Christopher J. Roman

Christopher J. Roman

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Christopher J. Roman

Christopher J. Roman has been recognized by:

  • New Jersey Rising Stars 2013

Christopher J. Roman is a member of the firm’s Taxation/Trusts and Estates Department.  He handles a wide variety of tax-related matters for his clients, including estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate litigation and tax controversies for businesses, families, executives, entrepreneurs and other high net worth individuals.  He achieves results for his clients with creative yet practical solutions that help to preserve and enhance their wealth.

Chris also works closely with the firm’s Family and Matrimonial Law departments in complex divorces that involve sophisticated tax and financial matters.  He has worked on the divorces of high net worth individuals, including executives and officers of some of the largest companies in New Jersey and family business owners.  Chris drafted the petition for certification and appellate brief for a 2013 Supreme Court of New Jersey case, J.B. v. W.B., which involved the use of a special needs trust in a matrimonial matter.

Chris earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and his LL.M. in Taxation from the Villanova University School of Law.   In 2013, Chris was named to the Rising Stars List of New Jersey Super Lawyers.  He is an active writer, speaker and commentator on tax issues.  He has had articles published in the New Jersey Law Journal, Trusts and Estates magazine and the Newark Star Ledger as well as updating his clients on developing tax issues through the firm’s Tax Law Blog.  An article Chris authored during his LL.M. coursework, “Protecting Your Clients’ Assets from their Future Ex-Sons and Daughters-In-Law: The Impact of Evolving Trust Laws on Alimony Awards,” won first prize in the 2013 Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition and is published in the Spring 2013/Fall 2013 edition of the ACTEC Law Journal.

Chris has lectured for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, Lawline and the Paralegal Association of New Jersey.  He currently serves as a board member of the Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey.

Practice Areas

Articles

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2009
  • New York, 2011

Education

  • LL.M. in Taxation, Villanova University School of Law, 2013
  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2009
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, Cum Laude, 2004

Past Employment Positions

  • New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Intern, 2009
  • New York Stock Exchange, Office of the General Counsel, Intern, 2008
  • Hon. William Walls, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, Intern, 2007

Blog Posts

Seminars

  • “Estate Planning for S Corporation Shareholders”, New Jersey Society of CPAs, 2014
  • “New Jersey Estate Planning: What You Need To Know To Represent Clients,” Lawline, 2014
  • “Fatal Flaws: Avoiding Will Writing Mistakes,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2014
  • “”The Intersection of Special Needs Planning and Divorce,” The Paralegal Association of New Jersey, 2014
  • “Living Wills: Winning the End Game,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2013
  • “From Romance to Ruin: Estate Planning Issues Before, During and After the Divorce,” Greater Middlesex Somerset Estate Planning Council, 2013