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

Number of S&P 500 Firms Skirting US Taxes Hits New Record
Posted on Monday April 20, 2015

The number of S & P 500 firms that do not pay U.S. corporate income taxes has surged to an all-time high.The number of S&P 500 firms that do not pay U.S. corporate income taxes has surged to an all-time high. At a time when many enterprises are performing inversions and shifting their legal addresses overseas, a record 54 companies in the S&P 500 have achieved a lower effective tax rate from the U.S. corporate income […]

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Scrapping Death Tax Would Benefit Small Businesses
Posted on Monday April 13, 2015

On March 25, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) reintroduced legislation that would permanently eliminate the federal estate tax. In a statement released the same day, Thune lamented the challenges faced by small businesses and emphasized the job creation that could result from ending the federal estate tax.On March 25, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) reintroduced legislation that would permanently eliminate the federal estate tax. In a statement released the same day, Thune lamented the challenges faced by small businesses and emphasized the job creation that could result from ending the federal estate tax. Potential economic stimulus "Currently more than 70 percent of […]

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Would Eliminating Income Taxes Provide Benefits?
Posted on Thursday April 09, 2015

Scrapping income taxes completely would generate several benefits, starting with the hassle that many corporations and individuals face during tax season, expert Peter Morici contended in a recent CNBC commentary piece.Scrapping income taxes completely would generate several benefits, starting with the hassle that many corporations and individuals face during tax season, expert Peter Morici contended in a recent CNBC commentary piece. Policy analysts have repeatedly advocated changing tax policy for both of these two groups, but corporate income taxes in particular have generated significant visibility […]

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Reforming Federal Taxes Efforts Could Be Building Momentum
Posted on Monday April 06, 2015

The desire to reform federal taxes has managed to generate substantial momentum, an InvestmentNews opinion piece asserted.The desire to reform federal taxes has managed to generate substantial momentum, an InvestmentNews opinion piece asserted. The piece, which was published March 15, went live after President Barack Obama, Rep. Dave Camp (R-Michigan) and Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) proposed different plans for revising the federal tax structure. These proposals all […]

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Economist Weighs In On Governor of Maine’s 2016-2017 Budget
Posted on Friday April 03, 2015

Dick Woodbury, a Harvard-educated economist and former state senator, recently offered his opinion on Governor of Maine's 2016-2017 budget proposal.Dick Woodbury, a Harvard-educated economist and former state senator, recently offered his opinion on the Governor of Maine's 2016-2017 budget proposal. The top state official has proposed overhauling a wide range of tax policies, with lowering income taxes for residents and corporations a major focus. Push to reduce income tax burden LePage has repeatedly made […]

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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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