Michael A. Backer - Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

Michael A. Backer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993
Phone: 732-476-2450

Mr. Backer concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration and fiduciary litigation.  He brings over forty years of specialized experience to his representation of individuals, owners of closely held businesses, executors, administrators, trustees and beneficiaries.  He aggressively manages will disputes, will construction proceedings, accounting and other fiduciary litigation for individuals and New Jersey-based bank trust departments. He advises and implements wealth transfer strategies for high net-worth individuals and the owners of closely-held businesses to help them achieve their estate planning objectives while minimizing their transfer tax liabilities. He counsels individual and corporate fiduciaries on all facets of estate and trust administration, preparation of state and federal death and fiduciary income tax returns, post-mortem tax planning and fiduciary accountings.

Mr. Backer has served as an expert witness and, because of his expertise in the area is frequently engaged to mediate complex, contested estate litigation.   He is a draftsperson of significant portions of Title 3B, New Jersey’s Probate Code, including The Prudent Investor Act, which significantly revised the rules governing trust investing, The Revised Uniform Principal and Income Act and subsequent revisions to the Code.

Rutgers UniversityAB 1966Rutgers University School of Law - NewarkJ.D. 1969
American College of Trust and Estate CounselNew Jersey State Bar AssociationNew Jersey State Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Office Location

Metro Corporate Campus One
99 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830-2712
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates of the Woodbridge Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Trusts and Estates of the Woodbridge Metro Area
Michael A. Backer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Michael A. Backer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates