Farah N. Ansari Counsel

With more than a decade of general tax experience, Farah N. Ansari, a tax attorney, provides guidance to businesses and individuals on various issues relating to federal and state taxation.  This includes advice in connection with IRC Section 1031 transactions, IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosures, investment tax credits and executive compensation issues in connection with IRC Section 83 and Section 409A

Ms. Ansari is experienced in handling both federal and state tax controversies in relation to income, withholding tax and sales and use tax issues.  She represents clients before the taxing authorities, in audits and in negotiating settlements, and has appeared in New Jersey Tax Court.

Ms. Ansari has a particular focus and interest in non-profits and provides advice on various issues that affect both New York and New Jersey  non-profit entities.  She counsels on issues relating to the formation of public charities and private foundations, including those with foreign operations, supporting organization issues, guidance relating to the unrelated business income tax, private foundation excise taxes, non-profit governance and real property tax exemption.  Ms. Ansari's practice also covers various aspects of estate planning, including drafting charitable remainder trusts.

Ms. Ansari currently serves as Chair of the Taxation Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is Co-chair of the Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee of the Taxation Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is serving a fourth term on the Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court.  Ms. Ansari is a Board Member of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County.

Ms. Ansari has published “In the Line of Fire:  Helping Employees After a Disaster,” in the March 2013  issue of COMMERCE.  She has also published “The Leveraged Partnership-Have Your Cake and Eat it Too,” in the Winter 2010 edition of The Practical Tax Lawyer.  Ms. Ansari has had various speaking engagements including at the NJICLE 2013 Leonard M. Goldberg Federal Tax Law Symposium, on “Recent Developments in Unrelated Business Taxable Income.”

Ms. Ansari received her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University, School of Law and her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark, where she was an editor of the Rutgers Law Review, a board member of the Rutgers Moot Court Board, and a teaching and research assistant for Legal Research & Writing.


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