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

IRS Atty: Officials Giving Away Billions Via Tax Evasion
Posted on Thursday October 30, 2014

Giving Away Billions Via Tax EvasionAn Internal Revenue Service lawyer in the Office of Chief Counsel in New York is claiming that the organization's officials are giving away billions via tax evasion to corporations and the undermining of whistleblowers. In a letter sent to U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and copied to Sens. Chuck Grassley, Elizabeth Warren, […]

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New Jersey Division of Taxation Special Initiative
Posted on Monday October 20, 2014

On September 17, 2014, the New Jersey Division of Taxation announced a special initiative whereby businesses and individuals with unpaid tax liabilities could avoid some penalties, costs of collection and recovery fees. The program ends on November 17, 2014. Taxpayers would be required to pay all of the tax and interest. All penalties would be […]

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A Surprisingly Thin Aisle On Tax Reform
Posted on Wednesday October 15, 2014

Tax ReformWith the midterm election on its way and partisan angst at an all-time high, it is easy to feel like necessary changes in U.S. policy will never get done. One particularly vitreous area of debate centers around the broken corporate tax code. According to some analysts, however, Republicans and Democrats aren't as far off on […]

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OECD Proposal On Tax Avoidance Approved By G20 To Little Fanfare
Posted on Tuesday October 07, 2014

OECDThe issue of corporate taxation has taken center stage in many policy-makers' minds across the world, yet difficulties in agreeing on a solution seem to have resulted in an effective "paralysis." According to PwC and OECD data cited by The Economist, the global average corporate income tax as a share of profits is continuing to […]

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US Treasury Moves To Curb Inversions
Posted on Thursday October 02, 2014

InversionsThe U.S. Treasury Department announced Sept. 22 that it will move to disincentivize the practice of corporate inversions. A corporate inversion occurs when a multi-national business merges with a company overseas to take advantage of the lower tax environment to be had there. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew explained to reporters on a conference call that a […]

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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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