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  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1983
  • J.D., Boston University, 1978
  • A.B., Princeton University, cum laude, 1975

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Florida
  • Wisconsin

Memberships & Affiliations

New Jersey State Bar Association

American Bar Association

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow

David A. Ludgin

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  • T: 973.639.2045
    F: 973.297.3715
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Mr. Ludgin’s practice focuses on estate planning and administration, charitable planning and closely-held business succession planning. He has implemented numerous estate and business succession plans, having prepared irrevocable life insurance trusts, charitable remainder and lead trusts, grantor retained interest trusts, shareholder agreements and stock purchase agreements. His clients include closely-held business owners, business executives and affluent families.

Mr. Ludgin has spoken on a wide range of estate and succession planning topics. In September 2011 he made a presentation to the Mid-Atlantic Meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the topic of which was estate planning considerations for married couples in light of the increased federal estate tax and gift tax exemptions. He previously spoke before the Estate Planning Council of Central New Jersey on business succession planning and grantor retained interest trusts.

Mr. Ludgin has been recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers for its 2005-2016 editions. He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World ReportMartindale-Hubbell is published by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


Mr. Ludgin has spoken on a wide range of estate and succession planning topics, including Estate Planning for Qualified Plan Benefits and IRA's for the Muhlenberg Hospital Foundation and Business Succession Planning and Grantor Retained Interest Trusts for the Estate Planning Council of Central New Jersey. He is the author of Braun vs. Brains, which appeared in the New Jersey Lawyer and How to Stop Worrying About the Generation-Skipping Tax, which appeared in the Real Property, Probate and Trust


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