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JAY J. FREIREICH, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1959. He graduated from York University (Toronto, Canada) with a B.A. in 1982, obtained his Juris Doctorate from Nova University School of Law in 1985 and received his Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Miami in 1986. He is a member of the Bar in Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims as well as many United States District and Circuit Courts.
Mr. Freireich has argued cases successfully before the United States Court of Appeals and has even filed a tax case in the United States Supreme Court. He helped Congress rewrite the innocent spouse provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. He has aided many clients to successfully resolve or win outright multi-million dollar tax issues.
Mr. Freireich gave a lecture to his colleagues on "The Standard of Care in Estate Tax Planning Malpractice Claims Against Attorneys" for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Cases that Mr. Freireich has handled have appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Post, Newark Star Ledger, New Jersey Law Journal and National Law Journal. He has appeared on ABC’s "Good Morning America" as a tax expert in a segment involving the innocent spouse tax law. He also appeared as a tax expert on CNN in a feature story on general income taxation.
Mr. Freireich started his career at the firm of Poe & Freireich, P.A. where he practiced as an associate and then a shareholder. He then moved on to a 70 lawyer firm as a member of Brach Eichler L.L.C. He left Brach Eichler in April 2017 to pursue his career at Freireich L.L.C.
A career highlight for Mr. Freireich was taking the deposition of Don King for two days in a case involving a business dispute over boxing promotional rights.
Mr. Freireich was noted as an expert witness in the areas of estates, trusts and taxes by the Honorable David B. Rand, Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court.
Mr. Freireich was featured in a book called "Success -- Pure and Simple" by Dominic N. Certo, KSJ which was published by iUniverse Books in 2006. He was also acknowledged by United States Senator William V. Roth, Jr. for his contributions to Senator Roth's book called "The Power to Destroy" published by the Atlantic Monthly Press in 1999. Senator Roth (R-Delaware) was the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and is most famous for sponsoring legislation for a type of IRA that became widely known as the "Roth IRA."
Mr. Freireich is a member in the firm of Freireich L.L.C. The firm has its office in Florham Park, New Jersey. The firm is able to provide its clients the hands on personal service they expect from a smaller firm yet the specialization and sophistication they would expect only from a larger firm.
Mr. Freireich is married with two daughters - both out of college now and in their own careers. He is an avid tennis, golf and table tennis player. He is active in his Temple and is currently a vice president of ritual for the Temple Emanu-El Mens Club (Livingston, New Jersey) and was President of that Mens Club as well as President of the Brotherhood of Temple Beth El (Hillsborough, New Jersey).Editor: "New Jersey Tax, Trusts & Estates Blog"; Recent articles have included "How to Avoid the Currency Transaction Trap" and "Tax Court Extends Period of Limitations for Seeking Equitable Innocent Spouse Relief," both in the New Jersey Law Journal.
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