Stephen M. Breitstone

Partner

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Business & Real Estate Taxation, Corporate / Business, Private Wealth & Taxation, Real Estate, Tax Exempt Organizations, Trusts & Estates

Stephen M. Breitstone

Partner

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Business & Real Estate Taxation, Corporate / Business, Private Wealth & Taxation, Real Estate, Tax Exempt Organizations, Trusts & Estates

Bio

Stephen M. Breitstone is Chair of the firm’s Private Wealth and Taxation Practice Group. His approach combines business planning and income, estate and gift tax planning with a special emphasis on real estate.  His clients include domestic and international real estate owners and developers, closely held businesses, public companies, private equity funds, trusts and estates, and charitable organizations.  His combination of skills as a transactional and income tax attorney and as an estate planner enables him to effectively advise clients on their individual needs and those of their businesses. 

He frequently serves as general counsel and financial and business advisor to several of his clients and has been an expert witness in litigation over Section 1031 exchange transactions.  He has been an adjunct professor, teaching Tax and Business Planning for Real Estate Transactions and Taxation of Partnerships at Cardozo Law School and is a Fellow of both the American College of Trusts and Estates Council (“ACTEC”) and the American College of Tax Council (“ACTC”).  He is currently a co-chair of ABA’s Sales, Exchange and Basis Committee (“SEB”) and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

He has presented papers at the NYU Institute on Federal Taxation, Practicing Law Institute, Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, Bloomberg BNA Tax Management, National Multi-Housing Conference, Jeremiah Long Section 1031 Conference, Federation of (1031) Exchange Accommodators, etc. 

His style of practice is personal, not institutional; and his clients’ goals and objectives are his priority.  He has been interviewed on tax and financial topics by local and national media, including CBS, ABC, Fox, Fox Business News, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg, among others.  Stephen also is a Member of the Member of the National Dance Institute Board and co-chair of its Finance Committee.

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Upcoming Events

May
21
2024
May 21, 2024 @ 12:00pm
Stephen M. Breitstone, Jerome M. Hesch & Seth R. Kaplan to Speak at Fiduciary Trust International Luncheon
Meltzer Lippe Attorneys Stephen M. Breitstone, Jerome M. Hesch and Seth R. Kaplan will present “Increasing the Income...
Jun
17
2024
June 17, 2024 @ 8:00am
Meltzer Lippe’s 10th Annual Private Wealth & Taxation Institute
Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP and Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University invite you to ...

Past Events

May
9
2024
May 9, 2024 @ 4:00pm
Stephen M. Breitstone to Speak at Shenkman Webinar – “Terminating an Estate Planning Prospect or a Client"
Stephen M. Breitstone, Chair of the firm’s Private Wealth and Taxation Practice Group will speak at the upcoming Shen...
Mar
8
2024
March 8, 2024 @ 12:00pm
Stephen M. Breitstone and Jerome M. Hesch to Speak at March ACTEC Meeting
Meltzer Lippe Attorneys and ACTEC Fellows Stephen M. Breitstone and Jerome M. Hesch will speak on "The Impact of Real...
Nov
2
2023
November 2, 2023 @ 4:30pm
Stephen M. Breitstone and Jerome M. Hesch to Speak at 58th Annual Southern Federal Tax Institute
Meltzer Lippe Attorneys Stephen M. Breitstone and Jerome M. Hesch will speak on “Income Tax and Estate Tax Planning f...
Oct
26
2023
October 26, 2023 @ 1:30pm
Stephen M. Breitstone and Jerome M. Hesch to Speak at NYU 82nd Institute on Federal Taxation
Stephen M. Breitstone and Jerome M. Hesch will be speaking at the NYU 82nd Institute on Federal Taxation Conference o...
Oct
26
2023
October 26, 2023 @ 9:00am
Stephen M. Breitstone to Speak at 27th Annual Jeremiah Long Memorial National Conference
Stephen M. Breitstone, Chair of the firm’s Private Wealth and Taxation Practice Group will be a speaker at the 27th A...

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