Cole Schotz P.C.



Samuel Weiner

New Jersey Office
Court Plaza North, 25 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
T: 201-525-6260 / C: 201-417-4655 / F: 201-678-6260
Legal Practice Assistant: Michele Amelio
T: 201-489-3000, ext. 5010


Samuel Weiner is co-managing shareholder of the firm and co-chair of the firm’s Tax, Trusts & Estates Department.  Samuel is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).  His practice encompasses all phases of tax, business and estate planning.

Samuel is a frequent lecturer and author on all facets of tax, business and estate planning. Additionally, he has co-authored two editions of a book for individuals launching businesses titled Starting a Limited Liability Company.  Samuel has frequently lectured for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey and various accounting, insurance, banking and business groups.

Samuel has been awarded an AV rating for his professionalism and the quality of his legal work from Martindale-Hubbell, the premier directory of legal professionals.  He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the prestigious Best Lawyers in America® in Trusts and Estates Law and in New Jersey Super Lawyers® in Estate Planning/Trusts. He has also been named the Best Lawyers’ "Lawyer of the Year" in 2013 and 2018 and  was selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Attorneys Serving Affluent Clients list by Worth magazine.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  See Award Methodology.

Samuel earned his B.S. from University of Vermont and his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation.


Boston University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1981Vermont Law School, J.D., 1980University of Vermont, B.S., 1977

Bar & Court Admissions

New Jersey, 1982Massachusetts, 1980U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1982U.S. Tax Court, 1982



Why More States Are Killing Death Taxes

As published in: Global Finance June 16, 2017

Best Lawyers® Recognizes Thirty-Six Cole Schotz Attorneys

As published in: Best Lawyers August 18, 2014


Recent Events



The Life Insurance Checkup

New Jersey Law Journal August 16, 2010

Samuel Weiner and Lori I. Wolf
Structuring a Foreigner's Purchase of U.S. Situs Real Estate

New Jersey Law Journal March 29, 2010

Steven M. Saraisky and Samuel Weiner
Estate Planning in a Bear Market

Cole Schotz Docket Summer 2008

Samuel Weiner and Lori I. Wolf
Purchasing Commercial Real Estate Through an LLC

New Jersey Law Journal A hub and spoke structure removes a significant value from the owner's estate February 5, 2007

Samuel Weiner, Geoffrey Weinstein and Lori I. Wolf
Florida's Favorable Tax Laws

New Jersey Law Journal A New Jersey resident could save thousands in taxes by moving to the Sunshine State January 30, 2006

Gary A. Phillips, Samuel Weiner and Geoffrey Weinstein
Stockholders and Operating Agreements

New Jersey Law Journal A successful business should develop and maintain a succession plan March 14, 2005

Samuel Weiner and Lori I. Wolf
Starting a Limited Liability Company, 1st and 2nd editions

Structuring the Close Corporation?, New Jersey Lawyer

Even After Tax Changes, S May Still Be Best, New Jersey Law Journal

It's Time to Revisit the S Election, Research Institute of America

Estate Planning: How to Use Present Value Techniques to Your Clients' Advantage, New Jersey Lawyer

Family Limited Partnerships Can Leverage the Annual Exclusion and Unified Credit, Journal of Taxation

IRS Provides Limited Liability Company Guidance, New Jersey Law Journal

Limited Liability Companies Provide Substantial Benefits for Estate Planning, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Newsletter, New Jersey State Bar Association

Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies, Institute of Continuing Legal Education

S Corporations, Skills and Methods, New Jersey Practice, West Publishing Company

Putting Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts to Work, New Jersey Law Journal

Use of Retirement Assets in Estate Planning, New Jersey Lawyer

Establishing Residency in Florida for Tax Purposes, New Jersey Law Journal


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