Scarinci Hollenbeck is full-service corporate and commercial law firm, with specialties in corporate transactions & business law, tax, trust & estates law, environmental & land use law, labor & employment law, commercial litigation, bankruptcy and creditors rights and business planning.
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James F. McDonough, Jr., Esq.
James F. McDonough, Jr. from Ocean Township and Lyndhurst, New Jersey, has practiced law for thirty years, not only in estate planning, but also in corporate, partnership and individual taxation and business transactions. Business is conducted across borders and effective estate planning must also cross the boundaries that separate estate planning, taxation and business law to be effective. Having advised a wide range of businesses in sales, acquisitions and management transitions, your estate plan will reflect careful consideration of the issues that effect the value of your assets and impact the transfer of assets between generations. Mr. McDonough earned his LL.M from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, his MLT from Georgetown University Law Center, his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, his M.B.A. from Rutgers Graduate School of Management and his B.B.A. from William & Mary.
Frank L. Brunetti
Frank L. Brunetti has been practicing tax law in New Jersey and New York for 38 years and has been a tax professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University for 32 years. Frank Brunetti is the author of articles and books on income tax, corporate tax and estate planning topics. Mr. Brunetti has also authored tax accounting courses for the AICPA and has lectured on numerous topics including tax accounting, corporate taxation, estate planning and tax controversies. He is also an observer of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Cooperation and International Tax Matters and is working with other committee members to publish a manual for negotiating bilateral tax treaties. Some of the books Mr. Brunetti has written include Business Acquisitions: Tax and Legal Guide and Fundamentals of Federal Tax Accounting. He has also authored articles on real estate tax, corporate tax, estate planning and tax accounting issues. Mr. Brunetti earned his LL.M from New York University School of Law, his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University.
Harvey R. Poe
Harvey R. Poe has been advising clients on tax and estate tax matters for more than four decades. Throughout his career, he has actively participated in more than 1200 federal and state criminal and civil income and estate tax cases. Mr. Poe acts as counsel for litigants, and represents taxpayers before administrative tribunals in connection with such matters as corporations, pass-through entities, trusts and estates, and on transactional-based matters.
Gary S. Young
Gary S. Young, Partner and Chair of Scarinci Hollenbeck’s ERISA law group, operates out of the Firm’s Lyndhurst and New York offices. Gary concentrates his practice on ERISA, employee benefits, and executive compensation. He is also a member of Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Corporate Transactions and Business Law Group and the Labor and Employment Law Group. Gary's clients include private, non-profit, and governmental employers. Gary began his legal career 38 years ago as a labor law specialist, and he soon developed broad experience in ERISA. His practice experience extends to every area of ERISA plans (qualified, non-qualified and welfare benefit) and he advises clients on all aspects of plan design and compliance. Gary earned his JD from Brooklyn Law School and his BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jeffrey R. Pittard
Jeffrey R. “Jeff” Pittard, devotes his practice to all areas of estate and wealth preservation and tax planning for high net worth individuals. He is adept at composing estate planning documents, including wills and trusts. In addition, he has handled all aspects of estate tax administration in both New Jersey and New York, and has assisted clients with changing domicile to Florida, and has represented clients in tax disputes with federal and state taxing authorities. He also has extensive experience handling federal and state civil tax controversy matters.
Amy M. Van Fossen
Amy M. Van Fossen, devotes her practice to representing clients in tax controversy cases before taxing authorities, and assisting clients with estate matters. She has extensive experience drafting wills and trusts, preparing Estate and Gift Tax Returns, and with corporate business planning and entity formation. Ms. Van Fossen, who is admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, earned both a J.D. and an LL.M. in Taxation.
The objective of this blog is to make the reader aware of both technical and practical issues that separate a completed task from a successful implementation of a plan. The best technical advice is of no value if the plan fails through poor execution or impracticality. It is the author’s hope that the reader is to be made aware of these pitfalls and can benefit from the firm’s experience across all of its strengths.