Practice Areas
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • Rutgers Law School, J.D., with honors
  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation
  • Rutgers University, B.S.

David J. Ritter, Member

973.403.3117 · 973.618.5517 Fax ·

Chair, Tax

For over 30 years, David Ritter has been providing counsel on income and estate tax planning for individuals as well as their businesses and investments. He provides business succession and sophisticated estate planning services to a wide range of clients.  David brings to his practice deep knowledge of a myriad of business transactions and restructuring and the tax consequences of such transactions.

David also dispenses advice and prepares agreements for the organization, operation, sale and/or merger of closely held businesses organized as corporations, limited liability companies, or partnerships. He has represented such businesses with respect to shareholder agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, employment agreements, asset purchase or sale agreements, and other agreements necessary in the course of doing business.

Additionally, David represents for-profit and not-for-profit real estate developers of low-income housing with respect to the structuring of entities and the syndication/sale of tax credits. Over the past 25 years, David has represented developers in more than 50 affordable housing transactions. These transactions have included all manner of public financing, including HUD, HOME Partnership, Federal Home Loan Bank, NJHMFA construction and permanent loans, NJHMFA Special Needs Fund, NJ Department of Community Affairs – Balanced Housing, etc., in conjunction with the housing tax credits.  David is known for his expertise in this area and, accordingly, has earned the respect of industry housing consultants, state agencies, and syndicators of the housing tax credits.

Recognized by fellow professionals for his keen understanding of business taxation, David has been peer-review-rated AV Preeminent, the highest rating for professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been consistently chosen by his peers as among The Best Lawyers in America© in Corporate Law and Trusts and Estates (since 2007) and was named to New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2018 – 2021.  In addition, David was named to Top Legal Leaders for New York and New Jersey by ALM for 2015.  A frequent lecturer, David addresses taxation and business issues before groups such as the New Jersey Society of CPAs, among others.

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Professional Activities
  • Board of Directors/Trustees, Eva’s Village, Inc. (Past President)
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Qualified Charitable Distributions

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Looking Ahead to 2023

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Seventeen Brach Eichler Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Six Brach Eichler Attorneys Included in “Ones to Watch” – Two New to the List!

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17 Brach Eichler Members Included in 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers

Twelve Attorneys also Named to New Jersey Rising Stars List This Year

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Ritter on on Roth Withdrawals

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2019 Essex County Estate Planning Council Annual Meeting

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Can this unmarried 84-year-old man avoid the inheritance tax? (quoted in)

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Tax Strategies in the Trump Era: Unique Income and Estate Planning Concepts for Tax Professionals

2018 Essex County Estate Planning Council Annual Meeting

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What you need to know about tax-free property exchanges (quoted in)

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Trust Taxation

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Can the state seize my Homestead Rebate and give it to the IRS? (quoted in)

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Sharing a bank account with a minor (quoted in)

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Do I owe N.J. taxes on Florida inheritance? (quoted in)

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Inherited IRAs and your tax burden (quoted in)

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Ritter Provides Tax Guidance on NJ.COM

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Understanding codes on tax forms (quoted in)

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: Implications and Considerations

Brach Eichler CPA Series

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S Corporations and Partnerships: Significant Differences in Tax Treatment

Brach Eichler CPA Series

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Today’s Best Advanced Life Insurance Ideas Explained – In a Way That You Will Understand Them

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