Robert S. Barnett CPA, JD

Partner, Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld

ROBERT S. BARNETT, CPA, ESQ. CAPELL BARNETT MATALON & SCHOENFELD LLP 100 JERICHO QUADRANGLE SUITE 233 Ph: (516) 931-8100 JERICHO, NEW YORK 11753 Fax: (516) 931-8101 Robert S. Barnett, CPA, Esq., is a founding partner of Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP, Attorneys at Law. His practice is highly concentrated in the areas of taxation, trusts, estates, charitable planning, corporate and partnership law. His experience includes Surrogate’s Court practice, tax dispute resolution, and Tax Court representation. Mr. Barnett frequently assists clients in structuring financial transactions and charitable gifts. Mr. Barnett applies creative and practical solutions to estate and business planning. He has served on many committees and is a frequent lecturer on numerous aspects of tax and business law. Mr. Barnett has served as Chair of the Estate Planning Committee of the New York State Society of CPAs and as Co-Chair of the Tax Committee. He is a past President and serves as an Executive Board Member of the Nassau Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs. He is past member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Education Committee of the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners. He is the Associate Dean of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Academy of Law and is Co-Chair of their Tax Committee. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Long Island Community Foundation, is a member of their Professional Advisors Committee, and is a member of the American Heart Association Professional Advisors Committee. Mr. Barnett is a frequent contributor to the New York State CPA Journal, The New York Law Journal, Journal of Accountancy, and other publications. He is a recipient of the 2013 Max Block Distinguished Article Award for Technical Analysis. His articles and lectures encompass a wide variety of topics, including charitable planning business succession, estate planning, generation-skipping, stock options, effective strategies for removing tax liens, proper utilization of the marital deduction and utilization of partnership elections. Mr. Barnett received his juris doctor in 1986 from Fordham University, where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the Fordham Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Mr. Barnett holds a Master’s degree in taxation as the recipient of the highest dean’s award. Mr. Barnett is admitted to practice law in New York, Virginia and Washington, D.C.