Cole Schotz P.C.



Jeffrey H. Schechter
New Jersey Office
Court Plaza North, 25 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
T: 201-525-6315 / C: 201-314-5173 / F: 201-678-6315
Legal Practice Assistant: Veronica M. Marshman
T: 201-489-3000, ext. 5011  


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.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Tax Section), Chair of Tax Section Administrative Practice Committee (2004-2006)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Tax Section)


Georgetown 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 Admissions

New Jersey, 1988U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1988New York, 1989District of Columbia (inactive), 1990U.S. Tax Court, 1994



New Jersey Hikes Taxes On High Earners And Curbs Loophole

As published in: Forbes July 13, 2018

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

Best Lawyers® Recognizes Thirty-Six Cole Schotz Attorneys

As published in: Best Lawyers August 18, 2014


Recent Events

New Jersey State & Local Tax Day
Attorney Speaking: Jeffrey H. SchechterOctober 3, 2019
IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program, Graduate Student Tax Program, Rutgers University
Attorney Speaking: Jeffrey H. SchechterJanuary 25, 2012
Tax Seminar: "Criminal Tax in New Jersey: 2012 Update for Tax Professionals" Panelist, Bergen Community
Attorney Speaking: Jeffrey H. SchechterJanuary 24, 2012
Tax Seminar: Tax Issues Facing Financially Troubled Individuals and Businesses, Bergen County Society of CPA's
Attorney Speaking: Jeffrey H. SchechterNovember 5, 2011
Hot Topics in International Taxation
Attorneys Speaking: Jeffrey H. Schechter and Geoffrey WeinsteinMarch 8, 2011



New Sales and Corporate Business Hikes

New Jersey Law Journal New Jersey's recent tax legislation was more than just a 1 percent hike in sales tax January 15, 2007

Jeffrey H. Schechter and Geoffrey Weinstein
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

New Jersey Law Journal Phillip S. Pepper November 15, 2004

Jeffrey H. Schechter

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