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McCarter & English, LLP

Tax

2 ranked lawyersBand 1New JerseyUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A preeminent tax practice able to advise clients on a wide range of federal tax and SALT issues. Adept at handling both transactional and disputes matters, with notable experience in tax planning and structuring matters. Acts for a diverse list of clients including nonprofit organizations and Fortune 500 companies.

Strengths

One impressed client says: "The team is very competent and I am particularly impressed with their ability to quickly pair us with the right attorney for any business issue that came our way. Every attorney we dealt with was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and responsive."

Another comments: "They are very client-oriented in seeking the best possible resolutions."

A source notes: "They are fresh and sharp. They take pride in their work and handle their clients with great care and concern."

Work highlights

Advised Verisk Analytics on the sale of the imagery sourcing group from Verisk’s Geomni business to Vexcel Imaging.

Notable practitioners

Alan Kornstein is held in high regard for his extensive expertise in both tax planning and disputes matters. He has experience acting for a broad array of clients from financial institutions to nonprofit organizations.
"Alan has one of those rare minds that can draw upon an encyclopedic knowledge of the law in his field and his vast experience, then stitch them together in alternative creative solutions to a complex problem. His ability to communicate and enable understanding in this complex area of law is unique among his peers." "Alan is a consummate professional. He possesses high intelligence and has the ability to rapidly grasp complex transactions and understand the tax implications. His knowledge of tax law is quite extraordinary."

Chair of the firm's tax and employee benefits practice, Jeffrey Muller is noted for his expertise in transactional tax matters.
"Jeff is a highly technical and practical tax lawyer." "He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and communicates well. He is able to break down complex issues into understandable components and I would highly recommend him to anyone."

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New Jersey

Tax


Alan F Kornstein
Band 1
Jeffrey S. Muller
Band 1