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Alexander M. Watson

Alexander M. Watson

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Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning, Trusts and Estate Administration
  • Elder Law
  • Business Entities
  • Nonprofit Organizations


Alexander M. Watson concentrates in estate planning, residential and commercial real estate and the representation of business entities and nonprofit organizations. His estate planning practice covers the full range of trusts and estates matters, including testamentary and lifetime estate planning, estate administration, planning for charitable giving, tax-exempt organizations, and closely held business planning. He has advised clients with respect to a broad range of complex estate planning issues, providing business planning for succession, A/B Trust Wills, Bypass Trust Wills, Family Limited Partnerships, Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, Education Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts and Revocable Living Trusts. He brings a concern for individualized planning for families and businesses. In addition to his work in estate planning, Mr. Watson represents many individuals with respect to the sale and purchase of residential real estate for investment or homeownership. He also has represented many churches and other organizations seeking to acquire and maintain 501(c)(3) status.

Mr. Watson graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University in 1975. After earning an M.A. from the University of London in 1976, he worked for a Legislative Study Commission for the State of New Jersey. Mr. Watson co-authored the final report of the Commission which made recommendations for legislation to prevent nursing home abuses and to detect Medicaid fraud. Mr. Watson received his J.D. from the Rutgers Law School in 1985, and has been engaged in private practice since that time. He is admitted in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and he is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Elder Law, Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Sections of the New Jersey Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.


  • Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1985
    • Honors: Recipient of the "Bureau of National Affairs Student Award" for academic excellence
  • University of London
    • M.A. - 1976
  • Princeton University
    • B.A. - 1975

Bar Admission

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Published Works

  • Final Report of the Commission Which Made Recommendations for Legislation to Prevent Nursing Home Abuses and to Detect Medicaid Fraud (Co-author)

Past Positions

  • The State of New Jersey, Legislative Study Commission

Professional Associations

  • The New Jersey Bar Association, Elder Law, Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Sections, Member
  • The Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, the Mercer County Estate Planning Council
  • Mercer County Estate Planning Council, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney