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Martin M. Shenkman

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4 Forest Avenue
Paramus, New Jersey 07652
Tel: 201-845-8400
Fax: 201-845-8433

Martin M. Shenkman practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Tax Planning, Closely Held Business Taxation, Business Transactions, and Estate Administration. He was admitted in 1985 to the New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. In 1986 he was admitted to New York, U.S. District Court, Soutern District of New York and U.S. Tax Court, and in 1987, he was admitted to the District of Columbia.


Mr. Shenkman received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 1977 with a concentration in accounting and economics. He received a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan 1981, with a concentration in tax and finance. He received his J.D. from Fordham University in 1985.

Professional Organizations

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Bergen County (Member, Taxation Section), New Jersey State, New York State (Member, Taxation Section) and American (Chair, Subcommittee on Important Developments and Publications of the Committee on Capital Recovery and Leasing, 1989-1990; Vice Chair, FLP and LLC Committee, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections, 1998--90) Bar Associations.
Certified Public Accountant, Michigan, 1980; New York, 1982; New Jersey, 1993. Registered Investment Advisor (SEC, NY), 1991--, 2005 (NJ). Adjunct Professor: Seton Hall University School of Law, 1990; Columbia University Graduate School of Business, 1989.


A widely quoted expert on tax matters, Mr. Shenkman is a regular source for numerous financial and business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Money, The New York Times, and others. He has appeared as a tax expert on numerous television and cable television shows including The Today Show, CNN, NBC Evening News, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN-FN and others. He is a frequent guest on radio talk shows throughout the country and has a regular weekly radio show on Money Matters Financial Network.


Mr. Shenkman is a prolific author, having published thirty-four books and more than seven hundred articles. His books include: Living Wills & Health Care Proxies: Assuring That Your End of Life Decisions Are Respected (in process); Inherit More, Six Hour Guide to Asset Protection Planning, Estate Planning after the 2001 Tax Act (published by Bloomberg Press); Homeowner's Legal Bible, Divorce Rules, The Complete Living Trust Program, The Complete Probate Guide, The Beneficiary Workbook, Estate Planning After the 1997 Tax Act, Starting Your Limited Liability Company, The Complete Book of Trusts, Investing After the New Tax Act, The Estate Planning Guide, Real Estate After Tax Reform: A Guide For Investors, The Total Real Estate Tax Planner, Estate Planning Guide (published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.); Shopping Center Leases: The Tax Impact (International Council of Shopping Centers); How To Do Tax Planning With Depreciation, Amortization and Tax Credits, The Accountants Role in Divorce, Marketing for CPAs (Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.); and Estate Planning Step by Step (Barron's).

Mr. Shenkman has served as contributing editor to a host of publications, including: New Jersey Lawyer, The Journal of Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Insight, Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy, The Journal of Accountancy, Real Estate Accounting and Taxation, Shopping Centers Today, and others.


Mr Shenkman is active in numerous charitable organizations, sitting on many boards and planned giving committees and lectures regularly for these and other organizations.

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by Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, JD, MBA and Richard L. Harris, CLU, AEP   Introduction to Split-Dollar A Split-dollar arrangement is a way of funding the purchase of life insurance between two parties.  It is not an insurance policy.... Read More

By: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, JD  Introduction to Planning Through Economic Turmoil  ◙ Introduction  The markets are in turmoil. Daily Dow movements make Cedar Point roller coasters look tame. The remake of the movie "Fast and F... Read More

By: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, JDIntroductionGift planning is a potentially significant planning opportunity for many clients. Tax advantages can be substantial. The current economic difficulties can have substantial varying impact on gift plan... Read More

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