Gary J. Hoagland

Partner, New Brunswick
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Gary J. Hoagland is the Managing Partner of Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, and son of one of the founding partners, the late John J. Hoagland.  With over 30 years of practice, Gary has become a trusted legal advisor to individuals, beneficiaries, executors, trustees, and guardians in probate and estate planning and management.  Gary focuses on elder law, representing older or disabled persons on a wide range of issues including those relating to health care, Medicare/Medicaid, long term care planning, and retirement.  He also concentrates on residential and commercial real estate transactions and small business consulting.   In 2017 and 2019 he was recognized by Best Lawyers® as "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Tax Law for the Woodbridge, NJ area.  This recognition is awarded to one individual attorney with the highest overall peer-feedback in each specific practice area and location.

Gary speaks extensively throughout New Jersey to civic, professional, and religious organizations on estate planning, elder law, and small business planning.  He also participates in the Middlesex County and Somerset County Surrogate's Speaker's Programs directed at providing information to senior citizens' groups on probate, elder law, and estate planning.  He is a volunteer attorney for the New Brunswick Senior Center and the non-profit organization, Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association (CJSCA).


  • Member, Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association (CJSCA) since the organization's inception in 1987.
    • Serves as counsel to the organization
    • Serves on the Annual Dinner Committee
  • President, Board of Trustees of Metuchen Community Services, Division of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen
  • Vice President, Board of Trustees, New Brunswick Cultural Center, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Governors and Finance Committee, St. Joseph High School, Metuchen, NJ


  • 2015-2020, Best Lawyers in America® list
  • 2017, Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year", Tax Law - Woodbridge, NJ
  • 2019, Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year", Tax Law - Woodbridge, NJ

A description of the selection process methodologies on which these accolades are based can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.