Attorney Details

Pasquale J. Rufolo - Partner

PASQUALE J. RUFOLO is a Partner in the Firm’s Transactional group.  Mr. Rufolo has extensive experience in the practice areas of tax, trusts and estates, and business planning. His experience includes drafting complex estate planning documents, developing business succession plans for owners of closely-held businesses, and representing executors, trustees and beneficiaries in estate and trust administration matters.  He also works with clients on the formation of private foundations, as well as public charities. Mr. Rufolo’s corporate tax practice includes representing owners of closely-held corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.

He advises clients regarding the federal income tax laws relating to formation (including the preparation and negotiation of operating agreements, shareholders’ agreements, etc.), liquidations and other corporate restructuring, executive compensation, withholding tax issues, and various tax accounting issues.  He has also handled numerous cases involving the drafting and negotiating of asset and stock purchase agreements, non-competition agreements, as well as employment and confidentiality agreements.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Rufolo was the founding member of Rufolo & Associates. Established in 2008, Rufolo & Associates concentrated on personal, business, and estate taxation matters.

Mr. Rufolo serves as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he has taught Federal Income Taxation, Wealth Transfer Tax, Partnership Taxation, and Business Planning.  In addition, Mr. Rufolo has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Tax Program at Fairleigh Dickenson University, where he taught various tax related courses.

Preceding law school, Mr. Rufolo was an accountant working at a number of certified public accounting firms and serving as controller of an “Inc. 500” company.