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  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1989
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1983
  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Board of Trustees, Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, Inc.

Member, Board of Trustees, Flame of Charity Foundation

Member, Board of Trustees, Hungarian Scout Association in Exteris

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Stephen M. Vajtay, Jr.

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Firmwide Managing Partner
  • T: 973.639.2004
    F: 973.297.3741
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Mr. Vajtay is the Firm's Managing Partner and a member of the Executive Committee. His practice is concentrated in transactional federal tax and business planning matters, including advising on taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions; the organization, reorganization and strategic tax counseling of closely-held corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and joint ventures; the negotiation and structuring of buy-sell agreements; and the analysis of tax issues associated with equity-raising transactions undertaken by public and closely-held corporate and unincorporated business entities.

Mr. Vajtay has particular experience with respect to issues involving Subchapter T cooperative corporations and sophisticated like-kind exchange transactions.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, a former chairman of the Taxation Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and is a frequent lecturer on topics relating to the federal taxation of, and business planning for, partnerships, S corporations and limited liability companies.

Mr. Vajtay is recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for 2006-2009 and 2012-2016 editions and is listed in the 2007-2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America. He has also been named the Best Lawyers' 2011 Newark Tax Lawyer of the Year.


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