Matt Kadish represents individual and business clients in tax-related planning, including choice of entity, business succession, estate, charitable giving, exempt organizations, and representation before the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Tax Court. He also advises and represents clients concerning foreign bank account reporting (FBAR) and disclosures and served as a consulting expert in a Federal criminal foreign bank account reporting matter.
Matt has spoken nationally on various tax- and estate-planning related topics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America (Tax - Litigation & Practice, and Trusts and Estates) and as an Ohio Super Lawyer (Tax). In 2010, Matt was awarded the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland’s Exceptional Service Award for his contributions to the estate planning community in the tax, federal legislation and estate planning areas, and was named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 and 2015 Cleveland Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year.” Additionally, he has appeared in various publications in the tax and estate planning-related fields.
Matt formerly served as an attorney-advisor to Judge Herbert L. Chabot of the U.S. Tax Court, and received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and his B.A. from Williams College. Prior to practice in Cleveland, he practiced in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Washington, D.C.
Matt also represents the nation’s small businesses as the CEO and VP-Legislation of the Small Business Council of America (SBCA), the voice of privately owned business in Washington on income and estate tax, benefits and health care matters. In 2007, he testified in 2007 at the invitation of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on tax relief for small businesses.He is CEO and Vice President of Legislation for the Small Business Council of America. His not-for profit service includes the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, where he is Chair, Professional Advisory Committee, as well as People International Inc., where he serves as a member of the Board of Directors.
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Vice-President (Legislation) and Director, Small Business Council of America, 2006—).