March 6, 2017
The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) today announced that Gerard Brew, a partner at McCarter & English, has joined its Board of Trustees.
Brew represents clients in disputed matters involving estates, trusts, fiduciaries, guardianships, family issues, and closely held family businesses. He has handled numerous litigated and non-litigated family disputes in New Jersey and New York involving estates, trusts and guardianships, including estates as large as one billion dollars.
“We’re very happy someone of Gerard’s community service and technical and legal expertise is joining our board,” said Tom Uhlman, Chairman of the CFNJ Board of Trustees. “His work with families and communities will be enormously helpful to the Foundation as we grow in this area of legacy philanthropy.”
Brew is the New Jersey State Chair of the American College of Trust and Estate Chair and is a Member of the governing Council of the American Bar Association Section on Real Property Trust and Estate Law.
Brew counsels charitable and non-profit organizations (including universities, hospitals and national organizations) in matters involving fiduciary decisions—such as mergers, affiliation, and the disposition of charitable gifts—and, when necessary, in related litigated proceedings.
Brew is an adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School (teaching New Jersey Estate Administration) and has lectured and written extensively on estate and trust matters. He has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer (including as one of the Top 100 lawyers in New Jersey in 2010) and was awarded the New Jersey State Bar Association Pro Bono Award for his work in representing victims of domestic violence.
“The Community Foundation has worked with countless families across New Jersey to direct their giving to worthy causes in perpetuity,” said Brew. “I’m pleased to assist them in that effort and ensure that fundholder dollars are achieving maximum impact.”
About the Community Foundation of New Jersey
Since 1979, individuals and businesses have opened charitable funds at the Community Foundation of New Jersey to fulfill their charitable goals and craft their philanthropic legacies. These Legacy Funds and Donor Advised Funds have granted tens of millions of dollars each year, and enabled the Foundation to launch its own Changemaker Projects that are improving New Jersey and its dynamic communities. The Foundation’s funds currently hold over $400 million in charitable assets and made over 5,000 grants last year to charitable work in New Jersey and around the world.