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Practice areas

  • Corporate & Commercial Transactions

    Proper legal guidance is essential for all businesses, in every phase of development.

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  • Taxation

    Practice Area: Taxation Our tax attorneys focus on identifying potential tax issues and delivering creative and cost-effective solutions to complex tax problems. Practice Area Description: We concentrate on the full spectrum of international, federal, state, and local tax issues.  The firm’s tax attorneys regularly undertake tax planning for C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, business trusts, […]

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  • Elder Law and Medicaid Planning

    Practice Area: Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Long-term care, whether at home or in a nursing facility, can exhaust a family’s lifetime of savings. Proper planning can help reduce or even eliminate this financial exposure. Practice Area Description: Optimally, the process of asset protection begins many years before nursing home or community-based, long-term care becomes […]

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  • Elder Law & Medicaid Planning

    Effective planning can preserve family assets while ensuring long term care.

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  • Estate Administration

    Navigating the intricate legal and tax requirements after the death of a loved-one can be a daunting task without proper guidance.

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  • Estate Planning

    Careful planning can maximize the amount of assets passing to loved ones and not taxing authorities.

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  • Landlord / Tenant

    If you are considering buying, selling, leasing, or investing in commercial real estate, it’s vital to consult with an experienced attorney who will ensure that your transactions and leases are structured to best represent your interests. CBMS has a full service commercial and residential department that can assist you with a wide range of leasing […]

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  • Commercial Litigation

    Effective advocacy requires meticulous preparation and a deep understanding of the facts and laws at issue.

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  • Matrimonial and Family

    When legal action is necessary to resolve family conflicts, it is essential that you entrust your most private matters to compassionate and knowledgeable family law attorneys. At CBMS, our dedicated attorneys serve as good listeners, confidants and zealous advocates for all our clients during their most difficult times. When domestic issues cannot be solved within […]

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  • Real Estate

    Anticipating problems and finding solutions is crucial in every real property transaction.

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  • Religious Corporations

    Careful planning and proper governance can provide both tax exemption and asset protection.

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  • Taxation

    The myriad of complex tax rules can present both traps for the unwary and opportunities for the well-advised.

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  • Tax Controversy

    Tax issues can lead to serious financial and personal consequences. The tax attorneys at CBMS are familiar with the twists and turns of the intricate government bureaucracies of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Internal Revenue Service. We work closely with you to determine the best way forward while zealously representing your interests.

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Who we are

Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP is a team of dedicated attorneys and staff who provide comprehensive, cost-effective legal services to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and religious corporations.

Howard Capell
Howard Capell
Robert S. Barnett
Robert S. Barnett
Gregory L. Matalon
Gregory L. Matalon
Stuart H. Schoenfeld
Stuart H. Schoenfeld
Joseph Milano
Joseph Milano
Renato Matos
Renato Matos
Peter S. Sanders
Peter S. Sanders
Yvonne R. Cort
Yvonne R. Cort
Adam Zabary
Adam Zabary
Albert Dumaual
Albert Dumaual
Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren
Erik Olson
Erik Olson
David Zandi
David Zandi
Monica P. Ruela
Monica P. Ruela
Christopher C. Haner
Christopher C. Haner
Travis Tatko
Travis Tatko

 

Meet our entire team


Upcoming Events

May
24
Thu
NYSSCPA/Foundation for Accounting Education Estate Planning Conference @ Citi Executive Conference Center -
May 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Foundation for Accounting Education

New York State Society of Certified Professional Accountant

Estate Planning Conference 

The past several months have witnessed a dramatic transformation in the estate and tax planning landscape, much of which stems from the 2017 Tax Reform Act and its temporary doubling of the federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemptions, and the new 20% deduction for qualified business income from pass-through entities. At this event, a spectacular array of all-star practitioners will give the solid practical advice that all CPAs, CFPs, CLUs, attorneys, and other professionals involved in estate planning will find invaluable.

Robert S. Barnett, CPA, Esq will speak on the panel “Income Tax Considerations including Medicaid Planning”. Income tax considerations are extraordinarily critical under the 2017 Tax Reform Act. But what happens if the client is trying also to achieve Medicaid planning objectives? Robert will explain how these seemingly disparate objectives can be harmonized. This panel will run from 4:20 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

To learn more about this all-day conference or to register click here .

Jun
5
Tue
A conversation with Stuart Schoenfeld: Parent’s Estate and Financial Planning- Protecting your child’s quality of life @ Merrick Jewish Center
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Supporting our Young Adults Network (SOYLEN)  in collaboration with LONGISLANDCSSANDFRIENDS.COM

Presents

A conversation with Stuart Schoenfeld, Esq.
Parent’s Estate and Financial Planning: Protecting your child’s quality of life

Stuart will discuss Estate and financial planning for your disabled child and steps to ensure she has the quality of life she deserves including:

Special Needs Trusts & ABLE Accounts
Guardianship & Supported Decision Making & more

Stuart’s presentation will be preceded by a self-direction and information session and will follow with a chance to network with other families and members of the special needs community.

SOYLEN is a network of parents, caregivers, providers, and self-advocates supporting young adults as they navigate their community and embark on the journey of a self-determined life with the support of OPWDD.

Location: Merrick Jewish Center at 225 Fox BLVD., Merrick, NY
affiliation is not required—this is a community event open to all!
KOSHER REFRESHMENTS SERVED
Questions and RSVP: Leslie.Feinberg28@gmail.com

Agenda:

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
*Self-Direction Information Session: 7-7:30pm*
*General Group Discussion/Program/Speaker: 7:30-8:30pm*
*Networking from 8:30-9pm*

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Jun
12
Tue
Partner Gregory L. Matalon to Present the Howard J. Capell Award for Exceptional Service at Quality Services for the Autism Community 40th Anniversary Gala @ The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CBMS is pleased to continue its support of Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC). The firm will celebrate QSAC’s 40th Anniversary of service to the community at their annual Gala, as Gold sponsors of the event. This year’s theme is Believe, and partner Gregory L. Matalon will have the honor of speaking and presenting the Howard J. Capell Award for Exceptional Service to honoree Larry Litwack, Esq.

This award honors the memory of founding partner Howard J. Capell, (December 31, 2017). Howie was a dedicated humanitarian and philanthropist and had served on the QSAC Board of Directors. Award recipient Larry Litwack, a current board member of QSAC, has dedicated his time to make a significant difference in the lives of adults and children with autism.

Award presenter Gregory L. Matalon is a partner in the firm’s Estate Planning & Administration group who is committed to serving his community, holding several leadership positions.

QSAC has provided children and adults with autism with access to high impact community-based learning opportunities. To learn more about this event or Quality Services for the Autism Community, please visit the QSAC web site.

The QSAC Believe gala will take place at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on June 12th.

Jun
21
Thu
Partner Yvonne Cort to present at NYU School of Professional Studies 10th Annual Tax Controversy Forum @ The Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhatta
Jun 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Jul
11
Wed
Accounting & Finance Show @ Javits Center
Jul 11 all-day

Partners Robert Barnett and Gregory Matalon will be a featured speaker at the Accounting & Finance Show

They will present on a panel to discuss:

Important tax issues to consider when ending an estate or trust

Wealth Management

  • A look at the many considerations both tax and financial to consider before closing an estate
  • How tax elections, GST planning, and Accounts Role and Returns affect your estate

The panel begins at 1:10 p.m. To learn more about the Accounting Finance Show visit, the site.