Mary Ann Pidgeon
Mary Ann Pidgeon heads the Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Real Estate Departments.
❖ Estate Planning
❖ Estate Administration and Probate
❖ Commercial and Residental Real Estate
New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Rutgers University, J.D., 1975
Villanova University, LL.M. 2004
University of Pittsburgh, B.A., Political Science, 1972
New Jersey State Bar Association (Member: Real Estate, Trusts and Estates Section)
Mercer County Bar Association (Member: Real Estate Section: President, 1999 and Trustee, 1998-2001); Estate and Probate Committee
Princeton Bar Association;
Mercer County Estate Planning Council;
Former Board Member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mid Jersey Chapter 2010;
Board Member, Senior Care Ministry
Mrs. Pidgeon graduated from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 1975 and was admitted to the bar in the State of New Jersey in 1977. She was an Assistant City Solicitor for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1975-1977, and served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Division of Criminal Justice in New Jersey from 1977-1983. In 1986 Mrs. Pidgeon was a founding member of Pidgeon & Pidgeon, P.C., where she began practicing residential real estate and estate planning. In 2004, Mrs. Pidgeon obtained her LLM in Taxation from Villanova University. Mrs. Pidgeon also earned a Diplomate in New Jersey Municipal Law from Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys in 1994.
Prior positions: Editor, Criminal Justice Quarterly. Assistant City Solicitor, City of Pittsburgh, 1975-1977. Deputy Attorney General, Division of Criminal Justice, 1977-1983. Coordinator, New Jersey Victim/Witness Program, 1981-1983. Legislative Aide for Legal Affairs to Assemblywoman Barbara Wright, 1994-1999. Chair, Legislative Affairs Steering Committee, Princeton Chamber of Commerce; New Jersey Supreme Court District Ethics Committee. 2005 – 2008
Pidgeon & Pidgeon, P.C. will work with you to provide for your family upon your death and also to minimize your exposure to federal and state taxes.
This planning includes the preparation of the last will and testament, as well as any trusts, such as an irrevocable life insurance trust, that may be advisable. As part of your estate plan, you should also provide for end of life decisions by signing a living will which enables you to decide what treatment you should receive if you are terminally ill and to designate an agent to make those decisions for you if you are unable to do so. A durable power of attorney designating your spouse or some other person to handle your affairs if you are incapacitated is also recommended.
Mrs. Pidgeon, who is a member and Past President of the Real Estate Section of the Mercer County Bar Association, has handled thousands of residential and commercial real estate closings throughout New Jersey.
As your attorneys in a real estate transaction, we will represent your interests every step of the way, starting with the contract. Contracts prepared by Realtors must have an attorney review period. It is imperative that you get us the contract during that period so that we can make any changes that are necessary.