40, 2012
  • US News Best Lawyers, 2016-2019
  • National Law Journal Trailblazer, 2017
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2007-2018
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Top 100, 2018

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

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Grotta Fund, 2010-Present
  • Board Member, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest, 2015-Present

Reported Decisions

Vahlteich V. Commission, TC Memo. 1994-68

Aragon V. Snyder, 314 N.J. Super. 635, 715 A.2d 1045 (Sup. Ct., Chancery 1998)