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Donald A. Richards

Mr. Richards concentrates his practice in transactional law with an emphasis on tax planning. He has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits and estate planning. He began his career as an agent with the Estate and Gift Tax division of the Internal Revenue Service, and continued as a member of the firms of Lampf Lipkind et al, and Courter Kobert et al before joining Fein, Such, Kahn and Shepard in 1994.

Mr. Richards frequently lectures and authors in the area of taxation. He is the author of “When Will Notice of Change of Address Bind the IRS” published in the Journal of Taxation. He also successfully advocated his clients’ positions in Gmelin v. Commissioner and Estate of Herbert Levy v. Commissioner. Estate of Levy is widely recognized by tax practitioners as a key case in defining the reciprocal trust doctrine.

While at Albany Law School, Mr. Richards was a member of the Alpha Mu Gamma Honor Society and Justinian Honor Society. He was also the member of the Albany Law Review in 1971. Mr. Richards is a Chartered Financial Consultant and obtained the designation of CFC from The American College in 1986. He is a member of the New Jersey State and New York State Bar Associations.


  • LL.M in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1977
  • J.D., Albany Law School, 1973
  • cum laude
  • B.B.A., Siena College, 1970
  • magna cum laude


  • New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1981
  • New York, 1982
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986


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Phone: 973-538-4700 Ext: 117
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7 Century Drive, Suite 201
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054

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Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
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74 Brick Boulevard, Suite 120
Brick, New Jersey 08723
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1400 Old Country Road, Suite C103
Westbury, NY 11590
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Allentown, PA, 18195
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