Taxation

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The attorneys in the Norris McLaughlin tax department have vast experience in all aspects of state, federal and international tax law. Many in this diverse group of attorneys hold a Masters Degree in tax law and they frequently lecture on tax and business issues to organizations such as the tax sections of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Society of Certified Public Accountants. Our tax attorneys provide services in four main areas: business tax, employee benefits, trusts and estates, and tax controversy.

Business Tax - we provide general business tax counseling and planning regarding:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Partnership and LLC taxation
  • Franchise, sales, use and excise taxes on interstate and international sales
  • Business formation
  • Real estate transactions
  • International transactions

Employee Benefits - we offer a full range of employee benefits planning, including:

  • Qualified plans
  • Executive compensation programs (including analysis of "golden parachute" limitations)
  • Stock options
  • ESOPs
  • Cafeteria plans
  • Employee benefits issues in the context of corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Fiduciary duties and prohibited transactions

Trusts and Estates - we provide services to corporate executives and business clients with the following complex individual issues:

  • Analyze particular corporate benefit plans
  • Trust and estate planning and administration
  • Asset retention and succession planning
  • Asset protection planning
  • Preparation of estate and inheritance tax returns

Tax Controversy - we represent clients before the Internal Revenue Service, New Jersey Division of Taxation, and U.S. Tax Court with regard to the following types of contested matters:

  • Corporate and individual income tax assessments
  • Real property tax appeals
  • Foreign taxation and treaty interpretation
  • Sales and use taxation
  • State income tax allocation and apportionment issues
  • Partnership allocations
  • Excise taxation

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Attorneys

G. Robert Marcus
Victor S. Elgort
Kenneth D. Meskin
Dolores A. Laputka
Robert C. Gabrielski
Judith A. Harris
Charles A. Bruder
Jill Lebowitz
Melinda Fellner Bramwit
R. Nicholas Nanovic
A. Nichole Cipriani
Brian P. Slough
Eric D. Weiss