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Matthew Rappaport

Matthew E. Rappaport, Esq., LL.M
Tax Planning and Structuring Attorney
mer@merlawfirm.com
(516) 558-3377

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Matthew E. Rappaport concentrates his practice in Taxation as it relates to Real Estate, Corporations, Partnerships, and Trusts & Estates. He advises clients regarding tax planning and structuring for generational wealth transfer, commercial real estate enterprises, business transactions, and cross-border considerations. He primarily advises real estate professionals, financial professionals, and closely held business owners. He also functions like a subcontractor for other attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, bankers, and insurance professionals when they encounter matters requiring a threshold level of tax law expertise.

Mr. Rappaport graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007, cum laude, with an undergraduate degree in Political Science. His undergraduate thesis was a cross-sectional analysis of the corporate culture of the privately held financial firm Edward Jones. He received his Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2011. Mr. Rappaport is licensed to practice in New York and is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He was the Co-Vice Chair of the Tax Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association from June 2015 until June 2016.

He serves on the Sales, Exchanges, and Basis Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. Mr. Rappaport has authored articles for the Nassau Lawyer, Thomson Reuters’ Journal of Real Estate Taxation, The Tax Adviser, Bloomberg BNA’s Tax Management – Real Estate Journal, and the Journal of Taxation of Investments. He has spoken at the request of the American Bar Association, the National Conference of CPA Practitioners, the Financial Planning Association, Strafford Publications, the School of Accounting at LIU Post, and a wide variety of law, accounting, and wealth advisory firms. He is a founder of the young professionals networking group Hydra Collective.

About Us: Matthew E. Rappaport concentrates his practice in Taxation as it relates to Real Estate, Corporations, Partnerships, and Trusts & Estates. He advises clients regarding tax planning and structuring for generational wealth transfer, commercial real estate enterprises, business transactions, and cross-border considerations. He primarily advises real estate professionals, financial professionals, and closely held business owners. He also functions like a subcontractor for other attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, bankers, and insurance professionals when they encounter matters requiring a threshold level of tax law expertise.

Upcoming Live Webinars

TAX REFORM: THE IMPACT OF TAX REFORM ON THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

Available Date(s) Monday, July 16, 2018

9:30am Eastern
8:30am Central
7:30am Mountain
6:30am Pacific
CostFREE  CPE Credits1.5 hours  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other      

TAX REFORM: THE IMPACT OF TAX REFORM ON INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYERS

Available Date(s) Monday, July 30, 2018

10:00am Eastern
9:00am Central
8:00am Mountain
7:00am Pacific
CostFREE  CPE Credits1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other      

TAX REFORM: QUALIFIED OPPORTUNITY ZONES - THE END-ALL, BE-ALL OF TAX INCENTIVES

Available Date(s) Tuesday, August 7, 2018

10:00am Eastern
9:00am Central
8:00am Mountain
7:00am Pacific
CostFREE  CPE Credits1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other      

TAX REFORM: NEW PARTNERSHIP AUDIT RULES

Available Date(s) Monday, August 20, 2018

10:00am Eastern
9:00am Central
8:00am Mountain
7:00am Pacific
CostFREE  CPE Credits1.5 hours  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other      

TAX REFORM: ESTATE PLANNING IN THE NEW ENVIRONMENT

Available Date(s) Monday, August 27, 2018

10:00am Eastern
9:00am Central
8:00am Mountain
7:00am Pacific
CostFREE  CPE Credits1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other      

Archived Webinars Offered

A DEEP DIVE INTO THE NET INVESTMENT INCOME TAX

Date RecordedJune 13, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length2.0 hours  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

TAX REFORM: THE IMPACT OF TAX REFORM ON THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

Date RecordedMay 18, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.5 hours  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

THE IMPACT OF TAX REFORM ON WEALTH MANAGEMENT, PRIVATE EQUITY, AND HEDGE FUNDS

Date RecordedJune 22, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.5 hours  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other