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Neil D. Katz

Assistant Professor of Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business


LLM, 1994, New York Univ (NYU); JD, 1991, University of Pennsylvania; BBA, 1988, Hofstra Univ


Neil D. Katz is the Managing Partner of Katz, Smith &; Chwat, P.C. and is responsible for the administration of the firm's overall practice. Neil's practice focuses on federal and state income tax issues, as well as matters relating to corporate, partnership, estate and gift taxation. His services include strategic planning and drafting various business agreements and complex estate plans, and negotiation and representation in the acquisitions or sales of business interests. He has represented clients before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service and the New York State and New York City Tax Departments as well as the U.S. Tax Court and the New York State and New York City Divisions of Tax Appeals and Tax Appeals Tribunal. Neil is also frequently called upon to speak before various professional organizations, including the New York State Society of CPAs, National Conference of CPA Practitioners, Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, Financial Planners Association, Suffolk and Nassau County Estate Planning Councils as well as many local and regional CPA firms. Neil has also been a featured lecturer at the LIU Post Tax & Accounting Institute and the Hofstra University Entrepreneurial Assistance Program.In May of 2012 Neil testified as an expert witness at a hearing before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Small Business, Sub-Committee on Economic Growth and Capital Access. At the hearing titled "Planning for the Death Tax: Can Small Businesses Survive", Neil testified on the impact that the Estate Tax rules have on small business owners and their families. In 2001, Neil was named as one of Long Island’s “40 Rising Stars Under 40'? by the Long Island Business News. In June, 2013 was listed in the LIBN “Who’s Who in Corporate Law.'? Neil was also recognized as a “Top Ten Legal Eagle'? for his work in Corporate, Contracts & Business Law by Long Island Pulse Magazine in 2014. Neil has been selected as a New York Metro Area Super Lawyer in Tax for 2016, 2017 and 2018 and was chosen in November of 2017 to receive a Long Island Business News Leadership in Law Award.

Teaching Interests

Tax - Graduate and Undergraduate Level Courses

Research Interests

Current and Historical Tax Issues and their impact on individual and entity taxpayers. Professional and ethical issues in tax practice. Administrative processes of the Internal Revenue Service and the various State Taxing Authorities

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
ACCT 144 INCOME TAX ACCT 2 Undergraduate
TAX 242 "S" CORP/ADV CORP PR Graduate
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