Howard Vigderman


M. Howard Vigderman is chair of the Business Department of Montgomery McCracken and is a member of the firm's Management Committee.

In 1982, Howard received his B.A. in English from Haverford College and in 1986 he received his J.D. from the National Law Center of George Washington University, with honors. While in law school, Howard was a member of the staff of The Journal of International Law and Economics. In 1990, he was awarded an LL.M. in Taxation from Temple University Law School.

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Selected Speaking Engagements

Howard is a frequent lecturer in the areas of estate planning and administration for a number of professional and lay organizations. He is a regular speaker for Professional Education Systems, Inc. (PESI) and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Selected Publications
Honors & Awards
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© – Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates list in 2001-2023. The Best Lawyers in America© list is issued by Best Lawyers and a description of the selection methodology can be found here.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Estate and Probate list in 2019. This list is issued by Thomson Reuters and a description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

No aspect of these advertisements has been approved by the highest court of any state. 

Professional Activities
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
    • Former chair of the Public Service Committee
    • Immediate past chair of the Legislative Committee of the Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Member of that Section’s Executive Committee
    • Contributor to the Section’s newsletter on issues involving legislative developments and insurance planning for closely-held business owners
Community Involvement
  • Howard served on the Board of Astral Artists, a not-for-profit performing arts organization.

Law School

  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law|George Washington University National Law Center

Undergraduate School

  • Haverford College