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Alan H. Zuckerman

Alan H. Zuckerman serves as Flaster Greenberg's Managing Shareholder and Chief Operating Officer. He is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Tax Departments and has a business practice with a concentration in federal and state taxation, business and corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions (involving both public and privately held companies), estate planning and administration and healthcare law. Mr. Zuckerman is also a certified public accountant and serves as a member of the firm's Board of Directors. 

As an attorney and certified public accountant, Mr. Zuckerman is a frequent lecturer on tax, corporate and healthcare-related topics, including:

  • Buying and Selling a Privately Held Business
  • Succession Planning for the Closely Held Business
  • Asset Protection Planning for Physicians and Others
  • Explanation of the Passive Activity Regulations
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts: Transfer Tax Benefits and Issues
  • Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
  • Post-Mortem Tax Planning
  • Subchapter S: The One Class of Stock Requirement
  • Bankruptcy -- A General Overview and Related Tax Aspects
  • Tax Aspects of Bankruptcy, Mortgage Foreclosure and Debt Restructuring
  • Formation of Surgical and Endoscopy Centers in NJ
  • Formation of Multi-Specialty and Multi-Practice Physician Groups
  • Physicians’ Response to Managed Care and a Changing Health Care Environment
  • Limited Liability Companies: Formation, Use and Tax Aspects
  • Leveraging the Estate and Gift Tax Exemption

Mr. Zuckerman has authored a number of articles, including:

  • Gift and Estate Tax Planning: The Shrinking Opportunity
  • “Split Treatment of Legal Fees Often Taxing"
  • “Unallocated Payments: Tax Treatment of Pendente Lite Support Orders”
  • “Avoid Incriminating Clients in Tax Proceedings”
  • “Doctors Getting Raw Deal with Newest NJ Tax”

Representative Matters

  • Represented a closely-held residential mortgage company in a multi-million dollar  acquisition by a publicly-held Bank, and represented the key principal of the mortgage company in connection with a new executive employment agreement with the Bank.  The acquisition allows the mortgage company to maintain its current business model and operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank, while strengthening the services offered to customers by both companies.

  • Represented a pharmaceutical and biotech marketing firm in various legal and business matters throughout its life cycle, including corporate formation, start-up, and tax planning, acquisitions and complex financing for strategic growth, sale of controlling interest to private equity firm while retaining equity rollover and management control, and the eventual sale of the company to a publicly-held company.
  • Represented Stockton University in various matters related to the sale of the former Showboat Casino in Atlantic City
  • Represented a restaurant chain in connection with a combination private equity investment and mezzanine financing transaction.
  • Multimillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions, including private equity and strategic acquisitions 
  • Representation of franchisees in the review and negotiation of changes to Franchise Agreements and related Area Development Agreements
  • Closely-held business acquisitions and sales
  • IRS and state tax litigation
  • Leveraging the estate and gift tax exemption
  • Structured an acquisition as a tax-free reorganization under IRC §368(a)(1)(C) to avoid our selling client paying tax on the equity received in the acquiring entity 
  • Administration of estates, including multi-state administrations 
  • Formation of multi-group ambulatory surgical centers
  • Representation of a multi-site specialty medical practice in a $55 million private equity sale that afforded the owner financial freedom while continuing to work in the field he enjoyed and continuing to maintain an equity position
  • Representation of pharmaceutical marketing company in a $50 million private equity sale that afforded the owners financial freedom while continuing to work in the field they enjoyed and continuing to maintain an equity position
  • Representation of an equipment distributorship business in a $40 million strategic sale as part of a roll-up of similar businesses
  • Representation of a electronics manufacturer in a $2.5 million strategic sale to a competitor
  • Representation of an ambulatory surgical center in a $10 million sale of a controlling interest in the business to a publicly-held company
  • Representation of the purchaser of a food contract manufacturer in a $4.5 million strategic purchase of a competitor business
  • Representation of an electronics manufacturer in a $500,000 acquisition of a competing business and in a $2 million acquisition of a key product line from another competitor
  • Representation of the purchaser of an internet based parts sale business in a $3 million acquisition
  • Representation of accounting firms in the purchase and sale of, and merger with, other accounting firms
  • Representation of several medical practices in the purchase and sale of, and merger with, other medical practices
  • Representation of restaurant chains in the purchase and sale of restaurants
  • Representation of the owners of a retail store in the sale of the business
  • Restructured a private equity acquisition of our client retaining rollover equity to avoid our client paying tax on the retained rollover equity
  • Structured holdings for a real estate investor with multiple entities to avoid exposure to self-employment income tax from the entities
  • Successfully prosecuted many Offers in Compromise for taxpayers
  • Prosecuted litigation of several trust fund tax assessment cases (both federal and state), the most recent resulting in a successful settlement outcome where the taxpayer agreed to a settlement of a $3 million assessment for $350,000 payable over several years
  • Successfully structured settlement of a personal injury case involving mental as well as physical damages to minimize tax liability to our client
  • Estate and trust income tax planning
  • Contested probate matters
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named a New Jersey "Super Lawyer," 2005 – 2011, 2013 – 2018, by Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • Top Attorney List, SJ Magazine, 2010, 2011 and 2013 & 2017
  • Named an Awesome Attorney, Tax Law, South Jersey Magazine, 2016
  • Named an Awesome Attorney, Trusts and Estates Law, South Jersey Magazine, 2013 - 2015
  • Listed as a 'Top Rated Lawyer' in Healthcare noted in Corporate Counsel magazine and The American Lawyer magazine, 2013
  • Named to the "Legal Elite" list by SmartCEO Magazine, 2011

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  • Atlantic County Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
    • Past Chair, Taxation Committee
  • Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Past Chair, Board of Directors
    • Member, Government Affairs and Finance Committees
  • Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce
    • Member, Board of Directors
    • Member, Business Advocacy Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Member, Tax Section, Health and Hospital Law Section, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants  
    • Director
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association 

Active in the community, Mr. Zuckerman is a past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and the Business Advocacy Committee of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is a former member of the Board of Directors of Cadbury Continuing Care Retirement Community and the Finance Committee of Family Services of Burlington County.

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  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
    • Executive Editor, Temple Law Quarterly
  • Bryant University, B.S., summa cum laude, Accounting