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Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2012
  • B.S., University of Delaware, cum laude, 2009

    Law Clerk, Hon. Joseph M. Andresini, Tax Court of New Jersey, 2012-2013

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

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

Memberships & Affiliations

New Jersey State Bar Association, Taxation Section, Second Vice Chair, 2017-2018

New York State Bar Association

NJ Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court, Member

Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Associate Member

Michael D. Benak

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    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Mr. Benak is an associate in the Newark, NJ office of McCarter & English, LLP, in the Tax, Employee Benefits & Private Clients practice group.  Michael concentrates in the area of local property taxation and joins the firm's Real Property Tax Planning and Appeals Team, which has successfully reduced property assessments, negotiated tax abatements and exemptions for qualified taxpayers, and secured incentive packages for relocating businesses.  The Team has effectively handled nationally prominent property tax cases, bringing about new legal precedents. 

Mr. Benak graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he earned pro bono recognition for his dedication to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.  Before joining the firm, Mr. Benak was a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph M. Andresini, Judge of the Tax Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Benak has been recognized as a New Jersey Rising Star for 2017 and 2018. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Click here for their methodology.
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