Stan Epstein is the Firm’s senior tax, estates and trusts, and ERISA law partner. In addition to his wide knowledge and extensive experience in Federal and State tax law and business transactions, he is recognized for his special expertise in pension law and sophisticated estate planning. Known as a “lawyer’s lawyer” because he has so often been called upon by law firms and practitioners to structure their partnerships or professional associations and to serve as a consultant for their clients in his fields of expertise, Mr. Epstein has been selected by his peers to be one of the very few tax lawyers in the State to be included in The Best Lawyers in America in three categories–Tax Law, Employee Benefits, and Estates and Trusts.
Mr. Epstein has served on special advisory committees for the Division of Taxation and senior members of the State Legislature, as well as serving as Special Pension Counsel for the State. Mr. Epstein is a past Chair of the State Bar Association’s Taxation Section, has served as Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee, and established and served on a special I.R.S. liaison committee. He has also been a member of the State Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court and the National Association of State Bar Tax Sections and served as a Chairperson of the State Supreme Court District Fee Arbitration Committee for Essex County. A frequent lecturer for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, he has also lectured for the CPA society and other private and public organizations, and has authored numerous articles for leading legal publications. Mr. Epstein drafted the first Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) to be qualified in New Jersey, which became the IRS model used nationwide.
Mr. Epstein is a graduate of New York University Law School where he was an Editor of the Law Review.