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  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1984
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1978
  • M.B.A., Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1978
  • B.A., Yale University, cum laude, 1974

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Tax Court

Memberships & Affiliations

New Jersey State Bar Association, Taxation Law Section, Chair:  2005-2006 

New Jersey State Bar Association, Taxation Law Section, Executive Committee, Member: 1999-present

New Jersey State Bar Association, Partnership Taxation Committee, Chair: 1999-2002

Essex County Bar Association, Tax, Trusts & Estates Committee, Chair: 1996-2004

Alan F. Kornstein

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  • T: 973.639.6984
    F: 973.297.3921
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Alan Kornstein concentrates his practice in tax planning and tax disputes involving complex commercial and personal transactions. He regularly advises clients on the organization and operation of business and investment entities, mergers and acquisitions, business restructurings, tax-free reorganizations, real estate transactions and insolvency situations. He also represents individuals, partnerships and corporations involved in tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and the New Jersey Division of Taxation.

Alan has extensive experience in tax planning for a wide range of business and investment transactions involving partnerships, LLCs and closely-held corporations, including the structuring, negotiation and drafting of partnership agreements, LLC operating agreements, equity-raising transactions, buy/sell agreements and other exit strategies. He also advises clients on tax-efficient settlement alternatives for commercial and personal disputes, including business divorces and matrimonial situations.

Alan is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on tax-related topics. He is listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers for tax law and is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been listed by The Best Lawyers in America since 2004 and was honored as Best Lawyers' 2012, 2018 and 2020 Newark, New Jersey area “Lawyer of the Year” for Tax Law. In addition, he has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the category of Corporate/M&A: Tax. Chambers is published by Chambers and Partners. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World Report. Martindale-Hubbell is published by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Alan has served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers Business School since 2017, teaching “Corporate Income Tax Basics” to MBA candidates in the business school’s Professional Accounting Program.


11th Annual Federal Tax Law Symposium (NJICLE)
Rutgers Annual Tax Alumni Event