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.
EducationBoston University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1981Vermont Law School, J.D., 1980University of Vermont, B.S., 1977
Bar & Court AdmissionsNew Jersey, 1982Massachusetts, 1980U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1982U.S. Tax Court, 1982
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As published in: Global Finance June 16, 2017
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As published in: NY Times May 17, 2016
As published in: Best Lawyers August 18, 2014
Samuel Weiner and Glenn Kazlow were quoted in an article titled, "New Jersey Powerhouse: Cole Schotz"
As published in: Law360 June 18, 2014
April 1, 2014
Samuel Weiner was quoted in an article titled, "Some States Are Moving to Loosen Their Estate Taxes."
As published in: The New York Times January 24, 2014
Samuel Weiner was quoted in the article titled, "States You Shouldn't Be Caught Dead In: Investors Need to Contend with Growing State Estate and Inheritance Taxes"
As published in: The Wall Street Journal October 25, 2013
August 15, 2013
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
Structuring a Foreigner's Purchase of U.S. Situs Real Estate
New Jersey Law Journal March 29, 2010Steven M. Saraisky and Samuel Weiner
Cole Schotz Docket Spring 2007Samuel Weiner and Lori I. Wolf
New Jersey Law Journal A hub and spoke structure removes a significant value from the owner's estate February 5, 2007Samuel Weiner, Geoffrey Weinstein and Lori I. Wolf
Cole Schotz Docket Spring 2006Gary A. Phillips, Samuel Weiner and Geoffrey Weinstein
New Jersey Law Journal A New Jersey resident could save thousands in taxes by moving to the Sunshine State January 30, 2006Gary A. Phillips, Samuel Weiner and Geoffrey Weinstein
New Jersey Law Journal A successful business should develop and maintain a succession plan March 14, 2005Samuel Weiner and Lori I. Wolf