Richard J. Sapinski

Richard J. Sapinski

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Richard J. Sapinski is Vice-Chair of the Firm’s Tax Litigation Practice Group.  His practice involves white collar criminal defense on both federal and state levels and civil and criminal tax litigation, as well as international tax planning and compliance issues.  Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Sapinski was employed by the Office of the District Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Newark, New Jersey as a trial attorney from 1977 to 1984 and later with the Office of the Regional Counsel Internal Revenue Service, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a Special Trial Attorney from 1985 to 1987.  In the latter position, Mr. Sapinski was assigned responsibility for litigating in the United States Tax Court on behalf of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue in large and sensitive cases and for assisting IRS international examiners in developing international tax issues for litigation.  He litigates matters in the United States District Court, U.S. Tax Court and the Superior Court and Tax Court of New Jersey and the Federal and State Appellate Courts.  He also represents professionals before disciplinary and licensing boards and handles administrative matters involving the Examination, Collection and Criminal Investigation divisions of the Internal Revenue Service and their state counterparts.

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Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1993
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1989
U.S. Tax Court, 1977

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Rankings & Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®* 2011-2014, Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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Affiliations

Member, Tax and Criminal Law Sections, American Bar Association
Member, Tax and International Law Sections, New Jersey Bar Association
Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Trustee, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey 
Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
Lecturer (Federal and State Tax Issues), New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Lecturer (IRS and State Tax Practice), New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants and New Jersey State Public Accountants Association
Adjunct Professor (Federal Tax Procedure), Rutgers University Graduate School of Business