Kenneth S. Apfel

Eric Reiser

Overview and Experience

Kenneth S. Apfel is the head of the firm’s Taxation Department and the Trusts, Estates and Wealth Management Department and is also a member of the Corporate and Commercial departments. Kenneth provides clients with expertise in all areas of federal taxation including, but not limited to, income tax planning for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, and limited liability companies; estate and gift tax planning, including the drafting of wills, trusts and other documents relating to comprehensive planning programs; representation of clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Tax Court in areas of income, estate and gift taxation; drafting and providing advice with respect to qualified retirement plans; and asset protection planning.

Kenneth has served as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Essex County Probate Committee, written numerous articles which have been published in Taxation For Lawyers, Taxation for Accountants, Journal of Taxation, New Jersey Tax Lawyer, Estate Planning, and he is the author of the chapter on Trusts presently in West’s Legal Business Forms. He has also lectured extensively before various professional groups, such as the New Jersey Society of CPAs, County CPA Societies, and insurance companies. Kenneth is a Certified Public Accountant and has his Masters in Taxation from NYU Graduate School of Law. Kenneth is a member of both the New Jersey and New York Bars.

Admitted To Bar


Areas of Concentration

  • Corporate Law
  • Closely Held Corporations
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Corporate Dissolutions
  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Corporate Organization
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Corporate Planning
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Corporate Successions
  • Corporate Tax Controversies
  • Corporate Tax Planning
  • Family Corporations
  • Incorporation
  • Nonprofit Corporations
  • Professional Corporation
  • S Corporations
  • Small Business Corporations
  • Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Federal Tax Controversies
  • Fiduciary Income Tax
  • Generation Skipping Tax
  • Individual Taxation
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Like Kind Exchanges
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • State Income Tax
  • Tax Appeals
  • Tax Audits
  • Tax Controversies
  • Tax Evasion
  • Tax Planning
  • Trusts and Estates Taxation

Honors & Memberships

New Jersey Super Lawyer (2018)

New Jersey Super Lawyer (2008 & 2009)

“AV” Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell (2017-2019)

Certified Public Accountant, New York, 1975

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    411 Hackensack Avenue
    Hackensack, NJ 07601

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