Alexander M. Watson
609-688-8400 (ext. 244)
Mr. Watson concentrates in trusts and estates, estate planning, residential and commercial real estate, elder law, 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, Credit Shelter 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 trusts and estates, 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 also advises Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) and Assisted Living facilities with respect to regulatory compliance and corporate governance.
Mr. Watson graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University. After earning an M.A. from the University of London, he worked for a Legislative Study Commission for the New Jersey State Legislature. Mr. Watson co-authored the final report of the Commission which made recommendations to introduce legislation to prevent nursing home abuse and detect Medicaid fraud. Mr. Watson received his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law, and is admitted in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Mercer County Estate Planning Council; the Elder Law, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the New Jersey Bar Association; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.