Mr. Ferges concentrates his practice in all areas of trust and estate law, including trust and estate litigation, estate planning, and trust and estate administration. He advocates for clients in disputed estate and trust matters before the courts of New Jersey and New York. His matters include will contests, in which he brings and defends challenges to wills on grounds of lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, fraud, and other claims. Mr. Ferges also brings and defends breach of fiduciary duty claims and handles contested accounting proceedings, will and trust construction matters, and other fiduciary disputes. He represents beneficiaries, individual fiduciaries, large institutional trust companies, as well as charitable and non-profit organizations in those disputes.
Mr. Ferges further counsels high net worth individuals and families in estate planning and estate administration matters. He works with clients to reach their estate planning goals while integrating asset protection and minimizing exposure to income and transfer taxes.
In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Ferges is a certified public accountant. He came to McCarter & English with extensive experience from his time at Deloitte & Touche, where he audited the financial statements of publicly held corporations in the financial services industries. He later practiced estate planning at another public accounting firm.
Mr. Ferges graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law where he served as the Director of the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board, a member of the Interscholastic Moot Court Board, and as a teaching assistant in Appellate Advocacy. He is also a graduate of New York University School of Law, where he attained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Taxation. Upon his graduation from law school, Mr. Ferges served as law clerk to the Honorable Walter Koprowski, Jr. and the Honorable Renee Jones Weeks, both in the Probate Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, where his work was focused on the types of complex trust and estate litigation matters in which he now concentrates his practice.
Mr. Ferges also devotes his time to public service. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Springpoint Senior Living Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds housing and services for senior citizens. Moreover, through Partners for Women and Justice, he represents victims of domestic violence in final restraining order proceedings and other family law matters.
Mr. Ferges has been recognized from 2015 through 2019 as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Estate and Trust Litigation. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.