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Thursday, May 17, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration: 7:30 AM

Galloping Hill Golf Course3 Golf Drive
Kenilworth, NJ 07033

CPE Credits

  • 2.00 CPE Credits in CS
  • 2.00 CPE Credits in TX


Free Event
This event is part of the Union County Chapter Season Pass - 2017/18 event bundle.
Attend this session to hear about changes in financial planning strategies under the new administration. Then, hear an estate planning update with a focus on gift tax changes and strategies for high net worth clients.


Earn 4 CPE credits.


Financial Planning
Jeffrey Christakos, CPA, CFP, CLU, AIF - Monmouth University

In this session, we will discuss financial planning strategies under the new administration.  We will survey the current financial planning horizon for ideas on how CPAs can best help clients meet their short and long-term goals.


Estate Planning
Anthony Vitiello, Esq. - Connell Foley, LLP

In this session, we will discuss:

  • Update on Federal Estate and Gift Tax Law Changes
  • Sophisticated Estate Planning Strategies for Ultra-High Net Worth Clients



Advance Preparation


Additional Notes

$15 late fee will be applied on and after 5/16. Season Pass holders must register for each event.

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Jeffrey Christakos

Jeffrey Christakos, CPA, CFP, CLU, AIF
Chair, Accounting Department
Monmouth University

P. Jeffrey Christakos, CPA/PFS, CFP®, CLU, AIF® is a Special Professor of Accounting at Monmouth University where his teaching focus is personal finance, auditing, managerial and financial accounting. He is also a partner and Lead Advisor at Westfield Wealth Management, with 30 years of experience in accounting, tax preparation & financial planning located in Westfield, New Jersey.

He is a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs and was named to New Jersey CPA magazine’s inaugural “CPA-List”. This list acknowledges the high level of performance and engagement of selected NJCPA members in a variety of practice areas. He is regularly quoted on financial planning topics by CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and US News and World Report.

Jeffrey earned his BS in Accounting at Seton Hall University and his MBA in Finance at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Anthony Vitiello

Anthony F. Vitiello, Esq.
Chair, Taxation and Estate Planning
Connell Foley, LLP

Anthony F. Vitiello is the chairman of the Taxation and Estate Planning Group at Connell Foley LLP, his practice is dedicated to sophisticated tax planning for individuals, businesses, estates and trusts. As chair of the firm’s Taxation and Estate Planning Practice Group, he places a particular emphasis on estate and asset protection planning. Tony uses a personalized and innovative approach in planning estates from $10 million to more than $1 billion, and in his counsel on significant tax issues for family foundations, closely held corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. He also maintains a significant practice in gift, estate and income tax audits and controversies.

Tony began his legal career with the United States Treasury, providing counsel to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). During this time, he represented the IRS in the United States Tax Court, handling complex tax controversies including corporate tax disputes, estate tax litigation matters and personal income tax cases. Tony received both his J.D. and LL.M. in taxation from New York University (degree programs ranked sixth and first in the nation, respectively).

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