Real Estate Law and Transactions
Estates, Trusts and Elder Law
Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. (cum laude), 2007
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2011
Georgetown University Law Center, L.L.M. (Taxation), 2011
New York State
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts
United States Supreme Court
United States Tax Court
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Matthew E. Rappaport
Matthew E. Rappaport concentrates his practice in taxation as it relates to real estate, corporations, partnerships, and trusts and 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 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.
In addition, 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 licensed to practice in New York State and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Tax Court. He is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He serves on the Sales, Exchanges, and Basis Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. He was the Co-Vice Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association's Tax Committee from June 2015 to June 2016. In addition, he is a founder of the young professionals networking group Hydra Collective.
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.