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  • New Jersey
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  • Rutgers Law School, J.D., with honors
  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation
  • Rutgers University, B.S.
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David J. Ritter , Member

973.403.3117 · 973.618.5517 Fax · dritter@bracheichler.com

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 and was named to New Jersey Super Lawyers in 2018 and 2019.  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.

Professional Activities
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  • Board of Directors/Trustees, Eva’s Village, Inc. (Past President)
Insights
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Articles, March 5, 2019
Can this unmarried 84-year-old man avoid the inheritance tax?

NJ.com (quoted in)

Lectures, December 7, 2018
Grantor Trusts and the Qualified Business Income Deduction (199A): Some Highlights

Brach Eichler CPA Series

Lectures, October 24, 2018
Tax Strategies in the Trump Era: Unique Income and Estate Planning Concepts for Tax Professionals

2018 Essex County Estate Planning Council Annual Meeting

Articles, October 15, 2018
What you need to know about tax-free property exchanges

NJ.com (quoted in)

Lectures, October 2, 2018
Trust Taxation

Passaic County Chapter of NJCPA

Articles, October 1, 2018
Can the state seize my Homestead Rebate and give it to the IRS?

NJ.com (quoted in)

Articles, March 8, 2018
Sharing a bank account with a minor

NJ.com (quoted in)

Articles, March 2, 2018
Do I owe N.J. taxes on Florida inheritance?

NJ.com (quoted in)

Articles, February 15, 2018
Inherited IRAs and your tax burden

NJ.com (quoted in)

Articles, February 13, 2018
Ritter Provides Tax Guidance on NJ.COM

Articles, February 12, 2018
Understanding codes on tax forms

NJ.com (quoted in)

Lectures, January 24, 2018
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: Implications and Considerations

Brach Eichler CPA Series

Lectures, October 26, 2017
Estate Planning, S Corporations and Trusts: The Intersection of Gifting Strategies, Income Tax and the Family Business

Brach Eichler CPA Series

Lectures, September 18, 2017
S Corporations and Partnerships: Significant Differences in Tax Treatment

Brach Eichler CPA Series

Lectures, May 25, 2017
Today’s Best Advanced Life Insurance Ideas Explained – In a Way That You Will Understand Them

2017 Essex County Estate Planning Council Annual Meeting