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Robert Barnett
Firm: Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld

Robert S. Barnett, CPA, Esq., is a founding partner of Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP, Attorneys at Law. His practice is highly concentrated in the areas of taxation, trusts, estates, corporate and partnership law and charitable planning. His experience includes Surrogate’s Court practice, tax dispute resolution, and Tax Court representation. Mr. Barnett frequently assists clients in structuring financial transactions and charitable gifts. Mr. Barnett applies creative and practical solutions to estate and business planning. He has served on many committees and is a frequent lecturer on numerous aspects of tax and business law. He is an active participant and serves on many professional and charitable boards. Mr. Barnett is a frequent lecturer and writer. His articles and lectures encompass a wide variety of topics, including business succession, estate planning, charitable planning, generation-skipping, stock options, effective strategies for removing tax liens, business taxation, utilization of the marital deduction and partnership elections. Mr. Barnett received his juris doctor in 1986 from Fordham University, where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the Fordham Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Mr. Barnett holds a Master’s degree in taxation as the recipient of the highest dean’s award. Mr. Barnett is admitted to practice law in New York, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Member: • Board of Directors of the Long Island Community Foundation. • Board of Directors of Nassau Academy of Law • Professional Advisors Committee of the Long Island Community Foundation • Professional Advisors Committee of the American Heart Association • Past Education Committee Chairman NCCPAP • Past President of the NCCPAP Educational Foundation • Past President of Nassau Chapter NYSSCPA • Member of Nassau Academy of Law Advisory Board • CPA Journal Editorial Review Board, May 2017-2020 Awards: • 2013 Max Block Distinguished Article Award for Technical Analysis • November 2016 – Samuel A. Dyckman, Excellence in Education Award • November 2016 – Leadership in Law Award – Long Island Business News • May 2017 – Distinguished Service Award – NYSSCPAS – Nassau Chapter • Dean’s Award in Taxation – Long Island University CW Post • Fordham Law Review • Fordham University American Jurisprudence Award – Trusts and Estates

Past Events

Estate Planning Conference
The Conference Center (UJA Federation of NY)
May 23, 2024
Estate Planning Conference Webcast
Web Event
May 23, 2024