Robert S. Barnett, CPA, Esq., is a founding partner of Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP, Attorneys at Law. His practice is highly concentrated in the areas of taxation, trusts, estates, corporate and partnership law and charitable planning. His experience includes Surrogate�s Court practice, tax dispute resolution, and Tax Court representation. Mr. Barnett frequently assists clients in structuring financial transactions and charitable gifts.Mr. Barnett applies creative and practical solutions to estate and business planning. He has served on many committees and is a frequent lecturer on numerous aspects of tax and business law. He is a member of the Professional Advisors Committee of the Long Island Community Foundation and of the American Heart Association and has served as Chair of the Estate Planning Committee of the New York State Society of CPAs and as Co-Chair of the Tax Committee. Mr. Barnett is a frequent contributor to the New York State CPA Journal, The New York Law Journal, and other publications. His articles and lectures encompass a wide variety of topics, including business succession, estate planning, generation-skipping, stock options, effective strategies for removing tax liens, proper utilization of the marital deduction and utilization of partnership elections. Mr. Barnett is the Assistant Dean of the Nassau County Bar Association�s Academy of Law and is Co-Chair of the Tax Committee. He is the President-Elect and an Executive Board Member of the Nassau Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs and President of the Educational Foundation of the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners.Mr. Barnett received his juris doctor in 1986 from Fordham University, where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the Fordham Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University, where he received his Bachelor�s degree in accounting. Mr. Barnett holds a Master�s degree in taxation as the recipient of the highest dean�s award. Mr. Barnett is admitted to practice law in New York, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
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