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Kenneth S. Apfel is the head of the firm's Taxation Department and the Trusts, Estates and Wealth Management Department and is also a member of the Corporate and Commercial departments. Kenneth provides clients with expertise in all areas of federal taxation including, but not limited to, income tax planning for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, and limited liability companies; estate and gift tax planning, including the drafting of wills, trusts and other documents relating to comprehensive planning programs; representation of clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Tax Court in areas of income, estate and gift taxation; drafting and providing advice with respect to qualified retirement plans; and asset protection planning.
Kenneth has served as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Essex County Probate Committee, written numerous articles which have been published in Taxation For Lawyers, Taxation for Accountants, Journal of Taxation, New Jersey Tax Lawyer, Estate Planning, and he is the author of the chapter on Trusts presently in West's Legal Business Forms. He has also lectured extensively before various professional groups, such as the New Jersey Society of CPAs, County CPA Societies, and insurance companies. Kenneth is a Certified Public Accountant and has his Masters in Taxation from NYU Graduate School of Law. Kenneth is a member of both the New Jersey and New York Bars.
Education LL.M (Taxation), New York University School of Law (1978) J.D., Brooklyn Law School (1974) B.S., Syracuse University (1969)
Practice Areas Corporate Law; Closely Held Corporations; Corporate Contracts; Corporate Dissolutions; Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance; Corporate Formation; Corporate Governance; Corporate Income Tax; Corporate Organization; Corporate Partnerships; Corporate Planning; Corporate Reorganization; Corporate Successions; Corporate Tax Controversies; Corporate Tax Planning; Family Corporations; Incorporation; Nonprofit Corporations; Professional Corporations; S Corporations; Small Business Corporations; Federal Estate and Gift Taxation; Federal Income Tax; Federal Tax Controversies; Fiduciary Income Tax; Generation Skipping Tax; Individual Taxation; Inheritance Tax; Like Kind Exchanges; Sales and Use Tax; State Income Tax; Tax Appeals; Tax Audits; Tax Controversies; Tax Evasion; Tax Planning; Trusts and Estates Taxation.
Bar Admissions State of New Jersey State of New York United States District Court for the District of New Jersey United States District Court for the Southern District of New York United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Speaking Engagements Has lectured extensively before various professional groups, such as the New Jersey Society of CPAs, County CPA Societies and insurance companies
Articles & Publications
Author, Chapter 57 Trusts, New Jersey Legal Forms (1996 through present)
Co-Author, Economic Recovery Tax Act, New Jersey Lawyer (Spring 1982)
Author, Domestic Relation Law After the Tax Reform Act of 1984, New Jersey Law Journal, (October 18, 1984)
Author, West's Legal Forms - Domestic Relation Forms (1984-1985)
Co-Author, Electing Subchapter S Status Under the 1986 Internal Revenue Code, The Journal of Taxation (August, 1987)
Co-Author, AMT Increases Advantage of Cross-Purchase Agreement over Redemption Agreements, Taxation for Accountants (December 1989) and Taxation for Lawyers, (January/February 1990)
Co-Author, 401(k) Plans Still Flexible Despite Antibias Rules, Taxation for Accountants (July, 1991)
Co-Author, Stock Appreciation Rights Offer Flexibility, Benefits, Taxation for Lawyers (January, 1993)
Co-Author, Special Use Valuations Covers Business, As Well As Farm, Realty, Estate Planning (March/April, 1993)
Awards & Recognitions New Jersey Super Lawyer (2008 & 2009) Certified Public Accountant, New York, 1975
Professional & Community Involvement Former Vice Chairman and Chairman, Essex County Probate Committee (1989 and 1990) Instructor, Federal Income Tax, Fairleigh Dickinson University Graduate School (1985-1990) Member, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Member, American Bar Association Member, New Jersey State Bar Association