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David G. Hardin

dhardin@lindabury.com
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908.273.1212

480 Morris Ave
Summit, New Jersey 07901

26 Broadway 26th Floor
New York, New York 10004

David Hardin concentrates his practice in the area of wills, trusts and estates.

David G. Hardin serves as Chair of Lindabury’s Wills, Trusts and Estates Group where he concentrates his practice in the areas of wills, trusts and estates. His professional practice focuses on advising individual and corporate clients with respect to estate and gift tax planning and estate administration.

David is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He served a term as Chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Prior to holding that position, he served as a Section Vice Chair for two years. As a Past Chair, David is a member of the Section’s Board of Consultors.

David served for several years as editor of the volumes of the New Jersey Practice Series on "Wills and Administration." He has published numerous professional articles, and is a regular lecturer to professional groups.

Since 2010, David has served as a member of the New Jersey Division of Taxation Tax Director's Advisory Council. He serves as a panel member in the Superior Court of New Jersey's Probate Early Settlement Program for Union County, and was involved on the State Bar Association Committee acting to review and modernize New Jersey laws involving probate and trust law, including the 2004 revisions to the New Jersey Probate Code.

Upon graduation from law school, David served as law secretary to the Honorable Reginald Stanton, J.S.C., then a judge of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, sitting in Morristown, New Jersey.


Education
  • J.D., Rutgers Law School - Newark, NJ , 1980
  • B.A., Williams College, 1977cum laude
Admissions
  • Florida, 2010
  • New Jersey, 1980
  • New York, 1990
Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Trusts & Estates (2005-2020)
    The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, Trusts & Estates (2014);
    (These awards are not approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Selection methodology is available here)
  • Super Lawyers©, Estate Planning & Probate Law (2006-2019);
    (This award is not approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Selection methodology is available here)
  • Martindale-Hubbell (AV)
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
  • Summit Bar Association President, 2014-2015
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Chair, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 1999-2000
  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association