Overview

Jordan Weitberg is a trusts and estates lawyer who focuses on complex trusts and estates disputes and fiduciary litigation.  He represents individuals, charitable organizations and banks and trust companies as executors, trustees, beneficiaries in all facets of his practice.  Clients look to Jordan to provide them with critical guidance in successfully resolving family and personal disputes that are legally challenging and emotionally taxing. 

Jordan regularly handles the following types of trusts and estates disputes:

  • trust and will contests involving allegations of undue influence, incompetency, and fraud;
  • breach of fiduciary duty and removal actions;
  • contested accountings;
  • trust reformation, modification, and construction and turnover proceedings;
  • trust and estate property disputes;
  • contested guardianships; and
  • trials, appeals, mediations and arbitrations in New Jersey and New York courts.

Jordan also advises and assists individuals, executives and family business owners in their trusts and estates planning by preparing estate planning documents including wills and trusts that meet his clients’ needs.  He brings his tax expertise and vast experience to bear so that his clients accomplish their objectives of minimizing and deferring tax, retaining maximum control, satisfying charitable giving objectives, and protecting assets against claims of potential creditors. 

Jordan works with business owners on their diverse challenges.  He assists his business clients in operational issues involving executive management, co-owners, employees, outside vendors, investors, lenders, leasing and more, as well as in liquidity events such as sale and merger.    

Jordan’s expertise has been recognized by various professional organizations.  Since 1999, he has been a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a select association of peer-elected trusts and estates lawyers.  He presently serves on its Fiduciary Litigation and Asset Protection Committees.  From 2001 to 2002, he served as Chair of what is now the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.  He helped develop important trusts and estates legislation in New Jersey by serving on the Section’s Uniform Trust Code Committee, the Uniform Probate Code Revision Committee and the Prudent Investor Rule Drafting Committee.  He is also a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association, and its Estate Litigation committee. 

Jordan has lectured and published extensively on trusts and estates issues.  His articles have been featured in the New Jersey Law Journal and the New Jersey Lawyer.  He has lectured on numerous occasions for ACTEC, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), and other organizations, and has served as an instructor for NJICLE’s Skills and Methods course in the areas of will drafting and probate practice. 

Awards & Accolades

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2017-2020
  • Recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2005-2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Recognized in AVENUE Magazine’s “Top Tax Attorneys in New York,” 2011
  • Recognized in AVENUE Magazine’s “Top Trusts and Estates Attorneys in New York,” 2011
  • Recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association, “Legislation Recognition Award,” 2005

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Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel, Fellow, Fiduciary Litigation and Asset Protection Committees
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Real Property, Trusts and Estates Law Section, Past Chair
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section

Get to Know Jordan

Get to Know Jordan

An avid traveler, Jordan enjoys long distance cycling and is an accomplished skier.

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, LL.M. in Taxation, 1987
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1982
  • Rutgers College, B.A., 1979

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • 2020 Super Lawyers
  • ACTEC Fellow
  • 2019 Best Lawyers
  • 2019 Super Lawyers
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