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Thomas W. Ackermann is a partner in the Tax and Corporate Departments of the firm. His practice primarily focuses on advising and representing the owners of closely-held corporate, limited liability company or partnership businesses in providing tax, business, estate and succession planning services. Tom is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Jersey. He utilizes his years of experience as an attorney and certified public accountant to develop creative solutions to a multitude of complex tax, estate planning and business issues faced by the firm's clients. In addition to tax planning and drafting of sophisticated estate planning documents, Tom's areas of concentration include the negotiation and drafting of business agreements for mergers, stock purchases and redemptions, asset acquisitions, reorganizations and other business transactions. His multi-disciplined background enables him to handle and successfully resolve tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and State Taxing Authorities. Tom earned his J.D. from New York Law School, an L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Rutgers College. Tom is also a member of both the New Jersey and New York Bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate & Transactional
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1981
  • New York, 1982
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1982


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 1987 LL.M. in Taxation
  • New York Law School, New York, New York, 1981 J.D
  • Tax Research Paper: "The Impact of the Bankruptcy Tax Act of 1980 on the Survival of Corporate Tax Attributes"
  • Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1974 B.A. Major: Business Administration

Professional Association Memberships

  • New Jersey State and American Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • American Institute and New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • Certified Public Accountant, State of New Jersey

Published Works

  • Considering Subcapter S Corporation Tax Treatment under The Economic Recovery Tax Act, Professional Corporation & Pension Update New TIP Reporting Rules and Summary Of The New Tax Law, Restaurant Business