Cole Schotz P.C.

 

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Mary W. Browning

Membermbrowning@coleschotz.com
New Jersey Office
Court Plaza North, 25 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
T: 201-525-6247 / C: 201-344-1588 / F: 201-678-6247
Legal Practice Assistant: Michele Amelio
T: 201-489-3000, ext. 5010
mamelio@coleschotz.com

OVERVIEW

Mary W. Browning is a member of the firm's Tax, Trusts and Estates Department. She focuses her practice on sophisticated estate and special needs planning, elder law planning, estate administration and business and tax planning.

Named as a "rising star" by New Jersey Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2015, and a 2014 New Leader of the Bar by New Jersey Law Journal.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  See Award Methodology.  Mary has lectured in the areas of trusts and estates, special needs planning, elder law planning, multistate tax issues and charitable gifting.  
 
She formerly served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joel A. Pisano of the United States District Court.

Mary also serves as the Co-Chair of STARS, the firm's women attorney group, and on the New Jersey advisory board of trustees of the Devereux Foundation.

Mary earned her L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude and is a member of the Order of the Coif. She earned her B.A. in English from Columbia University.



Education

New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2007Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2002Columbia University, B.A., 1998

Bar & Court Admissions

New Jersey, 2002New York, 2003

NEWS

News

Cole Schotz’s Mary W. Browning Selected by Aspatore Books as Author in New Authoritative Book

As published in: Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuter business Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estate, 2013 ed November 12, 2012

Pennsylvania Special Needs Planning Guide

As published in: George T. Bisel Company, Inc. by Steinbacher and Stahl 2011

EVENTS

Recent Events

Aspen’s Annual Fall Conference
Attorney Speaking: Mary W. BrowningOctober 29, 2017
State Death Tax Issues
Attorney Speaking: Mary W. BrowningDecember 8, 2010
Preserving and Planning for Individuals with Special Needs
Attorney Speaking: Mary W. BrowningJanuary 13, 2011

PUBLICATIONS

Publications

Do Not Delay Putting Your Special Needs Planning In Place

New Jersey Special Needs Law November 8, 2017

Mary W. Browning
Mary Browning published a chapter titled, "Family and Business Succession Planning Remains Imperative, Despite New Tax Exemptions"

Inside the Minds: Family and Business Succession Planning 2016 Edition

Mary W. Browning
IRS Eases Administrative Oversight of ABLE Accounts

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children December 3rd, 2015

Mary W. Browning
The ABLE Act

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children July 14, 2015

Mary W. Browning
Banking Institutions and Powers of Attorney

Elder Law Perspectives July 10, 2014

Mary W. Browning
School Segregation of Special Needs Students

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children July 3, 2014

Mary W. Browning
Higher Exemption Amount Does Not Eliminate Need for Creative Estate Strategies

Aspatore Books Inside the Minds: Family and Business Succession Planning, 2014 ed.

Mary W. Browning
Estate Administration In A Paperless World

Tax, Trusts & Estates Law Monitor June 4, 2013

Gary A. Phillips and Mary W. Browning
New Jersey Judiciary Asking for Volunteers to Oversee Guardians

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children February 14th, 2013

Mary W. Browning
Addressing and Understanding Client Goals, Motivations, and Concerns to Create Successful, Individualized Trust and Estate Plans

Aspatore Books Inside the Mind: Bests Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates, 2013 ed.

Mary W. Browning
Divorce and the Special Needs Child

New Jersey Law Journal June 13, 2011

Mary W. Browning and Lori I. Wolf
Third-Party Special Needs Trusts vs. First-Party Special Needs Trusts

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children October 8, 2009

Mary W. Browning
Two Approaches to Charitable Giving

New Jersey Law Journal July 2, 2007

Marc R. Berman and Mary W. Browning
What Would Have Happened in New Jersey

New Jersey Law Journal After Schiavo: A look at the law surrounding living wills May 9, 2005

Mary W. Browning
Fundraising and the Special Needs Trust

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children

Mary W. Browning
Pooled Trusts vs. Special Needs Trusts

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children

Mary W. Browning
Special Needs Planning Just In Case

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children

Mary W. Browning
Child Support and Children with Special Needs

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children

Mary W. Browning
Legal Settlements and Special Needs Trusts

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children

Mary W. Browning
Trust Advisory Committees

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children

Mary W. Browning
Special Needs Tax Credit for Legal Fees?

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children

Mary W. Browning
Who Can Set Up a Special Needs Trust?

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children

Mary W. Browning
The Annual Exclusion and Special Needs Trusts

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children

Mary W. Browning
Death and Taxes: Estate Tax Here to Stay

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children

Mary W. Browning
Estate Planning for Children With Special Needs

New Jersey Law for Special Needs Children

Mary W. Browning