Frank L. Brunetti
Of Counsel/Partner Emeritus
Chair of  Tax, Trusts, & Estates
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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

Political Watchdog Groups Affecting Corporate Tax
Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

political-watchdogWith an increasing number of Americans feeling disconnected from the political process, it is heartening to hear stories in which public opinion and political watchdog groups have a marked impact on political discourse. According to Joshua Holland, a reporter for BillMoyers.com, that is precisely what is going on regarding the so-called tax extenders. The tax […]

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Will Obama Lower The Estate Tax Exemption?
Posted on Wednesday December 03, 2014

"Jurvetson - Barack Obama on the Primary (by)" by Steve Jurvetson from Menlo Park, USA - Barack Obama on the PrimaryUploaded by ComputerHotline. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jurvetson_-_Barack_Obama_on_the_Primary_(by).jpg#mediaviewer/File:Jurvetson_-_Barack_Obama_on_the_Primary_(by).jpgThe estate tax exemption is the maximum amount of money that an estate can be worth without incurring the estate tax. Simply put, an estate worth more than the current exemption of $5.34 million - indexed for inflation - has to pay, while an estate worth less doesn't. The official budget put forth by President […]

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Obama To Veto Corporate Tax Bill
Posted on Tuesday December 02, 2014

"Barack Obama Fold" by realjameso16 - Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barack_Obama_Fold.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Barack_Obama_Fold.jpgPresident Barack Obama to veto corporate tax bill that would result in $440 billion in tax breaks. The bill, which would make 56 of the so-called "tax extenders" permanent, would primarily benefit businesses, according to Vox. Tax extenders refers to a collection of tax breaks that have been inserted into the tax code on a […]

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Many companies paying CEOs more than Uncle Sam
Posted on Wednesday November 26, 2014

"Uncle Sam (pointing finger)" by James Montgomery Flagg - http://www.usscreen.com/american_spirit/. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Uncle_Sam_(pointing_finger).jpg#mediaviewer/File:Uncle_Sam_(pointing_finger).jpgIn a report released recently, the Institute for Policy Studies found that seven of the largest 30 companies by revenue in the U.S. paid their chief executives more than they did in corporate tax last year. According to the report, Boeing, Ford, Chevron, Citigroup, Verizon, J.P. Morgan and GM all paid more to their CEOs […]

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On Whom Does The Corporate Income Tax Fall?
Posted on Wednesday November 19, 2014

corporate income taxWith the real possibility of corporate tax reform being thrown about Washington, an old debate has been reopened regarding on whom the corporate income tax really falls. Those in favor of abolishing the corporate income tax - a stance that has become increasingly popular with some groups - argue that the corporate income tax necessarily […]

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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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