Jeffrey Schechter, chair of the firm's Tax Controversy Department, has a varied practice in the areas of tax, tax controversies, trusts and estates and corporate law. He represents clients at all stages of disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, the New Jersey Division of Taxation and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance including audits, administrative appeals and tax litigation. Most recently Jeff has assisted many clients with domestic and offshore Voluntary Disclosures and examinations concerning income and assets not reported to the IRS. On the corporate side, he concentrates on commercial transactions, including the purchase, sale or restructuring of businesses, stock transactions, mergers and corporate agreements as well as advising clients on the tax aspects of such transactions. He also regularly represents clients concerning estate planning, estate administration and estate tax controversies.
Jeff is a frequent lecturer at Rutgers Law School, ABA Tax Section Meetings as well as the New Jersey Society of CPAs on a variety of tax and corporate matters. Prior to joining Cole Schotz, he was a manager in the National Tax Department of the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in advising clients on the tax aspects of complex corporate transactions including tax-free reorganizations, tax-exempt organizations and federal tax procedure and controversies, as well as newly enacted or proposed tax legislation.
For twenty years, Jeff served on the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Community Development Corporation, a tax-exempt organization in Paterson which specializes in various programs throughout the State of New Jersey including seven as Chairman. These programs include participation in the Americorp National Service Program, operating housing projects for developmentally disabled persons and increasing employment opportunities for economically disadvantaged youths.
Jeff received his B.B.A. from The George Washington University, his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University School of Law, and his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.
- American Bar Association (Tax Section), Chair of Tax Section Administrative Practice Committee (2004-2006)
- New Jersey State Bar Association (Tax Section)
- Tax, Trusts & Estates
- Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions
- COVID-19 Resource Center
EducationGeorgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, 1997The George Washington University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1988George Washington University, B.B.A., 1985
Bar & Court AdmissionsNew Jersey, 1988U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1988New York, 1989District of Columbia (inactive), 1990U.S. Tax Court, 1994
August 20, 2020
August 15, 2019
August 15, 2018
New Jersey Hikes Taxes On High Earners And Curbs Loophole
As published in: Forbes July 13, 2018
March 19, 2018
August 15, 2017
Leo Leyva, Jordan Fisch, John Park, Jeffrey Schechter, and Patrick Quinn's representation was mentioned in, "After Three Decades, Midtown South Office Property Trades"
As published in: GlobeSt.com April 12, 2017
Leo Leyva, John Park, Jordan Fisch, Jeff Schecter and Patrick Quinn represented Dino & Sons Realty Corp.
As published in: Commercial Property Executive March 29, 2017
Cole Schotz represented The Milligans and is mentioned in "NJ Tax Court Sides With Lotto Winners In Income Tax Fight"
As published in: Law360 September 27, 2016
August 15, 2016
Cole Schotz represented our client Ankura Consulting Group in closing on a strategic growth commitment of $100 million from Madison Dearborn
March 3, 2016
As published in: Best Lawyers August 18, 2014
April 1, 2014
August 15, 2013
Best Practices in Avoiding Civil Tax Penalties and Obtaining Removal or Abatement: CLE Presentation at Cole Schotz New Jersey OfficeAttorneys Speaking: Jeffrey H. Schechter and Reuben G. MullerThursday, April 20, 2017
IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program, Graduate Student Tax Program, Rutgers UniversityAttorney Speaking: Jeffrey H. SchechterJanuary 25, 2012
Tax Seminar: "Criminal Tax in New Jersey: 2012 Update for Tax Professionals" Panelist, Bergen CommunityAttorney Speaking: Jeffrey H. SchechterJanuary 24, 2012
Employers Beware: United States Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service Team up to Combat Misclassification of Workers as Independent ContractorsAttorneys Speaking: Randi W. Kochman and Jeffrey H. SchechterNovember 16, 2011 from 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Tax Seminar: Tax Issues Facing Financially Troubled Individuals and Businesses, Bergen County Society of CPA'sAttorney Speaking: Jeffrey H. SchechterNovember 5, 2011
IRS Extends Key Tax Deadlines for 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges and Investments in Qualified Opportunity Funds
Tax, Trust & Estates Law April 16, 2020Christopher J. Caslin, Jeffrey H. Schechter and Philip R. Hirschfeld
March 20, 2020Jeffrey H. Schechter and Philip R. Hirschfeld
March 17, 2020Samuel Weiner, Richard W. Abramson, Gary M. Albrecht, Michael D. Sirota, Jordan A. Fisch, Jennifer L. Horowitz, Steven R. Klein, Paul W. Kim, Randi W. Kochman, Leo V. Leyva, Norman L. Pernick, David A. Rubenstein, Jeffrey H. Schechter and Warren A. Usatine
March 4, 2020Jennifer L. Horowitz, Leo V. Leyva, Marc P. Press, Jeffrey H. Schechter and Philip R. Hirschfeld
Tax, Trusts & Estates Law May 2, 2019Jeffrey H. Schechter and Philip R. Hirschfeld
Law360 April 15, 2019Jeffrey H. Schechter and Reuben G. Muller
Post-Wayfair New York Gearing Up to Enforce Once Dormant Economic Nexus Statute to Collect Sales Tax from Out-of-State Businesses
Tax, Trust & Estates Law January 18, 2019Jeffrey H. Schechter and Geoffrey Weinstein
Law360 July 30, 2018Jeffrey H. Schechter and Reuben G. Muller
Tax, Trust & Estates Law July 5, 2018Reuben G. Muller and Jeffrey H. Schechter
Tax, Trust & Estates Law June 28, 2018Geoffrey Weinstein and Jeffrey H. Schechter
Tax, Trust & Estates Law December 21, 2017Jeffrey H. Schechter and Geoffrey Weinstein
Tax, Trusts & Estates Law December 21, 2017Mary W. Browning, Lori I. Wolf and Jeffrey H. Schechter
Last Chance to Save Your Tax Exempt Status: One-Time Filing Relief Program for Tax-Exempt Organizations Ends October 15, 2010
New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts October 8, 2010David S. Gold and Jeffrey H. Schechter
New Jersey Law Journal New Jersey's recent tax legislation was more than just a 1 percent hike in sales tax January 15, 2007Jeffrey H. Schechter and Geoffrey Weinstein