Barbara deMare








Ms. de Mare specializes in  Trusts and Estates  concentrating in creative solutions to generational transfer issues.  One of New Jersey’s finest estate planning attorneys, she also has extensive experience in New York, having started her career forty (40) years ago in the Trusts and Estates Department of a large New York law firm.


In executing estate plans for her clients, Ms. de Mare concentrates on tax savings devices such as those described in this brochure without losing sight of the personal needs of her clients.  Thus she is also experienced in preparing Personal Needs Trusts, ante nuptial agreements, living wills and powers of attorney.


In addition to her preeminence in the field of estate planning, Ms. de Mare has outstanding expertise in post mortem estate planning, estate and trust administration, probate practice, including the institution and defense of will and gift contests, contested accounting proceedings, actions to remove to a fiduciary, and related issues.


As many of her estate planning clients are business owners or executives, she is proficient in the estate tax planning and other aspects of such business documents as stockholders agreements, partnership agreements, and employment agreements.  Additionally, she has extensive experience in such related corporate matters as mergers, acquisitions and liquidations.


Ms. de Mare has been widely published in legal journals and has taught estate planning and administration to both lawyers and lay persons.  She has donated her talents to the bar and the public as a past president of Bergen County Legal Services and as a founder and past president of Women Lawyers in Bergen.  She has also served on the Board of Directors of many civic and religious organizations, and has served on and chaired bar association committees relating to estate planning and administration.


After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University, Ms. de Mare graduated from St. John’s University School of Law, where she earned various awards and scholarships for outstanding academic excellence.





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