Mr. Backer has served as an expert witness and, because of his expertise in the area is frequently engaged to mediate complex, contested estate litigation. He is a draftsperson of significant portions of Title 3B, New Jersey's Probate Code, including The Prudent Investor Act, which significantly revised the rules governing trust investing, The Revised Uniform Principal and Income Act and subsequent revisions to the Code.
Throughout his career, Mr. Backer has lectured on trust investment law, trends in probate litigation, new developments in New Jersey probate law and various aspects of estate and tax planning
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) in the Trusts & Estates and Litigation:Trusts & Estates practice areas (1993 – present); selected by Best Lawyers as Woodbridge "Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation - Trusts & Estates in 2014 and 2013
- Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers (a Thompson Reuters business) in the Estate Planning & Probate practice area (2005 – present)
-Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.) (1980 – present).
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.