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Mark H. Chazin

Probate Attorney at Clinton, NJ

5.0   21 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 42 years
    New York - NY 42 years
    New Jersey - NJ 56 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 56 years
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 56 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1967
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 56 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1968
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

Location

Gebhardt & Keifer, P.C.
Po Box 4001
1318 Route 31
Clinton, NJ, 08809-4001

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Posted by Reva | October 12, 2017
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Always exceed our expectations!
We have known Mark for over 30 years and have used his service (and other partners in his office as well) for all our legal needs. Most recently, we have our "Last Will and Testament" done by Mark. Mark is extremely knowledgeable in estate planning, and his efficiency and professionalism is most impressive. He gave us a detailed overview of the process, and in doing so, also gave us insights and options to various decision points. We are very happy with Mark's service, and would highly recommend Mark and his office for any legal work.
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Posted by Wayne | September 30, 2017
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Excellent attorney and firm
We had the pleasure of working with Mark Chazin in drafting our wills. As an attorney myself in another practice area, I appreciated his professional approach and knowledge of the subject area. Our wills and accompanying documents were prepared quickly and in accordance with our desires. We have used the firm for other tasks, including pronating an estate, and have been well satisfied. Recommend without limitation.
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Posted by Dan | September 14, 2017
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Updated Estate Planning Documents
This was the second time we used Mark after creating our first wills with him over 11 years ago and it was another great experience. It is clear that he knows what he is talking about and is very easy to work with.
Posted by Sandy | August 24, 2017
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Estate Plan Update
Right at the outset, in our first meeting, Mark helped me resolve a number of very sticky issues with regard to my Estate Plan that I had been struggling with for many months. Once these were resolved, I was pleased with how smoothly the updating process proceeded. I much appreciated Mark's professionalism and breadth of experience, and his patience in carefully answering all of my questions. The entire process required only two meetings.
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Posted by Bill and Brenda | March 15, 2017
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writing a will
Mr. Mark Chazin was very professional, thorough,and explained everything in terms we understood. We feel that he covered everything necessary and was very enlightening. We would highly recommend him to anyone needing an estate planner. He made us feel very comfortable and he is a personable fellow.
Posted by Jerry and Maureen | November 29, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
On the recommendation of a friend who is an attorney, we retained Mr. Mark Chazin for estate planning and to update our wills and trust. The entire task took just two visits. Mark answered our questions, offered suggestions and explained every aspect of the process with exceptional thoroughness and clarity. We have sought legal advice on our wills and trust several times over the years, but never before have we enjoyed the excellent service we experienced with Mr. Chazin. In addition to our wills, trust, powers of attorney and health directives, Mark also prepared a very comprehensive, detailed and well-organized folder that included all our documents and useful instruction sheets, and he carefully reviewed every page with us during our final visit. Because of Mark's expertise, patience and gift for communication, we are totally assured -- for the first time in 40 years -- that our wills and estate planning documents are accurate, comprehensive and reflect our wishes.
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Posted by Deb | September 29, 2016
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Created Will
Mark was very helpful with insightful suggestions while working with us. We are very pleased with the outcome of our visits.
Posted by Peggy | June 19, 2016
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Easier than we thought!
We procrastinated doing our wills for a very long time. Our financial advisor persisted in impressing how important it is for us to do, especially considering we are in our second marriages and have step children and common children. The advisor recommended Mark to us. We finally made the appointment with Mark and we are so glad we did! He helped us understand the important considerations for our wills and he helped us with our decisions. The process was easier than we expected and we had the wills and estate planning done in just 2 appointments. Thank you, Mark. We appreciate your expertise and professionalism and being so easy to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2016
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Very smooth and simple estate planning process
I consulted and hired Mr. Chazin for estate planning and wills for my parents - Mr. Chazin and his firm came highly recommended from another family member. I was very pleased with how quickly he responded and the process was simple and thorough, he was very patient with my parents, explained everything in very simple and easy to understand terminology, and the finished product of the wills, healthcare directives, and POAs were quickly drawn up. Overall a great experience!
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Posted by andrew | May 3, 2016
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Last Will and Testament
Listened well. Explained all legal details. Investigated tax implications. Allowed us clear choices. Respectful. Knowledgeable. Patient. Humorous. Punctual.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2016
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Great experience - very pleased
We retained Mark to do estate work for our mother. It was the best possible experience. Mark was kind and patient with our elderly mom. He listened and advised at our consultation, was responsive to our questions, emails and revisions following the consultation. Mark was thorough and methodical in his explanations and presented them in simple to understand language. He made certain that we understood every aspect. We are confident that everything will be exactly as my mom would like.
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Posted by Larry & Dee | January 23, 2016
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Simplifying a will
Mark was recommended by a friend. He saved us both time and unnecessary paperwork in preparing our wills. He offered deep insight into the details we were totally unaware of and clearly laid out the differences between NJ and PA law. We found him to be not only professional, but also very personable. He is very comfortable to work alongside. We highly recommend Mark and Gebhardt & Kiefer. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Annie | January 12, 2016
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Thorough and Personable
After moving from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, my husband and I had to update our wills. It was a little complicated as my husband is not a USA citizen, but Mark explained all the details and options thoroughly and would not allow us to push forward until he was sure we really understood the implications of the decisions we were making. Through out the entire process, Mark was very personable, demonstrating an acute wit and strong sense of humor.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2015
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Family Business
I met Mark years ago, and was favorably impressed, but I never had an opportunity to work with him until recently, when he helped us set up a family LLC. The process was complicated because it involved a parent's estate plan, trusts, and family property. And was fraught with the usual sibling concerns about fairness vs. equality. Mark was prompt about getting us the information and documents we needed, and patient while family members worked through details of the incorporation and operating agreements. He was clear and concise in explaining concepts and terms we didn't know. He worked well with our accountants on matters where we asked for their help. Mark understood when we needed more time for discussion and knew when we needed a push to help us make decisions. Through this process, with his help, family members came to respect and trust each other better. We are happy with the outcome in more ways than we expected. Now that the LLC is in place, I look forward to working with Mark on my personal estate plan.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2015
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excellent service
We were recommended to Mark by another family member and we couldn't have been more pleased. Mark helped us with our wills, trusts and estate planning. He was extremely patient in answering all our questions, very thorough and professional. We couldn't have been more pleased with his work.
Posted by Tom | August 23, 2015
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Excellent Estate Planner
Mark is not only a very knowledgeable attorney, but an excellent communicator as well. In helping me with my estate planning, all inquiries were promptly responded to, all questions and concerns adequately answered and addressed, and the service performed exceeded expectations. I would happily return to him for any future needs, and would recommend him highly.
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Posted by John | July 18, 2015
Mark Chazin - Excellent attorney
Mark Chazin is a seasoned lawyer and a leader in his impressive firm. Over the years, Mark has provided me with level headed advice and valued recommendations on a number of matters. Top notch! Thank you, Mark. John
Posted by Michele | June 3, 2015
Organized, proactive and thoughtful.
I recently got my will redone - now that my kids are grown I had many questions about the best way to set up my estate. Mark Chazin came highly recommended and indeed I see why. I found Mark to be proactive, clear, organized, very knowledgeable and thoughtful about addressing my specific needs. The process was clear and easy. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Mike | May 5, 2015
Obtaining a Will
My wife and I recently had our will updated. It gave us an opportunity to compare our previous experience writing a will and working with Mark. Mark was extremely organized (but not inflexible) about taking us through the process of building a will. His approach made us feel very assured that we would not miss anything that was important to us. He was very attentive and responded to our questions and he encouraged our engagement in the process. After our first meeting with him, we had the draft of our will in a day or two. From then until we finally met to sign it, he responded to our phone inquires in a timely manner which made the whole process go very smoothly and quickly. In fact we had the draft if our will in one or two days. At the final review and signing of the will, he again went through every section to describe what it meant, even if it was a more boiler plate section. He wanted us to understand. A new experience for us was to be provided with a tabbed binder containing all the documentation necessary to execute our will. This will be most helpful for the executer who may not know exactly what to do. I must say there is no comparison between lawyer experiences. Mark is a professional who had our best interest in mind during the entire process. We highly recommend Mark. You will not be dissatisfied. You never feel like you are bothering him or that he doesn't have time. The process went very quickly. We had the will to review in a day or two. At the final review of the will, he again went through every section to describe what it meant, even if it was a more boiler plate section. He wanted us to understand. At the completion of our will, he provided us with an entire package of materials (A Tabbed binder for various sections of information that will be helpful for whomever is executing the will and may not know exactly what to do. All the documents are laid out for executor to make it as easy to navigate as possible. I must say there is no comparison between lawyer experiences. Mark is a professional who has your best interest in mind during the entire process. We highly recommend Mark. You will not be dissatisfied.
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Posted by Roger | March 28, 2015
Professional , Timely and Thorough
As permanent residents of the US, but not citizens, my wife and myself needed to have an estate plan to accommodate the tax and inheritance obligations of both New Jersey and the US. After each of us had completed and submitted a detailed questionnaire to Mark, we met with him at which time he carefully explained in a thorough and clear manner exactly what our options were and his recommendations/advice as to how to proceed. Less than a week after our meeting we each received via mail, a draft Will, which is the key part of any estate plan, for us to review. Both Mark and his assistant then separately and independently telephoned to ask if we needed an explanation or clarification of any part of its content. We subsequently returned to Mark's office approximately 1 week later, where again he went over each item carefully to ensure our complete understanding of the comprehensive Estate Plan they had prepared for us. My wife and myself left his office with the original and two copies of our Estate Plan with specific instructions as to what to do with each. We were both impressed and totally satisfied with what Mark and his team had provided us and would recommend Mark to anyone looking for an attorney with expertise and a great deal of experience in Estate Planning, who can also present his recommendations in a very clear and concise manner.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Gebhardt & Kiefer, PC
  • 1986 - Present
  • Captain
  • US Army
  • 1968 - 1970
  • Judicial law clerk
  • Judge Herbert Horn
  • 1967 - 1968

Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1974
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1967
  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1964

Associations

  • Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2002 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Elder and Disability Law Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Greater Middlesex & Somerset Estate Planning Council
  • Trustee
  • 1986 - Present
  • Somerset County Business Partnership
  • Board of Directors
  • 1985 - Present
  • Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties
  • President
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Somerset County Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Taxation Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1987 - 1989
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Five Star Estate Planning Professional
  • Five Star Professional
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Five Star Estate Planning Professional
  • Five Star Professional
  • 2015
  • Five Star Estate Planning Professional
  • Five Star Professional
  • 2014
  • NJ Super Lawyers List - Estate Planning
  • Super Lawyers Magazine/Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • NJ Super Lawyers List - Estate Planning
  • Super Lawyers Magazine/Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • NJ Super Lawyers List - Estate Planning
  • Super Lawyers Magazine/Thomson Reuters
  • 2009
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Clinton Probate Lawyer Mark H. Chazin
Mark H. Chazin
Probate Attorney
Clinton, NJ
Licensed for 56 years