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Thursday, February 7, 2019
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Registration: 7:00 AM

Bergen Community CollegeTechnology Education Center - Room T-128,
Paramus, NJ 07652

CPE Credits

  • 4.00 CPE Credits in TX


  • $75.00 - Member
  • $125.00 - Non Member
Are you ready for tax season? Hear information on trusts and estate planning, a New Jersey tax update, partnership rules, and IRS disclosure.


Earn 4 CPE credits in Taxation.


In this Special Tax Update, hear information on:

Non-Grantor Trusts and Estate Planning
Charles Zucker, J.D., LL.M. - Of Counsel

Opportunity Zones and New Jersey Update
Jaime Reichardt, J.D., LL.M. - Of Counsel

New Partnership Audit Rules, Questions, Business Interest
Richard Sapinski, J.D., LL.M. - Member

IRS Disclosure, Due Diligence
Robert Stern, J.D., LL.M - Counsel and Larry Horn, J.D. - Member

Speakers courtesy of Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 

IRS Administrative and Compliance Issues
Howard Bookbinder, CPA



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Howard Bookbinder

Howard J. Bookbinder, CPA
Howard J. Bookbinder, CPA

Howard J. Bookbinder, CPA, practices in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and is a former instructor of accounting and taxation at Rutgers University. Additionally, he frequently lectures on federal tax updates, payroll tax issues, ethics and Circular 230. Mr. Bookbinder has addressed many professional, civic and community groups in New Jersey, Ohio, New York, Alabama and Georgia, including the American Society of Women Accountants, Mended Hearts, Bergen County Bar Association, Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, AARP, The Telephone Pioneers and NCCPAP. He has also lectured to firms on an in-house basis in the area of professional ethics and taxation. Mr. Bookbinder is a frequent lecturer at many tax seminars sponsored by the New Jersey Society of CPAs, the AICPA, Kean University, Rowan University and the Internal Revenue Service. He served as chairman of the Cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service for four years and is a current member of the New Jersey State Tax Committee. He has been involved with the Internal Revenue Service symposiums for IRS employees and tax practitioners for the past several years. He is a past president of the Bergen Chapter of the New Jersey Society of CPAs and a past trustee of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. He is a contributing author for the Bergen Record’s Tax Mailbag column, and has appeared on the cable TV program of the same name. Mr. Bookbinder is the author of Write-up Services for Small Businesses, a book published by the AICPA. Mr. Bookbinder is a graduate of Pace University and has attended the American Institute of Banking.

Lawrence Horn

Lawrence S. Horn, Esq.
Sills, Cummis & Gross PC

Lawrence S. Horn, J.D., is chair of the Business Crimes and Tax Litigation Practice groups of Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. His practice consists of defending companies and individuals who are the targets of federal white collar criminal investigations, with a special emphasis on criminal tax cases. Mr. Horn is a certified criminal trial attorney and is a frequent lecturer at national seminars and institutes concerning tax fraud and white collar crime defense issues. Previously, he was an assistant United States attorney for the District of New Jersey, where he specialized in tax fraud prosecutions. Mr. Horn is a past chairperson of a number of subcommittees of the Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association and is presently the co-chair of the Tax Enforcement Subcommittee of the White Collar Crime Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Criminal Justice. He is also a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. Mr. Horn is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He was also named by the New Jersey and New York Super Lawyers magazines as being among the top five percent of lawyers in those states. Mr. Horn received his bachelor’s from Princeton University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Jaime Reichardt

Jaime S. Reichardt, J.D., LLM - Tax
Chair - State and Local Tax Practice & Of Counsel
Sills, Cummis & Gross PC

Jaime Reichardt is Chair of the Sills Cummis & Gross State and Local Tax Practice. Mr. Reichardt helps companies not only identify potential compliance issues and tax reporting exposures, but also assists with identifying and securing pro-active refunds, tax credits or abatements, and other incentive opportunities. Throughout the years, he has secured several million dollars in tax savings and economic development benefits. Mr. Reichardt’s practice also includes resolving state tax controversies and audits with various revenue departments across tax types, including corporate income tax, franchise and net worth tax, personal income tax, sales and use tax, gross receipts tax, local business privilege or earned income taxes, real and personal property taxes, and unclaimed property.

Before joining the Firm, he was a state and local tax director at Citrin Cooperman, providing consulting advice to all different types of businesses and individuals on income tax, sales tax, gross receipts tax, property tax, realty transfer tax and credits and incentives issues. Before Citrin Cooperman, he was a senior associate in the state and local tax practices with two other national law firms. Prior to private practice, Mr. Reichardt was a tax policy advisor with the State of New Jersey and a tax policy lobbyist.

Mr. Reichardt speaks frequently on topics related to state and local income and business activity taxes, nexus, income sourcing, sales tax nexus, product taxability and sourcing, as well as tax credits and incentives developments. He has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Legal Intelligencer and NJBIZ.

Jaime earned his B.S. from Rutgers University, summa cum laude, his J.D. at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and his LL.M. (Taxation) at Loyola Law School.

Richard Sapinski

Richard J. Sapinski, Esq.
Sills, Cummis & Gross PC

Richard J. Sapinski, J.D., LL.M., is a member at Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C. and is Vice-Chair of the Firm’s Tax Litigation Practice Group. His practice involves white collar criminal defense on both federal and state levels and civil and criminal tax litigation, as well as international tax planning and compliance issues. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Sapinski was employed by the Office of the District Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Newark, New Jersey as a trial attorney from 1977 to 1984 and later with the Office of the Regional Counsel Internal Revenue Service, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a Special Trial Attorney from 1985 to 1987. In the latter position, Mr. Sapinski was assigned responsibility for litigating in the United States Tax Court on behalf of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue in large and sensitive cases and for assisting IRS international examiners in developing international tax issues for litigation. He litigates matters in the United States District Court, U.S. Tax Court and the Superior Court and Tax Court of New Jersey and the Federal and State Appellate Courts. He also represents professionals before disciplinary and licensing boards and handles administrative matters involving the Examination, Collection and Criminal Investigation divisions of the Internal Revenue Service and their state counterparts.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University, his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his LL.M. in Taxation from NYU.

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Robert Stern

Robert A. Stern, J.D., LL.M.
Sills, Cummis & Gross PC

Robert A. Stern is an attorney in Sills Cummis & Gross's Business Crimes and Tax Litigation Practice Groups. His practice includes representing clients in connection with federal and state tax controversies, tax litigation and criminal tax issues. Mr. Stern is a former senior trial attorney and general litigation specialist with the Office of District Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Newark, New Jersey. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Stern was a partner in a boutique tax firm specializing in IRS and state tax controversies, tax law, probate litigation and ERISA. Mr. Stern is a frequent lecturer for various professional organizations including the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Business Institute, the National Association of Tax Professionals, Morgan Stanley and other professional business organizations.

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Charles Zucker

Charles Zucker, J.D., LL.M.
Of Counsel
Sills, Cummis & Gross PC

Mr. Zucker is Of Counsel at Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. and has thirty years of experience in the areas of tax, estate planning and business planning.

He has extensive experience in counseling owners of closely-held businesses in all aspects of their business and personal planning. He has advised numerous clients with regard to initial business organization and passing businesses from one generation to the next. He also has considerable experience implementing various types of sophisticated trusts used in estate planning and asset protection and advising clients on planning involving charitable trusts and foundations.

Mr. Zucker has written and lectured widely on numerous tax topics. His articles have appeared in Taxation for Lawyers, Taxation for Accountants, and the New Jersey Law Journal. He co-authored Estate Planning and Administration in New Jersey, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ textbook on Taxation of Investors in Securities and Commodities, and The Matthew Bender & Company treatise Mergers and Consolidations (New Jersey Practice Guide).

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