Scott A. Eisenmesser represents clients in complex estate planning, trust and estate administration, business valuations, and complex corporate and real estate tax matters.
Scott’s clients include some of the largest family-owned real estate companies in the metropolitan area, whom he assists as general counsel as well as in connection with their estate and tax planning needs.
As part of his estate administration practice, Scott often represents parties in contested estate matters, such as will contests and accountings, which often involve claims of fraud, forgery, and undue influence. Scott also has handled hundreds of cases before the Internal Revenue Service, the New York State Department of Taxation, the U.S. Tax Court, and the New York State Tax Tribunal involving all sorts of tax matters, including estate and gift, personal income, corporate franchise, general corporation, UBT, sales, and real property transfer taxes.
Recognized for his breadth of knowledge, Scott often is called on by other practice groups within Rivkin Radler, as well as by outside counsel and accountants, to assist with the development of tax strategies with respect to a proposed transaction in an effort to minimize associated tax consequences.
Before joining Rivkin Radler, Scott was a partner in a boutique law firm that focused on estate planning and taxation. Scott also previously worked as a tax consultant at the national accounting firm now known as Deloitte & Touche.
A frequent lecturer on topics such as estate planning, small business tax planning, and taxation, Scott also is a certified public accountant. For his thesis at Baruch College, Scott wrote the “Estate and Gift Tax Handbook,” which is a manual on how to value assets for estate and gift purposes.