New Jersey Tax Attorney

The state of New Jersey relies heavily on property taxes, which are levied against the value of real estate holdings. Property tax rates vary by municipality and are based on an in-person assessment of a property’s value conducted by local assessors. Our team assists homeowners and business owners in challenging the accuracy of property tax assessments, whether before the local board of appeals or New Jersey Tax Court. Our team also provides a variety of real estate tax advice to clients, including potential property tax liability analysis prior to the purchase of new projects, farmland qualification for local property tax reductions, and roll-backs in local property taxes where properties lose their eligibility to be assessed at a lower rate.

The firm’s estate and trust tax group is experienced in all aspects of planning to reduce the incidence of inheritance and death taxes. This includes the use of trusts, life insurance policies, real estate ownership and transfers, limited partnerships, corporations, family limited partnerships, joint ventures, and other tax efficient techniques to preserve assets and transfer wealth to the next generation. Our attorneys also handle a broad range of income tax matters, representing individuals and businesses in audits and collection issues.

In addition, our firm’s lawyers are skilled negotiators new jersey tax attorney and can help you resolve your dispute with the IRS through an offer in compromise or other settlement alternatives. We are also adept at handling federal and state tax evasion investigations, with a history of successfully avoiding criminal prosecution for our clients.

Our team handles all matters involving the State of New Jersey, with particular emphasis on property taxes, sales and use taxes, corporation and business franchise tax, payroll taxes, motor fuel and excise taxes, and local municipal taxation issues such as business occupancy taxes. We also advise businesses on all types of tax-efficient transactional matters, such as acquisitions, sales, spin-offs, liquidations, mergers and asset transfers, capital restructurings, the separation of ownership interests and other corporate reorganizations.

We provide comprehensive tax advisory services to a diverse client base, ranging from major publicly traded companies and private equity funds to small business owners and closely-held businesses. Our attorneys assist with all aspects of the taxation of businesses, including entity selection, structure and formation, business acquisitions and divestitures, spin-offs, liquidations, and tax controversies and litigation.

Our team is highly regarded for its work in state and local tax matters, with substantial experience at all levels of the courts and the state administrative agencies. The members of our State Tax Group are also skilled in advising public entities, including boards and commissions, municipalities, and other state and local government agencies on complex state taxation issues. The firm also represents clients before the United States Tax Court and other federal and state appellate courts. The State Tax Group is a leader in tax controversy matters, with experience in high-profile cases, such as those involving offshore investments and other complex tax controversies.