Robert Kautz, a shareholder heading the Tax Team at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., concentrates his practice in all phases of Federal and State tax planning for corporations, partnerships and individuals. His practice includes all aspects of trust and estate planning, as well as business succession planning for closely held businesses. Mr. Kautz represents both domestic and international clients in a wide variety of financial transactions, including private and public offerings of debt and equity, corporate acquisitions and divestitures, real estate acquisitions and financings, and the formation of charitable and other tax-exempt organizations. He counsels clients on the benefits of choosing various business structures, including family limited partnerships and family limited liability companies, in order to minimize tax exposure and maximize control. He also serves as the principal tax advisor to the firm's public finance department.
Mr. Kautz is a frequent lecturer to accountants, bankers, business owners and insurance professionals on tax strategies, estate and business succession planning, as well as choices of business entities. He is also actively involved in numerous pro bono matters and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence.
Area of Emphasis
Corporate and individual tax planning; Estate and business succession planning; Business entity structures - S corporations, C corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited and General Partnerships; Partnerships and real estate financing; Tax aspects of public finance transactions; Formation and administration of tax-exempt organizations; Low income housing tax credits; Tax Aspects of financial products; Foreign tax matters
J.K.Lasser, Estate & Business Succession Planning, A Legal Guide to Wealth Transfer, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2nd Ed. 2002.
Sophisticated Estate Planning: Using the Tax Laws to your Client's Advantage, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
The Limited Liability Company as a Choice of Entity, Middlesex County Bar Association Newsletter, April, 1997.
Family Limited Partnerships: Sharing the Wealth While Retaining Control, Middlesex County Bar Association Newsletter, March, 1997.
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit and other Financing: Finding the Perfect Package, Housing New Jersey, March/April 1994.
Hidden Dangers in Establishing a Tax-Exempt Bond Fund, The Journal of Multistate Taxation, January/February 1992.
A New Dimension in Business Entities Has Arrived in New Jersey, a pamphlet that presents an overview of the Limited Liability Company. Available from the law firm.
• Estate Planning Update For New Jersey Residents 2009
• Family Limited Partnerships
• IRS Taxes Equity Split-Dollar Life Insurance
• The Limited Liability Company as a Choice of Business Entity