About

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

Proposed changes to the New York State estate tax
Posted on Wednesday April 02, 2014

New YorkAfter turning a $10 billion deficit into a $2 billion surplus, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is facing re-election this year, but first he is proposing a major update to the New York State estate tax law, according to Investment News. A recent change - included within an ambitious budget that includes tax cuts […]

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Sen. Wyden to focus on restoring tax breaks
Posted on Monday March 31, 2014

Tax-Breaks-001After announcements from both sides of the political line regarding an overhaul of corporate tax law, the U.S. Senate's tax-writing committee chairman Sen. Ron Wyden has announced that the committee will not be focusing on such a change in the near future, according to Reuters. Wyden said that tax law reform would be nearly impossible in […]

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U.S. corporate tax outlook fueling inversion deals
Posted on Friday March 28, 2014

corporateAs the U.S. tax climate - which is already one of the most stringent in the developed world - threatens to grow harsher, the corporate world is seeing an uptick in so-called "inversion" deals, according to Law360. Companies that undergo inversions effectively give up their U.S. citizenship in order to move overseas - typically, into countries […]

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Estate planning with a non-citizen spouse
Posted on Wednesday March 26, 2014

estate-planning-001Estate planning, when not done in careful accordance with tax law, can lead to extremely high costs for high-net-worth individuals. Many of these costs can be easily mitigated or avoided entirely by taking advantage of the unlimited marital deduction, but this does not apply for individuals who are married to non-citizens, according to Market Watch. […]

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States pursue offshore tax-free income
Posted on Monday March 24, 2014

offshoreWhile many reliable sources in Washington are saying that the odds of either President Obama's corporate tax reform bill or Republican Camp's bill getting passed this year are slim to none, some states aren't waiting to conduct their own reform. According to Pew Reports, a number of states are targeting offshore "tax havens" in new litigation that […]

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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 L.L.M, 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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