Cary R. Hardy

Practice Areas:
    • Estate Planning
    • Estate and Trust Administration
    • Real Estate (Residential)
      • University of Pennsylvania (LL.B., 1964)
      • Rutgers University (B.A., 1961)
      • New Jersey State Bar, Admission 1965
      • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Admission 1965
      • American, New Jersey, Union County and Summit Bar Associations
        New Jersey General Litigation Attorney
          Cary R. Hardy
        rated by Super Lawyers
      • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
      • New Jersey Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
      • Superior Court Probate Early Settlement Panel for Union County
      • Estate Planning Counsel of Northern New Jersey
      • Former Member of Union County District XII Fee Arbitration Committee
      • AV (Preeminent) Peer Rating - Martindale-Hubbell
      Biographical Information:

      Cary Hardy’s practice focuses on estate planning, estate and gift taxation and trust and estate administration.  He also provides legal advice to business clients of the firm and to clients involved in residential real estate transactions. 

      Cary taught estate and tax planning at the Summit Area Community School for over 20 years and has served as an instructor for the New Jersey Skills and Methods course in wills and estates.

      Cary’s current civic activities include membership on the Board and current chair of Family Promise, Inc. (formerly National Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc.).  He also serves on the Board of the Summit Area Public Foundation as well as the Planned Giving Committee of Overlook Foundation.  He has also served on the Board of Trustees of United Way of Summit, New Providence, Berkeley Heights (President), the Summit Area Chamber of Commerce (past Chairman) and a member of the Board of Summit Downtown, Inc., Overlook Hospital Foundation Board, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts (Chairman); Christ Church Summit Executive Board; as well as many of the church’s other boards; Friendship Ambassador’s Foundation (Chairman); Family Service Association of Summit (Treasurer) and Summit Jaycees.  Cary has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer in the editions for 2005 through 2017.

      "Serving our clients since 1936"
      382 Springfield Avenue, Suite 507, Summit, New Jersey  07901
      Tel: (908) 277-2200; Fax: (908) 277-6808; email: