Serving Clients Throughout New Jersey and in New York City
Founded in 1955, our firm has grown in diversity of practice areas and accumulated experience to become one of the premier mid-sized law firms in the New Jersey metropolitan area. We are a full-service law firm with offices in Newark, New Jersey. Our clients have included individuals, families, small businesses, large corporations, publicly traded companies, and government agencies.
Our attorneys have been sought out to lecture to industry groups. This not only proves our extensive experience but also allows us to provide our unique legal insight in various areas of law to other attorneys, colleagues, and other interested members of our legal community. We are active members of the state and local bar associations and industry groups that serve the needs of our clients.
We are also active in local government agencies and land use boards. With unparalleled active community and government experience, our team's legal insight is incredibly unique and distinguishes our firm in a highly competitive field of legal professionals.
Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza, Attorneys at Law, Est. 1955
For over 60 years, we have represented individuals and businesses of all kinds in many different areas of the law.
We represent clients in a wide variety of legal matters and cases, including:
Breach of Contract
Business & Shareholder Disputes
Divorce and Family Law
Complex Commercial Litigation
Commercial and Residential Condominium Law Matters
Wills and Estate Planning
Real Estate Law
Negligence and Personal Injury Accidents
Collection of Debts Relating to Creditors' Rights
Land Use Issues
Construction Law Disputes
Work with Our Firm for Unwavering Dedication
If you have questions about how our firm can be of more assistance with your legal matters in New Jersey, we encourage you to contact Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza, Attorneys at Law. When you call our firm, you will have the opportunity to speak with a member of our team about any legal issue you may be facing. We also would be happy to schedule an initial case evaluation with you regarding a business dispute, commercial litigation, divorce, probate, or estate planning concern.
Should you be interested in getting to know our firm more, do not hesitate to read our experience and our recognition, which feature information about how our New Jersey lawyers have excelled in their fields. At Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys have the skill and experience to effectively represent and protect your legal interest. Call today: (973) 828-0203.
For over 35 years Alan Ehrlich has counseled clients in tax planning strategies in the areas of individual and corporate partnership, estate taxation, estate planning, probate matters, sales and purchases of business, family law, shareholder and partnership agreements, and tax controversies.
Mr. Ehrlich's Estate Planning experience includes Basic Wills, Credit Shelter / Bypass Trust Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills. In addition to the essentials, Mr. Ehrlich specializes in more sophisticated planning techniques such as Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, Charitable Trusts, Private Foundations, Family Limited Partnerships, and Retirement Planning Strategies. Mr. Ehrlich represents estates, handles the estate administration process and prepares estate tax returns.
Mr. Ehrlich has extensive experience in the handling of Tax Controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, the New Jersey Division of Taxation, and the New York Tax Department. His services in this area include representation at the audit level, filing administrative appeals, litigating tax matters in Tax Court, resolving collection matters with the IRS, requesting abatements of penalties and interest, and processing offers in compromise.
Along with the Tax and Estate Planning matters outlined above, Mr. Ehrlich has wide ranging experience in Corporate Law. He has counseled clients on commercial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, tax free exchanges, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and sales of businesses. Mr. Ehrlich provides solutions and strategies for transferring the family business, the creation of family partnerships and family liability companies, structuring shareholders, partnership and limited liability company agreements, negotiating lease and sale agreements for commercial property, and financing of the purchase of property or a business venture.
Mr. Ehrlich also represents executors, trustees and beneficiaries in Surrogate's Court proceedings and related litigation, including Will contests and accountings.
In addition, Mr. Ehrlich has represented individuals in a broad range of Family Law matters including divorce, separation and premarital agreements, and has counseled in the tax consequences relating to such family law matters. Mr. Ehrlich's expertise in financial matters allows him to provide expert guidance in the areas of asset division in divorces, alimony, child support and business valuation matters.
He is admitted to practice before Federal and State Courts in New Jersey and New York and admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court. A member of the New Jersey, New York and District of Columbia Bars, he is also a Certified Public Accountant. As a member of various associations, Mr. Ehrlich has served as Chairman of the Essex County Bar Association, Taxation Committee. He has lectured for the Essex County Bar on tax topics and has authored articles on various tax and estate planning subjects.
Mr. Ehrlich is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey. He earned his Juris Doctor degree at New York Law School.
Wills and Trusts
Probate and Estate Administration
Certified Legal Specialties
Certified Public Accountant, New Jersey, 1974
New Jersey, 1975
New York, 1976
District of Columbia, 1977
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1976
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981
U.S. Tax Court, 1983
New York Law School, New York, New York
J.D. - 1975
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, New Jersey
B.S. (Cum Laude) - 1971
The Economic Recovery Act of 1981, The Essex County Bar Association Chronicle, Vol. VII, NO. 3, November, 1981
Lecturer, Tax Law Update Seminars, The Essex County Bar Association, 1984 - 1986
Honors and Awards
Businessman of the Year, Newark, New Jersey, 1999
Professional Associations and Memberships
New Jersey Bar, Member, 1975 - Present
New York Bar, Member, 1976 - Present
District of Columbia Bar, Member, 1977 - Present
Essex County Bar Association, Member, 1977 - Present
Essex County Bar Association, Former Vice-Chair, Taxation Committee, 1984 - 1985
Essex County Bar Association, Former Chair, Taxation Committee, 1985 - 1986
New Jersey Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member, 1974 - Present