Scott P. Borsack

Attorney in Lawrenceville, NJ
Scott Borsack has more than 25 years of experience focusing on transactional tax planning, income tax planning, estate planning and tax controversy defense. Working as part of a team representing clients, Scott is routinely called upon to structure a variety of transactions to minimize the burden of federal and state taxes. Scott has worked with clients and their advisors to bring tax efficiency to mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, fund formations, workouts and debt restructuring, inbound and outbound investments, compensation planning and the use of tax pass-through entities such as partnership and S corporations. Developing a tax strategy before transactions get off the ground allows for efficient implementation and maximization of client goals.

Scott also counsels clients on the means of passing wealth from one generation to another while limiting federal and state taxes, using sophisticated techniques involving pass-through entities and trusts. With an eye toward wealth succession, Scott is able to introduce estate tax saving concepts to entrepreneurs while developing plans for a liquidity event, as well. Inevitably, estate planning also requires participation in estate administration matters, and Scott is equally adept in this arena.

Additionally, Scott represents clients before federal and state taxing authorities. He has represented clients involved in all phases of civil and criminal tax investigations before administrative agencies as well as federal and state courts. As the Internal Revenue Service, in particular, has gotten more aggressive in its enforcement activities, the ability to defend positions before governmental authorities can be a significant benefit to clients.

Scott has developed a specialized practice, working with owners of real estate in the Marcellus Shale formation who have leased their property for natural gas exploration. Working with geologists, market analysts and real estate appraisers, Scott is able to craft plans for clients which allow for the passage of future wealth to family members without the significant bite of estate, gift and inheritance taxes.

Before entering private practice, Scott began his career as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Treasury, representing the Commissioner of Internal Revenue before federal courts. Scott recently returned to the firm after spending six years in Philadelphia directing the Tax and Estates Practice for a major Center City law firm. Scott is married and lives with his wife and two children in West Windsor, New Jersey.

Scott is a frequent author and lecturer on topics of tax planning, estate planning and estate administration.
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Areas of Law

  • Tax
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Organizations and Transactions
  • Estate Administration

 

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Experience & Credentials

Position

Partner, Business and Corporate Law, Tax and Estates

Admission Details

Admitted in 1987, New Jersey and New York
1993, Pennsylvania

Law School Attended

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Class of 1987
J.D.

New York University School of Law
Class of 1991
LL.M.
Taxation

University Attended

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
Class of 1984
B.S.
Economics and Political Science

Associations & Memberships

Mercer County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

Representative Transactions

Represented an individual in a gift tax audit, securing a reduction of more than $2 million in proposed gift taxes; Represented a lender restructuring a loan and taking an equity interest in the borrower that saved more than $25 million in income taxes; Represented a family wishing to pass a majority interest in the family owned business to the nex... More

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609-779-6556

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Scott P. Borsack
Partner, Business and Corporate Law, Tax and Estates
 101 Grovers Mill Road, Suite 200,
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

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