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Anita J. Siegel graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1973 with a B.A. in Mathematics, received her Master of Arts in Mathematics from Montclair State University in 1977, and her law degree and LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1980 and 1983, respectively. Ms. Siegel taught mathematics in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School from 1973 to 1977. Ms. Siegel was an associate at the firm of Schenck, Price, Smith & King located in Morristown, NJ starting in 1980, and a partner and chairperson of the Tax, Trust and Estate Department of the firm from 1985 to 2006. Ms. Siegel is a founding member at the firm of Siegel & Bergman, LLC, starting June, 2006. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey, and before the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and the U.S. Tax Court. She is a member of the New Jersey and Morris County Bar Associations, and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and Tax Section of the Bar.

Ms. Siegel is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) since 1991, New Jersey State Chair for ACTEC for the term of 2005 through 2010, a Regent of the College starting in 2009, and a member of its Charitable Planning Committee, Estate and Gift Tax Committee and State Chair Steering Committee, and former member of the Nominating Committee and Membership Selection Committee. Ms. Siegel was a member and secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation, Mountainside, New Jersey, for 13 years ending in 2007 and is a member of the Board starting again in 2009, and has been Chair of its Planned Giving Council since 1990. Ms. Siegel is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey, and was a member of its Board of Trustees for eight years. Ms. Siegel is a long time member of the Brookfield Society advisory committee of The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, New Jersey. Ms. Siegel is a long time member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey. She is also a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, as well as a member of the NJPAC Women’s Association. Ms. Siegel is a member of the Board of Trustees and Secretary of The South Street Theatre Co. (known as the Mayo Performing Arts Center or MPAC) located in Morristown, New Jersey)  and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Young Audiences for 6 years ending in 2009. Ms. Siegel was a member of the Board of Consultors of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association for the years 1990 through 1996. She was also a member of the Board of Trustees of The New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) from 1991 through 1997, member of its Executive Committee for 1996-1997, and representative for ICLE on the Pension Committee for the joint pension of ICLE and the New Jersey State Bar Association for 1996-1997. Ms. Siegel was a member and chairperson of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Tax Committee.

Ms. Siegel is a frequent lecturer and author on various estate planning, estate administration and tax issues, and charitable planning. She lectures for various professional, charitable and civic organizations, as well as frequently lecturing for ICLE. Ms. Siegel is the recipient of the 2001 Alfred C. Clapp Award bestowed by ICLE for outstanding contributions to continuing legal education in New Jersey, and the 2023 Dorothy Black Award bestowed by the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section of the NJ State Bar Association, for outstanding contributions to continuing legal education in trusts and estates in New Jersey. Her articles have appeared in New Jersey Lawyer, the Magazine, and the NJSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Newsletter. Ms. Siegel has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward/White, Inc., since 1994, and a Top 100 Super Lawyers in New Jersey as listed in New Jersey Monthly for 2005 and 2006, a New Jersey Super Lawyer since 2007 and a New York Area Best Lawyer for many years.

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Education

  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., Mathematics, 1973
  • Montclair State University, M.A., Mathematics, 1977
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M, 1983

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Tax Court
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