Jay handles all types of tax litigation, including: income tax audit challenges, innocent spouse claims and related litigation, estate tax controversies, responsible person litigation, civil and criminal structuring cases, as well as representing clients charged with criminal income tax fraud and evasion. Jay has successfully argued cases before the United States Tax Court, New Jersey State Tax Court, the United States Court of Appeals for both the Second and Third Circuits, and has even successfully filed certiorari briefs to the Unites States Supreme Court. Some of the cases that Jay has been involved with are strong precedent throughout the United States. Jay has also represented clients testifying before Congress.
Many cases that Jay has handled have appeared in publications including the New York Times, New York Post, Newark Star-Ledger, New Jersey Law Journal, The National Law Journal and New Jersey Newsroom. He has appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" in a segment involving the innocent spouse tax law which he was involved in getting changed as it was too restrictive and did not permit his client relief from her husband’s tax transgressions. Jay has also appeared on NJTV News on "Estate Tax Will Begin Phase Out on January 1, 2017." After passing congress and being signed into law by the President, the decision was made retroactive to his client’s taxes. He also appeared on CNN in a feature story on general income taxation.
Jay was interviewed by 106.7 Lite FM, WLTW NY on "The Do's and Don'ts of Estate Planning." You can listen to the audio of this radio interview here. He was also interviewed on 1450 WCTC AM with Bert Baron on "New Jersey Estate Tax Changes and the New Jersey Inheritance Tax." Click here to listen to the interview.
Jay has been peer review rated as AV Preeminent, the highest rating for professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In addition, Jay was recognized as a Top Legal Leader for New York and New Jersey by ALM in 2015. Jay has also earned a 10.0 rating by AVVO.
What I Do
I am a tax, estate planning, business and estate lawyer at Freireich L.L.C. with a focus on the litigation of those areas.
We are a firm with over 30 years experience in a variety of practice areas with particular emphasis in business, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, tax, wills, trusts, estates, estate planning and litigation.
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