John R. Blasi
John R. Blasi is immediate past President of the Firm and served as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. John concentrates his practice on corporate and business law, tax, wills, trusts and estate planning, and elder law.
In the course of providing legal services to clients, he often assists them in defining, planning, and meeting their personal and business needs in areas including individual and corporate tax planning, business transactions, estate planning and probate administration, and employee benefits. In addition, he provides legal representation to charitable nonprofit corporations, including private foundations and hospitals.
Prior to joining Lindabury, John was employed by the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C., as a Tax Law Specialist. In addition to his law degree, he holds a Masters of Law degree in Taxation from Georgetown University.
John is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, New Jersey, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees. In addition; John serves as a Trustee on the Board of Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Elizabethtown Foundation. In addition; John serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of The John F. Byrne Foundation, Inc.
Community organizations of which John has served as President include the Westfield, New Jersey Rotary Club, the Westfield, New Jersey Chapter of the American Red Cross, Summit, New Jersey Police Athletic League, and the Crestview Tennis and Swim Club in New Providence, New Jersey. John currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Summit, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
John regularly lectures before various professional and civic associations on topics relating to taxation, business planning and wills, trusts and estate planning, and has also participated in teaching Business Law at the college level.
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 1980
J.D., Cumberland School of Law, 1975
B.A., Union College and University of Bridgeport, 1970
New Jersey, 1975
United States Tax Court, 1979
- The Best Lawyers in America©, Trusts & Estates (2013-2022);
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- Super Lawyers©, Estate Planning & Probate law (2010-2011);
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- Martindale-Hubbell (AV)
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- Children’s Specialized Hospital, Board of Trustees, Trustee Committee
- Children’s Specialized Hospital, Foundation Board of Trustees, Finance Committee
- Doris Byrne Foundation, Board of Trustees
- Summit Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trustees
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Union County Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association