Frank L. Brunetti Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorney
Frank L. Brunettiis an attorney at Scarinci Hollenbeck business law firm in Lyndhurst, NJ
Frank L. Brunetti
Of Counsel/Partner Emeritus
Chair of  Tax, Trusts, & Estates
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Frank L. Brunetti Bio:


Frank L. Brunetti has been practicing law for forty years in the areas of estate and wealth preservation, tax planning for business entities and complex tax matters. He handles all aspects of client financial, family and tax matters including gift and estate planning, tax exempt organizations, family business arrangements and corporate tax matters. He has extensive experience in federal and state individual income and corporate tax compliance and tax controversy matters. He is admitted to the New Jersey and New York Bars as well as the United States Tax Court.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Brunetti is a Professor of Taxation and Law at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he teaches several graduate tax courses. He is the author of numerous articles and books in the income tax and estate planning field, including Fundamentals of Federal Tax Accounting published by the American Law Institute-American Bar Association. He continues to lecture extensively on topics that include tax accounting, corporate taxation and estate planning to name a few. Mr. Brunetti is also an Observer Member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Cooperation in International Tax Matters.

Practices

  • • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • • Individual Taxation
  • • Tax Exempt Entities
  • • Partnership Taxation
  • • Corporate Taxation
  • • International Taxation
  • • Tax Accounting

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Publications

Title Publisher Date
Is the Right to Receive an Insurance Dividend an Incident of Ownership New Jersey Law Journal September 9, 2013
Defining Ponzi-Scheme Losses New Jersey Law Journal June 2012
A Primer for Tax Whistleblowers The Tax Magazine® April 2012
Yes, the IRS can Pierce the Corporate Veil New Jersey Law Journal February 2012
Fundamentals of Tax Accounting Methods and Periods American Law Institute - American Bar Association 2007
Negotiating Bilateral Tax Treaties, Manual Revision United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, Geneva, Switzerland 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2003
Accounting Methods and Periods CCH Solutions Tax and Business Advisory Library 2000
Right to Disclaim in Avoidance of Federal Tax Lien in Dispute Real Estate Tax Digest January 1999
Significant Changes Proposed to Rules for House GRITS Real Estate Tax Digest 1997
Circumventing the Priority of Federal Tax Liens Real Estate Tax Digest 1997

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Blog

Florida Senate Backs Corporate Income Tax Cut
Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

A key committee in the Florida senate recently backed legislation that would allow roughly 2,000 small businesses to avoid paying the Sunshine State's corporate income tax.A key committee in the Florida senate recently backed legislation that would allow roughly 2,000 small businesses to avoid paying the Sunshine State's corporate income tax. The News Service of Florida reported Feb. 3 that after reviewing Gov. Rick Scott's proposed tax cuts for the coming fiscal year - which would be worth $673 million […]

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Investors Should Monitor Tax Reform Developments
Posted on Monday February 23, 2015

Investors can benefit significantly from staying up to date on corporate tax reform developments, as existing policy may have a substantial impact on the stocks of different companies, financial expert Scott Cooley wrote in a recent Morningstar article.Investors can benefit significantly from staying up to date on corporate tax reform developments, as existing policy may have a substantial impact on the stocks of different companies, financial expert Scott Cooley wrote in a recent Morningstar article. This point could be particularly helpful, as discussions involving corporate income tax reform have generated visibility in […]

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Tax On Foreign Earnings Proposed By Obama
Posted on Wednesday February 11, 2015

In his latest federal budget proposal, Pres. Barack Obama suggested tax on foreign earnings held overseas. By doing so, he would seek to free up revenue that could then be invested into improving the nation's transportation infrastructure.In his latest federal budget proposal, Pres. Barack Obama suggested tax on foreign earnings held overseas. By doing so, he would seek to free up revenue that could then be invested into improving the nation's transportation infrastructure. He presented this idea at a time when major U.S.-based companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Pfizer […]

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Wall Street Reacts To Obama Tax Proposals
Posted on Thursday February 05, 2015

Shortly after Pres. Barack Obama unveiled his latest tax proposal during the recent State of the Union Address, financial services industry participants, republican lawmakers and top lobbyist on Wall Street have all voiced their criticisms of the would-be policy.Shortly after Pres. Barack Obama unveiled his latest tax proposal during the recent State of the Union Address, financial services industry participants, republican lawmakers and top lobbyist on Wall Street have all voiced their criticisms of the would-be policy. The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association contended that the new tax, which would place a […]

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State Tax Reform Could See Some Big Changes In 2015
Posted on Wednesday January 21, 2015

Changes are-a commin' when it comes to 2015 and its going to be big...especially for state tax reform.Changes are-a commin' when it comes to 2015 and its going to be big...especially for state tax reform. This year could coincide with substantial state tax reform, as many separate jurisdictions are currently planning changes in this area, policy analyst Jared Meyer wrote in The Fiscal Times. Widespread state tax reform Lawmakers in Nebraska, Georgia […]

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Affiliations

American Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association (Member, Taxation Section)

Bergen County Bar Association

Bergen County Bar Foundation (1994-1999)

New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee (Bergen County, 1984-1988)

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Videos

Mitt Romney's Tax Return Strategies can be used for your own Personal Wealth Building

Mitt & Ann Romney recently released their individual income tax returns. Frank Brunetti and James McDonough, Tax Lawyers with the Firm Scarinci Hollenbeck in...

Part VII Tax Issues That Impact Your Weath: Independent Contractor Part 2

Part VII of Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth: Employee or Independent Contractor (part 2 of 2) with Frank L. Brunetti L.L.M., Partner at Scarinci Hollenbec...

Part VI Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth: Independent Contractor

Part VI of Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth: Employee or Independent Contractor (part 1 of 2) with Frank L. Brunetti L.L.M., Partner at Scarinci Hollenbeck...

Part V: Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth: Qualified Small Business Stock

Part 5 of Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth: Qualified Small Biz Stock with James F. McDonough, Jr., Counsel at Scarinci Hollenbeck. 3 main things that you ...

Part IV: Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth; Interest Rates

In part lV of Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealtch, we will learn how to take advantage of low interest rates with Frank L Brunetti L.L.M., partner at Scarinc...

Part III: Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth; Estate Planning & Dynasty Trusts

This is the third of several presentations with James F. McDonough Jr. L.L.M, Counsel, Scarinci Hollenbeck. Dynasty Trusts for Intergenerational Planning: On...

Part ll: Tax Issues That Impact Your Weath; NJ Case Law

This is the second video in our Tax Issues series. This video is presented to you by Frank L. Brunetti llm, Partner & Chair at Scarinci Hollenbeck Law Firm...

Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth: Cash Audits

Cash audits with Frank L. Brunetti L.L.M. Attorney at Scarinci Hollenbeck. The cash audit of small businesses isn't just in New Jersey, New York is quite agg...

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