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

NC Senate Proposes Reducing Corporate Income Tax
Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015

On March 18, North Carolina lawmakers introduced an economic development plan that aims to make the state more competitive through reducing corporate income tax rates and enacting other reforms.On March 18, North Carolina lawmakers introduced an economic development plan that aims to make the state more competitive through reducing corporate income tax rates and enacting other reforms. In addition to reducing corporate income tax rates, the proposal would simplify the method used to calculate their tax liability and provide incentives for manufacturers to invest in the […]

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Reducing Corporate Income Tax Rate Would Bolster Economy
Posted on Wednesday March 18, 2015

Reducing corporate income tax rate would bolster growth in the world's largest economy, and the larger tax base would make any revenue loss minimal in the long run, The Tax Foundation stated recently.Reducing corporate income tax rate would bolster growth in the world's largest economy, and the larger tax base would make any revenue loss minimal in the long run, The Tax Foundation stated recently. The nonpartisan think tank is certainly not alone in supporting this reducing corporate income tax rate, as many experts have called for […]

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New Jersey Estate Taxes May See Reform
Posted on Thursday March 12, 2015

At a time when many states have been cutting their estate tax, New Jersey estate taxes may also see . Currently, the Garden State is 1 of 2 states that taxes both the estate of the deceased and also its heirs.New Jersey estate taxes may see cuts in the upcoming year. Currently, the Garden State is 1 of 2 states that taxes both the estate of the deceased and also its heirs. As a result of this policy of double taxation, New Jersey's tax treatment of those who pass away has generated substantial visibility, according […]

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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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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 Lyndhurst, NJ, have thoroughly...

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 Hollenbeck. Employee or Independent Contracto...

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. We will be discussing Relevant...

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 need to know on Qualified Small...

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 Scarinci Hollenbeck. Opportunity: ...

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: One purpose of a Dynasty Trust...

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 aggressive in their cash audit...

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