Providing Skilled Legal Expertise
for 133 Years
PRIMARY AREAS OF PRACTICE
Mr. Makoski's primary areas of concentration are tax planning, tax controversy, transactional business matters, wills, trusts, and estate planning.
Mr. Makoski has extensive experience advising clients on personal income tax matters, including tax-efficient methods of acquiring and distributing assets; negotiating with tax authorities to minimize or eliminate tax deficiencies; appearing in the U.S. Tax Court; and handling IRS appeals. He has also drafted many estate plans, living wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney. In addition, Mr. Makoski has significant expertise counseling business clients on business formation, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, governance, and dissolution.
Prior to joining Gebhardt & Kiefer, Mr. Makoski was employed by a New York law firm in a similar capacity.
Mr. Makoski is a graduate of Widener University Law School, and also holds a Masters of Laws (L.L.M.) in Taxation from New York Law School. He received a dual Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Political Science and Literature from Ramapo College.
While attending law school at Widener University, Mr. Makoski was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and was awarded the Best Brief Award in the Distinguished Jurist Moot Court Competition. During his undergraduate studies at Ramapo, he received the Dean’s Award for Leadership Excellence, he also served on the Ramapo College Board of Trustees.
Mr. Makoski interned at the New Castle County Division of Special Services in New Castle, Delaware and at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Philadelphia, PA.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
Mr. Makoski is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Contextual Family Services.
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