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Martin L Bearg

Business Attorney at Livingston, NJ

3.7   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 40 years
    Florida - FL 45 years
    New Jersey - NJ 46 years
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Martin

Learn Martin’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Business
    40%
    Limited Liability Companies, Nonprofits, Corporations, Employment Agreements, Deferred Compensation Agreements, Mergers, Sales, Buy/Sell Agreements, Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreements

    44 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    Product purchase/sale, Licenses,

    44 years

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Advanced Medical Directives, Temporary Guardianship for Minor when Parent Absent, Estate Administration, Charitable Gifts,

    44 years

  4. Tax
    20%

I am admitted to practice in NJ & NY I am a pusblished author and lecturer, and I have taugh paralegals and undergraduate accounting majors contract/business law, wills, trusts and estate administration, and income taxation of corporations, partnerships, trusts and estates.

 

I have been appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to be Chair of the  District VC Attorney Ethics Committee, and I have been elected by my peers to serve as Chair  of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.

 

I help owners of closelly held businesses with regard to legal and business succession/estate planning matters, and I help individual clients with estate planning and administration matters. When necessary, I also litigate business disputes and estate disputes.

 

My clients find me to be compassionate, understanding, courteous and a strong advocate. For 40 years I have been rated by my peers in Martindale-Hubble as an AV Preeminent Attorney (the highest rating one can recieve).

 

I have been named by N.J. Monthly Magazine as a Top Attorney in New Jersey for Trust & Estate matters, and I have also been named a Super Lawyer in New Jersey for Trust & Estate matters. These designations are obtained by peer reviews.

 

Referrals are always welcomed.

 

 

 

Location

Martin L Bearg
160 S Livingston Ave Ste 208
Po Box 2027
Livingston, NJ, 07039

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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
Posted by Bernard | October 11, 2010
Review Martin L Bearg, Esq.
I am a client of Martin L. Bearg, Esq. In handling a complicated estate, Mr. Bearg prepared wills, trusts, power of attorneys and filed the appropriate tax returns and gave important legal advice, all in a timely manner.
Posted by G. H. | December 30, 2014
Mr. Bearg provided the best answer to my question
I asked a question about inheritance tax. Out of the several answers I received so far, Mr. Bearg gave the best answer--precise, and to the point. I don't know Mr. Bearg, but I can see that he is an expert in Elder and Estate Law. Thanks so very much, Mr. Bearg, for being very helpful.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Doesn't read well
I specifically said that my father did not have a will, but he answered hypothetically about the various possibilities of what my father's will could have stated. Clearly, I needed to know the intestate law on this question since I clearly said my father did not have a will...

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Martin L. Bearg, Esq.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Member-Head of Trusts & Estates and Business Transactions
  • Alpert Goldberg Butler Norton Bearg & Peach
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Director of Endowments & COO of Foundation
  • Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey
  • 1997 - 1998

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • LL.M. in Taxation
  • 1985
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Will with Decedent's Handwriting
  • Matter sucessfully settled with clients getting a share of the estate.
  • Survivor's Elective Share
  • Defeated stepmother's claim
  • Member Evicted from LLC
  • Client paid over $200,000

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Vice Chair for Trusts & Estates
  • 2013 - Present
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey District Attorney Ethics Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • The Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney for Trust & Estate matters
  • N.J. Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer for Trust & Estate matters
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • The American University
  • 1973
  • Pi Sigma Alpha-Nat'l Poli.Sci.Honrary Soc.
  • The American University
  • 1973
  • Dean's Lst
  • The American University
  • 1972
  • Dean's Lst
  • The American University
  • 1971
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Publications

  • Journal of Taxation
  • New Decisions Editor
  • N/A
  • NJ Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Contract Law in New Jersey
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • West Caldwell Adult School
  • Basic Wills & Trusts
  • N/A
  • Harold Kamens Semi-Annual Estate Tax Seminar
  • Private Annuities vs. Self-Canceling Installment Notes
  • N/A
  • Dean Witter Reynolds Quarterly Roundtable
  • Non-qualified Deferred Compensation
  • N/A
  • Bloomfield, NJ Adult School
  • Going Into Business
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (5)
Endorse Martin
Business Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin Bearg is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bearg is a consummate professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bearg consistently provides thoughtful answers to questions on avvo.com. He consistently demonstrates a thorough understanding of the law. I endorse this attorney."
Business Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bearg is a knowledgeable and competent attorney. You would be well served by retaining his services. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bearg and I practice in some of the same areas of law. So I have had an opportunity to review numerous answers he has provided. We also participate in some of the same listserves. He is truly a prolific contributor in a number of different forums. If he had more time on Avvo, his rating would be 10.0 in no time. He is a true professional and has one of the keenest legal minds I have ever come across. I am very happy to endorse Martin and his services. James Frederick"
Business Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin Bearg is a top notch estate planning attorneys in our state. He not only has a solid grasp of the law, but is able to look at issues with a practical eye when developing solutions. He is an asset to any prospective client."
Business Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bearg is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and true credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Business Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bearg is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have read Mr. Bearg's answers on Avvo and found them to be informative and on target. They are illustrative of his expertise and I readily endorse him as an attorney."
Business Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bearg's professionalism and knowledge, as depicted by his answers on AVVO, are first rate."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions on Avvo are great, on point, direct, and always accurate And if you want more info, check out his website or legal guides. If you have an estate planning question, clearly he is your answer. If his office is near you, I recommend him to you."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In reviewing attorney Bearg's history and his insightful comments to questions on avvo, I believe him to be a knowledgeable and trustworthy source of information."
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