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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

    IRS Proposes New Tax Status Regulations on Non-qualified Deferred Compensation Plans

    Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016
    Recently, the IRS proposed new tax status regulations related to the Section 457(f) non-qualified deferred compensation plans offered by tax exempt employers. Proposed regulations The goal of the pr...

    How New Partnership Audit Rules Will Affect You

    Posted on Tuesday August 16, 2016
    Changes to BBA Enact New Partnership Audit Rules Under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“BBA”), which will take effect in 2018, the IRS will be able to audit certain partnerships and limited lia...

    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 m...

    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 w...
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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)