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EDWARD WACKS was admitted to the Bar of New Jersey in April, 1968. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1981 he was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
[College and LawSchool and Honors Achieved]
He is a 1964 graduate of Rutgers College with a BA Degree in Economics (and a minor in Art History) and a 1967 graduate of the Rutgers School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
[Primary Practice Areas/Concentration]
Mr. Wacks concentrates his practice in Estate Planning and Taxation of Estates, Real Property Transactions, Trusts for Persons with Disabilities, Elder Law, Estate Administration and legal matters involving Closely Held Businesses, Family Businesses and Real Property Ownership by Businesses.
[Secondary Practice Areas]
Since 1971 Mr. Wacks has been counsel to the Borough of Rockaway. He has served the Township of Allamuchy as its Municipal Attorney since 1988 and the Township of Frelinghuysen since 1996. He currently represents community associations [Cooperatives and Condominium Associations].
Mr. Wacks has been recognized as a real estate expert, an expert on legal ethics, an expert in banking law, mortgage banker & broker law, title insurance matters and the taxation of estates by the Courts of New Jersey, both Federal District Courts of New Jersey, and by the Office of Administrative Law. He has qualified as an expert before all these tribunals.
[Practice Honors/Work Experiences]
In 1990‑91 Mr. Wacks was the Chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Mr. Wacks was named by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to chair the District X Ethics Committee and served in that capacity for the year 1984‑1985. In 1988 he served as the President of the Morris County Bar Association.
Mr. Wacks was an original incorporator, the first Board Chairman and the Chair of the Loan Committee for a New Jersey State Chartered Commercial Bank. He has advised major New Jersey Banks on regulatory matters and serves on an advisory board of one of these banks. He incorporated and assisted in the management of one of New Jersey's leading Mortgage Banker/Brokerage companies. Mr. Wacks has been an owner and a member of the Board of Directors for a New Jersey Title Insurance Agency and has been called upon to render opinions regarding title insurance matters.
[Publications and Honors]
Mr. Wacks is a member of the American Bar Association’s Center for Professional Responsibility, an organization dedicated to fostering ethical and professional responsibility among members of the bar.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2011 Wealth Manager||Five Star Wealth Manager||2011|
|Estate PLanning||New Jersey Super Lawyer||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||1985|
|Managing Member||Wacks & Hartmann, LLC||1968 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Morris County Bar Association||Past President||1968 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Past Chair/Real Property Probate Section||1968 - Present|
|NJ Supreme Court District X Ethics Committee||Chair||1988 - 1989|
|Wisconsin Law Journal||Segregation of Residential Areas Along Economic Lines||1969|
|Rutgers University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1967|
|Rutgers University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1964|
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