Martin L. Lepelstat

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Biography

Martin L. Lepelstat focuses his practice on tax and trusts and estate planning. He represents individuals, businesses, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and special types of entities in connection with strategic planning, structuring and defense of tax transactions.

Martin frequently represents clients at both the federal and state levels in tax related matters, including tax audits and appeals. As a skilled practitioner in the tax controversy area, he has dealt with IRS and state examination teams in various audits and cases.

Martin advises clients on a wide range of personal wealth and business planning issues, regularly guiding clients in tax and estate planning, probate and trust matters, and business structuring. He counsels clients on income tax matters, as well as estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfers. He also assists business owners to effectively pass their ownership interests from one generation to the next.

Concentrations

•Tax planning structures
•Family business succession planning
•Resolution of income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping tax disputes with IRS and state tax authorities
•Administration of trusts and estates, including contested probate and trust matters
•Federal and state tax controversies
•Tax audits
•Tax controversy

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law; Trusts and Estates; Litigation and Controversy - Tax, 2005-2019
•Selected, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Newark, 2019
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2014-2019
•Team Member, Lexology’s Client Choice Award USA & Canada, United States: New Jersey, 2013
•Listed, Super Lawyers - New Jersey Edition, Estate Planning and Probate, 2008-2013
•Listed, Who’s Who in America
•Listed, Who’s Who in American Law
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

•Former Trustee, Middlesex County Bar Association

•Member, Tax, Real Property and Probate Sections of the Florida State Bar

•Past Chair, Taxation and Probate Committees of the Middlesex County Bar Association.

•Member, American Bar Association, Tax and Real Property and Probate Sections

•Member, Tax Section of the New Jersey Bar

•Board member, American Diabetes Association Fellow: American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

• Former Trustee, Middlesex County Bar Association

• Member, Tax, Real Property and Probate Sections of the Florida State Bar

• Past Chair, Taxation and Probate Committees of the Middlesex County Bar Association.

• Member, American Bar Association, Tax and Real Property and Probate Sections

• Member, Tax Section of the New Jersey Bar

• Board member, American Diabetes Association

Awards & Recognition

• Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law; Trusts and Estates; Litigation and Controversy - Tax, 2005-2014

• Team Member, Lexology's Client Choice Award USA & Canada, United States: New Jersey, 2013

• Listed, Super Lawyers - New Jersey Edition, Estate Planning and Probate, 2008-2013

• Listed, Who's Who in America

• Listed, Who's Who in American Law

• Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications

Martin has lectured before various bar groups and committees, including the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. His work has been published in several national and local tax publications.

• Co-Author, "Estate Planning -Before It's Too Late!", Exhibit A, Volume 4 Number 2, 2000

• Author, "Qualified Personal Residence Trust," Exhibit A, Fall 1996, Vol. 1 No. 2.

• Co-Author, "The Small Business Job Protection Act May Render the S Election Appropriate for Larger and More Complex Corporations," The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, February 1997

• Author, "Salient Tax Considerations for Condominium Conversions"

Member: Middlesex County Bar Association (Former Trustee and Past Chair, Taxation and Probate Committee); The Florida State Bar (Member, Tax, Real Property and Probate Sections); New Jersey Bar (Member, Tax Section); American Bar Association (Member, Tax and Real Property and Probate Sections).

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Private Wealth Services
  • Tax
  • Tax & Business Group
  • State & Local Tax (SALT)

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
973.443.3501  Phone
973.301.8410  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Martin-L-Lepelstat
University Attended:
City College of New York, B.B.A.; University of Michigan, M.B.A.
Law School Attended:
New York University, LL.M., Tax; Cornell Law School, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
1972
Admission:
1979, U.S. Tax Court; 1978, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1972, Florida; 1978, New Jersey; 1972, New York
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 1991-Present
•Member, 2013 Tour de Cure Executive Committee
•Former Trustee, Middlesex County Bar Association
•Member, Tax, Real Property and Probate Sections of the Florida State Bar
•Past Chair, Taxation and Probate Committees of the Middlesex County Bar Association
•Member, American Bar Association, Tax and Real Property and Probate Sections
•Member, Tax Section of the New Jersey Bar
•Board Member and Former Trustee, American Diabetes Association

Birth Information:
Brooklyn, New York, 1947
ISLN:
905512912
Hobbies & interests:
Travel, Kayaking, Cycling

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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