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  • 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.

    Biography

    Frank L. Brunetti practices in the areas of estate and wealth preservation, tax planning for business entities and complex tax matters. In more than 40 years of practice, he has handled 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. 

    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.

     

    Education

    • New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 1977)
    • Duquesne University School of Law (JD, 1973)
    • Rutgers University (BA, 1970)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • New York

    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)
    Videos

    Tax Return Strategies Used For Wealth Building

    Date: 10-09-2012

    Tax Issues that Impact Your Wealth Part VII

    Date: 03-06-2012

    Tax Issues that Impact Your Wealth Part VI

    Date: 02-27-2012

    Tax Issues that Impact Your Wealth Part V

    Date: 02-21-2012

    Tax Issues that Impact Your Wealth Part IV

    Date: 02-13-2012

    Tax Issues that Impact Your Wealth Part III

    Date: 02-02-2012

    Tax Issues that Impact Your Wealth Part II

    Date: 01-20-2012

    Tax Issues that Impact Your Wealth Part I

    Date: 01-16-2012

     

     

    Education

    • New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 1977)
    • Duquesne University School of Law (JD, 1973)
    • Rutgers University (BA, 1970)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • New York

    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)
    Publications
    TitlePublisherDate
    Compensatory Distribution of Partnership InterestsTax Notes, Volume 150, Number 10March 7, 2016
    @ISSUE: Is enough being done to catch tax cheats?Asbury Park PressMay 8, 2015
    Post-Assessment Income Taxes Held Non-Dischargeable Under U.S. Bankruptcy CodeNew Jersey Law JournalJanuary 29, 2015
    The Trusteed Individual Retirement AccountNew Jersey Law JournalDecember 17, 2014
    Is the Right to Receive an Insurance Dividend an Incident of OwnershipNew Jersey Law JournalSeptember 9, 2013
    Defining Ponzi-Scheme LossesNew Jersey Law JournalJune 2012
    A Primer for Tax WhistleblowersThe Tax Magazine®April 2012
    Yes, the IRS can Pierce the Corporate VeilNew Jersey Law JournalFebruary 2012
    Circumventing the Priority of Federal Tax LiensReal Estate Tax Digest1997
    Fundamentals of Tax Accounting Methods and PeriodsAmerican Law Institute - American Bar Association2007
    Negotiating Bilateral Tax Treaties, Manual Revision United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, Geneva, Switzerland2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2003
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    Accounting Methods and PeriodsCCH Solutions Tax and Business Advisory Library2000
    Right to Disclaim in Avoidance of Federal Tax Lien in Dispute Real Estate Tax DigestJanuary 1999
    Significant Changes Proposed to Rules for House GRITSReal Estate Tax Digest1997

    Education

    • New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 1977)
    • Duquesne University School of Law (JD, 1973)
    • Rutgers University (BA, 1970)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • New York

    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)
    Blogs

    How Small Businesses Should Interpret the DOL’s Wage and Hour Regulations

    Posted on Thursday July 28, 2016

    What small businesses should do about the DOL's wage and hour regulations On the surface, the intent of the Department of Labor's new overtime wage and hours regulations was to establish rules that make it easier for businesses to apply to their operations. However, according to Business News Daily, for small businesses, the proposal serves as a major shift […]

    The post How Small Businesses Should Interpret the DOL’s Wage and Hour Regulations appeared first on Tax, Trust, and Estate News.

    Small Businesses Need to be Aware of UNICAP Rules

    Posted on Thursday July 14, 2016

    What You Need to Know About UNICAP Rules If a small business designated as a C corporation, partnership, S corporation or limited liability company is not aware of uniform capitalization rules, they will need to read closely. The IRS has UNICAP rules that require partnerships to capitalize some costs instead of deducting them as they […]

    The post Small Businesses Need to be Aware of UNICAP Rules appeared first on Tax, Trust, and Estate News.

    U.S. Department of Labor Announces Minimum Weekly Wage Increase

    Posted on Wednesday July 06, 2016

    DOL announces minimum weekly wage increase for salaried workers As speculated on our BusinessLaw blog, the U.S. Department of Labor recently made a major announcement to increase the minimum weekly wage level for salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. According to National Law Review, as of Dec. 1, companies across the U.S. will face significant […]

    The post U.S. Department of Labor Announces Minimum Weekly Wage Increase appeared first on Tax, Trust, and Estate News.

    Engagement Letters are a CPA’s Best Protection Against Lawsuits

    Posted on Tuesday June 14, 2016

    When should you implement engagement letters? For many practicing accountants, their main cause of litigation is the result of client allegations that they failed to perform a scope of services that may or may not have been outside their engagement. According to Accounting Web, this is where engagement letters come into play for CPAs because […]

    The post Engagement Letters are a CPA’s Best Protection Against Lawsuits appeared first on Tax, Trust, and Estate News.

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    Education

    • New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 1977)
    • Duquesne University School of Law (JD, 1973)
    • Rutgers University (BA, 1970)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • New York

    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)