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Gary R. Botwinick is Co-Managing Partner and Co-Chair of the Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick Wills, Trusts & Estates and Taxation practice groups. As a highly experienced tax and trusts and estates attorney in New Jersey, Gary provides tax counsel to businesses and individuals on subjects including unique family challenges, business succession, wealth transfer, premarital planning and changes in the law, including the ever-changing tax landscape.

Gary’s experience began with his tenure as a Tax Court Litigator for the IRS. He earned a LL.M. in Taxation from NYU and is an ACTEC (American College of Trust and Estate Counsel) Fellow. When Gary joined Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick nearly 20 years ago, he expanded the range of services in the Tax and Trusts and Estates practice group to most effectively meet the needs of the firm’s clients. Under Gary’s direction, attorneys in the practice group work together with the firm’s employment lawyers, commercial litigators, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys, and family lawyers to provide tax and estate planning counsel to clients. In addition, Gary and co-Managing Partner Patricia M. Barbarito, who is Chair of the firm’s Family/Matrimonial Department, collaborate on executive divorce matters, which present complex business, tax, employment and financial issues as well as issues of public disclosure, privacy, SEC, and insider information.  CEO Divorce: Protecting The Executive And The Company

Gary’s candor and thoughtful consideration of his clients’ needs are the foundation for his close relationships with all of his clients. His strength in developing trusted relationships with his clients is evidenced by the fact that his clients remain with the firm for many years and return to seek advice in all legal areas touching their lives. Known in the legal community for his experience, Gary is a sought-after speaker on a variety of tax, trust and estate topics and has authored numerous articles on tax and estate planning. He also donates his time to assisting non-profit and charitable organizations on all legal matters.


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Honors & Accolades

Gary has been recognized by the following:

  • Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers®
    • New Jersey Super Lawyers: 2007–2024
    • New Jersey Top 100: 2018–2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.)
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2018-2024
    • Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2021-2024
    • Tax Law, 2020-2024
    • Trusts and Estates, 2016–2024
    • “Lawyer Of The Year” In The Newark Area for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2023
    • “Lawyer Of The Year” In The Newark Area for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2021
  • “2017 Trailblazer,” Divorce/Family Law, National Law Journal
  • “Furthered 40,” Lawline, 2012
  • “40 under 40 Leaders of the Bar”, New Jersey Law Journal, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2006 – Present
  • Board Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, 2007 – 2009
  • Member, New Jersey Israel Commission, 2010 – 2020
  • President, Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey, 2011 – 2012

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest, 2015 – Present
  • Vice President, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest, 2019 – Present
  • Board Member, Grotta Fund, 2010-2018


Reported Decisions

  • Vahlteich v. Commission, TC Memo. 1994-68
  • Aragon v. Snyder, 314 N.J. Super. 635, 715 A.2d 1045 (Sup. Ct., Chancery 1998)

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