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

Democrats Ask Obama To Act Alone On Inversions
Posted on Thursday August 14, 2014

inversionsA few key Democratic Senators have asked President Barack Obama to act alone to end the practice of corporate inversions. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois; Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts; and Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, sent Obama a letter Aug. 5 asking that he pass an executive order to eliminate or reduce the tax breaks companies see by […]

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House Republicans Talk About Repealing the Estate Tax
Posted on Friday August 08, 2014

repealing the estate taxRepublicans may cast a vote this year to repealing the estate tax in the U.S., according to House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Michigan, Bloomberg reported. Camp told reporters July 30 that a number of House members haven't had a chance to cast their vote on the issue yet. "It's been a long time since […]

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New Jersey Updated Sales Tax Matrix
Posted on Thursday August 07, 2014

New Jersey Sales Tax MatrixNew Jersey Sales Tax Matrix The New Jersey Division of Taxation has updated its taxability matrix and certificate of compliance. (Taxability Matrix, N.J. Division of Taxation, 08/01/2014; Certificate of Compliance, N.J. Division of Taxation, 07/01/2014.) The matrix provides administrative definitions, inclusion or exclusion form sales tax, statutory /rule citation and comments. the matrix also provides […]

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Mark Cuban Protests Tax Inversions
Posted on Wednesday August 06, 2014

tax inversionsBillionaire investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has a message for U.S. multinational corporations considering an inversion. "If I own stock in your company and you move offshore for tax reasons I'm selling your stock," Cuban said in a series of tweets. "There are enough investment choices out there." Corporate inversions refer to the […]

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Treasury Secretary urges Congress to end inversions
Posted on Monday July 28, 2014

InversionsTreasury Secretary Jacob Lew sent letters to the top lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on July 15, in an attempt to effect action on the issue of corporate tax inversions, according to The New York Times. Inversions are the controversial - but popular - practice of merging with […]

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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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