Alexander M. Watson

Alexander M. Watson: Attorney with Dumont & Watson, P.C.


Alexander M. Watson concentrates in trusts and estates, estate planning, residential and commercial real estate, and the representation of business entities and nonprofit organizations. His estate planning practice covers the full range of trusts and estates matters, including testamentary and lifetime estate planning, estate administration, planning for charitable giving, tax-exempt organizations and closely held business planning. He has advised clients with respect to a broad range of complex estate planning issues, providing business planning for succession, A/B Trust Wills, Bypass Trust Wills, Family Limited Partnerships, Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, Education Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts and Revocable Living Trusts. He brings a concern for individualized planning for families and businesses. In addition to his work in trusts and estates, Mr. Watson represents many individuals with respect to the sale and purchase of residential real estate for investment or homeownership. He also has represented many churches and other organizations seeking to acquire and maintain 501(c)(3) status. Mr. Watson also advises Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) and Assisted Living facilities with respect to regulatory compliance and corporate governance.

Mr. Watson graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University. After earning an M.A. from the University of London, he worked for a Legislative Study Commission for the State of New Jersey. Mr. Watson co-authored the final report of the Commission which made recommendations for legislation to prevent nursing home abuse and to detect Medicaid fraud. Mr. Watson received his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law, and is admitted in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Mercer County Estate Planning Council; the Elder Law, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the New Jersey Bar Association; and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Published Works

• Final Report of the Nursing Home Legislative Study Commission (Made Recommendations for Legislation to Prevent Nursing Home Abuses and to Detect Medicaid Fraud) (Co-author)

Professional Associations and Memberships

• The New Jersey Bar Association, Elder Law, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Sections


• The Pennsylvania Bar Association Member

• Mercer County Estate Planning Council Member

Past Employment Positions

• The New Jersey Legislature, Legislative Study Commission


Areas of Practice (7)

  • Trusts and Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Nonprofit Organizations Law
  • Business Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Elder Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
267-757-8710  Phone
University Attended:
Princeton University, B.A., 1975; University of London, M.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
Rutgers University Law School, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985, Pennsylvania; 1986, New Jersey
Pennsylvania and New Jersey State (Member, Sections on: Elder Law; Real Estate; Probate; Trust Law) Bar Associations; Mercer County Estate Planning Council..
Birth Information:
Worcester, Massachusetts, February 19, 1953

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