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Recognized as an authority by the New York Law Journal in its article titled "Who's Who in Trusts & Estates", John J. Ferguson has focused his legal practice for 50 years in the area of trusts and estates with comprehensive focus on tax and estate planning issues. He is also an experienced lecturer on these topics having given seminars for Fortune 100 corporations and Pace University School Of Law. He carries an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given to lawyers.


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • B.S. - 1961
    • Major: History

Bar Admission

  • New York, 1966
  • Connecticut, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1970


  • Who's Who in Trusts & Estates, New York Law Journal
  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Pro-Bono Activities

  • St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY
  • Gregorian University Foundation, New York, NY
  • Guadalupe Center of Immokalee, Immokalee, FL
  • Clemons Productions, Inc.
  • Southampton Animal Shelter, Hampton Bays, NY
  • College of the Holy Cross, Alumni Board of Directors
  • Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York

Representative Clients

  • Joseph Farrell Building Corp, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Bobby Van's, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Southampton Animal Shelter
  • John Fareri Companies
  • Ferncliff Cemetery
  • Solemates, LLC
  • Sonja Foundation
  • Estate of Ralph Branca
  • CEO's and CFO's of Fortune 100 Companies


  • Chase Manhattan Bank - Private Banking
  • Bessemer Trust Co. - Private Banking
  • Brown Bros. Harruman - Private Banking
  • Bank of New York - Private Banking

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Taxation

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner